Agri Business

For agriculture mangers, it is a rich harvest in job market

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

Job aspraints at an employment centre (file photo)

Agriculture managers are in demand with agri-business companies scouting for talent.

The 100 per cent student placement of the 2011 batch of Agriculture Management from the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) seems to be a pointer in that direction.

The average salary package this year is around Rs 4.5 lakh per annum bagged by 24 students who graduated from this Hyderabad-based Institute which is under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Incidentally, it is the first batch of the PGDM (Agriculture) from NAARM.

The recruiters included the Aditya Birla Group, Shriram Bioseeds, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, Vibha Seeds, Q&Q, MART, NCDEX Spot, DeVGen, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, KRBL, SAIFCO, SumitomoChemicals and Bayer Biosciences, according to Dr N.H. Rao, Director of NAARM. The salary packages ranged from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh per annum. With the agri-business sector growing — especially agri-retail in urban areas — the demand for trained professional and managers in various positions is expected to grow.

The NAARM offers a two-year, residential Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Agriculture). The students were offered placements by these corporates who are involved in seed, retail, marketing, market research, rural development and banking sectors even before they completed the course as part of campus selection, Dr Rao told Business Line.

Published on June 09, 2011
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