Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma/Industry Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture


Sustainable agriculture focuses on producing food in a way that is environmentally friendly, economically viable, and socially responsible. It aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Studying sustainable management, especially in agriculture, is essential due to its significant role in the global economy and environmental health. As the largest industry worldwide, agriculture employs over a billion individuals and generates food worth more than $1.3 trillion annually. Nearly half of the Earth's habitable land is used for farming, supporting diverse species and providing essential resources. Sustainable agricultural practices can protect and restore critical habitats, safeguard watersheds, and improve soil and water quality. In contrast, unsustainable methods can cause severe harm to both people and the environment. With the global population rapidly increasing, the demand for agricultural products is also rising, making sustainable resource management increasingly urgent. Given agriculture's deep connections to economic stability, societal well-being, and biodiversity conservation, studying sustainable agriculture is vital for developing approaches that secure food supply, protect the environment, and promote economic resilience for the future.

This program delves into various aspects of sustainable agriculture, from optimizing agricultural value chains to exploring the nexus between poverty and food security. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable agricultural system.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Optimizing Agricultural Value Chains: Supply chain optimization, logistics

Module 2: Agripreneurship and Sustainable Business Innovations: Agripreneurial ventures, business models

Module 3: Key Components of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS): Sustainable practices, food systems

Module 4: Techniques for Farm-Level Sustainability Assessment: Sustainability metrics, farm-level assessment

Module 5: Integrated Landscape Management to Meet SDGs: Landscape planning, SDG integration

Module 6: Analyzing Agricultural Systems for Sustainability: Systemic analysis, sustainability evaluation

Module 7: Exploring the Poverty-Food Security Nexus: Poverty impact, food security

Module 8: Research Skills for Agricultural Data Collection and Analysis: Data collection methods, analytical skills

Module 9: Principles and Practices of Agroecology in Organic Farming: Agroecological methods, organic farming

Module 10: Mitigating Agricultural Emissions and Climate Change: Emission reduction, climate strategies.

Module 11: Advances in Crop Technology: Biotechnology, crop improvements

Module 12: Environmental Science Applications in Sustainable Agriculture: Environmental impact, sustainable agriculture.


The program is open to graduates from various disciplines, including B.Tech, B.Sc., BE, and those with degrees in Microbiology, Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Horticulture, Agricultural Science, Agri Technology, and related fields. Diploma holders are eligible for the Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma) and 3-4 months (Industry Certificate).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture by Centre of Environment Health and Safety IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in the participants of Post Graduate Diploma Programmes. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

Recently, the Institute has witnessed growing involvement from professionals working with global industry like MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd., Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd., Raghuvansh Agrofarms Ltd., UPL Ltd., Bharat Rasayan, Godrej Agrovet Ltd., Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd., Kaveri Seed Company Ltd., Nestle India Ltd., Britannia Industries Ltd., Vadilal, DuPont India, KRBL Ltd., Tata Consumer Products, Marico Limited, UPL, Verra, SBI Foundation,, Britannia, Agrovet, Mahindra Foundation, Big 4, Accenture, SGS, Fortune 100, Uniqus Consultech Ltd., ESG Book, Vision 360, TCS, Ckinetics, CSE(Centre for Science and Environment, TERI (The Energy and Research Institute), Iforest, CEEW (Council on Energy, Environment and Water ), CPR (Centre for Policy and Research ), Centre for Energy and Environment Sustainability, WWF (Worl wildlife Fund ), IWMI (International Water Management Institute ), Greenpeace,, ATREE, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Sankalp Taru Foundation, TBS, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Mukti, Aquatech Systems Asia Pvt. Ltd., Nalco Water India Ltd.(Ecolab),ABM Environment Consultants, Eco Paryavaran Engineers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Enviro, Paramount Ltd., Enviro Control Associates India Pvt Ltd., Energy Tech Solutions, CVR Labs, EnVision Environmental Services, Mindtree Ltd., Siemens, Wipro Limited, Astra Zeneca, Novartis Healthcare, Accenture, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Roche Pharmaceutical, PI Industries Ltd., Ericsson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ICON Plc., Suven Life Sciences, Infosys Limited, Syneos Health Clinical, Eli Lilly and Company, etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

Future career prospects

Studying sustainable management in agriculture opens diverse career opportunities. Graduates can become sustainability consultants, advising businesses on eco-friendly practices, or environmental scientists, developing sustainable resource management methods. Other roles include sustainable agriculture specialists promoting organic farming, policy advisors shaping environmental regulations, and corporate social responsibility managers overseeing company sustainability initiatives. Careers in research and development focus on innovating sustainable technologies, while NGO workers support agricultural and food security projects. Agricultural extension officers train farmers in sustainable practices, and supply chain managers ensure efficient, ethical product distribution. Additionally, roles in urban agriculture and green business entrepreneurship offer chances to develop local food sources and eco-friendly agricultural products. These careers are essential for fostering environmental stewardship and economic resilience.

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