M.Sc Course

Globalization, policy reforms, and consumer awareness brought structure changes in the Indian Agriculture scenarios, opening up new opportunities and significant challenges for industries. There is significant demand for agriculture entrepreneurs and value chain management professionals.

The two-year MSc Programme in Agripreneurship & Value Chain Management is a full-time course designed to develop agribusiness leaders, agriculture entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and value chain experts with the appropriate skills, knowledge, exposure with the appropriate attitude and managerial eminence for promoting/ growing agribusiness, agro-based enterprises, rural & allied sectors and developing their enterprises with a strong international orientation. The programme will also help build the necessary know-how and develop the entire agricultural value chain skills.

After two years, students will be awarded MSc degree in Agripreneurship & Value Chain Management.

This is also an action-oriented program to allow students to work and develop problem-solving innovations, acquire entrepreneurship skills and build ventures as part of the curriculum.

The programme attempts explicitly to:

  • Encourage entrepreneurial spirit to serve the agri-food industry and rural development with a strong business orientation.
  • To architect agriculture value chain professionals for agriculture, agri-food firms, international agribusiness, rural and allied sectors.
  • Understand dynamics and complexity of the field of the agriculture value chain in the emerging global context;
  • Acquire professional skills in using management tools and techniques for agriculture entrepreneurship and value chain management.
  • Endeavour for perfection, commitment and passion with a positive attitude to work with the farmers towards their economic upliftment and growth.
  • Provide a field-based experience to nurture the students' capabilities of setting standards of excellence in their professional life.
  • To Equip the professional skills in using appropriate management tools and techniques in the context of agribusiness, and value chain management,
Innovative Features of the Program
  • A significant field exposure to give hands-on experience and action orientation.
  • Support for entrepreneurship development, a startup in terms of mentoring, incubation with "Zero Day, Zero cost'', seed support as per the norms, opportunity to work with successful startups.
  • Possibility of summer course with global universities in Europe.
  • Number of courses to develop action-oriented approach with the blend of management, Public policy and all the domain of agribusiness and value chain management.
  • Significant field exposure to give hands-on experience and action orientation.
  • Global benchmarking, industry partnership and many faculty from the industries,

After going through the Programme, the students should be able to:

  • Understand People, Policy, and Professional (PPP) ecosystem of agriculture and food value chain.
  • Handle different types of ground-level challenges and solve analytical problems in real-world scenarios
  • Define effective objectives for analytics projects
  • Understand the importance of value chain, and SMART farming to help make more effective business decisions
  • Understand charts, graphs, and tools used for analytics and visualization and using them to derive meaningful insights
  • Create an analytics adoption framework
  • Identify upcoming trends in entrepreneurship in agriculture and food sector and setup startup/cooperative/farmer producer organization.
Project work
  • In-house or field project work of 4-credit to be performed by each student during first and second semester.
  • Alternatively, MOOC, Swayam or any other UGC recognized online course in Agripreneurship & Value Chain Management of at least 03 weeks’ duration will also be considered for 4-credit in this course.
Exposure Programme for Students in Foreign Universities

A short-term exposure programme for students in foreign universities is planned for the batch 2021-23 after completion of first year. It will be optional and will be offered to only those students who are willing to pay additional amount for the short program. Students who do not do exposure program, they will do summer internship/startup formation/FPO formation/industry project after completion of first year during the summer break.

Four credits will be there for short-term exposure programme/internship during third semester.


Those who are Graduate from any stream can apply to MSc program through Gujarat University portal.

  1. For admissions log in to www.gujaratuniversity.ac.in
  2. Select New Registration by clicking on the link on the page.
  3. Fill up the Registration form and make a payment on www.gujaratuniversity.ac.in
  4. Payment can be made online or offline to make Admissions Account activated.
  5. For further course details and other enquiry visit website www.iisg.ac.in

As per the Gujarat Government, Gujarat university guidelines, based on the merit. 50 % seats for science gradates and remaining 50 % for graduates from other streams. Seats may be interchanged as per the number of the applicants. Reservation as per the state government norms.

There will be bridge course for arts and commerce graduates for building the base for this Master degree course.

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