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By Beila Sehdev Krishna

AIOA offers B Sc, M Sc, Ph D, and MBA courses on agriculture and food business, along with hands on practical experience at the university’s organic farm

Amity Institute of Organic Agriculture (AIOA) is the flagship institute in the area of agriculture and food business of Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. AIOA was established in 2005 with the vision of providing technology and management synergism that envisages an ever green revolution, ensuring food security and food safety.

AIOA offers various competitive courses with an optimal mix of inputs in agriculture, management and entrepreneurship, unparallel in terms of academic enrichment. Backed with state of the art educational infrastructure, the institute’s associations with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and the University of Toulouse, France, render students national, as well as, international insight into the various nuances and facets of agriculture.

The meticulously designed curricula of AIOA brings industry perspectives to education and has been sensitised to the diverse industries within the agriculture and agrifood businesses segment, covering agri inputs, production, operations, procurement, marketing, distribution, logistics, supply chain, retail management, rural business management and allied sectors. Initiatives involving industry interactions for work experience and entrepreneurial skill development also feature in the curricula.

Amity Institute’s MBA programme incorporates a course on Rural Marketing and Information Communication Technology (ICT) to strengthen students’ knowledge skills in handling management information systems, communications networks, as well as, production, processing and marketing using software.

It also provides year-round hands on experience in production technologies on an organic farm.

 

Courses offered at AIOA

B Sc (A&FB) MBA (A&FB) M Sc (Agronomy) Ph D in Agriculture
Duration 4 yrs 2 yrs 2 yrs 3 yrs (Part Time)

2 yrs (Full Time)

Eligibility PCM/PCB/Agriculture

(Basic knowledge of English)

Agriculture/Biotechnology/ Food & Life Science/Allied Areas Graduation in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry Masters Degree in relevant field
Minimum Marks 55% 50% 55% 55%

Scope of Employment

The Rs 17-trillion Agri and Food business sector, offers a bright and lucrative future to students. AIOA’s students are well placed in various domains with reputed concerns. A brief highlight is as under:

Agri Inputs Industry: TATA, DSCL, Chambal, Dow, Mahindra, Dupont, Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill

Agri Finance, Banking & Consultancy: ICICI Bank, KMBL, NABARD, Intertek, SGS

Agri Production/Procurement/Marketing: Pepsico, HUL, ITC

Logistics, Supply Chain, Collateral Management: Adani, NBHC, NCMSL, SL Collateral Management

Food Processing: Jubilant, Dabur, Mother Dairy, Adani, Jain Irrigation

Retailing: Spencers, Big Bazaar, Birla, Reliance, Bharti Walmart, Tesco, HyperCITY.

 

Admissions are currently open for post graduate and undergraduate courses.

 

The author is Assistant Professor, Banking & Finance, Amity Institute of Organic Agriculture


This article appeared in the April 2015 issue of Pure & Eco India

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