Food & Agriculture are two interdependent industrial sectors. Agricultural raw material acts as the input for food industry, which processes them & finally provides the end product to customer. Therefore, a continuum needs to be maintained between these two industries. This result in the emergence of Food & Agribusiness Management which includes various practices, processes & technologies used to improve the efficiency of these two industries. Food and agricultural industries add value to each others processes and increase demand for farm outputs.
Agriculture sector in India makes a contribution of around 22% in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). More than 65 % of the population is engaged in agriculture directly or indirectly. Now-a-days, agriculture sector is facing tough competition due to various factors like constantly changing policy environment, factors relating to demographic dividends, requirement and creation of complex supply-chain demands along with integration of world markets and economies.
To understand this complexity and to work on it effectively, skilled manpower is required so that quick and correct decisions can be taken which will effectively solve the problem that this sector is facing on various fronts.
Due to constantly changing agribusiness environment, there is a need and requirement for agribusiness managers and decision makers to take complex and correct decision after responding to these changing markets and policies. The aim of this programme is to educate and then prepare students to take the charge of leading change in the industry.
Thus, in order to cope up with the changing agricultural business environment, IGMPI has designed this programme to educate students about latest trends in Agribusiness industry, current environment and also aims to increase the knowledge and develop necessary skills of students which are a requisite for taking effective decisions in real world.
The duration of the program is one year & helpful to prepare students for careers in Management related to Agriculture, Food, Agri-business, Rural and allied sectors of the economy
Module 1 : Food & Agriculture Industry: Structure, Dynamics And Issues in the Global Industry
Module 2 : Food & Agriculture Manufacturing & Regulatory Affairs
Module 3: Agri Input Management (Seed Technology & Industrial Application, Fertilizer Technology Management, Pesticides & Pests Management)
Module 4: Principles of Management
Module 5: Food & Agriculture Marketing, Logistics, & Sales Management
Module 6: Strategic Management
Module 7: Introduction to Food & Agriculture Product Management
Module 8: International Trade in Agricultural Products
Module 9: Risk Management in Agribusiness
Module 10: Agri Finance Management
Module 11: Entrepreneurship Development in Food Processing
Module 12: Industry based case studies.
Graduation in Science and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are also eligible to apply.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this certificate course is three months while a maximum of six months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Industry Certificate in Food and Agribusiness Management by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading food and agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
The Indian Agri-Food is one of the largest & important sectors of the economy. However, with globalization and emergence of technology, there is a change in preferences of Indian consumers. This sector is constantly changing & has become one of the demanding segment of the economy. The Industry Certificate in Food & Agribusiness Management equips the students with requisite knowledge, skills & attitude for managerial decision making. It also aims to increase the knowledge of participant regarding various technologies used in agriculture and allied sectors. This program prepares the students for various managerial and entrepreneurial career opportunities in enterprises serving or dependent on agriculture and allied sectors.
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