NIAEM PGDM Admissions 2018 – National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (Manage) has issued a notification for the admission to two year full time PGDM (ABM) program. Candidates can check all the information related to NIAEM PGDM Admissions 2018 on the official website or on this page like application process, important dates, eligibility criteria, etc.

Latest: Candidates list for GD/PI PGDM Admission 2018 has been published, scroll down to check.

NIAEM PGDM Admissions 2018 – Agri Business Management (ABM)

Interested candidates can fill their application form as per the given schedule. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying which is available on the official website or on this page. Candidates applying for NIAEM PGDM Admissions 2018 must have a valid score of CAT 2017 conducted by Indian Institute of Management.

Schedule of NIAEM PGDM Admissions 2018 is given below.

Events Dates
Last date for receipt of Applications 01 Jan 2018 28 Feb 2018
GD & PI Schedule Dates 02 to 13 Apr 2018

Candidates List for GD & PI

The list of Candidates called for GD & PI has been released. Final Selection Process at MANAGE, Hyderabad for admission in PGDM (ABM) as per the schedule is given below. Follow the link to check the list of selected candidates.

GD/PI Candidates List: Click here to check the list of candidates selected for GD & PI.

Application Form

Application process for NIAEM PGDM Admissions 2018 is started now. Interested candidates can fill their application form which is available on the official website. Direct link to fill online or to download the application form is also available on this page.

Application process has been ended.

The filled in application form and enclosures along with application fee of Rs.1200/- (Rs.600/- for SC and ST categories) payable through Demand Draft drawn in favour of MANAGE, Hyderabad may be sent to Principal Coordinator PGDM(ABM), at the address given below:

Principal Coordinator – PGDM (ABM)
National Institute of Agricultural Extension
Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institution with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC, ST and persons with disability) in agricultural and allied sciences or any other discipline. Details such as eligibility, selection criteria, reservation, application form, application procedure etc., are placed on MANAGE website The candidate must have a valid Score of CAT-2017 conducted by Indian Institutes of Management.

Selection Procedure

A multi stage selection procedure will be followed for admission as described below.

  • All applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria will have to submit the CAT-2017 Score Card latest by 31 Jan 2018.
  • Merit list will be prepared for calling candidates for Group Discussion, Personal Interview etc., based on CAT Score. The merit list will be prepared category wise i.e. OC, OBC (Non Creamy layer), SC, ST, PH and Kashmiri Migrants.
  • Diversity Factor weightage will be assigned to various academic disciplines as per the list given below in Table.
Diversity Factor Wtg.
Graduates in the Agriculture and allied sectors Which would include: Agronomy, Soil Science, Agriculture Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology etc., Agricultural Engineering, Bio-informatics, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science /Technology, Forestry, Food Technology, Horticulture, Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/ Rural Cooperatives/ Rural Banking, Biochemistry, Bio-technology, Botany, Zoology, Veterinary Science and all other streams of Agriculture and allied sectors. 6.0
Graduates in various fields including Humanities, Economics, Commerce, Management, Medicine, Accountancy etc. including: Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc., Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc., Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretary ship, Education (including Physical Education and Sports), Law, Medicine/Dentistry, Pharmacology/ Pharmacy, Management (BBA) and any other. 2.0
Graduates in all other disciplines including Pure Sciences and Engineering like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electronics and Computer Science, Statistics and any other discipline. 0

The CAT Score weightage will be computed as follows:

CAT Score (CS) CS = Candidate ’s CAT Score / Highest CAT Score * 55

Candidates shall be called for group discussion, personal interview and other testing parameters for different categories. The final merit list will be prepared based on the following selection parameters and respective weights as given below:

Parameter Weight
CAT Score 55
Diversity Factor 06
Paper/Essay Writing 05
Group Discussion 10
Personal Interview 14
Work experience 05
Academic Record 05
Total 100

Personal interview, GD, Essay Writing, Micro presentation may include subjects to test candidates’ aptitude for Agriculture and Management. Candidates’ record in extracurricular activities and any additional qualifications or accomplishments may also be considered during the interview process.

About 3 minutes time will be given to the candidates to prepare before Group Discussion.

During Group Discussion, every candidate in a group shall be given at least 2 minutes during which nobody else will interject.

Work Experience weightage shall be awarded as per Table

Years of Experience Weight
Minimum 6 months to one year 1
>1 year to 1½ years 1.5
>1½ years to 2 years 2
>2 years to 3 years 3
>3 years 3.5

0.5 marks extra shall be awarded for each year’s job experience in Agriculture & allied sectors and in Rural Development with an upper ceiling of 5 marks in Work Experience.

Five marks earmarked for academic record shall be split further in the ratio of 2:3 for percentage / grade points in +2 and graduation level respectively. Wherever the University gives a well-defined formula for conversion of grades into marks, the same shall be used; otherwise grade points shall be converted to percentage on a pro rata scale to 100 minus 5 to 10% (as the Interview Committee may decide before starting the evaluation process). Since scoring pattern varies substantially from one stream to another, marks of academic performance shall be considered from within an academic stream.

The final merit rank list will be based on the summation of points earned in all the assessment items.

Total marks obtained by candidates (including marks obtained in each parameter) will be hosted on MANAGE website along with final merit list.

For more details – Download Information Brochure.

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