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 One year PG Diploma 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 one year, students will be awarded PG Diploma degree in Agribusiness Management & Sustainability.
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
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
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,
2. Learning Outcomes
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
Create an analytics adoption framework
Identify upcoming trends in entrepreneurship in agriculture and food sector and setup startup/cooperative/farmer
Eligibility, Qualification, and Conditions for admission
Graduate from any stream can apply
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Direct Admission available, Fee: 30600 INR/Semester
- Courses are categorized as core, functional, elective and foundation courses.
- Core courses are the foundation courses of management education. They are compulsory for all students. Some of these courses provide perspective on management, while others focus on functional knowledge. Some courses, on the other hand, are related to self-development and skill building. Most core courses are offered in the first year, while a few are offered in the second year. The names of courses are given in Annexure.
- Most of the courses are of four credit hours. However, there are some courses with different credit hours.
- The summer project is also assigned credit. Satisfactory completion of the same is necessary for awarding the degree.
- The distribution of credits for both the programmes is given in Annexure and the layout of courses is given in Annexure.
- The students opting for this programme will be awarded particular degree.
The courses are delivered through a mix of modern teaching techniques such as Case Study Method, Lecture Method, Seminars, Field Visits, Group Projects, Role-Playing, Experiential Learning and Simulated Exercises to give the students an opportunity to learn by doing. The actual mix varies with the nature of a course. For effective learning, this requires students to play an active role in the class sessions. The students will be required to do a fair amount of practical work by the way of project work, field investigation and case analysis besides library reading and contact hours. Students participation in the programme inside and outside of class will be evaluated on a continuous basis.
Exposure Programme for Students in Foreign Universities (Optional)
A short-term exposure programme for students in foreign universities is planned 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.