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IIMA PG Program in Food and Agri-Business Management Admission 2019

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IIM Ahmedabad announces admission into PG Program in Food & Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM) 2019

IIMA PGP-FABM Admission 2019 –Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad invites applications for admission to Post Graduate Program in Food and Agri – Business Management (PGP-FABM) Course for the academic year 2019.

 

PGP FABM Batch 2019-21

  • The 2 year Post Graduate Program in Agricultural Business Management (PGP-ABM) is designed to transform dynamic and determined men and women into excellent leaders to meet the demand posed by the managerial challenges in emerging food, agribusiness, retail, micro finance and other allied sectors
  • The Program is a leader in Agribusiness Mgt. Education and has been Ranked No. 1 Agribusiness/Food Industry Mgt. Program in the World by Universal, Paris a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education.

 

IIMA PGP-FABM Admission 2019 Important Dates

  • The IIMA would also not offer admission to any candidate after 30th June 2019
  • The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is 31st December 2019

 

Eligibility Criteria for IIMA PGP-FABM Admission 2019

  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to SC/ST & Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%], of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent (or);
  • Candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline from a University or Institution as defined in the above paragraph and have a strong interest in agriculture, food, rural and allied sectors
  • Such candidates will be required to submit a special form as described in section 2.1 under admission procedure. Failure to submit the form will disqualify the candidate from being considered further for admission to the program
  • The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidates must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification exam and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply.

 

Selection Process

  • The selection of candidates for admission to the 2019-21 batch of PGP-FABM at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.
  • In the first step, candidates will be short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) from among candidates who have applied for the programme and have a valid CAT/GMAT score and satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme.
  • For short listing the candidates for PGP-FABM admissions, 70% weight age will be given to the scores of CAT and 30% weight age to the Application Rating Score. Since the programme is sector-specific and prefers candidates with relevant educational background, the candidates with bachelor's or master's degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines will be preferred while short-listing for group discussion and personal interview.
  • Short listing of candidates with bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline (candidate’s eligible under section 1.2 of eligibility criteria) will be provisional, subject to their submission of the specified form describing their nature of interest in the programme. This form will be available for submission from the link showing CAT results for the programme. The form will have to be submitted online by the deadline specified on the link showing CAT results for the programme (the deadline would typically be within 7 days of declaration of the short listing results by IIMA), failing which, the candidature of the shortlisted candidate will be cancelled and the candidate will not be considered further for admission to the programme. It would be the sole responsibility of the candidate to track announcement of results by IIMA and ensure compliance with the submission deadline.

Reservation

  • As per Govt. of India requirement, 27% of the seats are reserved for NC-OBC, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates
  • Candidates should carefully mark the category to which they belong in the application form. 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled (DA) candidates
  • The three categories of disability are:
  • low-vision/blindness,
  • hearing impairment, and
  • locomotor disability/cerebral palsy
  • Candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read carefully the eligibility requirements before applying
  • It should be noted that while it is endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to NC-OBC/SC/ST/DA categories join the program in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in CAT Personal Interviews
  • Candidates should read carefully the description of admission process specified on the websitewww.iima.ac.in under IIMA Program details

Fee:

  • The Fees and other charges payable by the PGP-FABM students of the 2018-2020 batch for their first academic year is approximately Rs. 10,64,000/-. Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra. The fees and other charges for the 2019-2021 batch will be based on the fees and other charges for the 2018-2020 batch, adjusted for inflation.

 

IIMA PGP-FABM Admission 2019 Application Process

  • Details of candidates shortlisted will be made available on IIMA website (www.iima.ac.in)
  • Short-listed candidates would also be sent GD-PI call letters by IIMA. No communication would be sent to applicants who are not short-listed for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  • The applicants are then short-listed and called for group discussion and personal interview. The applicant's past academic record /achievements, understanding of agricultural and allied sectors

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Ahmedabad Vastrapur, Ahmedabad-380015, Tel 079-66324688/4689, Email pgpabm@iimahd.ernet.in, Website www.iimahd.ernet.in