MBA (Agri Business) Programme

MBA Programme

The Master of Business Administration (Agri Business) is a two-year full time residential post-graduate degree programme which grooms young men and women into professional managers for core areas of   agribusiness and allied sectors. The programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating the foundation, functional and elective courses relevant to management discipline, in general, and agribusiness management, in particular.

Course Curriculum

The knowledge acquired through the courses and exposure to the organizational functions through attachment with corporate/non-corporate organizations brings the desired professional competence in the students to address the demands of the agribusiness and allied sectors which are experiencing frequent changes. The revised course curriculum implemented from the academic session 2014-15 includes compulsory courses, elective courses, summer internship and project work as given below:

Course Schedule for MBA (AGRI BUSINESS)

Semester I

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
A. Core Courses
ABM 511 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 03(3+0)
ABM 512 Managerial Economics 03(3+0)
ABM 513 Managerial Accounting & Control 03(2+1)
ABM 514 Communication for Management & Business 03(2+1)
ABM 515 Research Methodology in Business Management 03(2+1)
ABM 516 Marketing Management 03(3+0)
    B. Basic Supporting Courses
ABM 517 Computer for Managers 02(1+1)
    C. Non Credit Course
ABN 511 Library & Information Services 01(0+1)

Semester II

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
A. Core Courses
ABM 521 Agri Business Environment & Policy 02(2+0)
ABM 522 Rural Marketing 02(2+0)
ABM 523 Production & Operations Management 02(2+0)
ABM 524 Human Resource Management 02(2+0)
ABM 525 Financial Management 03(2+1)
ABM 526 Business Law and Ethics 02(2+0)
    B. Basic supporting courses (Compulsory)
ABM 527 Management Information System 02(2+0)
ABM 528 Operations Research 03(2+1)
    C. Seminar & Summer Internship / Industrial Attachment
ABM 591 Seminar 01(0+1)
    D. Non Credit Course
ABN 521 Technical Writing & Communication Skills 01(0+1)

Semester III

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
A. Core Courses
ABM 531 Agri Supply Chain Management 02(2+0)
ABM 532 Strategic Management 02(2+0)
ABM 595 Summer Project 03(0+3)
    B. Industry Oriented Elective Courses
ABM 533 Agricultural Marketing Management 02 (2+0)
ABM 534 Quality Management 02 (2+0)
ABM 535 Commodity Markets and Futures Trading 02 (1+1)
ABM 536 Banking & Insurance Management 02 (2+0)
ABM 537 Food Retail Management 02 (2+0)
ABM 538 Management of Agro Chemical Industry 02 (2+0)
ABM 539 Seed Production Technology & Management 02 (2+0)
ABM 540 Farm Power & Machinery Management 02(2+0)
ABM 541 Fruit and Vegetable Production & Post Harvest Management 02(2+0)
ABM 542 Human Resource Competence and Capacity Building Systems 02(2+0)
ABM 543 Data Science in Agri Business 02(1+1)
  5-10 courses i.e. minimum 10 and maximum 20 credit hours

Semester IV

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
A. Core Courses
ABM 544 International Trade & Sustainability Governance 02(2+0)
ABM 545 Project Management & Entrepreneurship Development 02(2+0)
B. Comprehensive and Project Work  
ABM 593 Comprehensive Examination 02
ABM 599 Project Work 10
C. Non Credit Course  
ABN 541 Disaster Management 01 (0+1)

Number of seats

The intake capacity is 40 seats (25 regular, 5 payment and 10 ICAR). Seats for different categories are reserved as per the reservation policy followed by the University. Foreign students may be considered for admission on the basis of nomination from ICAR / Govt. of India on supernumerary seats (02). 5 seats are reserved for in-service candidates.


Seats for OBC, SC, ST, PH, female candidates and Kashmiri migrants are reserved as per the reservation policy of the Government of Rajasthan, implemented by the University. Candidates claiming reservation shall be required to submit appropriate certificate at the time of Group Discussion/Personal Interview, failing which they shall be treated in general category. Any subsequent claim for reservation shall not be entertained.
A maximum of 10 seats (40% of the intake capacity), distributed among different categories, are meant for the candidates from other states, provided they find a place in the merit list. In case a seat remains vacant for any reason, the same may be filled by a candidate belonging to Rajasthan State or vice-versa.

Admission on Sponsored / Payment seats

Candidates aspiring for admission on payment seats (including Industry/NRI sponsored candidates) will also have to appear for National Entrance Test. Candidates short-listed on the basis of CAT score will be considered for admission as per the eligibility criteria including Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Candidates from States of other than Rajasthan A candidate falling in either of the following categories will be considered in ‘Other State Category’:
A candidate who is a permanent resident of any state other than Rajasthan since birth, or A candidate whose permanent address is outside the Rajasthan State, unless he submits a domicile certificate of Rajasthan at the time of Group Discussion/Personal Interview, or A candidate who completed his qualifying examination from outside the Rajasthan State, unless he submits domicile certificate from Rajasthan at the time of Group Discussion/Personal Interview.

Verification of Antecedents

At the time of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, each candidate will be required to submit a character certificate from the Head of the Institution (Registrar/Dean/Principal/Director of the University/College/ Institute) last attended, certifying the following points among others.

That the applicant has not taken part in any activity subversive of the rules, regulations and discipline of the institution, and That the applicant has never used unfair means in any examination conducted by the institution.

Medical Examination

All candidates selected for admission will be required to produce medical and physical fitness certificate at the time of registration.


In order to curb the menace of ragging in institutions offering higher education, the UGC has prepared Regulations which had been approved by the Commission in its meeting on June 4, 2009 and the same have been circulated to all universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act / Provincial Act or State / UT Act and all institutions deemed to be universities under Section (3) of UGC Act, 1956. Ragging is totally banned in the institute and considering it as a criminal offence, strict disciplinary action will be taken against students indulging in ragging. Students admitted in the institute alongwith their parents / guardians will be required to submit an affidavit as per the UGC guidelines.

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