Important Information

  • Exam Required


  • Total Fees


  • Affiliation


    Autonomous Institute
    (AICTE Approved)
  • Eligibility


    • Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
    • In case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Able (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%
  • Admission Procedure


    Admission based on CAT/GMAT score followed by Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews

    Shortlisting Criteria

    For shortlisting the candidates for PGP-ABM admissions, 70% weightage will be given to the scores of CAT and 30% weightage to the Application Rating Score. Since the programme is sector-specific and prefers candidates with relevant educational background, the candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines will be preferred while short-listing for group discussion and personal interview.
  • Duration


    2 Years Full Time
  • Campus Placement
    (Provided by institute)


    Avg. Salary

    Max. Salary

    0 8.5 17.0 25.5 34.0 42.5 51.0
  • Recruiting Companies


    1. AVIVA
    2. Aditya Birla Group
    3. AxisBank
    4. BarclaysCapital

    View all 27 companies >

Course Details

  • Course Description

    • The Postgraduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM) is a high ranked two-year full-time residential programme of IIMA.
    • The course aims at producing skilled managers for food, rural and allied sectors.
    • Imparts both practical and theoretical knowledge
    • Beneficial for students who wish to gain relevant knowledge in this domain
  • Syllabus

    Given below is the list of Subjects: Second Year Compulsory Courses, PGP-ABM
    • Agricultural & Food Policy
    • Agricultural Finance
    • Marketing of Agricultural Inputs
    • Strategic Agro-Food Marketing
    First Year Compulsory Courses, Common with PGP
    Slot 1
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Probability and Statistics - I
    • Managerial Computing
    • Microeconomics
    • Individual Dynamics
    • Written Analysis and Communication - I
    • Managing Ethically
    Slot 2
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Internet Technologies for Business
    • Probability and Statistics - II
    • Microeconomics
    • Interpersonal and Group Processes
    • Financial Markets
    • Marketing Module - I
    • Written Analysis and Communication-I
    Slot 3
    • Cost and Control System
    • Probability and Statistics - III
    • Macroeconomics  
    • Organizational Dynamics
    • Legal Aspects of Business
    • Financial Markets
    • Marketing Module II
    • Operations Management I
    • Spoken Business Communication
    Slot 4
    • Cost and Control System
    • Decision Making I
    • Macroeconomics
    • Leadership Skills
    • Business Taxation
    • Legal Aspects of Business
    • Operations Management I
    • Socio-Cultural Environment of Business
    Slot 5
    • Information Systems for Business
    • Decision Making - II
    • Economic Environment & Policy
    • Business Research Methods
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing Module - III
    • Operations Management - II
    • Strategic Management
    • Personnel Competence and Capability Building Systems
    • Written Analysis and Communication II
    Slot 6
    • Information Systems for Business
    • Economic Environment and Policy
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing Module - IV
    • Operations Management - II
    • Organizational Diagnosis
    • Business Research Methods
    • Strategic Management
    • Personnel Competence and Capability Building Systems
    • Written Analysis and Communication II
  • Faculty

    • Agarwal Anurag K-LL.D., LL.M, B.E
    • Bandyopadhyay Tathagata-PhD., M.Sc.
    • Barua S K-M.Tech. (Ind. Engg.), Fellow (IIMA), Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
    • D'Cruz Premilla-Ph.D.
    • Desai Naman-M.Acc (Univ. of Alabama),PhD, Accounting
    • Jain A K-P.G.D.M. (IIMA), Fellow (IIMA).
    • Pangotra Prem-Ph.D., Master of Science, Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Bachelor of Technology
    and many more.....
  • Pedagogy and Course Structure

    PGP-ABM consists of two parts i.e.
    A. Core Curriculum: It is covered in the first year of the programme and it includes all the the basic concepts of management which strengthen the foundation on which the students later on build on other concepts. The core programme consists of 33 courses encompassing 25.50 credits

    B. Electives: Following courses are offered in the second year of the course:
    • Agribusiness and Carbon Finance
    • Analyzing and Building Competencies
    • Agricultural Development
    • Agricultural Finance/Banking 
    • Agricultural Futures and Options Markets
    • Agro-industries 
    • Agro Processing 
    • Biotechnology 
    • Business Forecasting 
    • Commodity Trading
    • CINE: Understanding Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge, Network and Entrepreneurship
    • Digital Inclusion for Development 
    • Econometrics for Agri-Business 
    • Food Processing 
    • Forest-based Industries 
    • Globalizing and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation 
    • 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
    • Micro-finance Management
    • Managerial Communication for Agribusiness
    • Management of Contract Farming
    • Management of Technology for Sustainable Agriculture
    • Output Marketing 
    • Export-Import Markets 
    • Franchising in Agribusiness (FAB)
    • Private-Public-Community Partnership for Inclusive Agribusiness 
    • Risk Management and Derivatives 
    • Rural Advertising 
    • Rural Development 
    • Rural Environment and Institutions 
    • Rural Infrastructure 
    • Rural Marketing 
    • Strategic Food Agro Marketing
    • Sales and Distribution Management for Agriculture
    • Strategic Management of Intellectural Property Rights
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Theory and Practice of Business  Negotiation
  • Selection Procedure

    The basic entrance exam for standing a chance to get admission in IIM Ahemedabad is CAT and GMAT. The selection  process of candidates for admission to the 2013-15 batch of the PGP-ABM at IIM Ahmedabad includes two steps: CAT/GMAT: Securing the required cut off in CAT 2012 is essential for a student to receive a call from IIMA. Students getting a call from IIMA have to participate in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview held at the campus.
    Personal Interview/Group Discussion: Performance of the students in the GD and PI ultimately influence his/her final selection
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid

    • A Special Need Based Scholarship Scheme is provided by IIMA from its own funds to help financially weak PGP & PGP-ABM students. Every year a number of students avail this opportunity. The scholarship amount is decided on the basis of annual gross family income, parental asset ownership, number of dependants etc. Application for these scholarships can be made in July
    • The Government of India Merit-Cum-Means scholarship is also available, for the meritorious students. Several Industry sponsored merit scholarships are awarded at the end of each academic year
    • Many commercial banks and financial institutions provide educational loans to students. For details, candidates may contact branch offices of such banks
  • Placement Report

    a.      Numbers of PPO+PPI, Laterals and Final offers: 52 offers were made.
    b.      Salary Statistics i.e. Minimum, Average and Maximum amounts:
    1.       Salary Heads- Domestic (INR)
    Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Average Salary
    7,00,000 18,00,000 11,40,260
    2.      Salary Head- International (USD)
    Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Average Salary
    $50,000 $60,000 $55,000
    3.      Largest recruiter on campus: Syngenta was the largest recruiter with 5 offers.
    4.      Number of participating companies: 31 companies participated in the placement procedure.
    a.      Sector-wise Classification:

    b.      Location-wise Classification:

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