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    College for MBA in agribusiness management

    Aspiring to study MBA in agribusiness management? Want to know if it is good choice and if yes then suggest the best colleges offering this course? Check out this Ask Expert page and decide how to opt for MBA.

    I have done BSc in agriculture and now I want to do Masters.
    I want to do MBA in ABM, so please tell me whether it is a good option or not?
    If yes then suggest me colleges.
    And also tell me if IRM Jaipur is good or not for agribusiness management?
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  • You have done your graduation in Agriculture and now you want to pursue MBA in Agribusiness.

    Agribusiness has evolved as a big field and there are good opportunities in it. This is a growing industry and has a large number of career options. There are many reputed educational institutes which impart MBA or equivalent Post Graduate courses in this line. There are good campus recruitment opportunities also for the meritorious students. The admission to these colleges is generally done through MAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT score followed by writing aptitude test, group discussion and personal interview. This MBA course if for a duration of 2 years.

    In Agribusiness there are many elements involved and they are taught in the management programs related to Agribusiness or Rural Development. This encompasses various activities like financing and land management, crop production, marketing and sales of food products, farming, processing and packaging of food products and their distribution, dispatch of material and managing the supply chain mechanism etc.

    The Agribusiness professionals are hired by farming industries, food production companies, marketing industries, wholesale and retail firms, Public Sector Agribusiness companies etc. There are various capacities the professionals are employed in these organisations. There are various job roles available in these companies and some of them are Farm Manager, Market Analyst, Quality Controller, Office Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Crop Producer, Food Manager etc.

    There are many colleges for doing post graduate courses in Agribusiness area and some of the reputed and major ones are - Anna University, Banaras Hindu University, Allahabad Agricultural University, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management and G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.

    Regarding your query about IRM, Jaipur, this is one of the prestigious institutes in the field of rural management located in Jaipur, Rajasthan and was established in the year 1988 by SIIRM. The institute is affiliated with Rajasthan Technical University and is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). There are two more campuses of this institution located in Jodhpur and Phagi.

    One thing I want to add at this juncture is that there are many areas and many opportunities after completion of ones education but what matters most is scoring good marks and come in the merit as there is a large rush everywhere for jobs and aspirants are more than the vacancies. One has to work hard and devote time in whatever line he is studying. This is a very important and crucial consideration and one has to strive hard to come in the merit.

    All the best.

    Knowledge is power.

  • An MBA degree in Agribusiness is a really good course and it is a golden opportunity to get a seat and doing MBA in this field in a good institution. This course will give knowledge about management of various areas of agriculture such as finance, production and land management. It will also train you in the management of marketing, financing and management of food production. This programme will provide you with various career options in the field.

    It is a sub-field of business, management and organisation studies of how to make a profit from agriculture and corporate farming. Animal management, forestry and nature management, management of the living environment, agricultural economics, and rural enterprise are also similar courses. These courses will have good potential for Jobs. If you do it in a good institute you will have campus recruitment chances also.

    Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta; ADM, grain transport and processing; John Deere, farm machinery producer and Ocean Spray are some of the well-known companies in the line of agribusiness.

    The following are the best institutes offering this course.

    1. IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Vastrapur, Ahmedabad
    2. IIM Lucknow - Indian Institute of Management (IIML), Lucknow
    3. International Institute of Management and Human Resources, Hinjewadi, Pune
    4. Parul University, Vadodara
    5. Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur
    6. SIIB Pune - Symbiosis Institute of International Bussiness, Hinjewadi, Pune
    7. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, Chennai
    8. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad
    9. SGT University, Gurgaon
    10. Vivekananda Global University - VGU, Jaipur

    These are some of the institutes which are giving very good training and many companies are coming for campus placements to all these institutes. There are many disciplines in which you will get jobs in the management of Farm, Market, Quality Control, Crop Production and Food Management etc.
    The admission to all these colleges will be done through MAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT examinations. The MBA course if for a duration of 2 years.

    Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur is one of the well-known institutes in Rural Management. This institute was established in 1994. It is affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University. This is also approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) with A ++ rank in the list of top Indian B-schools. The institute is having campuses in Phagi and Jodhpur. It has built a reputation as one of the most promising colleges in terms of program excellence and quality learning methodology, in addition to traditional management education.

    These days there is a big competition for all courses and jobs and the front runner will always have an advantage. All depends on your talent and hard working.

    always confident

  • Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM) , Pune (Website: is one of the best institutes in India for studying Agri-business management. However, the admission process for the current academic year is over.

    You may go through the following article for detailed information on this institute and the courses offered by it:-
    Admission in Post-Graduate Diploma in Management-Agri-Business & Management

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    ((How is it so that you are smiling so much, What is your sorrow which you are hiding..)

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