Executive Diploma in Food and Agribusiness Management
Food & Agriculture are two interdependent industrial sectors. Agricultural raw material acts as the input for food industry, which processes them & finally provides the end product to customer. Therefore, a continuum needs to be maintained between these two industries. This result in the emergence of Food & Agribusiness Management which includes various practices, processes & technologies used to improve the efficiency of these two industries. Food and agricultural industries add value to each others processes and increase demand for farm outputs.
Agriculture sector in India makes a contribution of around 22% in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). More than 65 % of the population is engaged in agriculture directly or indirectly. Now-a-days, agriculture sector is facing tough competition due to various factors like constantly changing policy environment, factors relating to demographic dividends, requirement and creation of complex supply-chain demands along with integration of world markets and economies.
To understand this complexity and to work on it effectively, skilled manpower is required so that quick and correct decisions can be taken which will effectively solve the problem that this sector is facing on various fronts.
Due to constantly changing agribusiness environment, there is a need and requirement for agribusiness managers and decision makers to take complex and correct decision after responding to these changing markets and policies. The aim of this programme is to educate and then prepare students to take the charge of leading change in the industry.
Thus, in order to cope up with the changing agricultural business environment, IGMPI has designed this programme to educate students and working professionals about latest trends in Agribusiness industry, current environment and also aims to increase the knowledge and develop necessary skills of professionals which are a requisite for taking effective decisions in real world.
The duration of the program is six months & helpful to prepare students/ working professionals for careers in Management related to Agriculture, Food, Agri-business, Rural and allied sectors of the economy
Module 1: Food & Agriculture Industry: Structure, Dynamics And Issues in the Global Industry
Module 2: Food & Agriculture Manufacturing & Regulatory Affairs
Module 3: Agri Input Management (Seed Technology & Industrial Application, Fertilizer Technology Management, Pesticides & Pests Management)
Module 4: Principles of Management
Module 5: Food & Agriculture Marketing, Logistics, & Sales Management
Module 6: Strategic Management
Module 7: Introduction to Food & Agriculture Product Management
Module 8: International Trade in Agricultural Products
Module 9: Risk Management in Agribusiness
Module 10: Agri Finance Management
Module 11: Industry based case studies.
All those who have completed their Graduation/ Diploma holders or Post Graduation/ PhD are eligible to enroll for the programme. As the course is truly professional and industry-oriented, employed individuals from agri-food sector can also seek benefits of the course.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is six months while a maximum of twelve months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
The mandatory course fee (one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 22,000/-(700 USD for overseas students). This covers for the course registration fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 400/- (USD 15) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
Examination & Certification
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Executive Diploma in Food and Agribusiness Management by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading food and agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
The Indian Agri-Food is one of the largest & important sectors of the economy. However, with globalization and emergence of technology, there is a change in preferences of Indian consumers. This sector is constantly changing & has become one of the demanding segment of the economy. The Post Graduate Programme in Food & Agribusiness Management equips the students with requisite knowledge, skills & attitude for managerial decision making. It also aims to increase the knowledge of participant regarding various technologies used in agriculture and allied sectors. This program prepares the students for various managerial and entrepreneurial career opportunities in enterprises serving or dependent on agriculture and allied sectors.
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