AICTE has approved the expansion of PRM Programme of IRMA by adding 60 more seats.

Last Updated: 2013-03-25T09:12:00+05:30

AICTE Gives Nod to Increase Seats in PRM Programme of IRMA

Ahmedabad: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved the expansion of Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) Programme of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) by adding 60 more seats.
An official of IRMA said that the approval was granted by AICTE on March 19, which would come into effect from the upcoming academic session 2013-14. Existing strength for the PRM programme of IRMA is 120, which will increase to 180, after the approval of AICTE. The decision of increasing seat capacity in institute’s PRM programme is unanimously appreciated by the officials and students community.
It will open up new window for the students who seek to obtain rural management diploma from the institute, an official said. Also, the horizon of PRM will be increased and more number of management experts equipping with rural management skills will come out, institute’s official further added. Moreover, the PRM programme of the institute is one of the foremost management programmes and was started in the year 1980 with an objective of managing resources in India’s rural region. 

IRMA was established in 1979 with the joint effort of the Swiss Agency for Development Corporation (SDC), Government of India and Government of Gujarat. Before the establishment of the institute, Indian Diary Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board to provide management education, training, research and consultancy support to co-operatives and rural development organizations in India. 

It was Dr Kurien (father of white revolution) who envisioned the development of the institute. Ever since its inception, IRMA has been setting new objective and so far, it has produced a pool of qualified management professionals.

- By Iti Agarwal
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