Post Graduate Programme in Food & Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM)

Course Highlights
  • Transforms young men and women into competent professional managers for the agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors.
  • The programme builds sensitivity to domestic and international market needs and span the entire agricultural value chain.
  • The programme equips the participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for managerial decision making and implementation in the unique context of agribusiness
  • Encourages entrepreneurial capabilities in participants to make them effective change agents in agri-business and develop capabilities to become leaders and nurture in them a commitment for integrity, ethics and social purpose
Exams Taken
Work Experience
Not Applicable
Admissions Process
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%
  • The candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-agricultural discipline from a University or Institution as defined in the above paragraph and have a strong interest in agriculture, food, rural and allied sectors. Such candidates will be required to submit a special form as described in section 2.1 under admission procedure. Failure to submit the form will disqualify the candidate from being considered further for admission to the programme.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply.


Admission/Selection Procedure
The selection of candidates for admission to the 2019-21 batch of PGP-FABM at IIM Ahmedabad is a two-step process.

  • In the first step, candidates will be short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) from among candidates who have applied for the programme and have a valid CAT/GMAT1 score and satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. An overseas category candidate who applies with a GMAT score instead of a CAT score should have total scaled score of at least 700.
  • The second step is the final selection round comprising Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Final admission offer will be made on the basis of GD-PI scores and composite score consisting of Academics, CAT percentile.


Last Date to Apply: September 26, 2018

Important Dates
Last date to apply:
September 26, 2018
Cut off accepted:
70.00 percentile
Interview & GD Process
Group discussion | Personal Interview
Seats: 50


Placement 2017

Average Salary: 14,49,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 27,07,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Godrej, Future Group, Amazon Cloudtail, HDFC Omniactives, Reckit Benckiser, Monsanto, Rabo Bank, Syngenta, TAFE, Yes Bank, Span Divergent

Placement 2018

Average Salary: 15,64,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 27,07,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: 20 firms participated including Godrej Agrovet, PI Industries, TGI, Flourish Foods, Pioneering Ventures, Amazon Cloudtail, Reckit Benckiser, Yes Bank