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Kerala Agricultural University MBA in Agribusiness Management Admission 2019

Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) announces Admission to MBA in Agribusiness Management 2019

KAU MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2019 - Applications are invited for MBA Agribusiness Management Program conducted in the College of Co-operation, Banking and Management, Vellanikkara under Kerala Agricultural University for the Academic Year 2019-20.


College of Cooperation, Banking & Management

  • College of Cooperation, 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 Program 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 program, offered by the best State Agricultural University in the country, has become an attractive destination for foreign nationals too


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KAU MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2019 Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 03rd April 2019
  • Last Date for Receipt of hard copy of application: 10th April 2019
  • Publication of List of candidates eligible for GD & PI: 17th April 2019
  • Date of Group Discussion & Personal Interview: 29th and 30th April and 02nd May 2019
  • Publication of Final Select List: 08th May 2019
  • Counseling & Admission: 16th May & 17th May 2019
  • Date of Registration & Commencement of Classes: 1st August 2019


Duration and Structure of the Program

  • It is a full-time program with duration of 2 years, split up into 4 semesters. Each semester will be of 105 working days (excluding study leave, examination days, and days of co-curricular and extracurricular activities)

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


See: MBA Agribusiness Management Admissions


Eligibility Criteria for KAU MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2019

  • 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)
  • Candidates should have qualified KMAT/CMAT/CAT entrance exams conducted during the year November 2018 onwards to February 2019.


Selection Process

  • 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 at least three years experience as on date of application. The candidates will be ranked according to the following criteria:
  • KMAT/CMAT/CAT Score: 80
  • Group Discussion: 10
  • Interview: 10
  • The medium of instruction and examination shall be English

Note: 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:

  • Admission Fee (at the time of admission) Rs.5000/-
  • College Caution Deposit (refundable) Rs.2500/-
  • Tuition Fee (per semester) Rs.25, 000/-
  • Examination Fee Rs.1500/-
  • Special Fee Rs.2650/-
  • Total Fee Rs.36, 650/-

**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


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KAU MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2019 Application Process

  • Online Application Form & Prospectus for admission to the MBA Program are available in the website www.admissions.kau.in till 03rd April 2019
  • 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 10th April 2019. The online application will be valid only if the University receives hard copy of the application and other documents within the stipulated time

For more information visit the website: www.kaumba.in or www.admissions.kau.in


Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Thrissur

College of Cooperation, 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