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PGDM in Agri Business Management

Because "Agriculture is Core Business"

"Agri-Business Management is gaining prominence in the economy because of a large contribution of agricultural produce to the GDP. A business that derives its primary income from an agricultural input or process is called agribusiness. Agribusinesses quite often don’t deal with actual farming but are in the business of producing farm inputs, such as farm machinery and seeds. Agribusinesses also take up marketing of farm products – and these include facilities like warehouses, wholesale, processing, and retail, as well as the processing of raw material into products such as oils, or production of other processed foods, and their marketing. 

Agribusinesses occupy a unique place

Agribusinesses occupy a special place within the agriculture and allied spectrum.  It happens to be the world’s largest industry; and that too at a time when the global demand for food and food prices are at an all-time high.  It is also this sector that absorbs graduates with qualifications in agriculture- the people who have the potential to find further solutions to agricultural problems.  Agribusiness encompasses half the world’s labor force, half the world’s assets, and 40 percent of consumer purchases.  Agribusiness represents agriculture and its supporting industry and helps teach our future generation about agriculture and how the world is nourished.

Today, agribusinesses are looking towards trained management professionals who can help optimize the input resources and the output as well as make the supply chain efficient and help the businesses maximize their returns through the adoption of technology and best commercial practices. The PGDM/MBA Agri-Business program is aimed towards developing management professionals who understand the entire value chain of agriculture and the best practices to adopt as well as knowledge about integrating AI and IoT to make their work more efficient and sustainable.

For job Opportunities

So, if you are keen on becoming a changemaker in the agricultural sector and ready to carve a rewarding career trajectory, you should consider enrolling in an agri-business management program. This will help you get in-depth knowledge of agricultural management concepts such as rural marketing, retail management, retail logistics, micro-finance, risk management, commodity trading, Agri export-import, and World Trade Organization (WTO) norms and will make you job-ready for the tremendous opportunities coming your way in future.

Let’s take you through agribusiness career opportunities you may look forward to in this sector:

Agricultural Manager

An agricultural manager is responsible for planning and supervising farm operations. So, the job involves intensive office and fieldwork. You have to plan the crop cycle as per the season, monitor maintenance of farm equipment, look after sales and purchase of agri-products, handle paperwork, oversee farmers’ work, meet financial targets and comply with government regulations. 

Agricultural Law and Policy Professional

Given the importance of the agricultural sector in India’s economy, the government makes conscious and continuous efforts to liberalize and promote this sector through policies, laws, and reforms. As a specialist in this field, you need to liaise with farmers, government bodies, agri-trade and commerce communities, political unions, and many other stakeholders at domestic and international levels. You can either work as an independent consultant or serve as a salaried professional in a law firm or in an agri-enterprise.

Commodity Trader

A commodity trader applies fundamental and technical analysis techniques to buy and sell agricultural products on the commodity trading exchanges. The professional knowledge of the agricultural sector along with a sharp analytical mindset will give you much-needed leverage in this career.


Several agricultural enthusiasts have launched their startups to modernize this sector through cutting-edge technology and revolutionary approaches. There is a tremendous scope to use this technology to help maximize crop production and quality, to improve safe and hygienic methods of food processing and preservation, to share real-time information on farming and weather conditions, unmanned aerial vehicles for land mapping and livestock monitoring, and harnessing renewable energy for farm equipment, etc. Based on your idea, you can easily get funding from venture capitalists and the government.

Market Analyst

As an agri-market analyst, your job responsibility involves research on customer behavior, economic trends and opportunities, and demand-supply-price dynamics related to the agricultural sector. Your market analysis can be instrumental to governments and corporate enterprises to advocate policy changes, design import-export market strategy, evaluate crop production and quality, etc.

Marketing Specialist

In this role, you formulate and execute marketing strategies for enterprises and farms selling agricultural products like crops, seeds, fertilizers, livestock, farm equipment, and machinery. Your job may also involve handling media relations, addressing legislative issues, and creating educational/promotional material for end-users.

Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

Logistics and supply chain manager work in the area of crop/food procurement, warehousing, and transportation. The job involves ensuring the quality and nutritional value of crops or food throughout its journey from the farms to the customers. It also looks into planning the least-cost path for logistics for efficient supply chain management.

