National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad has begun registration for  Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture (DTMA) Admission 2021. Registration deadline is March 15. 

National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad was established in 1976 under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The institute offers a degree program and training certificate courses in Agriculture Management. One of its popular training programs is called FOCAR (Foundation Course for Agriculture Research Services), this program witnesses the highest intake every year. All of its programs are approved by AICTE. 

NAARM Hyderabad Admissions Dates 2020

Particulars Date
Last date for receiving applications for PGD-ETM October 15, 2020
Commencement of Program January 2021

NAARM Highlights

Established In 1976
Approval Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Accepted Exam CAT, CMAT
Mode of Registration Online and Offline
Official Website
Campus Area 50 Acres

NAARM Courses

The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) offers the following courses:

  • PGDMA (Post Graduate Diploma Management in Agriculture)
  • PGD-TMA (Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture)
  • NAARM also offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • FOCARS (Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Services).


  • Duration: 7 Months
  • Designed For: Newly recruited entry-level Agriculture Scientist
  • Course Admission: There are two batches every year
  • Student Intake: 60 (Maximum)


Aim of students is to build professionals to enable them to handle successfully Intellectual Property and Technology Management assignments in agriculture and related enterprises.

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Student Intake: 100
  • Course Eligibility: Four years Bachelor’s Degree from any Agricultural University or Institution recognized by ICAR/ UGC in Agriculture.

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NAARM Admission

The students with eligible Bachelor degree should have appeared in CAT/CMAT examination. The candidates are short-listed based on CAT/CMAT scores for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD and PI are conducted at NAARM campus during April-May. The final list of short-listed candidates for NAARM Admission into PGDMA is announced in the first fortnight of the month of May. The decision of the selection committee in this regard will be final. 

Selection Process

NAARM Admission selection process of students for the PGDMA program is done on the basis of scores obtained in CAT/CMAT, group discussion, personal interview, and academic record. Weightage given to different process are as follows:

Category Weightage (%)
CAT/CMAT Score 40
Group Discussion 25
Personal Interview 25
Academic Record 10

Application Procedure

  • Candidates applying for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management Agriculture courses offered by the institute are required to ensure the fulfillment of basic eligibility criteria. They need to collect the application form either online or from the college office.
  • For CAT / CMAT Registration candidates must visit the official website of the conducting bodies for online application.
  • Aspiring candidates for the PGDM courses must visit the official website of NAARM and download the online application form.
  • A downloaded and signed Application form along with a Demand Draft INR 1200/- (INR 600 for SC/ST) in favor of “ICAR-Unit, NAARM A/C” and payable at Hyderabad should be sent to the below-mentioned address:
    • Joint Director (Administration) & Registrar Postgraduate Cell,
    • National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)
    • Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030

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NAARM Hyderabad Placements

NAARM Hyderabad Placement of the resounded a remarkable success with 10 renowned organizations, across diverse agribusiness sectors participating in the NAARM Placement process, and offering recruitment to the batch. The recruiters were highly impressed by the students for their business acumen, sound analytical skills, effective communication, and leadership potential.

Placement Desk

NAARM Placement Desk is managed by the Placement Coordinators which consists of NAARM faculty and student representatives. The activities of the Placement Committee include coordinating the Campus Recruitment and the Summer Internship drives.

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NAARM Hyderabad Facilities

  • Classrooms: The college has spacious and air-conditioned classrooms equipped with all the modern teaching aids.
  • Laboratories: The institute has 02 ARIS Labs, 01 GIS Labs, and multimedia with over 200 computers connected to servers.
  • Library: The academy has a well-stocked library.
  • Hostel: Fully furnished & Wi-Fi enable hostels, available for both boys and girls separately.

NAARM Hyderabad Faculty

Name: Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao

  • Designation: Director
  • Education: Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao Worked at IISS, Bhopal.IIPR, Kanpur and CRIDA, Hyderabad. Project Coordinator, AICRP

Name: Dr. S. K. Soam

  • Designation: Director In Charge ( Joint Director)
  • Experience: Dr. Soam joined ICAR in 1993 and served at National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad

Name: Dr. Sanjiv Kumar

  • Designation: Scientist
  • Experience: Dr. Sanjiv Kumar is Scientist in Agribusiness Management Division at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research

Name: Dr. Sivaramane. N

  • Designation: Principal Scientist
  • Experience: Started at Division of Econometrics at Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi as Scientist

Name: Dr. P.C. Meena

  • Designation: Principal Scientist
  • Experience: Dr. Meena began his career as Deputy Manager at the National Dairy Development Board, Anand, Gujarat,

NAARM Hyderabad FAQs

Ques. What are the areas in which NAARM provides training?

Ans. Following are the areas in which NAARM provides training:

  • Research Project and Agricultural Research System and its Management
  • Human Resource Management & Development
  • Information Technology for Content Development & Management
  • Educational Planning, Management, and Development
  • Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Implications of WTO, AOA and IPR in Agricultural R&D
  • Training Management
  • Developing Winning Research Proposals
  • Performance Assessment of Agricultural Research Organizations
  • Advances in Administration and Financial Management

Ques. Who can apply for training programs in NAARM?

Ans. All stakeholders of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) can apply for these
training programs, however, the eligibility criteria will vary from program to program as mentioned in the respective brochures of the program.

Ques. Is PGDMA approved by AICTE?

Ans. Yes, PGDMA course is approved by AICTE.

Ques. Does NAARM provide financial assistance for the students selected for PGDMA?

Ans.The Academy has no tie-up with any bank for educational loans. However, it extends all the required help by the way of providing the required information to the banks which the students approach for financial assistance.

Ques. Is the PGDMA program totally residential?

Ans. Yes, the PGDMA program is totally residential.

Ques. What is the frequency of conducting the SRF Program?

Ans. Once every year. 

Ques. Who can apply for training programs in NAARM?

Ans. All stakeholders of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) can apply for these
training programs, however, the eligibility criteria will vary from programme to programme as mentioned in the respective brochures of the program.