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Post Graduate Diploma in Management (ABM)

(For admission assistance Contact person & Helpline number is Mrs. V.V. Kulkarni, Tel. No. 020-25701311)

PGDM – AGRI-BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

VAMNICOM’s Centre for Management Education offers a two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM (ABM)) programme from the year 1993. The centre seeks to mould its young students who come from different academic backgrounds and with diverse skills in to competent professionals of tomorrow. The students learn to combine the use of technical skills with the understanding of the socio-cultural system to emerge as leaders in their fields and make significant contribution through management in all sectors of the society. Considering the ever growing requirement for professional Managers in the field of Agri Business, the PGDM (ABM) programme has been structured with specialization in Agri Business Management (ABM). Students evolve through a structured process that enables them to:

  • Develop required conceptual base in the different subject areas of relevance

  • Acquire the relevant skills in using modern management tools and techniques

  • Develop application skills of appropriate management techniques in the context of agri business

The PGDM (ABM) has been recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India and recognised by Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to M.B.A. degree.   The programme has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi for 3 years from June 2015 to June 2018.

The programme comprises two segments, viz., classroom and Summer Internship. Of these, the first involves an exposure to concepts, skills and knowledge in the classroom, while the later involves first-hand experience of understanding organizations. Evaluation of students’ performance in the Programme is a continuous process, offering opportunity for frequent and regular corrections. All the segments of Programme – classroom study, fieldwork, summer Internship– are evaluated and the results are reported on students’ grade card. Students are expected to meet the standards of performance prescribed by the PGDM (ABM) Committee for each segment.

CLASSROOM SEGMENT

The PGDM (ABM) programme is designed with classroom teaching component integrating case method pedagogy. 41 credits are required to be completed in six terms. 26 credits of subjects offered on Core Management areas and 12 credits of specialization subjects are offered in the area of Agri-Business Management. Three credit courses are devoted to project courses to equip the students to take up challenging assignments in the Agri Business sector.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP SEGMENT

Every student has to undergo eight weeks of Summer Internship which is compulsory during April and May after completion of the first year course. The report prepared by the student will be evaluated by the organization where the student was placed for internship and the same is required to be presented in the class room. The cost involved in summer internship will have to be borne by the students themselves. However, most of the organisations provide financial assistance to students for undertaking summer internship.

Evaluation

The performance of the students in each course in each term shall be evaluated through quizzes, assignments, exercises, class participation, presentation, projects, short test, etc. in addition to a mid-term examination and end-term examination. The respective instructor will inform the combination of the evaluation components and the weightages thereof. The objective of the evaluation is to ensure that the students attain the necessary minimum standards.

Scholarships and Overseas Summer Internship

NCUI Scholarship of Rs. 40,000/- per annum is given to six students as per the norms of National Cooperative Union of India.
IFFCO Scholarship of Rs. 15,000/- per annum is given to Two SC and One ST student on merit basis.
CICTAB Meritorious Award  for two students of India & two Foreign Nationals.
Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Welfare/ Tribal Affairs,   Post Matric Scholarships for SC/ST students 

As part of a MoU between VAMNICOM and National Institute of Cooperative Development (NICD), Sri Lanka, two meritorious students of the PGDBM will get Summer Internship at Sri Lanka. Under this agreement, VAMNICOM provides air travel expenditure. Lodging & boarding facilities are provided by NICD, Sri Lanka.

In addition to the referred scholarships, the Social Welfare Department of various State Governments supports the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.

All aggrieved students, their parents & others may approach to the Grievance Redressal Committee of the institute in the first instance and if they are not satisfied with the decision of the committee, they may send their appeals to the “OMBUDSMAN” directly.

 

 

Admission procedure for the 27thbatch  of PGDM ABM  (AICTE approved, equivalent to MBA status by AIU) programme commencing in the second week of June, 2019 is as given below:

The selection to PGDM-ABM programme is based on Entrance Examination which is comprising of

  1. Latest valid test score of CAT / MAT / XAT / ATMA / CMAT of AICTE at the time of application (GMAT/GRE for foreign nationals*)

  2. Group Discussion 

  3. Personal Interview.

Securing minimum prescribed marks in Group Discussion and Personal Interview are compulsory to become eligible for taking admission.

Note: Candidates interested in pursuing PGDM – ABM at VAMNICOM, Pune are advised to apply and appear the referred national level test directly and apply to VAMNICOM in the prescribed application form with valid score on or before 31st March, 2019.

Eligibility

i) Any graduate from a recognized University, with minimum education of 15 years (10+2+3) full time with atleast 50% marks for the General / OBC (non creamy) candidates and 45% marks for SC / ST candidates in Graduation.

ii) Latest Valid Test scores of any one of the National level Tests - CAT / MAT / XAT / ATMA /CMAT  (GMAT/GRE for foreign nationals) at the time of application. These guidelines may get modified / subject to be modified depending upon AICTE guidelines from time to time.

iii) The percentage obtained by the candidate in the Bachelor's Degree would be based on the practice followed by the University / institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree.

iv) Applicants who have appeared for bachelor's degree examination and awaiting results may also apply subject to fulfillment of conditions by 14/08/2019.

v) Reservation of seats for OBC (Non Creamy) SC / ST / Physically Disability persons as per Govt. of India rules.

