Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) commenced classes in online mode for the 42nd
batch (2021-23) of its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management), the PGDM(RM). The classes began after a week of induction and orientation. Amidst the ongoing pandemic, they adapted to the challenge of the online induction and orientation process by gearing up with its IT infrastructure, enabling a seamless process through online platforms.
They have begun classes in hybrid mode (a mixture of online and physical sessions) for the 41st
batch (2020-22). The Institute hopes to have the same in the near future for the incoming 42nd
batch (2021-23) as well. Like last year, they have equipped 8 classrooms with IT infrastructure to facilitate learning.
The 42nd batch of the PGDM Rural Management has 252 participants. The batch represents regional diversity with representation from 21 States and UTs, which reflects a healthy combination from different parts of the country. The participants represent a healthy academic diversity, coming from Engineering, Commerce, Science, Management, Humanities, and Dairy Engineering backgrounds, from reputed institutes. Nearly 27 per cent of the batch has previous work experience.