The Institute of Rural Management, Jodhpur started as a functional unit of FMS IIRM, Jaipur (Ranked A+ amongst the top management institutes in the country).. Now it has an identity of its own and has already carved out its niche for itself amongst the reputed management institutions in the country. The main aim and objective behind launching this institute was to disseminate world class management education to the students of the Sun City of Rajasthan and, in course of time, to extend this opportunity to the students all over the country.
The Institute is recognized and approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It is the only Institute in Jodhpur imparting knowledge and career in Rural Management.
IRM, Jodhpur is promoted by the CANGANS, a Secular Christian Family from South India, who are known for their commitment to promotion of Indian ethos, which manifest in the administrative policy of giving equal respect to all major religions of India in as much as to the importance attached to the academic performance of the students.
Professionalising the management of the organisations, especially the rural sector, calls for matching the specific but unmet needs of the sector with the formal techniques and skills of management professionals. Linking the two are the ‘managers’ prepared by IRM, Jodhpur through its 2-year full time programme leading to the academic award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).
Today, IRM, Jodhpur has become a front-runner in professionalising the development of India’s Business and Rural Sectors. Over the years it has provided management training, support and research facilities to students committed to business/rural development, and in this process it has brought within its ambit several business organizations, non-government organisations, government development agencies, and funding agencies.
IRM, Jodhpur has reached out to several sectors through development organisations engaged with varied issues of business/rural life such as Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Natural Resource Management, Rural Literacy, Health & Education, Local Governance Institutions, livelihoods, Deploying IT for rural areas, and so on. IRM’s vision to work for the professionalization of business and rural management was vindicated in the early years when a variety of organisations— NGOs, government and business sectors—began to make demands on IRM.