National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad PGDMA Programme Admission 2017-2018


The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad has released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for admission to full time residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Agriculture (PGDMA) programme (two year duration) for the academic session 2017.

All the eligible candidates are requested to apply through prescribed format latest by Friday, March 31st, 2017.

About Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Agriculture)

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Agriculture (PGDMA), initiated in 2009, is a fully residential two-year (6 trimesters) course approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The academy admits candidates to the course through a rigorous process of screening and selection to maintain high standards and quality.

The rapidly changing national and international agricultural landscape has opened up significant opportunities to those who have passion for excellence. One such opportunity is the ever-expanding food and agri-business arena with vast untapped potential for professional excellence and societal transformation.

Number of Seats & Reservations

Total Number of Seats: 40 (Forty)

Reservations: As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. Another 27% of seats are reserved for other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC) in accordance with Govt. of India rules.

Eligibility Criteria:

Essential Qualifications:

The minimum qualification for admission to the PGDMA is a Four year bachelor's degree from any Agricultural University or Institution recognized by the ICAR / UGC in disciplines such as Agriculture, Agri-Business Management / Commercial Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Information Technology, Agricultural Bioinformatics, Agricultural Biotechnology, Dairy Science/Technology, Fisheries, Food Technology/Food Process Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Sericulture, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, Home Science, B.Sc. (Hons) Cooperation and Banking and Veterinary Sciences.

Minimum Percentage: 50 % or its equivalent OGPA in graduation

Students completing their degree by June 2017 are eligible to apply.

Those who possess essential educational qualifications and wish to join PGDMA, must have appeared in CAT 2016/CMAT2017 examination.

Selection Criteria:

Short listing of candidates:

Candidates are short-listed based on CAT/CMAT scores for next stage of selection i.e. Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

Final Selection:

The final list of short-listed candidates for admission into PGDMA will be announced during first week of June 2017. The course will commence in the first week of July 2017.


Fee for PGDMA 2017-19 will be around Rs.6.00 lakhs (Rupees Six Lakhs)for two years. This includes cost towards lodge & board, tuition, library, examination, medical, insurance, graduation day expenses, caution deposit etc.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply through the on-line application available at website
After online submission, a printout of filled in application and photocopies of relevant documents along with demand draft of Rs.500/- for General/OBC candidates (Rs.300/- for SC/ST Candidates) in favour of ICAR Unit-NAARM A/c payable at Hyderabad should be sent to the Joint Director (Admn) and Registrar, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030 (Andhra Pradesh)

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