The Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Agriculture(PGDMA), being offered by the Academy since 2009, is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD), Government of India.
The PGDMA course is a full time two-year residential programme extended over six trimesters. The curriculum includes a Summer Internship of 6-8 weeks duration and a Project Work of 13 weeks duration.
The minimum qualification for admission to the PGDMA is a four-year bachelor degree from any Agricultural University or Institution recognized by the ICAR/ UGC in selected disciplines related to Agriculture and allied sciences. The students are admitted into the PGDMA programme based on their scores obtained in CAT/CMAT (AICTE) examination, group discussion, personal interview and academic record.
The pedagogy consists of a blend of class-room lectures, assignments, case studies, interactive discussions and extensive hands-on experiences. Programme delivery also includes participation in seminars/workshops and other exercises including field visits. Considerable emphasis is placed on self-learning and group interaction by the participants. Thus, team work forms an essential part of the learning process.
Students are also encouraged to attend short duration live projects offered by any other organisation or the competitive academic events like quizzes, business fests, project proposal writing, etc conducted by other management schools/ universities.
The PGDMA Course comprises of course work of 101 credits. Besides, there are other non-credit courses as well as experiential learning and self-learning modules. Thus, the complete curriculum comprises of Credit Courses, Non-credit Courses, Summer Internship, Live Project and Student Project Work.
The duration for completion of the PGDMA course is two years(six trimesters) from the date of admission. If the student fails to complete the academic requirement within the stipulated period, the student has to register for the subsequent trimester(s) and fulfil the requirements.
However, under no circumstances, the course duration will be extended beyond three years; thereafter his/ her registration for the same shall stand cancelled.