Pioneers in Rural Management
The genesis of Institute of Rural Management Aanand is owed to Dr. Verghese Kurien's work with dairy co-operatives, which revolutionized the dairy industry in the country. Dr. Verghese Kurien is best known as the "Father of the White Revolution", for his 'billion-liter idea' - the world's biggest agricultural development program. The institute was founded with the belief that the key to effective rural development lies in professional management. Professionalizing rural management involves synergizing specific yet unmet needs of the rural sector with the formal techniques and skills of management professionals. Linking the two are the 'rural managers' graduating from IRMA after undergoing a two-year diploma (PRM) program in rural management.
Rural organizations function in tough, complex environments calling for professional management with precision and dexterity - a need that is fulfilled by institute's talented young graduates who are trained to become able managers and undertake challenging responsibilities in the rural co-operatives and development sector. Apart from well-structured two-year Post-Graduate Program in Rural Management (PRM), recognizing the paucity of a talented academic pool, IRMA initiated Fellow Program in Rural Management (FPRM). The Institute has been working closely with its client organizations to integrate the latter's emerging needs into the program.