IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand) is the premier college for MBA in Rural Management in India. IRMA is well known for its PRM programmes across Asia as it was a pioneer in this field. Set up by the NDDB in Anand, it provides education, research, consultancy and training services in the rural management sector. Many of its students get placed every year in reputed national and global organizations.
IRMA had abandoned its own admission test a few years ago and now accepts the CAT score to decide its cutoff figures.The final admission is offered to the students who clear the cutoff figures and then by clearing another test by IRMA on Issues of Social Concern. After winning the legal battle against AICTE, IRMA has decided to accept CAT Scores for PRM and FPRM programmes. Since IRMA is a highly reputed institution and is rated no. 1 in its own field, the IRMA cut off is expected to be high. Besides, those clearing the IRMA cut off, have to clear another test called Issues of Social Concern, which is conducted by IRMA for those shortlisted on the basis of IRMA's cut off. Though important, clearing the IRMA cut off is only the first step ,it holds significant value for the entire selection process, unlike other institutes. The weightage criteria for the following rounds including Group Activity and Personal Interview before the final merit list is prepared is as follows: