MBA Programme

MBA (Agri Business) 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
Core Courses
ABM 511 Principles of  Management 02(2+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)
TOTAL 17
    Basic Supporting Courses
 
ABM 517 Computer for Managements 02(1+1)
TOTAL 02
    Non Credit Course
ABN 511 Library & Information Services 01(0+1)
TOTAL 01
  20

Semester II
Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
Core Courses
ABM 521 Agri Business Environment & Policy 03(3+0)
ABM 522 Financial Management 03(2+1)
ABM 523 Production & Operations Management 02(2+0)
ABM 524 Human Resource Management 02(2+0)
ABM 525 Rural Marketing 02(2+0)
ABM 526 Individual and Group Behaviour 02(2+0)
TOTAL 14
    Basic supporting courses (Compulsory)
 
ABM 527 Management Information System 02(1+1)
ABM 528 Operations Research 03(2+1)
TOTAL 05
    Seminar & Summer Internship / Industrial Attachment
ABM 591 Seminar 01(0+1)
TOTAL 01
TOTAL 20

Semester III
Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
Core Courses
ABM 531 Agri Supply Chain Management 02(2+0)
ABM 532 Strategic Management 02(2+0)
ABM 533 Summer Project 03(0+3)
TOTAL 07
    Elective courses
 
Section A General Elective Courses
ABG 531 Agricultural Marketing Management 02 (2+0)
ABG 532 Farm Business Management 02 (2+0)
ABG 533 Agricultural Risk Management 02 (2+0)
ABG 534 Management of Agribusiness Cooperatives  02 (2+0)
ABG 535 Agribusiness Financial Management  02 (2+0)
ABG 536 Quality Management 02 (2+0)
ABG 537 Micro-Finance Management 02 (2+0)
ABG 538 Commodity Markets and Futures Trading 02 (2+0)
ABG 539 Banking & Insurance Management      02 (2+0)
  2-5 courses i.e. minimum 4 and maximum 10 credit hours
Section B Industry Oriented Elective Courses
  i. Agri Input Industry

 

ABI  531 Management of Agricultural Input Marketing 02 (2+0)
ABI  532 Fertiliser Technology & Management 02 (2+0)
ABI  533 Management of Agro Chemical Industry 02 (2+0)
ABI  534 Seed Production Technology & Management 02 (2+0)
  ii. Horticulture Industry  
ABH  531 Fruit Production & Post Harvest Management 02 (2+0)
ABH  532 Management of Floriculture & Landscaping 02 (2+0)
ABH  533 Vegetable Production & Post Harvest Management 02 (2+0)
  iii. Food Industry  
ABF 531 Food Technology & Processing Management 02 (2+0)
ABF 532 Food Retail Management 02 (2+0)
ABF 533 Organic Food Technology & Management 02 (2+0)
  iv. Farm Engineering  
ABE 531 Farm Power & Machinery Management 02 (2+0)
ABE 532 Management of Irrigation Systems 02 (2+0)
ABE 533 Renewable Energy Resource Management 02 (2+0)
  v. Livestock Industry  
ABL 531 Technology Management for Livestock Products 02 (2+0)
ABL 532 Feed Business Management 02 (2+0)
ABL 533 Poultry & Hatchery Management 02 (2+0)
ABL 534 Management of Veterinary Hospitals 02 (2+0)

 

3-5 courses i.e. minimum 6 and maximum 10 credit hours

 

TOTAL 10-20

 

17-27

Semester IV
Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
Core Courses
ABM 541 Business Law and Ethics 02 (2+0)
ABM 542 International Trade & Sustainability Governance 03(3+0)
ABM 543 Project Management & Entrepreneurship Development 03(3+0)
  Total 08
Comprehensive and Project Work  
ABM 593 Comprehensive Examination 02
ABM 594 Project Work 10
  Total 12
  Total 20
Non Credit Course  
ABM  544 Technical Writing & Communication Skills 01 (0+1)
ABM  545 Disaster Management 01 (0+1)
Total 02


ADMISSION

MBA (Agri Business) Programme


Eligibility
Indian nationals below 30 years of age and possessing Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/BBA(Agriculture Business) or Allied fields (Horticulture / Vet. & Animal Science / Dairy Science / Daisry Technology / Food Science / Food Technology / Agricultural Engineering / Agro Forestry / Home Science / Fisheries, etc.) from any Agricultural University or institution recognized by ICAR with a minimum 60 per cent marks (55 per cent for SC/ST) are eligible to apply for the programme. Final year graduating students, expecting to complete all degree requirements before July 15, 2016 can also apply.

*Five seats are reserved for in-service candidates and upper age limit is relaxed for these candidates.


 

Admission Procedure
The admission to the MBA (Agri Business) programme is done on the basis of the CAT conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Candidates shortlisted on the basis of CAT score are considered for admission as per the eligibility criteria set up by the institute.
Candidates aspiring to join the programme are required to submit the application form online available at website www.iabmbikaner.org as per the under mentioned schedule. The hard copy of completed application form along with demand draft of 1000/- in favour of , “Director, IABM, SKRAU, Bikaner”, payable at any nationalized bank in Bikaner be sent to, “Director, Institute of Agri Business Management, SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner – 334006”. Details about the admission are available at the website, www.iabmbikaner.org.

Our institute uses CAT for short-listing the candidates for our Post Graduate Programme (s) in Management / MBA. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme. Important dates for registration and IABM are given below.

Deadlines for activities

Eighteenth Batch (2017-19)

Applications are invited for admission to MBA(AB) on some vacant seats from eligible candidates. Indian nationals below 30 years of age and possessing Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or allied fields from any Agricultural University or institution recognized by ICAR with a minimum 60 per cent marks (55 per cent for SC/ST) are eligible to apply for the programme. Candidate must have a latest score of any National Level Entrance Exam like CAT/MAT/CMAT etc. A demand draft of Rs. 1000/- in favour of 'Director, IABM. SKRAU.Bikaner' payble at Bikaner should reach at Director, Institute of Agri Business Management, SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner-334006.

COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT) - 2016
Registration for CAT – 2016 08/08/2016 to 22/09/2016
Common Admission Test – 2016 04/12/2016
INSTITUTE OF AGRI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (IABM)
Dates for submitting IABM Application form (online) August 31, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Last date for receipt of completed Application form with demand draft December 21, 2016

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.


Reservation
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 CAT-2015. 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.

Ragging
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.