KIIT School of Rural Management MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2021: USPs, Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Fees

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January 11, 2021
KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), part of KIIT DU, Bhubaneswar has announced admission for its MBA Agribusiness Management 2021-23 batch. While its programme curriculum is at par with top B-schools like IIM-A, IIM-L, the KSRM fee is much lower. KIIT DUis one of the 10 private institutes in India to get ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag from UGC, MHRD, Government of India.
KIIT School of Rural Management MBA Agribusiness Management Admission 2021

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), Bhubaneswar, part of KIIT DU, is one of the 10 private institutes in India to get ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag from UGC, MHRD, Government of India. KSRM offers two unique MBA programmes –MBA Agribusiness Management and MBARural Management. Read this article to know all about key USPs of KSRM, admission eligibility, criteria, fee, placement, how to apply for admission in MBA Agribusiness Management 2021-23 batch.

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KSRM Bhubaneswar MBA Agribusiness Management  programme curriculum is at par with top MBA colleges offering MBA Agribusiness programmes like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IRMA Anand among others. The key USP of MBA Agribusiness offered at KIIT School of Rural Management is that its programme fee is much less than other MBA colleges. A quick comparison in fee structure will bring home this fact

Top MBA Colleges
Programme Offered
Programme Fee ( Lakhs)
IIM Ahmedabad
PGP Food & Agribusiness Management
IIM Lucknow
PGP Agribusiness Management
IRMA Anand
PGDM Rural Management
KSRM Bhubaneswar
MBA Agribusiness Management

KSRM aims to prepare qualified and well trained professionals to cater to various needs of the Agribusiness sector. With faculty from IIMs, IITs and IRMA, the teaching learning process is impeccable.

It is the only Rural Management school having 4 field segments (2 internships & 2 Live Projects) for experiential learning in all three semesters.The school has made ‘experiential learning’ as one of the core focuses of the MBA Agribusiness curriculum. It allows students to learn from live situations, which are more complex than what can be created in classroom.

Admission to KSRM (Agribusiness Management) is available through its own MBA entrance test KIITEE Managementalong with option of applying through CAT/MAT/XAT scores

KSRMMBA is approved by University Grants Commission and is accredited by the NAAC in A grade. KIIT Deemed to be University has the distinction of being the youngest institute ever in the country to be declared a deemed to be University.

KSRM MBA (Agribusiness Management): Key Institute Highlights and USPs

  • KSRM, KIIT Deemed to be University is one of the 10 private institutes in India to get ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag from UGC, MHRD, Government of India.
  • "A" Grade Accreditation by NAAC
  • Offers two Unique Programmes - MBA(Rural Management) and MBA(Agribusiness Management)
  • Moderate Fee of Rs.7,59,000 for two years
  •  Excellent Placement Record
  • More than 350 Partner Organizations Providing Internship & Final Placement
  • 3 Unique Field Segments/Internships - Focus on Experiential Learning
  • Highly Experienced Faculty from IIMs/IITs/IRMA with Corporate Experience
  • Round the Year Industry Engagement Activities (Conclaves, Guest Lectures, Seminars, Industrial Visits etc.) and Career Planning Guidance by Industry Leaders
  • Global Campus with Students from more than 10 Countries
  • Individual Attention for all round Development of Students. Highly Developed and Effective Mentoring System
  • World Class Campus with Excellent Facilities

KSRM MBA (Agribusiness)Admission 2021: Important Dates
To participate in KSRM 2021 Admission process you need to apply and appear in KIITEE Management exam 2021 or apply throughCAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT score. Following are the key dates to apply for KSRM admission 2021

KSRM Admission Activity
Important Date
Last date to apply for KSRM Admission 2021
January 13, 2021
Can Apply online/offline
Date of KIITEE Management Exam 2021
January 16-18, 2021
Computer Based Exam
Result Declaration
January 23, 2021
Check on Website
Shortlist Announcement
Immediately after Result
Check your mail and Institute website
GD-PI Process for final selection
February-March, 2021
Your Academics, work experience, diversity also play major role in selection

KSRM MBA (Agribusiness Management) Fee 2021-23
The total MBA (Agribusiness Management) Course Fee is 7,59,000.  The fee is payable in five installments. KSRM MBA (Agribusiness) fee includes Tuition Fees, Hostel and Utility charges among other charges.

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) is a part of the prestigious KIIT DU, Bhubaneswar which has a long history of academic excellence, providing industry-focused management education.

MBA Placements at KSRM
KSRM has an impeccable record of achieving good placements every year. All eligible students with acceptable CGPA secure a placement. Average placement over the last few years has been good. Some students have opted out of placement to pursue their own venture or join the family business, while a few others secure out-of-campus placement.

Several of global prestigious companies in private and public sector regularly visit the campus to recruit KSRM students. From among comparable B-schools, the institution is one of the best B-schools for placement in India.

