Talking about the course, Professor Debjit Roy, Chairperson, PGP-FABM said, "To address todays challenges in food and agri-business sector, participants need to have cross-functional management exposure and work with teams members from diverse backgrounds".
FABM programme, he added that, attracts participants from diverse backgrounds such as agriculture and food sciences, engineering, biotechnology, and life sciences, prepares the participants to take up challenges in this sector-focused problem solving.
"The alumni from this programme are playing a key role in shaping up policies and addressing the needs of this sector," said Prof. Roy.
In pursuit of this a Post Graduate Programme with Specialization Package in Agriculture (PGP-SPA) was started in 1974, said a statement from IIM Ahmedabad.
In 2000, IIMA revamped the programme after a review of the Institute's approach to agri-business management education under changing economic environment and a Two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management was launched in 2000.
More than 1,27,000 candidates apply for this Programme and only about 46 candidates are selected with a rigorous selection process administered throughout the country.
The PGP-FABM Programme has evolved over the years and expanded beyond agriculture to other allied areas such as food processing, commodities and rural development sector, and rural infrastructure.
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