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IIM-Ahmedabad’s PGP-FABM Programme Retains Number 1 Rank

Published: | August 28, 2019
 IIM Ahmedabad’s PGP-FABM Programme

The Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management at IIM Ahmedabad beat the USA, France and Australia to reach the top position. The popularity of this programme attracts more than one lakh students every year for just 46 seats. 

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad scored the first position in the world for its PGP-FABM (Postgraduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management). As per the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, the postgraduate programme taught at IIM Ahmedabad is rated the best in the world for the fourth time in a row.

Parameters of Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Indian beat the USA in the ranking leaving it two ranks behind. The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking evaluates different programmes on the basis of the following parameters.

  • Reputation of the programme

  • Reputation of the institute

  • Overall student satisfaction

  • Current graduating students

  • Expertise and knowledge of recruiters

  • First graduate salary

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According to the ranking, other than IIM Ahmedabad, there is no Indian institute in the top 50. The top five courses that made it to the list are:

  • Postgraduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India)

  • MBA en Agronegocios, Universidad Austral - Faculty of Business (Argentina)

  • Master of Agribusiness, Texas A&M University - College of Agriculture & Life Sciences - the USA

  • MS Management International Agro-Alimentaire, ESSEC Business School (France)

  • Master of Agribusiness, The University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Land and Environment (Australia)

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In 1974, this top-ranked programme was launched giving it the name of PGP-SPA (Post Graduate Programme with Specialisation Package in Agriculture). In 2000, the programme was revamped and relaunched with the name that PGP-ABM. The duration of this course is for two years. Every year, a staggering number of more than 1,34,000 candidates apply for the course for only 46 seats.

As per an official statement of IIM Ahmedabad, the objective of the programme is to develop young women and men into professional and skilled managers for the food and agri-business.

Currently, the batch has a total of 46 students. Out of the total strength, 22 are women and the rest are men. Most of the candidates in the current batch are from an engineering background. About 20 students came from engineering discipline whereas, 16 students from Science.

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