VAMNICOM offers a two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Agri Business Management (PGDM-ABM) programme since 1993. The centre seeks to mould its young students who come from different academic backgrounds and with diverse skills into 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 fields of Agriculture, Banking and Insurance, the PGDM-ABM programme has been thoroughly restructured with specialization in Agri-Business Management (ABM). Students evolve through a structured process that enables them to :
1) Develop required conceptual base in the different subject areas of relevance.
2) Acquire the relevant skills in using modern management tools and techniques.
3) Develop application skills of appropriate management techniques in the context of Agri-Business / Banking & Insurance.
The PGDM has been recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India and recognized by Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to M.B.A. degree and NBA accreditated programme.
The programme comprises two segments – classroom and Summer Internship. Of these, the first involves an exposure to concepts, skills and knowledge in the classroom, while the second involves first-hand experience of understanding organizations. Evaluation of students performance in the programme is a continuous process, affording opportunity for frequent and regular corrections.
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. One Credit course is equivalent to 30 sessions of 70 minutes each.
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.
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.