College of Agriculture launches Unified Program in Agriculture Business Management with AIT

General Press Releases Friday June 24, 2016 11:04
Bangkok--24 Jun--Asian Institute of Technology

College of Agriculture, Baramati (Maharashtra, India) has launched an International Unified Bachelor-Master Program in Agriculture Business Management (MABM) along with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Sharad Pawar, former Minister of Agriculture, India; and Member of Parliament, on 13 June 2016, which was attended by nearly 1200 participants including students, faculty and staff members, and visitors in Baramati.

The program allows students enrolled in all four universities of Maharashtra to be eligible for admission through the Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research (MCAER). While students will study for their Bachelor's program in their host university in India, AIT will offer them a Master's program in Agriculture Business Management (MABM).

Announcing the formal launch of MABM, Sharad Pawar stated that the College of Agriculture has initiated numerous collaborative programs with renowned international universities. Enrolling in international programs will help students acquire additional skills, he remarked. Ms. Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament congratulated the College for initiating the MABM program, while Dr. K.P. Vishwanatha, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri, Maharashtra elaborated on the curriculum and scope of the program.

Also attending the program were Mr. Ajit Pawar, Member of Legislative Assembly; Dr. J.V. Patil, Director General, MCAER; Mr. Ram Kharche, Vice President, MCAER; Dr. B.R. Ulmek, Dean, MPKV, Rahuri; Dr. D. B. Yadav, Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, MPKV, Rahuri; all trustees of Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati; and representatives of other Agricultural and allied Colleges of Maharashtra and students. AIT was represented by Dr. Peeyush Soni of School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD).

Details about College of Agriculture are available at this link: http://www.agricollegebaramati.org
Details about MCAER are available at this link: http://www.mcaer.org
Photo Caption: Dr. Peeyush Soni (left) of AIT being felicitated by Former Indian Minister Mr. Sharad Pawar.

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