Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Lucknow - Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management [PGP-ABM]

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Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management [PGP-ABM]

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1,925,000TOTAL FEES
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Duration2 Years
Course typeDegree
PlaceOn Campus
Type of coursePost Graduation

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    29 Nov 21 Exam Date
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    Latest Update: IIM Lucknow has released the list of shortlisted candidates for the PI round on January 16, 2021. The last date to submit PI Application form is over while the date for the release of the final merit list is yet to be announced. 

    IIM Lucknow Important Dates

    Event Date
    CAT Exam Date November 29, 2020
    Availability of Admit card October 28, 2020
    Result declaration January 02, 2021
    Display of merit/cut off list Declared
    Display of provisional shortlist for PI January 16, 2021
    Display of Final Merit List To be notified
    Commencement of new session To be notified

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Highlights

    • PGP in Agri-Business Management (ABM) is a two-year, full-time, residential programme.
    • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate is the minimum requirement for PGP-ABM at IIM Lucknow.
    • The candidates must hold a valid CAT score.
    • The final selection is based on the CAT score, past academic performance, work experience followed by a Personal Interview (PI).

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Eligibility

    The following eligibility must be satisfied by the candidate to apply for PGP-ABM at IIM Lucknow:

    • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science/ Agricultural Engineering or allied subjects as tabulated below with 50% marks.
    Agriculture: Agriculture, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agriculture Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology Agricultural Engineering Animal Husbandry /Fisheries Dairy Science/Technology
    Forestry Food Technology, Food Technology & Management Horticulture Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
    Science: Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology(includes Biotechnology Engineering), Botany, Home Science, Life Science, Zoology Veterinary Science - -
    • Or, candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates) in aggregate or equivalent CGPA and must have at least two years experience or strong interest in the field of Agriculture or allied sector. Such candidates have to submit a special form at the time of Interview.
    • Or, they must have 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology
    • Final year candidates or those who are awaiting their results can also apply for the PGP-ABM programme. However, admission to such candidates will be provided on a provisional basis. 

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Admission Process

    IIM Lucknow accepts admission to PGP-ABM based on CAT, Past Academic Record and Diversity Factor. The final selection takes place based on performance in Personal Interview (PI).

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Selection Criteria

    The selection criteria for PGP-ABM at IIM Lucknow is as follows-

    • The candidate must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed by IIM Lucknow. A valid sectional and overall percentile in the CAT examination is also essential. Tabulated below are the minimum CAT Cutoff requirements for admissions to IIM Lucknow.
    General 80 80 80 85
    EWS 72 72 72 77
    NC-OBC 72 72 72 77
    SC 55 55 55 65
    ST 50 50 50 60
    PwD 50 50 50 60
    • Candidates who satisfy the minimum cutoff requirement will be eligible for further selection procedure based on the composite score prepared by IIM Lucknow.

    The weights given to different parameter for preparing composite score are as follows:

    Parameters  Weights
    Scaled CAT Score 60
    Class 12th Marks (12M) 10
    Graduation Marks (GM) 10
    Work Experience 0
    Diversity Factor: Academic Disciplines 20
    Diversity Factor: Gender 5
    • Candidates who will be shortlisted based on composite will be called for PI
    • Candidates must score 12 out of 40 marks in Personal Interview to get a pass. Those who do not pass in PI will not be included in the final merit list. 
    • This year, WAT is excluded from selection criteria due to COVID-19 outbreak.
    • The final list of selected candidates will be displayed on the official website of IIM Lucknow based on the weights assigned to different parameters depicted in the following table:
    Parameters Weights
    CAT Exam 35
    Academic Performance (12M+GM) 5+5
    Diversity Factor 5
    Work Experience NA
    Personal Interview 40
    Total 90

    How to Apply?

    1. Visit the official website of CAT
    2. Click on ‘New Registration’
    3. Fill all the relevant information to register and generate a login id and password
    4. Now login using the credentials to fill the application form.
    5. After filling, upload the required documents.
    6. Pay the application fees.
    7. Lastly, submit the application form.

    Documents Required

    • Class 10th Marksheet and Certificate
    • Class 12th Marksheet and Certificate
    • Graduation Marksheets and Degree Certificate
    • CAT Score card
    • Candidate’s scanned passport size photograph in JPEG/JPG format (size not more than 80 KB)
    • Candidate’s signature in JPEG/JPG format (size not more than 80 KB)
    • Category Certificate (Applicable for SC/ST/OBC candidates)
    • Disability Certificate (For PWD candidates)

    Read More: IIM Lucknow Admission

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Course Details

    The curriculum is designed in an extremely effective manner. The course is divided in the following manner in a span of two years-

    • In the first year, the academic work is spread over three terms. Students have to study compulsory 22 foundation (core) courses. 
    • Students have to undergo a two-month compulsory summer training by the end of first year to get relevant industry exposure.
    • The second year is also spread over three terms consisting of two compulsory courses and 15 elective subjects. Students can opt for Dissertation or two courses of Independent study as elective.
    • The second year students have to take 17.5 credits. Out of these, 6.5 credits are required to be earned from Agribusiness Compulsory courses. The students can take maximum one credit equivalent of the courses from the elective courses of General Management and the rest of the subjects have to be chosen from Agribusiness Elective courses. 

