Indian agriculture has seen a significant change due to globalization, structural changes in the economy and policy reforms. But simultaneously it is becoming more complex and facing new challenges too. It requires management approach to on and off- farm operations encouraging the agribusiness sector which is paving a way for the growth and development of the Indian agricultural economy. The changes in international policies of trade and increasing open market competition has made it mandatory to adopt the management principles in Agro-based industry.
The academic programme of MBA (Agribusiness) at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa has been launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sri Nitish Kumar Ji on 22 nd July, 2006 with the exclusive focus of inculcating leadership qualities, conceptual and interpersonal skills, enhanced vision, professionalism and social ethics along with the desired technical skills in the students required for the Agro industries and agribusiness organizations for the multidimensional growth of Indian agriculture.
Our major emphasis is to meet the above needs by providing best of the academic inputs and developing an effective and symbiotic relationship between the agro based Industries and the Institute. Internship, industry-supported project work, lecture series and placement cell are several initiatives in operationalzing the development of such a linkage. The objective is to produce graduates with competence in agriculture and core business subjects along with exposure in agricultural domains which makes them ready to face challenges in fiercely competitive business environment.
I heartily express all my good wishes to all the young aspirants
Dr. S. P. Singh , Co-ordinator, MBA (Agribusiness) and Chairman, SMCA