HOW TO APPLY

The prescribed application form may be downloaded from the website and apply with valid score of CAT / MAT / XAT / ATMA / /CMAT  (GMAT/GRE for foreign nationals*) by 31st March 2019 by post along with demand draft of Rs. 500/- in favour of "The Director, VAMNICOM, Pune”.

The Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted at Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Kalyani(West Bengal), Nagpur, New Delhi/Gurgaon, Patna, Pantnagar and Pune   during April & May 2019, subject to sufficient number of students opting for it.

The schedule of GD/PI will be announced on the Institute's web site www.vamnicom.gov.in

The Institutions which are conducting CAT / MAT / XAT / ATMA / CMAT have no role either in selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

 

COOPERATIVE/GOVERNMENT SPONSORED CANDIDATES

Three seats are reserved for Cooperative, and Central/State Government employees. A Cooperative Organisation having more than 25 employees and having a turnover of more than one crore per annum and Government can sponsor their employees for the PGDM (ABM) programme. The seats are reserved for such sponsored candidates provided they fulfill the following conditions:

  1. Any graduate with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of fulltime education with minimum 50% marks (all the subjects in all the years put together) from a recognised University.

  2. The sponsoring organisation should be willing to grant leave to the candidate (if selected) for the period of study and it should make payment of fees and other dues of the candidates to the Institute. Fees will not be accepted from the candidate directly. The candidate should have the valid test score of CAT / MAT / XAT/ ATMA / CMAT and appear for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

FOREIGN NATIONALS* 

Foreign National students / officials working in Cooperative or Rural Financing Institutions in SAARC countries and Afro-Asian countries are eligible to join PGDM-ABM programme.  The following are conditions:

  1. Any graduate with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of fulltime education with minimum 50% marks / equivalent grades (all the subjects in all the years put together) from a recognised University.

  2. The candidate should have the valid test score of GMAT / GRE scores  and appear for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

  3. The fee payable for the  Indian Nationals will be applicable for foreign nationals candidates.  However except Nepal and Bhutan, all other foreign nationals are required to pay in US$. Candidates from  Nepal and Bhutan may pay in Indian currency. 

  

WARDS OF NCUI / NCCT / VAMNICOM EMPLOYEES

Admission Procedure followed are same as given for General Candidates. Three seats are reserved for the wards of NCUI / NCCT/ VAMNICOM employees.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OVERSEAS SUMMER INTERNSHIP

NCUI Scholarship of Rs. 40,000/- per annum is given to six students as per the norms of National Cooperative Union of India.

IFFCO Scholarship of Rs. 15,000/- per annum is given to Two SC and One ST students on merit basis.

CICTAB Meritorious Award for two  students of India & two  Foreign Nationals.

Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Welfare/ Tibal Affairs, Post Matric Scholarships for SC/ST students.

As part of a MoU between VAMNICOM and National Institute of Cooperative Development (NICD), Sri Lanka, two of the PGDM (ABM) students will get Summer Internship at Sri Lanka. Under this agreement, VAMNICOM provides one way air travel expenditure from Mumbai or to and fro air travel expenditure from Chennai/Bangalore. Lodging & boarding facilities are provided by NICD, Sri Lanka.

PGDM AT RICM Gandhinagar

VAMNICOM Merit list is considered for admission in URICM, Gandhinagar which is offering the AICTE approved PGDM programme. For further details of URICM, Gandhinagar, visit website:www.urimanage.org

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RICM uses VAMNICOM Merit list for admission of the candidates for two year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Agri Business Management. VAMNICOM has no role either in selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

