The post-graduate programme in food and agri-business management (PGP-FABM) of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has been ranked number one globally for the year 2017.
The ranking has been provided by a Paris-based ranking agency specialising in higher education named ‘Eduniversal’. IIM-A spokesperson said in a press statement that "The two-year PGP-FABM offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has been ranked as number one in the world by Eduniversal, France for the year 2017."
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The institute has credited the success of the programme to Debjit Roy who is PGP-FABM’s Chairperson. They also consider "cross-functional management exposure" of students who come from diverse backgrounds such as agriculture and food sciences, engineering, biotechnology and life sciences as another factor for number 1 ranking of the programme.
IIM-A’s food and agri-business management (PGP-FABM) is a two-year full-time residential programme that covers, apart from agriculture, allied areas such as food processing, commodities and rural development sector, and rural infrastructure.
As many as 46 students are selected for the course every year, out of roughly 1,27,000 applying for the same, the institute said.
The programme specifically attempts to:
i. Equip the participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for managerial decision making and implementation in the unique context of agribusiness
ii. Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in participants to make them effective change agents in agri-business
iii. Develop participants' capabilities to become leaders and nurture in them a commitment for integrity, ethics and social purpose
You can find out more information about the programme by visiting the official website of IIM Ahmedabad
Rankings of Other Colleges
Other Colleges that have secured ranks in top5 best colleges offering agri-business courses are as under:
Rank 2: Frances ESSEC Business School,
Rank 3: USA Corness University,
Rank 4: Australias University of Melbourne and
Rank 5: Argentinas University of Buenos Aires
About IIM Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad is India’s ivy-league B-School which offers students admission through CAT entrance exam. The institute offers 2 years’ Post-graduate Programme in various specializations and also offers various courses for working professionals. It should also be noted that Common Admission Test (CAT) is a most coveted management entrance test which grants admission to top B-Schools in India which comprises of all the 20 IIMs. The entrance is held once in a year to screen out the talented MBA aspirants.
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