Jamshedpur & IKisan
Certificate Programme in Agri-Business Management
"XLRI Jamshedpur and IKisan" announces
a joint six month on-line self learning Certificate
Programme in Agri-Business Management. The objective
of the programme is to supplement your agricultural
knowledge with business skills to enhance your effectiveness.
XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn
Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright
visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and
development journey of the independent India with a
vision of "renewing the face of the earth".
Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity.
The hall mark of this identity is, not to walk on the
beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark
but to be benchmarked, to be second to none but to be
the first to respond to the needs of the people and
the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but
necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up.
With this aim, XLRI
Jamshedpur has contributed its best to the professional
growth and management of innumerable institutions that's
serve the public especially organized industry, labour,
service agencies engaged in rural development, education,
health and other public systems.
Programmes Offered by XLRI
XLRI offers programmes aimed at providing
post graduate level courses in management and management
skill enhancement programmes.
Programmes are broadly classifies as
- Full time Programmes
- Personnel Management & Industrial
Relations (PM & IR)
- Business Management (BM)
- General Management Programme
- Fellow Programme in Management
- Part time programmes
Management Program for Defence Officers
Postgraduate Programme (Exec-PGP)
- Executive Fellow Programme
in Management (Exec-FPM)
- Satellite based Programmes
- Management Development Programmes
& Chemicals Ltd (NFCL)
One of the most recognized agricultural
brands in India which is dedicated to providing customers
with solutions in plant nutrition, irrigation, farm
services and plant management.
The NFCL always
has the desire to play a proactive role in the development
of society. It was always indebted to the society that
not only accepted it but also provided an opportunity
to grow and flourish.
The company is committed to the
physical, academic and economic well-being of the community
by actively pursuing the cause of education, social,
culture, health and welfare.
IKisan is a comprehensive Agri Portal promoted by NFCL
to provide Information, Knowledge and Business requirements
to various players in the Agri arena viz., Farmers,
Trade channel partners and Agri Input / Output companies.
Leveraging Information Technology and extensive field
presence, IKisan is positioned as an Information / Knowledge
XLRI-IKisan Certificate Programme
The programme is designed to allow the
participant to learn at his/her own pace on a self learning
basis. The course content developed by XLRI and Ikisan
would be available on www.Ikisan.com.
You would be provided a password to download the material
from the site.
Design of the course
a. The programme would consist of courses
covering managerial skills, technical skills and professional
skills. Each course requiring about sixty (60) hours
of effort from you.
b. An Independent project wherein you
identify an issue in agribusiness and study it in detail
and give your recommendations after analyzing the problem
using the concepts learnt during the programme. The
study should involve field study and should reflect
at least sixty (60) hours effort. For this you need
to identify a guide, who could be a faculty or an executive
from the industry.
You are encouraged to interact with
the faculty of XLRI/ IKisan through email or other means
as suggested by the faculty.
Courses would have on-line exercises.
Your personal involvement in the exercises would enhance
your knowledge and skills.
Courses would also have a written end
term exam. The dates of which would be communicated
to you separately.
The courses would be offered across
in three modules a campus component and an individual
(i) Management Part I
(Being an Effective Manager),
(ii) Principles of Marketing, (iii) Agricultural Finance
(v) Sales and Distribution Management, (vi) Rural retailing
(vii) Pest Management
(viii) Agricultural Input
Marketing (ix) Finance for Non Finance
(ix) Computer applications
(x) Rural Retailing
(xi) Management Part II
(xii) Contemporary Agriculture
You are encouraged to complete
all the requirements (including the project) within
a period of six months. However, you would be given
a maximum time of 1 year (after registration) to complete
all the requirements.
A student completing all
the requirements as detailed below will be eligible
for the certificate:
a) Complete all the exams and the project within a period
of a year.
b) Should not have got any failure grades.
c) Student who has obtained a failure grade has an option
of taking the exam the next time the exam is conducted.
Similarly a student who missed an exam can also appear
for the exam offered for the next batch.
d) A student would not be allowed more than one option
e) If a student gets a failure grade the second time
also he/ she has to withdraw or re-register as a new
student and complete all the requirements as any other
student registering for that batch.
A certificate jointly signed by
XLRI and NFCL would be issued on successful completion
of the programme during the graduation ceremony held
at XLRI Jamshedpur.
NGOs - ` 50,000 + 10.3%
Corporate Executives -
` 75,000 + 10.3% Service Tax.
- Working professionals in Agri-Business sector
- Students who are pursuing final year of B. Sc./ M. Sc. (Agriculture or Allied
subjects) may apply.
- Graduates from other
streams of science with at least two years of experience
in agri-business can also apply.
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