Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGDFAM/EDFAM)


Food & Agriculture are two interdependent industrial sectors. Agricultural raw material acts as the input for food industry, which processes them & finally provides the end product to customer. Therefore, a continuum needs to be maintained between these two industries. This result in the emergence of Food & Agribusiness Management which includes various practices, processes & technologies used to improve the efficiency of these two industries. Food and agricultural industries add value to each others processes and increase demand for farm outputs.

Agriculture sector in India makes a contribution of around 22% in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). More than 65 % of the population is engaged in agriculture directly or indirectly. Now-a-days, agriculture sector is facing tough competition due to various factors like constantly changing policy environment, factors relating to demographic dividends, requirement and creation of complex supply-chain demands along with integration of world markets and economies.

To understand this complexity and to work on it effectively, skilled manpower is required so that quick and correct decisions can be taken which will effectively solve the problem that this sector is facing on various fronts.

Due to constantly changing agribusiness environment, there is a need and requirement for agribusiness managers and decision makers to take complex and correct decision after responding to these changing markets and policies. The aim of this programme is to educate and then prepare students to take the charge of leading change in the industry.

Thus, in order to cope up with the changing agricultural business environment, IGMPI has designed this programme to educate students about latest trends in Agribusiness industry, current environment and also aims to increase the knowledge and develop necessary skills of students which are a requisite for taking effective decisions in real world.
The duration of the program is one year & helpful to prepare students for careers in Management related to Agriculture, Food, Agri-business, Rural and allied sectors of the economy

Programme Structure

Module 1: Food & Agriculture Industry: Structure, Dynamics And Issues in the Global Industry

Module 2: Food & Agriculture Manufacturing & Regulatory Affairs

Module 3: Agri Input Management (Seed Technology & Industrial Application, Fertilizer Technology Management, Pesticides & Pests Management)

Module 4: Principles of Management

Module 5: Food & Agriculture Marketing, Logistics, & Sales Management

Module 6: Strategic Management

Module 7: Introduction to Food & Agriculture Product Management

Module 8: International Trade in Agricultural Products

Module 9: Risk Management in Agribusiness

Module 10: Agri Finance Management

Module 11: Digital Marketing

Module 12: Entrepreneurship Development in Food Processing

Module 13: Industry based case studies.


Any graduation/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our 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).


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 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 Food and Agribusiness Management by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, 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 its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading food and agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global food and Agriculture giants 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, etc.

Future career prospects

The Indian Agri-Food is one of the largest & important sectors of the economy. However, with globalization and emergence of technology, there is a change in preferences of Indian consumers. This sector is constantly changing & has become one of the demanding segment of the economy. The Post Graduate Programme in Food & Agribusiness Management equips the students with requisite knowledge, skills & attitude for managerial decision making. It also aims to increase the knowledge of participant regarding various technologies used in agriculture and allied sectors. This program prepares the students for various managerial and entrepreneurial career opportunities in enterprises serving or dependent on agriculture and allied sectors.

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