    The subjects of First and Second Year are tabulated below:

    First Year Second Year 
    Business Environment (Economics I and II) Agribusiness Project Management
    Communications (Communication for Management I and II) Agricultural Input Marketing
    Decision Sciences (Quantitative Analysis for Management I, II and III) Strategic Management
    Finance & Accounting ( Management Accounting I and II, Financial Management I and II) Rural Research Methods
    Human Resource Management (Designing work organisations, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations) Supply Chain Management in Agribusiness
    Information Technology & Systems (Information technology for management, Management Information Systems) New Venture Planning in Agribusiness
    Legal Management (Legal Aspects in Management) Risk Management in Agribusiness
    Marketing (Marketing Management I and II) International Trade in Agricultural Products
    Operations Management (Operations Management I and II, Materials Management) -

    Candidates can opt any of the following electives in Second year of the PGP-ABM programme

    Area  Term IV Term V  TERM VI
    Agri-business Management
    1. Agri Input Marketing
    2. Agribusiness Value Chain Finance
    3. Contemporary Strategies In Food & Agribusiness Management
    4. Marketing Models For Agribusiness
    1. Agribusiness Services Marketing
    2. Agricultural Commodity Futures Markets
    3. Consumer Behaviour For Food Products And Services
    4. Financial Inclusion And Microfinance
    5. Innovation Management In Agribusiness
    6. Procurement Of Agri Commodities For Retail And Food Processing Industries
    7. Strategic Food Marketing
    8. Business Sustainability And Externalities Markets
    Rural Marketing

    Read More: IIM Lucknow Courses & Fees 

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Scholarship

    IIM Lucknow extends adequate help to the needy and meritorious students by providing Need based Scholarships. It is offered on the basis of merit and the family income of the candidate. Any candidate whose family income doesn’t exceed INR 3,00,000/- per annum is eligible for this scheme. The scholarship covers tuition fees charged by IIM Lucknow. The candidate needs to maintain a certain set of performance standards.

    IIM Lucknow also provides Central Government, State Government and other scholarships to deserving students through National Scholarship Portal. Check IIM Lucknow Scholarship.

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Placement

    IIM Lucknow has released the combined placement data of PGP and 16th batch of PGP-ABM for 2020-21 session. The key points of IIM Lucknow Placement are:

    Particulars CTC (INR LPA)
    Percentage of Students Placed 100%
    Highest International CTC 58.4
    Highest Domestic CTC 51
    Average CTC 26
    Median CTC 23.5 
    Top Recruiters Amazon, Deloitte, African Industries Group, Landmark Group, ZYNGA

    Many prominent recruiters visited the campus to offer placements at the campus among which some are tabulated below:

    Amazon  Flipkart Jio 
    Deloitte Byju’s Everest Group
    Asian Paints American Express Accenture 

    IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM Reservation Policy

    IIM Lucknow reserves certain percentage of seats for Reserved categories as shown in the table below:

    SC 15%
    EWS 10%
    ST 7.5%
    NC-OBC 27%
    PwD 5%


    Ques. Can final year students apply for IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM programme?

    Ans. The final year students are eligible to apply to PGP-ABM. However, they are required to show an original certificate from the university stating a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) obtained. However, the admission will be on provisional basis and confirmed only after the submission of the original documents. 

    Ques. How can I pay the fee for PGP-ABM at IIM Lucknow?

    Ans. The fee for the PGP-ABM programme at IIM Lucknow can be paid either through Demand draft or online transfer. No other mode of payment is accepted by IIM Lucknow.

    Ques. What is the selection criteria for IIM lucknow PGP-ABM programme?

    Ans. The candidates are first selected based on the marks obtained in CAT, work experience and scholastic achievement. Further written ability tests and personal interviews are conducted. A final merit list is prepared based on all these factors & the selection is done.

    Ques. How much stipend is offered in IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM during summer internships?

    Ans. The stipend offered during 2022 summer placements at IIM Lucknow for the PGP-ABM programme is as follows-

    • Highest Stipend- INR 2.5 L
    • Median Stipend- INR 1.2 L
    • Average Stipend- INR 1.1 L

    Ques. What is the fee structure of PGP-ABM, offered by IIM Lucknow?

    Ans. The first year fees of 3 Terms as decided by IIM Lucknow for PGP-ABM course is INR 1005000 and the second year fees of the next three terms is INR 920000. 

    College Admission Reviews

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    saurav kumar
    Is it possibble to get some discount on the fees?
    Common Admission Test

    Yes, IIM Lucknow offers financial assistance to deserving and needy candidates based on merits. apart from this, you can also avail a few government scholarships through its official website.

    jatin sharma
    Can I get the list of the subjects in which I can do MBA?

    Core courses in which MBA course is offered at IIM are:

    1. Finance and Accounting
    2. Human Resource Management
    3. Decision Sciences
    4. Business Environment
    5. Agribusiness Management
    6. Communication
    7. Marketing
    8. Information Technology & Systems
    9. Operations Management 
    10. Legal Management
    11. Strategic Management
    12. General Management
    abdul hamid shaikh
    Can anyone do MBA in Agribusinesses management after complet the b.voc in Agriculture?
    Abdul Nazir

    To enrol for MBA Agribusiness Management course, you need to pass Bachelor’s degree or equivalent UG degree with minimum 50% aggregate. Final year students are also eligible to apply provisionally.

    Admisisons are done on the basis of CAT score followed by further screening process.

    anshul patel
    cat entrance date diclearce
    Abdul Nazir

    The registration process will tentatively start in July 2021 for CAT exam that will tentatively be conducted in November 2021. The exact dates will be released along with the notification on the official website of IIM.

    gyanendra singh
    I done graduate with 50% marks from Kanpur university .I just want to know can i eligible or not of EXECUTIVE FELLOW PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT
    Abdul Nazir

    You need to have a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 60% marks. As you have 50% marks, unfortunately you are no eligible to apply.

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