Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP FABM)

Duration: 2 Years
Avg Fees: INR 2 to 25 lakhs
Ram Rakshith V
Ram Rakshith V

Updated on - Aug 7, 2023

Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management is a two-year postgraduate MBA-level programme that deals with the study of national and international market needs for agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors. The course equips students with the skills needed for managerial decision-making and implementation in the unique context of agribusiness. 

The admissions are based on the fact that students should get a minimum of 50% in their bachelor's degree or master’s degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines from a recognized university. The candidates are required to clear entrance exams such as CAT, MAT, etc. 

PGP FABM Course Details

Degree Postgraduate Certificate
Full Form Master of Business Administration in Food and Agri-Business Management
Duration 2 Years
Entrance Exam CAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, CMAT, etc
Minimum Percentage 50% in graduation for unreserved category and 45% for SC/ST/PwD students
Average Fees INR 2 to 25 lakhs
Average Salary INR 3.6 to 15 LPA
Employment Roles Agribusiness Managers, Agricultural Analysts, etc
Opportunities Reliance Industries, Dabur, Britannia, Amul, KPMG, etc

About the Programme

Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management is a two-year programme that covers important subject areas on Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Supply Chain Management, Food Product Development, etc. 

The fees for the course vary from INR 2 - 25 LPA. This programme offers job opportunities in companies like Ernst & Young (EY), Reckitt, Banas Dairy, Amul, Godrej Agrovet, UPL, P&G, etc with average salary ranging from INR 3.6-15 LPA.

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Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management varies from college to college. Given below is a set of standard eligibility criteria that students must fulfill to take up this course:

  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the bachelor's or master’s degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines from a recognized institute. SC/ST/PWD candidates should secure 45% marks in their graduation degree.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Students must clear the standard entrance examinations like CAT, MAT, etc with good scores. 

Admission Process

Admission for the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management  in India is based on entrance exams, group discussions, and personal interviews. Explained below is the admission process for the best colleges:

  • Step 1: The candidate can fill out the application form for respective colleges like IIM Ahmedabad, ISAB, etc through online or offline mode.
  • Step 2: The students need to clear entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, etc as prescribed by the respective colleges.
  • Step 3: 65% weightage will be given to the scores of CAT and 35% weightage to the Application Rating Score in IIMs.
  • Step 4: The colleges shortlist the candidates based on their performance in AWT, GD, and PI.

Entrance Exams

The students have to appear for various entrance exams conducted at the national, state, or college level to seek admission to the programme. Listed below are some important entrance exams:

  • CAT
  • MAT
  • XAT
  • NMAT
  • GMAT
  • CMAT

Top Colleges

The total fees for Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management ranges from INR 2 to 25 lakhs. Given below is a list of some of the best colleges in India offering this course along with the fee details:

College Name Total Fees (INR)
IIM Ahmedabad 24.61 lakhs
IIM Lucknow 20.75 lakhs
ISAB, Delhi 6.70 lakhs
SIBM Nagpur 10 lakhs
NIFTEM 2.12 lakhs
Amity University 4.67 lakhs
Prestige University 11 lakhs
Regional Institute of Management and Technology 2.9 lakhs

Subjects

The syllabus for this programme will touch upon areas related to agro-business methods and food production and marketing. Some of the core subjects of PGP FABM are listed below: 

  • Agricultural & Food Policy
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Marketing of Agricultural Inputs
  • Strategic Food Marketing
  • Agricultural Warehousing 
  • Food Supply Chain Management

Career Options

Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management graduates can work in various job sectors like agrochemical, fertilizers, food processing, etc. Students can get hired on job profiles like Agribusiness Managers, Agricultural Analysts, Supply Chain Managers,  etc. The average salary offered for the graduates in India is approximately INR 3.6 to 15 LPA.

[Source: Ambition Box]

Top Companies

Listed below are some of the top companies along with salaries that offer jobs for MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management in India:

  • Dabur
  • Britannia
  • KPMG
  • Reliance Industries
  • YesBank
  • Amul
  • Agrostar

Source: [Ambition Box]

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