The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Agri Business Management) PGDM-ABM, 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. PGDM-ABM has accelerated into its 12th year of professional excellence. As per AICTE instructions, the nomenclature of this program is revised from Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Agriculture (PGDMA) to Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Agribusiness Management (PGDM-ABM) during 2020.
This full time two-year residential programme is comprised of six trimesters. The curriculum includes a Summer Internship of 6-8 weeks, business boot camps of 12 weeks and a Final Project Work of 13 weeks duration.
The minimum qualification for admission to the PGDM-ABM 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 PGDM-ABM programme based on their scores obtained in CAT/CMAT (AICTE) examination, precise writing, group discussion, personal interview, academic record and work experience.
The pedagogy consists of a blend of classroom lectures, assignments, case studies, interactive discussions, industry outreach and extensive hands-on experiences. Programme delivery also includes participation in seminars, workshops, symposium and other exercises including rural/field visits. Considerable emphasis is placed on self-learning and group interaction by the students. Thus, team work forms an essential part of the learning process.
Students are also encouraged to attend short duration live projects offered by corporates and the competitive academic events like quizzes, business fests, project proposal writing, etc conducted by other management schools/ universities. NAARM conducts its own national level B-Fest “SANKALP” every year which is also a student driven activity.
The PGDM-ABM 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 Final Project Work.
The duration for completion of the PGDM-ABM 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 fulfill 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.