The Institute of Rural Management Anand was established in 1979 by the father of white revolution Dr Verghese Kurien. It is a leading academic institution in rural management education and research.
IRMA is committed to provide excellence along with creativity and integrity. The unique strength of IRMA is that it is concerned with integrating development and management in all its endeavors and activities. This perspective makes IRMA a unique management and rural development institution because other institutes are largely concerned with either management or development but not both.
Today, IRMA is known not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully established the new discipline of rural management. Its path-breaking approach is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad.