Siddhi Vinayak Group of Colleges

Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM)

Siddhi Vinayak Group of Colleges
In Ahmedabad

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Important information

Typology Post Graduate Diploma
Location Ahmedabad
Duration 2 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Ahmedabad
  • Duration:
    2 Years

The main objective of the programme is to develop young men and women as competent professional managers for agriculture, food, rural, and allied sectors. The programme caters to the needs of enterprises serving these sectors, both domestic and international.

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
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Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur , 380015


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· Requirements

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009 is the first step in the process of seeking admission to PGP-ABM.

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Course programme

The Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM), equivalent to MBA, is a unique programme specially designed to enhance the quality of management in the food and agribusiness sector, and help this sector meet the challenges of the evolving market place. Agriculture accounts for about 25 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) and for over 60 per cent of employment. The growth of this sector, therefore, is crucial to the development of Indian economy.

The programme curriculum has a solid managerial foundation, a focus on food and agricultural marketplace, and is designed to build and enhance a global perspective among participants. The course comprises three components: the core management courses, compulsory food and agriculture-related courses and the elective courses. The core programme consists of 26 courses encompassing 21.50 credits of which two courses are offered in the second year. One course on Rural Environment and Institutions is offered during the second and third terms. The first year is common with the PGP to enhance learning due to multiple perspectives and competitiveness.

The curriculum covers the following aspects of management:
-Quantitative Methods
-Operations Management
-Computers and Information Systems
-Decision Analysis
-Financial Management
-Human Resource Management
-Economic Analysis
-Public Policies
-Managerial Accounting
-Marketing Management
-Organizational Behaviour
-Rural Environment
-Strategic Management (Business Policy)

The programme offers a range of compulsory and elective courses. Many of the elective courses are revised or changed from year to year depending on need and interest of the field and the programme. Some of the courses that have been offered in different years in the recent past are given below:

-Agricultural Development
-Agricultural Finance/Banking
-Agricultural Futures and Options Markets
-Agricultural Trade
-Agro Processing
-Animal Feeds
-Business Forecasting
-Commodity Trading
-Digital Inclusion for Development
-Econometrics for Agri-Business
-Food Marketing
-Food Processing
-Forest-based Industries
-Globalizing and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation
-International Agriculture and Trade Policy
-Logistics and Infrastructure Management in Agriculture
-Management and Finance of Agro-Food Projects
-Market Research for Agri-Business
-Output Marketing
-Export-Import Markets
-Private-Public-Community Partnership for Inclusive Agribusiness
-Risk Management and Derivatives
-Rural Advertising
-Rural Development
-Rural Environment and Institutions
-Rural Infrastructure
-Rural Marketing
-Supply Chain Management
-Theory and Practice of Business Negotiation

The second year courses also provide the students with an opportunity to pursue studies in areas of special interest to them. Therefore, many courses in the second year are electives. Some of the courses also help the students in developing an integrated understanding and approach on agri-business management issues and problems.

Additional information

Work placements: The summer internship in chosen organizations follows the first year and lasts about 8-10 weeks.

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