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Agribusiness Management - Colleges and Courses in India

In this page we have provided detailed information about colleges and universities that are offering courses in Agribusiness Management. The main course offered is the two-year Post Graduate diploma in Agri-Business Management (PGP ABM) programme

The Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM) prepares students for careers in management related to agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors of the economy. PGP ABM programme aims at enabling meritorious agricultural graduates to acquire the critical competencies to function as effective agri-business managers. It also prepares students for managerial and entrepreneurial careers in enterprises serving or dependent on agriculture and allied activities.


Course contents of Agribusiness Management

Agri-business explores production, marketing and trading of products related to agriculture. It also covers improved growing techniques, agricultural machinery, fertilizer, pesticides pre- and post- harvest handling, storage, transportation, packaging and labelling. Critical management issues as financing and technical assistance, preparation of products for exports, overseas marketing issues and government policy.

The PG programmes touch areas such as production and marketing seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, farm machinery and equipment, livestock feed, irrigation, Export and import, co-operatives, rural banking, agricultural projects, insurance, logistics, land management, water management and irrigation, and sustainable energy. The curricula is different in different institutions.


Role of Agribusiness Managers

Agribusiness Managers have a big role to play in Indian economy as agriculture is a main part of Indian economy. Agribusiness Management is application of Management principles for Agriculture. Indian agriculture is rapidly changing due to globalisation, competitive environment and changing role of government. It was found that fresh agricultural graduates were facing problems as managers in agri-business firms. This became need for properly designed special management programmes.

The work of agri-business managers is to contribute substantially to the development of diverse activities in this sector. To achieve this Agri-Business Management Education was established - the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030 (website: . It is an apex national institute set up in 1987 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

Optional Courses offered in Agri-Business Management Programme are -

  • Agribusiness and Carbon Finance
  • Agricultural Development
  • Agricultural Finance/Banking
  • Agricultural Futures and Options Markets
  • Agro-industries
  • Agro Processing
  • Econometrics for Agri-Business
  • Food Processing
  • Forest-based Industries
  • International Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • International Marketing
  • Logistics and Infrastructure Management in Agriculture
  • Marketing of Agricultural Inputs
  • Management and Finance of Agro-Food Projects
  • Market Research for Agri-Business
  • Managerial Communication for Agribusiness
  • Management of Contract Farming
  • Management of Technology for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Franchising in Agribusiness (FAB)
  • Private-Public-Community Partnership for Inclusive Agribusiness
  • Rural Advertising
  • Strategic Food Agro Marketing
  • Sales and Distribution Management for Agriculture

Institutions offering courses in Agribusiness Management are

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Lucknow
  • Amity Business School - MBA - Agriculture & Food Business
  • Aligarh Muslim University - Master of Agricultural Economics and Business Management (MAEBM)
  • L.N. Welingker, Mumbai - 6 months part time Diploma in Agribusiness Management
  • FMS, Varanasi , BHU - Master's programme in Agri-Business Administration
  • National Institute of Agricultural Marketing , Kota Road, Bambala, Near Sanganer, Jaipur - 302033, conducts an MBA-level programme, PGP in Agri-Business management.
  • The Institute of Agri Business Management (IABM) - Established with financial assistance from the World Bank in 2000 under the Agricultural Development Project, as a constituent unit of Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner.
  • Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015 conducts a full-time two year residential programme in agri-business management.
  • Indian Institute of Management, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow - 226013 conducts a full-time two-year residential programme in agri-business management, designed with the specific objective of developing agribusiness leaders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs with a vision, competence and appropriate attitude.
  • University of mumbai - garware institute of career education and development conducts POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AGRI - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • College Of Agribusiness Management, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar - 263145, conducts a full-time two-year PG Programme, leading to MBA (Agribusiness). launching new programmes -MBA for Engineers ,MBA in Food Retail and Supply Chain and Ph.D in Management
  • Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030 conducts course in Master in agri-business management.
  • The Symbiosis group of Business Schools offers MBA in agri-business.
  • National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030; holds several training programmes for practising managers engaged in rural development.
  • The Institute of Agribusiness Management (registered under the Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development Society) has been developed with the noble objective to architect agribusiness professionals.
  • Kerala Agricultural University - MBA in Agri Business programme aims at empowering professional graduates with critical management and entrepreneurial competencies enabling them to own and manage agribusiness enterprises of global standards
  • Centre for Food and Agribusiness Management (CFAM) also conducts courses in Agribusiness Management.

Agricultural Universities offer course in Agribusiness Management in India.

  • Allahabad Agricultural University - Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness (The Institute also has two other courses: MBA and PG Diploma in Business Administration)
  • Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry - MBA (Agribusiness)
  • Forest Research Institute (Dehra Dun) - M.Sc Forestry (Economics and Management)
  • G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (College of Agribusiness Management) - MBA (Agribusiness)
  • Indian Institute of Forest Management (Bhopal) - P G Diploma in Forest Management, (Equivalent to Master's Degree in the subject)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya - Master of Agricultural Business Management (MABM)
  • Kerala Agricultural University - B.Sc & M.Sc (Cooperative and Banking)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya - MBA (Agribusiness)
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth - P G Diploma in Farm Business Management (Two-year duration)
  • Mysore University - Master of Food and Agricultural Marketing Management (MFAMM)
  • National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad - P G Diploma in Agriculture-Business Management
  • Punjab Agricultural University (College of Agribusiness Management) - MBA (Agribusiness Management)
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Master of Business Management (MBM), M.Sc (Agricultural Marketing Management)
  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University - Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (Animal and Fisheries Sciences)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore - B.Sc (Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation), M.Sc (Agricultural Marketing)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar - B.Sc (Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation)





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