NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad conducted a roadshow in two major educational institutions of northeast India, showcasing its post-graduate program in food and agri-business management (PGP-FABM). The purpose of the roadshow was to educate students about this unique management program, and answer any queries the students may have about it. These roadshows were conducted at College of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology (CAEPHT) in Gangtok, Sikkim and Assam Agricultural University (AAU) in Jorhat, Assam.
Prof. Ranjan Ghosh, a faculty member at IIM Ahmedabad and program officials that run the day-to-day administration of this key program represented the B-School.
The roadshow at CAEPHT, on 14th August 2017 was special as IIM Ahmedabad was also represented by two of its illustrious alumni - Mr. Prem Das Rai, Member of Parliament, Government of India from Sikkim (1978 batch) and Mr. Tenzing Lepcha, the young and dynamic officer of Indian Police Service, who is currently serving as the Superintendent of Police, East Sikkim (2009 batch).
Over 200 hundred students attended the event and interacted with the faculty and staff.
Speaking at the event Prof. Ghosh emphasized the huge role food and agri-business sector plays in nation building and economic development. He highlighted the high demand for skilled managers in this sector who can work across the agri-food value chain and ensure high profits as well as re-distribution among farmers.
In Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat, on the 17th of August 2017, Prof. Ghosh emphasized that with a little bit of awareness and smart preparation the dream of making into IIM Ahmedabad was very much achievable for students of North East.
'I was not even aware that PGP-FABM of IIMA is a niche program dedicated to management education in the agri-food sector and that with a background in agriculture and allied sector education, we stand a good chance to make it to the program', said Jagan Jyoti Barua, the student General Secretary of the college and a 4th year undergraduate student with an interest in a management career in the tea industry.