FMS-IRM is a premier in the field of Rural Management and is the pioneer institute of Northern India offering specialization in Rural Management & Rural Marketing. The PGDM-RM programme offered at FMS-IRM is a unique programme with Dual specializations in Rural Banking and Finance Management (RBFM) and Agri – Business Management (ABM).
To meet the need for professional managers in rural organizations and rural market oriented business houses, IRM offers a well knitted PGDM-RM programme, bearing in mind, the complex environment in which these organizations work. The priority is always given to the nurturing of young talented managers through a well-structured and practice oriented programme structure so as to enable them to undertake challenging responsibilities in the rural environment.
These programmes are based on the pattern of similar programmes offered by top notch B-schools in India and abroad. The two year programme, spanning over four semesters, consists of 42 theoretical courses in respective stream and two industrial internship programmes. In the first year the focus is to introduce curriculum related to various fundamental management streams followed by 20 days Winter Internship and 60 days Summer Internship. In the second-year, the students can choose their dual specialization subjects.
It is observed that students of both the streams, the PGDM and the PGDM-RM has immense job opportunities arising out of the new operational strategies of the MNCs, to gain an entry into the huge untapped rural markets. It has been distinctly seen that telecom, banking, insurance, automobile, power and retail sectors have all focused their attention towards the growing rural markets. As a result, these young managers from IRM are in great demand from all these segments of the economy. They enjoy superior bargaining power and advantage over others in acquiring a robust career path and enormous value additions.