Dr.PANJABRAO DESHMUKH KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, AKOLA

(AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY AT AKOLA, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA) 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NAGPUR

(Estd. 1906)

 

 

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SECTIONAL HIGHLIHGHTS

 

Sr. No.

Name of Sections

1

4Agricultural Botany

2

4Agricultural Economics

3

4Agricultural Engineering

4

4Agricultural Entomology

5

4Agronomy

6

4Animal Husbandry and Dairying

7

4Extension Education

8

4Horticulture

9

4Plant Pathology

10

4Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

11

4School of Agribusiness Management

12

4Computer Cell

 

SCHOOL OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

About us:

The development of the agribusiness sector in the region can create employment and income generating activities, which can bring stability in agriculture and rural life as whole. The changing nature of agriculture from mainly means of livelihood to the business requires manpower specialized in agri-business management. Huge demand for agri-business professionals is expected in near future. Professionalization of various managerial facts of agri-business like production, operations, personnel, marketing and finance require the induction of appropriate trained agri-business professionals in managing the day to day affairs of this business.

Looking to the requirement of trained manpower in Agri-business Management, the School of Agri-Business Management is established in year 2009.  A post-graduate degree programme as Master of Business Administration in Agriculture i.e. M.B.A. (Agri.) is started at School of the Agri-Business Management, Nagpur under the jurisdiction of this Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola awarding the degree of Master in Business Administration (Agriculture). This is not only help the manpower requirement of the industry, but also help in demonstrating the management of agriculture farms managed by the agribusiness professionals.

The school is headed by the Director. Former Directors of School were Dr. S. W. Jahagirdar, Prof. Dr. Vandan Mohod. Now, school is headed by the Director, Dr. A. B. Kubde. 

 

Inauguration of School of Agri-Business Management at the hands of Former DDG, ICAR, New Delhi and Hon. Dr.V.M.Mayande, Vice Chancellor, Dr.P.D.K.V., Akola

 

Objectives of establishment of Post Graduate Degree.

  • Imparting education at Post Graduate level
  • Creation of trained man power required for Agri-business industries based on agricultural marketing
  • For carrying out research in the field of agri-business and agril.-marketing
  • To encourage the youth’s aspiring to initiate agricultural marketing and management oriented agri-business.

 

Academic  Programme:

The school offers two year post graduation programme viz; Master in Business Administration (Agriculture) i.e. M.B.A.(Agri.)

 

Infrastructure:

            The school is having access for well equipped Classrooms, Conference Hall, Office. The School has the high-tech state of the art Computer Laboratory with LAN and WI-FI Broadband Internet facility. Internet facility is provided by the VPN through ICT Government of India, New Delhi. School arranges sports accessories for the students.

 

Faculty:

Highly Qualified and Experienced Faculty staff conducts regular lectures, practicals, personality development lectures, etc. 

 

Intake Capacity:

Intake capacity of the school is 30 students per year.

 

Course Work:

The school offers 14 Core courses, 3 Supporting compulsory courses, 20 elective courses and 6 non-credit compulsory courses for M.B.A. (Agri.) programme

The school offers the different courses as given below as per the recommendation of NCG, ICAR, New Delhi.

Sr. No

Subject

Credits

1

Core Courses

28

2

Seminar

01

3

Basic Supporting Courses

06

4

Project

10

5

Elective Courses

10-20

 

Total Credits

55-65

6

Compulsory Non-Credit Courses (NCC)

06

 

Research Activities:

1.    Research Projects

The research projects of MBA students covers marketing of seeds, consumer behavior of seeds, consumer behavior of dairy products, consumer behavior regarding packaging of food items, processing & products’ structure etc.

2.    Research Papers of year 2009-10

Profit Appraisal of Citronella Oil Extraction Plant by Ashwini and Kadar presented at National Seminar on Changing ethos in agribusiness and education

Appraisal of Vertical Integration in dairy farming by Virendra and Vikas Conference on Agri-Business, Pune 2010.

 

Glimpse during National Seminar, Mysore

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Activities:

          The students of the School are continuously engaged in the activities like poster presentation, Group Discussion, mini and major Seminars etc. The students are also promoted to visit different agri-business firms. The sends the students for industrial training and project work.  It also organizes educational tour.  Schools also efforts for getting scholarship from various sources

 

Discussion of MBA students with Hon’ble Mr. Balasaheb Thorat,

Agriculture Minister, Maharashtra State

 

 

Placement Cell:

The School has established its own placement cell and the cell is running the chairmanship of the Director, School of Agri-Business Management, Nagpur. The school imparts the training on how to prepare for interview and how to attend interview. It also conduct demo for the interview. The school invites the varieties of companies working in agriculture and allied sector working under the campus interview.