Finance Manager

Many small and large banks as well as non-banking financial corporations are extending credit and other financial services to farmers. The finance Manager can help companies formulate loan and credit policies, adhere to financial compliances, audit the financial records, etc. The job also involves working with government agencies to set up financial schemes for farmers. Given the fact that the agricultural sector will grow by leaps and bounds in the coming years, it will offer ample and fulfilling career prospects going forward. There is no better time than now for the aspiring professional to start working towards this career path."

PGDM offers major/minor specializations in

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • International Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Agri-Business Management


  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Bundle of Industry Integrated Value Added Certificates.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Degree from Govt. Universities.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • More than 175+ Companies for Campus Placement.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.
  • The maximum take home salary has been Rs. 20.5 Lac & CTC 23.5 Lakhs.

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  •  No capitation fee.
  •  Scholarships up to 100% in tuition fee for meritorious students.
  •  Course structure as per ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) approved syllabus.
  •  Highly experienced well qualified (Doctorates/Faculties in Agriculture & Management) from institutes of repute, engaged in consultancy, research and publication to add immense value to academic life.
  •  Fine-tuned with the industrial and Govt. jobs requirements.
  •  Agricultural Farm attached with the college campus.
  •  Well equipped Labs with necessary field equipment and research facilities for demonstration and independent project work.
  •  Live Projects and demonstrations in the areas of crop production, nursery raising, organic farming, floriculture, vegetable crop production, medicinal plants, orchard management, ornamental horticulture, food processing etc.
  •  Experiential Learning Activities: Students are exposed to Commercial farms, to know, how that create an opportunity for students to engage and tone up their endurance, confidence and management skills.
  •  Innovative Pedagogy : Emphasis on case studies and inter-personal based teaching to develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by reading and discussing complex, real-life scenarios.


In addition to the above students are exposed and certified through blended learning mode of online lectures** of faculties of international universities/industries curated by in-class tutorial and workshops. Some of the courses being offered are:

  • High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork & Negotiation, Northwestern University
  • The Art of Negotiation, University of California
  • Marketing Analytics, University of Virginia
  • AI for Everyone,
  • Brand and Product Management, IE Business School
  • Learning How to Learn, University of California
  • High-Impact Business Writing, University of California
  • Introduction to Block chain Technologies, INSEAD
  • Scaling Operations: Linking Strategy, Northwestern University
  • Corporate Finance: Measuring and Promoting Value Creation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Strategic Career Self-Management, The State University of New York
  • Blockchain and Business: Applications and Implications, INSEAD
  • Strategic Management ofInnovation, HEC Paris
  • Competitive Strategy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
  • Management Skills for International Business, University of London
  • Digital Media and Marketing Strategy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • FinTech Foundations and Overview, The Hongkong University of Science and Technology
  • Organizational Design and Management, HEC Paris
  • Leading Organizations, HEC Paris
  • Foundations of Strategic Business Analytic, ESSEC Business School
  • Design Thinking, University of Virginia

Students will have the option to choose upto 4 certificates through above program or similar program offered in future. Moreover 2-4 courses can be done on fully online mode – choosing from World’s best professors on top of the line new-age courses, which shall instil the way forward to self-learning and self- upgradation for lifelong learning and excellence.

*The bouquet of courses being delivered on Online/Blended Learning is dynamic in nature and can be changed frequently keeping the industry requirements, availability of resources, professors/content from the International universities/service providers. **Powered by Coursera or any similar MOOC program.


At DBS each student gets the opportunity to appear for more than 175+ companies each year and each student is able to get the optimum placement deserved. The maximum take home salary has been Rs.20.5 Lakhs & CTC 23.5 Lakhs.. PGDM students are offered Mid-level Manager/Functional Expert/Consultant (Entry Level) profiles.

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Rolling Admission Policy

Rolling Status means that the candidate has not confirmed his candidature within the stipulated time, but is a suitable candidate for admission to the institute. Hence, when such a candidate is ready to confirm his candidature and upon receiving the admission fee, the admission in-charge will consider his application taking into account the seats available in the course (if any) on that day or may offer an alternate course if seats are not available in that course.

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