Some of the top recruiters at KSRM includeAdaniWilmar, Agriwatch, GCMMF (Amul), ITC Ltd (Agri Business Division), NAFED, NCML, Reliance Retail, Sagracod India Private Ltd – part of TANMONDIAL PTE Ltd, Singapore, NDDB, DCB Bank, ESAF Small Finance Bank, Fusion Microfinance, HDFC Bank, NABARD Financial Services, Saija Finance, Samunnati, YES Bank, JEEViKA, JSLPS, KCG, NHDC, OLM, OTDS, American India Foundation (AIF), Care India, ChildFund India, Syngenta Foundation, TechnoServe (TNS), UNDP, Tata Trusts, Colgate – Palmolive (India), GoCoop Solutions and Services, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (CSR)among others

Last Date to Apply
Last date to apply for MBA admission 2021 at KSRM Bhubaneswar is January 13, 2021.

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KSRM MBA 2020 Application Fee

  • Application fee for one MBA program is Rs.1250.
  • Application fee for more than one MBA program or three MBA programs namely MBA+MBA(RM) or MBA+MBA(ABM) or MBA+MBA (RM)+MBA (ABM) is Rs.2500/-

How to Apply for Admission
KSRM has two options for the applicants to apply for admission 2021at KSRM:

Option 1: Apply with KIITEE Management 2021 Exam
You can appear in KIITEE Management 2021 to be held from January 16 to 18, 2021 for admission to MBA (Agribusiness Management) 2021 at KSRM. KIITEE Management 2021 is KSRM’s own National Level Entrance Examination to be conducted across 15 cities in India. It’s a computer-based test. Based on the scores obtained in the Examination, candidates will be called for GD/PI round.

The exam is a common examination for MBA (Rural Management), MBA (Agribusiness Management) at KIIT School of Rural Management, and MBA at KIIT School of Management.

Option 2: Apply with National Tests
Students who have taken CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT can apply to KSRM with a valid score. The test should have been taken for the relevant admission year, e.g. CAT-2020 or XAT-2021 score can only be used for 2021 MBA Admission.

If you are appearing in one of the national tests which are yet to be held or their results are yet to be declared, you can apply for admission at KSRM through KIITEE Management 2021

The last date to apply for KIITEE Management 2021 is January 13, 2021 and the application can be submitted online as well as offline at a moderate application fee of Rs.1250/-

KIIT School of Rural Management Eligibility Criteria

  1. A Candidate is eligible to apply for admission for MBA (Agribusiness)2021 at KSRM,if he/she has a Bachelor's degree with a 15 years education (in keeping with the 10 + 2 + 3 system) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% aggregate marks (or equivalentCGPA).
  2. Candidates appearing for final examinations towards a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply provided they complete all the requirements of graduation before June 30, 2021.
  3. Where the University/Institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, percentage score would be calculated by dividing the obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
  4. The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated taking all subjects into consideration including optional subjects.
  5. Students with Agriculture and allied areas will be given preference.

KIIT School of Rural Management Admission Criteria
KSRM Admission Criteria 2021 will be a three step process involving the mandatory appearance in the entrance test, shortlisting criteria based on entrance exam score, and the Final admission selection Criteria

KSRM Bhubaneswar Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of KIIT School of Rural Management Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. KSRM will shortlist the candidates on the basis ofKIITEE Management 2021 Exam or CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/GMAT exam score.

  • For shortlisting the suitable candidates for final selection round, KIIT-KSRM will use the overall scores obtained in the relevant entrance exam - KIITEE Management 2021 Exam or CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA/GMAT
  • Short listed candidates will be called to attend the GD - PI round

Final Admission Selection Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to  KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
  • The final merit list for admission 2021 at  KSRMwill be generated after preparing a merit list on the basis of Entrance exam score, performance in GD-PI, past academic record, work experience and other parameters.

Successful candidates will be intimated of their final selection through admission offer letter containing the terms and conditions of the admission.

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KIIT School of Rural Management Admission Process
Following steps are included in the KIIT-KSRM Bhubaneswar Admission process:

  • Applicant has to register for and appear either in KIITEE Management 2021 or the relevant CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA/GMAT
  • If Applying with National Test Score, pay application fee of Rs.1250/- online or off line. If applying with KIITEE Management 2021 the application fee Rs.1250/- for the entrance exam includes the KSRM application fee.
  • With your score in entrance exam you will be shortlisted for GD-PI, the final admission round
  • After completion of GD-PI round, admission offer will be made based on the exam score, GD-PI, Academics, Work Experience. The admission offer will be made in the month of May 2020
  • Selected candidates, after going through contents of the admission offer letter, need to confirm and accept the offer with the terms and conditions for taking admission to the programme through “Acceptance Letter”.
  • All the candidates who have been offered admission have to pay the fees as stipulated in the admission offer, otherwise they would forfeit their seat to the person next on the waiting list.

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