Our students are graduated in agricultural disciplines comprising Agriculture, Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Engineering and Horticulture. They have good field experience at rural level during sojourn. Therefore, the students are more proficient in all the dimensions of agribusiness.

The students have good skills in agricultural marketing, estimation of costs and prices, sales promotion & management, project management, loan proposals and disbursement, business development, product management, procurement management, area/regional management etc.

          Some students of the school have been appointed by reputed companies on handsome salaries through campus interviews. Many companies, nationalized banks are conducting the campus interviews at school.

 

Location:

The School of Agri-Business Management is located at heart of the Nagpur city i.e. 1st Floor, Agronomy Building, Nagpur University Library Square, Sitabuldi, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. Pin - 440001.

 

SCHOOL OF AGRI-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Course Structure of MBM (Agri)

at a Glance

 

CODE   COURSE TITLE                                                                           CREDITS

 

Core Courses + Seminar Total                                                               28+1

ABM 501 Principles of Management and Organizational Behaviour          3

ABM 502 Agribusiness Environment & Policy                                      2

ABM 503 Managerial Economics                                                      3

ABM 504 Managerial Accounting And Control                                      2

ABM 505 Communication for Management & Business                         2

ABM 506 Business Laws and Ethics                                                  2

ABM 507 Marketing Management                                                    3

ABM 508 Human Resource Management                                           2

ABM 509 Financial Management                                                      2

ABM 510 Production And Operations Management                              2

ABM 511 Research Methodology in Business Management                    3

ABM 512 Project Management And Entrepreneurship Development        2

ABM 591 Master’s Seminar                                                            1

ABM 595 Summer Training/Industrial Attachment**                        S/US

 

Basic Supporting (Compulsory)                                             Total 6

ABM 513 Computers for Managers                                                  2

ABM 514 Management Information System                                       2

ABM 515 Operations Research                                                        2

 

Project                                                                                                      Total 10

ABM 599 PROJECT**                                                                     10

 

Elective Courses***                                     Total - Minimum 10, Maximum 20

ABM 516 Rural Marketing                                                               2

ABM 517 Agricultural Marketing Management                                     2

ABM 518 Food Technology & Processing Management                          2

ABM 519 Fertiliser Technology & Management                                   2

ABM 520 Management of Agro-Chemical Industry                               2

ABM 521 Farm Business Management                                              2

ABM 522 Seed Production Technology Management                            2

ABM 523 Technology Management for Livestock Products                    2

ABM 524 Fruit Production & Post Harvest Management                        2

ABM 525 Farm Power & Machinery Management                                 2

ABM 526 International Trade & Sustainability Governance                     2

ABM 527 Management of Agri-Business Co-Operatives                         2

ABM 528 Agribusiness Financial Management                                      2

ABM 529 Food Retail Management                                                    2

ABM 530 Management of Agricultural Input Marketing                          2

ABM 531 Feed Business Management                                                2

ABM 532 Agri-Supply Chain Management                                           2

ABM 533 Management of Veterinary Hospitals                                    2

ABM 534 Poultry and Hatchery Management                                       2

ABM 535 Management of Floriculture and Landscaping                         2

 

Non-Credit Compulsory courses                                                           Total 6

PGS 501 Library And Information Services                                        1

PGS 502 Technical Writing and Communications Skills                          1

PGS 503(e-Course) Intellectual Property                                           1

And it’s Management In Agriculture

PGS 504 Basic Concepts in Laboratory Techniques                              1

PGS 505(e-Course) Agricultural Research, Research Ethics                   1

   And Rural Development Programmes                                           

PGS 506 (e-Course) Disaster Management                                        1

         

 

Glimpses of MBA (Agri.) at the time of Project Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glimpses of MBA (Agri.) at the time of Orientation Programme on 12-10-2010

 

 

 

 

Students of 3rd Semeter M.B.A.(Agri.)

 

 

Contact Information

 

Contact Persons :

 

Director,

Dr.P.D.K.V.,

School of Agribusiness Management,

1st Floor, Agronomy Building,

Nagpur University Library Square,

Sitabuldi, North Ambazari Road,

Nagpur , Maharashtra, India.

Pin : 440001.

Phone: +91 712-2542260,

Fax:  +91 712-2554820.

Email: directorsabm@gmail.com

Website: http://www.pdkvacn.ac.in

 

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                     

 

Important Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDKV, Akola

MCAER, Pune

ICAR, New Delhi

IARI, New Delhi

Mah.State Agri. Dept

Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation,  Govt. of India

Govt. of India website

Mah.State Agri.Marketing Board

Agri.Marketing Network, Govt. of India

UGC,

New Delhi

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