Our curriculum includes a range of exciting courses and is frequently refreshed with new contents in order to give students a firm grasps of broad-based fundamentals of all aspects of agri food business management, covering each and every link of the agri food chain along with path of movement from one link to another. The institute adopts an inductive learning model which goes beyond facts and theories—a process that teaches individuals not only how to manage organizations, but also how to continually grow and learn throughout life. The course comprises of four components: Foundation Courses, Core Management Courses, Agri-Food Business Courses and Area Specific courses. Proficiency in communication and soft skills is key to business as well as social success in today’s environment. In this scenario, degrees, formal education and technical knowledge is not sufficient to succeed and grow.
Keeping the need of industry and the opportunities for employment in mind, on joining PGDM- AFB programme at the Institute, all students pursue the rigorous programme of communication and IT, which enables them to enhance fluency, correct grammar & regional influences in speech, strengthens diction and understanding of English Language in an international context as well as improving their skills in IT. The aim is to create similarity in fluency, accent, body language, dressing, manners, presentation and all other aspects of day to day personal and professional life of all the students, which can become the symbol for the Institute. After that, all students pursue advance communication and core management course. By studying under a common curriculum, students build a solid, broad foundation of general management concepts and skills across all the key disciplines.
The following semesters will cover the pre harvest aspect of agri food chain courses starting from Farming Inputs Industry to Farm practices and management of Farm produces. The remaining part of agri food chain courses encompasses Food Ingredient, Food Processing Machinery, Food Processing, Food Retailing and Food Service Industry along with Consumers at both Institutional and Individual level, will be covered in second year.
During the second year, students choose from an unparalleled range of elective courses to build on the basic concepts developed in the core management courses and compulsory agri food chain courses. Students are getting an opportunity to pursue studies in areas of special interest to them. This portion of the program enables students to integrate the functional and sectorial skills learned till now, into an understanding of the firm as a total enterprise. Overall, all these courses help the students in developing an integrated understanding and approach on agri food chain management issues and problems.
All students have to take a Group Live Project ( Rural/ Societal) and Individual Student Research project (Industrial) which are designed to help students deepen their knowledge in a particular area of interest. Group Live Project based on Field-based learning is typically conducted by teams of three or more students who work closely with a sponsoring organization and a faculty advisor. Projects aim at solving a real-world problem.
The Individual Student Research Project presents an opportunity for a student to study a specific topic of interest in depth, under the close direction of a faculty member. In our programme, this learning experience is more important as students may link independent field-based learning to their career planning and job search.
Field-based learning through live projects is a remarkable opportunity for students to truly personalize their education as they make connections and gain experience in their chosen field. Group Project & Individual Project are designed to provide opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real life of Agri-Food Business management context with prominent Agri and Food Business firms.