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Frequent Asked Questions
To be eligible for admission to the Programme an applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions; 1. PRM from IRMA; or 2. OYP from IRMA with one year post-diploma work experience; or 3. Post Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution with 55% marks at PG and 50% marks at graduation (college) level; or 4. Five year professional degree (Medicine, Veterinary Science, Architecture, etc.) with 60% marks at graduation; or 5. Four year professional degree (Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, etc.) with 60% marks at graduation and one year work exp.
The FPRM is a doctoral programme of minimum three years and maximum six years duration. It is meant for students and professionals seeking careers in Research, Teaching and specialised knowledge-based positions in Rural Management Institutions. The overall goals of the programme are to:
1. Promote scholarship and build knowledge in the field of Rural Management;
2. Develop scholars and teachers in rural management; and
3. Stimulate academic and research work in IRMA.
A strong coursework and doctoral thesis are the two major components of the programme. As a corollary, the Programme has a requirement of at least 3 years’ residency in the Campus. After completion of coursework every participant has to pass the comprehensive qualifying examination prior to embarking on thesis research. Additionally, every participant has to associate herself/ himself as a Teaching, or Research, or Editorial Assistant for a minimum duration.
A strong coursework in Rural Management education and research, and a doctoral thesis are the two principal components of the Programme. These two components are separated by a requirement of Comprehensive Examination and Teaching/ Research/ Editorial Assistantship