Choudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural MarketingChoudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur, an Organization of Ministry of Agriculture& Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India; Kota Road, Bambala, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur-302033, has invited application for admission to its two year fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Agribusiness Management) 2019-21, approved by AICTE.

The courses designed for this programme provide a progressive learning sequence step by step from concepts, tools and techniques to their application in the context of agribusiness sector. Program is delivered through 7 trimesters, 121 credits and 45 courses. EXIM Bank merit Scholarship is available for meritorious students.

Eligibility: Applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences or in Agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of those belonging to SC/ ST/Persons with Disability (DA) category] of any recognised University or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Sciences or Agriculture-related disciplines recognised by ICAR.

Agriculture related disciplines shall include: Agriculture, Agri Business Management, Commercial Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Information Technology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Dairy Technology, Fisheries, Food Technology, Food Processing Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Sericulture, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry and all other streams of Agriculture and Allied subjects as mentioned in the Prospectus available at https://www.ccsniam.gov.in/images/pdfs/New-prospectus-2019-21.pdf  or must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in any other subject (like Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Pure Sciences, Commerce etc. (list is only illustrative) with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (DA) category) from a University or Institution as defined in the above paragraph.

The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidates must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

Applicant must have a valid Score of CAT-2018 or CMAT-2019. All applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria will have to submit the CAT-2018/Score Card or CMAT-2019 Score Card latest by February, 28, 2019.

Reservation of seats will be applicable for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), SC, ST, DA/PH, and Kashmiri Migrant categories as per Govt. of India rules.

Those in final year of their Graduation can also apply and submit their provisional certificate and mark sheets/grade card indicating up to date and latest cumulative marks/CGPA/OGPA till the previous year/semester and also indicate the same in the application form. Their provisional eligibility will be decided based on the same. If selected, they may seek provisional admission into the programme on payment of the required fee and other charges as specified. After joining the programme, they will have to submit the provisional degree certificate and aggregate marks/CGPA/OGPA latest by August 31, 2019 failing which the provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled.

Selection parameters and their weightage are given in the Prospectus.

Merit list will be prepared for calling candidates for Group Discussion, Personal Interview etc., based on CAT/CMAT Score as per the weightage formula mentioned in the Prospectus. The candidates who have both CAT and CMAT scores should mention both these scores in the appropriate column provided in the application form. Based on the above formula whichever score is advantageous to the candidate will be used to determine the merit in the selection process.

Personal interview and Group Discussion may include subjects to test candidate’s aptitude for Agriculture and Management. Candidate’s record in extracurricular activities and any additional qualifications or accomplishments may also be considered during the interview process.

Application:  Online application form can be filled at www.ccsniam.gov.in. A print out of online filled-in-application form should reach ‘Dean- PGDM (ABM) CCS National Institute Of Agricultural Marketing, Kota Road, Bambala, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan -302033’ latest by 28th February, 2018 enclosing photocopies of all relevant documents related to age, educational qualifications, category, achievement, experience etc. along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 600/- for SC and ST Candidates) in favour of Director General, NIAM payable at Jaipur.

The application form can also be downloaded and filled manually and send at the address given in pre-para, enclosing certificates and Demand Draft as specified. Last date for receiving filled in applications at CCS NIAM, Jaipur is 28th February, 2019

The tuition fees for the entire program is Rs. 3,90,000/- and boarding, lodging charges are Rs. 2,70,000/-.

For more details, www.ccsniam.gov.in.