On popular demand we bring to you in this article the list of Top MBA Colleges in India for Agriculture and Rural Management. Also, there are certain colleges which run multiple MBA Courses, with niche courses on Agriculture and Rural Management being there as the part of offerings. Such reputed courses are also mentioned in the list. Please note that courses are not mentioned in ranking format, listing is purely random. However, top 3 courses are listed at top (with no order within them).
Top MBA Colleges in India for Agriculture and Rural Management
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
PGP-ABM Course run by IIM A has become one of the most reputed Agribusiness courses in the country in almost no time since its inception. Curriculum is AgriBusiness and Rural Management focused, which enables people interested in this niche domain build a strong career of choice.
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
PGP-ABM Course run by IIM L is also among the popular Agribusiness courses offered by the reputed institutes of the country. However, the course at IIM L has not restricted itself to niche area of Agriculture and Rural Management (unlike in IIM A and IRMA). IIM L PGP-ABM students get placed usually in regular PGP profiles offered in the field of Finance, Marketing, Consulting etc. and in the similar companies like Banks, FMCGs, ECommerce etc. Hence, while the course gives the tag of ABM, it might not be that great a platform for someone genuinely interested in the niche domain. But yes, good option for someone who missed out PGP at IIM L but want to compete for the similar profiles.
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Most of the students who finish a degree in rural management at IRMA are usually placed in local, national and international organizations who are involved in agriculture business, NGOs, development organizations and funding agencies. Since it is a development sector, the students also get an opportunity to work in banking sector like NABARD, Grameen Bank. Many of them are also well placed in top corporate companies in the field of agribusiness, insurance and development and micro-finance.
The profiles offered make IRMA a unique institute. Now, IIM A is also giving it a tough competition at the same level through its PGP-ABM course.
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
XIM B also offers a dedicated rural management course which has a decent reputation in the niche sector. Profiles offered again focus on agriculture business, NGOs, micro finance and development of the sectorial stakeholders.
Other Decent Institutes offering courses in Agriculture and Rural Management
- National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur
- National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad
- Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management, Pune
Above three are very focused and reputed names in the Agriculture industry, with salaries offered being as high as even INR 18 lpa.
Other Options include:
- Amity School of Rural Management, Noida
- BGIC Institute Delhi, MBA in Rural/Urban Development
- Institute of Business Management in Rural Management, Navi Mumbai
- IRM, Jaipur
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