Doctor of Philosophy (Agri Business) Programme

IABM is taking lead and proud to announce admission to its batch of Ph.D. (Agri Business) for the academic session 2016-17.

Course Curriculum

The course curriculum is designed to sharpen skill of the students in the area of education and consultancy with special reference to agri business. Pedagogy is designed so as to develop critical thinking on the knowledge acquired through the courses during management degree.

Course Schedule for Ph. D. (AGRI BUSINESS)

Distribution of Courses in Course

Compulsory Courses  : 11  credit hours
Optional  : 10-18  credit hours
Seminar  : 2  credit hours
Preliminary  : 4  credit hours
Research  : 40 credit hours

Compulsory Courses

Semester I

Semester Course Number Course Title Credit
Semester I Econometrics for Agri Business ABM 611 2+1
Communication for Management Teachers ABM 612 0+2
Semester II Research Methods I ABM 621 2+1
Seminar I ABM 691 0+1
Semester III Research Methods II ABM 631 2+1
Seminar II ABM 692 0+1
Semester IV Preliminary examination ABM 641 4
  Research Work ABM 699 40

Optional Courses - Semester I/III

Course Number Course Title Credit
ABM   613 Strategic Management 2+0
ABM   614 Knowledge Management 2+0
ABM   615 Agricultural Finance 2+0
ABM   616 International Business 2+0
ABM   617 Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture 2+0
ABM   618 Agri Input Marketing 2+0

Semester II/IV

Course Number Course Title Credit
ABM   622 Agri Output Marketing 2+0
ABM   623 Entrepreneurship & Corporate Governance 2+0
ABM   624 Training & Development for Performance Effectiveness 1+1
ABM   625 Integrated Marketing Communication

ABM   626 Production Economics for Agri Business 2+1

The student for Ph. D. (AB) programme shall be required to complete a minimum period of 3 semesters to complete the course work and 2 semesters for research work.

* The students without MBA in Agribusiness shall have to pass deficiency courses suggested by a committee framed by the Director. The suggested courses of MBA (AB) need to be completed by the student before offering courses of the regular

Ph. D. (AB) Programme.


All post graduate students in agriculture and allied subjects/ MBA (AB)/ MBA having at least 6.5/ 10.0 OGPA or equivalent percentage shall be eligible for admission.

Important Dates

Date of online form submission: April 28, 2016. Date of completed application form submission (hard copy): April 30, 2016

Number of Seats

The intake capacity is of two seats.

Reservation of Seats

Seats for candidates and Kashmiri migrants are reserved as per the reservation policy of the Government of Rajasthan, implemented by the University.

Admission Procedure

The admission to the programme will be done as per the eligibility criteria set up by the institute. Candidates aspiring to join the programme will be required to submit the application form online. The hard copy of online submitted application form, alongwith demand draft of 2000/- payable at any nationalized bank in Bikaner, be forwarded to Director, Institute of Agri Business Management, S K Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner – 334006.
Candidate has to appear for PhD Admission Test 2016. This is proposed to be held in May, 2016 at IABM.
Admission process will be followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Performance of the candidate would be judged by a committee duly approved by Hon'ble Vice Chancellor.
Admission cannot be claimed by any candidate as a matter of right. Bikaner Court alone shall have jurisdiction to determine all disputes pertaining to interpretation of provisions under eligibility criteria.
Teaching Assistantship
An amount of 12000/- pm for 1st and 2nd year and 14000/- pm for 3rd year shall be paid for teaching assistantship.

Note :Ragging is prohibited as per the Decision of the Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition No. (C) 656/1998. Candidates must maintain an email account and a contact number (Land / Mobile) throughout the selection process