Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Agri – Business – AICTE Approved - IIBR

Why PGDM Agri - Business Management @ ASM's IIBR

  • Industry visits, value-added certifications, and training programs to learn from the best in the industry
  • Chance to work on live projects from the Agribusiness sector in ASM’s innovation lab
  • 360o grooming throughout the year to make you the most sought after candidate
  • Get trained by global business leaders to work across in government and multinational corporations
  • Enhance your soft skills through psychometric tests, team building activities, presentations, book reviews, and management events

Program Overview

IIBR’s PGDM program prepares you to work for one of India’s largest employers- the agricultural sector. Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, and to make it even stronger and more profitable, we need individuals who are committed to engineering the agribusiness revolution.

During our full-time PGDM program, you will learn the fundamentals of economics, management, marketing, and finance—while learning how these fields apply to the world of agriculture. Our experienced faculty will provide you with a detailed understanding of the manufacturing, distribution, storage, and marketing of agricultural commodities. Furthermore, you’ll learn about the latest advances in technology that have advanced the field of agriculture.

With this major, you’ll get the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this lively industry.

Programme Objectives

The PGDM curriculum of IIBR caters to the growing demand for skilled employees in global business houses. The curriculum has been effectively supplemented by additional programs to create leaders in all sectors of the Agri-Business sector. We aim to equip our students with a thorough understanding of manufacturing, rural marketing, retail management, finance, and supply chain management. By the end of our PGDM program, students will possess a high level of decision-making skills and domain expertise to go out confidently in the demanding world of Agri-Business Management.

Eligibility & Admission Procedure

Eligibility :

Any graduate from a recognized university with at least 50% marks for general candidates and 45% marks for SC/ ST candidates in graduation. Preference will be given to students having Bachelors’ Degree in Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Science/ Technology, Horticulture, etc.

Admission Procedure:

Candidates can apply online or download the application form from the website and send the same duly filled in paying an application fee of Rs. 1000/-. Candidates applying to the institute directly will have to submit their 10th, 12th, Graduation mark sheet, entrance exam score card, & photo ID proof either by email, by post or in person. Once the documents are verified, the students will have to appear for the personal interview. On being selected, the candidate may take admission within the stipulated date by paying the tuition fees and submitting the relevant documents in original.


Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MCCIA) is at the forefront of providing service & support to promote industry growth. ASM’s IIBR was a result of MCCIA’s foresight & efforts to provide managerial education at a postgraduate level of global standards. MCCIA’s team of experts helped us design the syllabus to ensure students can learn what the industry wants.

MCCIA provides support to the ASM’s IIBR students in final placements & in internships through its 3000+ industry members.

The foreign visit of the students is coordinated with the support of MCCIA. Top officials of MCCIA accompany the student delegation to meetings with foreign ambassadors at the chamber of commerce and industries abroad.

Delivery Partners

Program Director

Dr. Prakash Bakshi
Ex. Chairman, NABARD

National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development financial institution in India.

India is the largest producer of milk and the second-largest producer of food grains, fruits and vegetables. From being a net importer of many agricultural products, we are now emerging as exporters of many farm products. Certain developments in the economy, agricultural scenarios, our population structure, and its consumption pattern are now creating production, logistics, business, processing, and marketing opportunities which will require a new set of informed, trained and skilled workforce to handle the emerging challenges.

Our agribusiness course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and capabilities to meet these challenges. We will also ensure that apart from our expert faculty, industry stalwarts interact with you regularly and impart you the practical aspects of agribusiness. This will help you evolve into a professional with sound theoretical and practical knowledge and the confidence to apply it in real-world situations. We welcome you to join this course and be part of the emerging India growth story.

  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • Major Specialization
  • Advisory Board
  • Faculty

This Term will start with TWO weeks program to develop in the students essential skills required for effectively understanding and utilizing the Teaching – Learning process and successful completion of PGDM course at ASM IIBR.

