Admission in Post-Graduate Diploma in Management-Agri-Business & Management

Do you want to develop your career in the field of agri-business or co-operative management? You may try to take admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management in this field conducted by VAMNICOM, Pune. The institute has issued the admission notice for the 2019-21 session. Read to know the details.

Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM) is a Grant-in-aid institution under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India. This institute was formed in April 1967 in Pune. VAMNICOM conducts various long-term, short-term and collaborative programmes in agricultural management and co-operative management. This institute has been famous in the related fields of study and research.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management-Agri-Business & Management

This is one of the most prestigious and sought-after courses conducted by VAMNICOM, Pune. This prestigious course is of two years duration. It is a full-time residential course. Those who successfully complete this course get good offers from the campus itself from the organizations/companies engaged in the related field. Continuous up-gradation of the curriculum to suit the requirements of the industry is a major characteristic of this course. Six scholarships are given to the meritorious students and three scholarships are given to the SC/ST students. The students of this course get opportunities to visit foreign countries on educational tour. Separate hostels for male and female students are available inside the campus.

Placement of successful students

The successful students of previous batches have got absorbed in various prestigious organizations like Reliance Retail, RCML, Matrix Group, Rallis India, Excel Crop Care, Bharati AXA General Insurance, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and many others. Some of the students have been recruited by organizations of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia and Thailand.

Admission Notice

VAMNICOM invites application from eligible candidates for admission in this course for 2019-21. The eligibility conditions are given in the subsequent part of this article. The admission is based upon the performance of the students in the Entrance Examination comprising of the latest valid score in CAT/MAT/XAT/ ATMA/CMAT, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The Group Discussion and Personal Interview will be held during April-May, 2019 in selected cities in India subject to availability of a sufficient number of candidates.

Detailed Eligibility Conditions

Any Graduate from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in the Graduation (for General and OBC candidates) having a valid score in CAT/ MAT/XAT/ ATMA/CMAT is eligible to apply for admission in this course. Candidates who have appeared in Graduation are also eligible to apply subject to qualifying the Graduation by 14th August 2019. Seats are reserved for SC, ST, OBC and differently-abled candidates as per the reservation norms of Government of India. Few seats are reserved for co-operative sponsored candidates, wards of VAMNICOM employees and also for foreign students.

How to Apply

The willing candidates can apply online and also pay the fee online on VAMNICOM Website ( Those who intend to apply offline, may download the application form, fill the same and send it to VAMNICOM, Pune between 11th January 2019 to 31st March 2019 along with CAT/MAT/XAT score and a demand draft of Rs. 500/- payable to 'The Director, VAMNICOM, Pune'.

Final few words

Students who are interested to develop their career in a different field of agri-business and co-operative management, can join this course to ensure a very bright future for themselves.

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Author: Umesh18 Jan 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

Due to the popularity of organic products and the concept of door delivery of fresh agricultural products, the career line of agri-business and Cooperative farming is getting noticed and the scope is slowly picking up.

Those students who have an interest in working in the areas related to agriculture, crop insurance, loans recovery from farming sector, cooperative farming, farming related businesses and fields etc may consider applying for these courses and after completing the same can make a career in this line.

The students who can work hard and get meritorious positions in these courses stand chances of direct placement also and they may also get a scholarship for research work not only in our country but abroad also.

Author: Partha K.22 Jan 2019 Member Level: Gold   Points : 6

Thanks to Mr. Umesh for reading this small article. In India, there is ample scope for students to prosper in different fields. However, very unfortunately, students generally throng to take admission in engineering, medical or management courses (HR/Finance/marketing). The guardians and students don't have much knowledge about various lesser-known courses which can be undergone with good career prospect. I have already written about many lesser-known courses. The following is an example: Know about some lesser-known technical courses with good job prospects.

India still depends on agriculture. There is a vast and unexplored avenue in this field. Agri-business and co-operative management are two areas where there are ample opportunities for Indian young men and women. But these two areas are relatively unexplored. VAMNICOM is a world-renowned educational institution in these two fields of study. I sincerely hope that at least some students would explore these areas, join the PG Diploma course offered by this renowned institute and successfully build their career in these two fields. Keeping this in mind, I have written this article indicating details of admission. I hope that some students will be benefitted from this article.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha22 Jan 2019 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 4

If we watch the trend of the students including guardians, we could notice priorities of the candidates either in medical or engineering side even though a saturation level has reached with respect to employment in these categories. But with the progress of time, many rewarding offers await offering them lucrative returns on completing such courses and one of them being a postgraduate diploma in agri-business and cooperative management.
This course allows the aspirant to be familiar with the better delivery of the Agri products to the customers at their door-step. They would be trained how best the production of different varieties of seeds offer a maximum yield in terms of production and what type of manure would suit in a particular cultivating field etc.
These aspirants have immense job potentials such as in the banks, research centers and farming related business houses.
Hence a post-graduate diploma in this area from the institute VAMNICOM would be quite satisfying to the aspirants in terms of employment and a better understanding of the Agri products.

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