KAU MBA Agribusiness Management admission 2017

Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) announces MBA in Agribusiness Management Admission 2017

Applications are invited to MBA Agribusiness Management Programme conducted in the College of Co-operation, Banking and Management, Vellanikkara under Kerala Agricultural University for the Academic Year 2017-18


College of Co-operation, Banking & Mgt

College of Co-operation, Banking and Management, a constituent college of Kerala Agricultural University, was established in 1981 according to Section 5 of the KAU Act.


The College has four statutory departments viz., Co-operative Management, Rural Banking & Finance Management, Rural Marketing Management and Development Economics


The MBA Programme of KAU is built to change the DNA of agribusiness in India by meeting the human capital needs of the fast growing food and agribusiness sector. Within a short span of time, KAU MBA has become a brand esteemed and admired by the industry.


The programme, offered by the best State Agricultural University in the country, has become an attractive destination for foreign nationals too.


Annual Intake


The annual intake of the course is 40 including:


05 seats reserved for candidates selected through All India Competitive Exam conducted by ICAR, Govt. of India


05 seats reserved for candidates sponsored by Agribusiness Organizations/Govt. Depts. / Agencies & Institutions including Kerala Agricultural University (having minimum 3 years of experience while applying)


Over and above the maximum, 05 seats are earmarked for international candidates nominated by Govt. of India



Professional graduates of State Agricultural Universities/Deemed Universities under ICAR system with a minimum OGPA of 7.0/10.0 (6.5 for SC/ST candidates)
Graduates, including professional graduates from Indian/Foreign Universities recognized by AICTE/UGC with minimum 60% marks from SSLC onwards under traditional system (5% relaxation to SC/ST candidates)


Eligibility for Admission:


a) All professional graduates of State Agricultural Universities/Deemed Universities under ICAR system with a minimum OGPA of 7.0/10.0 (6.5 for SC/ST candidates)


b) All graduates, including professional graduates from Indian/Foreign Universities recognized by AICTE/UGC with minimum 60% marks from SSLC onwards under traditional system (55% marks for SC/ST candidates)


c) Candidates should have qualified KMAT/CMAT/CAT entrance exams conducted during the year 2016 July onwards to 2017 June


Selection Criteria

Admission shall be based on the score in the KMAT, CAT or CMAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview to be conducted by KAU


General Candidate should have the required Academic Performance in the qualifying degree exam; the departmental/sponsored candidates shall also apply to the University complying with all formalities and shall have the same eligibility criteria with respect to academic qualification


They should have atleast three years experience as on date of application. The candidates will be ranked according to the following criteria:


1. KMAT/CMAT/CAT Score: 80


2. Group Discussion: 10


3. Interview: 10


The medium of instruction and examination shall be English


The above stated conditions are not applicable for ICAR candidates. Their eligibility will be as per ICAR norms.


Fee Structure


The Fee structure of MBA (Agribusiness Mgt.) for the first semester is as follows:


1. Admission Fee (at the time of admission) Rs.5000/-


2. College Caution Deposit (refundable) Rs.2500/-


3. Tuition Fee (per semester) Rs.25000/-


4. Examination Fee Rs.1500/-


5. Special Fee Rs.2500/-


Total Fee Rs.36500/-


**International students shall pay Institutional Economic Fee of US$ 4000/- or equivalent Indian Rupee over and above the above fees.



Reservation 10% of the seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates in the State


Application Procedure

Online Application Form & Prospectus for admission to the MBA Programme are available in the website www.admissions.kau.in till 26th June 2017


Candidate should register in the website, submit the online application, take print out and forward the same along with required documents (see enclosures) and fee of Rs.750/- (Rs.375/- for SC/ST candidates) to the Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University, Main Campus, KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala-680656


The hard copy of applications and other documents should reach the University on or before 03rd July 2017. The online application will be valid only if the University receives hard copy of the application and other documents within the stipulated time


Important Dates


Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 26th June 2017


Last Date for Receipt of hard copy of application 03rd July 2017


Publication of List of candidates eligible for GD & PI: 10th July 2017


Date of Group Discussion & Personal Interview: 13th July to 15th July 2017


Publication of Final Select List: 17th July 2017


Counseling & Admission: 19th July to 22nd July 2017


Date of Registration & Commencement of Classes 01st August 2017


Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thrissur

College of Co-Operation, Banking and Management, (An Institution of Higher Learning in Agribusiness Management), KAU P.O., Thrissur, Kerala-680656, Tel.: 0487-2438502, Website www.kaumba.in or www.admissions.kau.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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