Agriculture is a core sector in Indian economy. The entire country is dependent on this industry for basic supplies necessary for survival. Agri Business Management deals with the strategic planning of food production, marketing, and trade which are essential for commercial profit. Factors like soil fertility, climate forecast, seed quality, and equipment quality are critical for successful production. In addition, strategies and methods in harvesting, production, storage, processing, marketing, supply, and shipment of resources are also underlined. Real-world studies of problems faced by farmers, retailers, and consumers are included in the course curriculum. With the current global concerns related to global warming, management of agricultural resources has become of prime importance. For this reason, skilled individuals are required for urgent protection and preservation of resources. The course covers multidisciplinary subjects like Marketing (rural marketing and retail management), Finance (micro finance, commodity trading and lending, and risk management), Supply Chain Management (logistics in retail), and Taxation. Candidates are provided practical experience to apply technical knowledge, values, ethics, and attitudes to motivate and provide systematic guidance to workers in the farming community.
If you are proactive, are a quick and smart decision-maker, and want to contribute to a domain that involves almost the entire population, a PGDM in Agri Business Management is the course for you. You will be instrumental in identifying, exploring, and resolving the many problems of the agriculture sector.
Potential candidates should have minimum of 50% aggregate marks (or equivalent GPA) from a recognized university. Institute-specific entrance examinations, CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, or state-specific examinations are mandatory.