TERM-I

  1. Organizational Behaviour-I

  2. Managerial Economics

  3. Financial Management - I

  4. Quantitative Analysis for Management - I

  5. Communications for Managers -I (0.5 unit)

  6. Information Technology for Business and Development

  7. Principal to Agri Business(0.5 unit) 

  8. Marketing Managment - I

TERM - II

  1. Organizational Behaviour-II (0.5 unit)

  2. Macro Economics

  3. Financial Management- II

  4. Quantitative Analysis for Management - II

  5. Communications for Managers -I (0.5 unit)

  6. Principal of Entrepreneurship  (0.5 unit)

  7. Rural Development (0.5 unit)

  8. Product and Operations Management 

  9. Marketing Management -II

TERM - III

  1. Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations

  2. Managing Collectives

  3. Cost Accounting

  4. Quantitative Analysis for Management - III

  5. Rural Marketing

  6. Management Information System

TERM - IV

  1. Supply Chain Management

  2. Banking & Insurance

  3. Derivatives

  4. Strategic Management

  5. Sales & Distribution Management (0.5 unit)

  6. Business Law (0.5 unit)

  7. Optional -1*

TERM - V

  1. Optional -1*

  2. Optional - 2*

  3. Optional -3*

  4. Agri Finance, Micro Finance & Rural Credit

  5. International Trade and Finance (0.5 unit)

  6. Business Ethics and Governance (0.5 unit)

  7. Project Management

TERM - VI

  1. E- Commerce

  2. Optional - 1*

  3. Optional  - 2*

  4. Optional - 3*

OPTIONAL COURSES

TERM-IV

  1. Agricultural Statistics (using Excel)

  2. Marketing Research

  3. Retailing Management

  4. Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

TERM - V

  1. Agri Input Marketing

  2. Corporate Finance

  3. Business Modelling

  4. Customer Relations Management

  5. Food Processing Management

  6. Financial Risk Management

  7. Services Marketing

TERM - VI

  1. Brand Management

  2. Quality Management

  3. Management of Non-Profit Organisation

  4. Decision Support System

  5. Management of Change

  6. Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance

  7. Management of Cooperatives

  8. International Marketing

* Offered based on the registration (Minimum 15 students).

Note:

(1) One course credit is equivalent to 28-30 contact sessions of 70 minutes each and requires the student to put in at least 80 hours of work outside the classroom.

(2) The students are required to complete a basic course in computers like MS-Office before joining the Programme.

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VAMNICOM's Centre for Management Education is continuously reviewing the PGDM programme for the best possible learning experience for its students. The Centre reserves the right to change, curricula, rules or fees.

Sr. No.

Details

Fee payable in Rs.

TOTAL

FIRST YEAR

SECOND YEAR

Term

I

II

III

TOTAL

IV

V

VI

TOTAL

A)

TUITION FEES & OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Tuition Fee

82875

82875

82875

248625

82875

82875

82875

248625

497250

2

Examination fee

5500

 

 

5500

5500

 

 

5500

11000

3

Computer

11000

 

 

11000

11000

 

 

11000

22000

4

Sports cultural and student activities

5500

 

 

5500

5500

 

 

5500

11000

5

Medical (consultancy only)

500

 

 

500

500

 

 

500

1000

6

Library Fee

2000

 

 

2000

2000

 

 

2000

4000

7

Industrial Visit

8250

 

 

8250

8250

 

 

8250

16500

8

Course material

2250

2250

2250

6750

2250

2250

2250

6750

13500

9

Text Books

8000

 

 

8000

8000

 

 

8000

16000

10

Preparatory Classes

7650

   

7650

       

7650

11

Group Insurance

1000

   

1000

1000

   

1000

2000

 

Total (A)

134525

85125

85125

305375

126875

85125

85125

297125

601900

B)

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Placement Support charges

3300

 

 

3300

13800

 

 

13800

17100

2

Alumni Association Membership Fee

 

 

 

 

1000

 

 

1000

1000

 

Total (B)

3300

 

 

3300

14800

 

 

14800

18100

C)

LODGING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Lodging Charges

45000

 

 

45000

45000

 

 

45000

90000

 

Total (C)

45000

 

 

45000

45000

 

 

45000

90000

D)

DEPOSITS (REFUNDABLE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Library Deposit

1000

 

 

1000

 

 

 

 

1000

2

Hostel Deposit

1000

 

 

1000

 

 

 

 

1000

3

Mess Deposit

1500

 

 

1500

 

 

 

 

1500

4

Caution Deposit

6500

 

 

6500

 

 

 

 

6500

 

Total (D)

10000

 

 

10000

 

 

 

 

10000

 TOTAL

( A + B + C + D)

192825

85125

85125

363075

186675

85125

85125

356925

720000

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OVERSEAS SUMMER INTERNSHIP

SCHOLARSHIPS

NCUI Scholarship of Rs. 40,000/- per annum is given to six students as per the norms of National Cooperative Union of India.

IFFCO Scholarship of Rs. 15,000/- per annum is given to Two SC and One ST students on merit basis.

CICTAB Meritorious Award for two  students of India & two  Foreign Nationals.

Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Welfare/ Tibal Affairs, Post Matric Scholarships for SC/ST students.

GOI Freeship / Scholarship  is available for the students of SC/ST/OBC/VJNT.  Students are required to apply to  Social Welfare Department of their concerned state to which they belong.

OVERSEAS SUMMERINTERNSHIP

As part of a MoU between VAMNICOM and National Institute of Co-operative Development (NICD), Sri Lanka, two of the PGDM students will get Summer Internship at Sri Lanka. Under this agreement, VAMNICOM provides one way air travel expenditure from Mumbai or to and fro air travel expenditure from Chennai/Bangalore. Lodging & boarding facilities are provided by NICD, Sri Lanka.

 

Placement Click here to see our Recruiters

The Institute’s placement activities are co-ordinated by the committee comprising elected student representatives and faculty member as the Placement Coordinator. It takes up the role of facilitator between potential employers and students. The committee also makes pitches to new companies and makes them aware of the rapid developments happening in the Institute. Guest lectures and Industry Interface Sessions are hosted by the Committee. All communication regarding Summer and Executive recruitment is routed through the Placement Committee. The Institute has achived 100% placement of students since the inception of the Programme.

For further details contact : 
The Placement Director
Centre for Management Education
Tel: (020)-66221411 / 66221473
Telefax: (020)-25537735 / 25537726
e-mail: placement@vamnicom.gov.in