The Department of Agriculture organised an Expert Lecture on Challenges and Opportunities of Agri-business in Emerging Economy

November 09, 2017 05:14 PM

The Department of Agriculture, DAV University, Jalandhar organised an Expert Lecture on, “Challenges and Opportunities of Agri-business in Emerging Economy”. Dr. Jasbir Rishi, Dean, DAVU offered the floral welcome to Prof. K. Narendran and Dr. K. Venkateswaran from Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Bengaluru and briefly introduced the guests about DAV University. The faculty members and students of 3rd and final years of Department were present in the seminar. Prof. K. Narendran, an Agripreneurer, Extension and Plantation Technology Expert from IIPM highlighted the current demand of Agriculture students with technology and management exposure in the diverse global Agri-business Markets. He informed students about the importance of various National level entrance examinations viz., CAT, MAT, ATMA, CMAT and PAT which are pre-requisite for quality education in agribusiness management at prestigious institutes. Prof. Narendran also apprised that IIPM is an endowed organization of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry-GOI & Commodity Boards of India and the plantation industry. Further, Dr. K. Venkateswaran, Expert of International Business, Marketing and Systems discussed about the position of both Indian Agriculture and Agri-business at Global level. He also highlighted about the various post-graduate level programmes in Plantation and associated Agri-business education related to tea, rubber, coffee, spices, coir etc. Dr. Venkateswaran also informed about the scholarships offered by GOI to the students of Agri-business. He emphasised that Agri-business, Commodity, and Plantation (ACP) Management studies are of International interests. He also enlightened the entry of big-corporates into agri-business and future potential of agri-consultancies, agri-inputs, agri-journalism, agri-banking, agri-food processing, agri-marketing, agri-commodity trading etc. The expert lecture was concluded by the answer-question session and discussion with students followed by formal vote of thanks.

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