First Year

Code Subject Name
101 Essential of Business Management
102 Analysis for Business Decisions
103 Fundamentals of Accounting
104 Basics of Marketing Management
105 HRM and People and Systems in Organization
106 Business Communications
107 Geo Political Economy
108 Entrepreneurship Development
109 Basics of Financial Management
Code Subject Name
201 Basics of Operations Management
202 Research Methodology
203 Management Information System
204 Corporate Governance
205 Overview of Digital Marketing
206 Business Strategies in Organization
207 Agriculture Extension Management
208 Agri Input Marketing
209 Introduction to Agribusiness Management

Second Year

Code Subject Name
301 Corporate Laws
302 Materials and Supply Chain Management
303 Post Harvest Management
304 Agricultural Business Environment & Cooperative Society
305 Managerial (Micro) Economics
306 Legal and Business Environment (Micro & Macro)
307 Retail Management
308 Integrated Marketing Communication
309 Project & Viva
Code Subject Name
401 Risk Management in Agri Business
402 Rural Marketing & Total Quality Management
403 Agricultural Export Management & International Trade
404 Infrastructure & Agri Warehousing Management
406 Product & Brand Management
407 Indian Ethos & Business Ethics

Agribusiness Specialization (Major)

Subject Code Major Specialization Subject No. Name of the Subject
305 Major Specialization Subject- 1 Agriculture Extension Management
306 Major Specialization Subject- 2 Agri Input Marketing
405 Major Specialization Subject- 3 Post Harvest Management
406 Major Specialization Subject- 4 Agricultural Business Environment & Cooperative Society
502 Major Specialization Subject- 5 Risk Management in Agri Business
503 Major Specialization Subject- 6 Rural Marketing & Total Quality Management
601 Major Specialization Subject- 7 Agricultural Export Management & International Trade
602 Major Specialization Subject- 8 Infrastructure & Agri Warehousing Management
603 Major Specialization Subject- Field Work



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Career Opportunities

After completing IIBR’s PGDM in Agri-Business Management program, you can pursue the following career opportunities in different domains:

  • Work as a senior executive in large multinational companies
  • Become a marketer of fresh and packaged foods, convenience meals, and snacks
  • Work in finance firms that directly serve the Agri-Business industry
  • Become an Agri-Business Entrepreneurs or lead your family agrarian business
  • Pursue general and specialized roles such as grocery retailers, food e-commerce players, and food-service providers
  • Work in government agencies and non-government institutions that support the agricultural industry
  • Explore profiles such as Manufacturers and Distributors of agriculture inputs, supplies, and farm equipment
  • Become one of the digital, biotechnology, and other technology players that shape the food, agriculture, and energy sectors


At IIBR, we have adopted a structured placement process wherein all the students get 100% placement support and grooming before the recruiters visit our campus. This process equips students like you with the right kind of skill set required for different profiles across functional domains. Here are a few companies who visit our campus to hire the best talent out there.


  • I'm grateful to ASM's both the faculty and the training & placement department .The faculty members worked so hard on our overall development and conducted grooming session and extra classes for us to enhance our technical and interpersonal skills
  • “This intensive training is oriented towards business realities. It has helped me in my day-today tasks as a manager, such as reflection and the capacity to take a step back, allowing us to gain a bigger picture of the solutions needed by a company. Internationalization, the emergence of new markets have and will upset our ways of working. The IIBR-PGDM brings a strong basis to face challenges that await us.”
  • “At IIBR, we were constantly pushed to meet global standards of excellence. The result, today I am well settled in a high paying job in Shanghai.”
  • “Esteemed teachers at ASM's IIBR, thanks for the enriching my knowledge and skills vital to establish myself in the corporate world with ease. It would not have been possible without the support which I got from the faculties of the institute, my fellow colleagues, & ever inspiring Director. The high level of education and practical training imparted throughout the course to handle management challenges and situations helped me not only to get the best knowledge but also the best campus placement.”