Imperial School of Agri Business (ISAB) has co-founded by GBPUAT Pantnagar and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus. ISAB is ranked 8th among top ABM institutions in India and received India Agribusiness Award 2022. It is offering full time program in food & agribusiness with 9 areas of specialization along with executive and specialised program in food and agribusiness. It provides assured placement support (that means 100% Placement Assistance) to all the students of approx. average 6 LPA based on their experience, performance in academics, extra and co-curricular activities. ISAB offers INR 2 Lakh FAME scholarship to needy students as per scholarship matrix and also facilitate for mortgage free education loan from nationalized banks. ISAB also offers self-sponsored students exchange program with ISRAEL, US, AUSTRALIA, MALAYSIA, UK etc.
Bachelor degree with 55% marks or equivalent in the agriculture and allied streams like Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Sericulture, Agriculture Marketing, Home Science, Food Processing, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Agriculture Engineering, Food Technology, Biotechnology and allied Sciences shall be preferred for taking admissions.
Candidates who are in final year of the degree program can also apply, but with the condition to submit the valid Mark sheet/Provisional Degree Certificate/Degree Certificate/migration certificate for completing the final year by Sept 10th. Special extension shall be provided on case-to-case basis. Candidate receiving less than 55% marks in UG degree will not be eligible to continue the program.
Yes, as per the program policy, all the students who follow rules, regulations of the institution and not serving any severe disciplinary action, will be eligible for assured placement assistance
ISAB is an industry driven institute which has been started under the guidance and mentorship of eminent Industry leaders who support for 100% placement assistance. Students are required to be ready for putting meticulous efforts which is the underlying assumption for assured placement
For Batch 2020-22, students have secured 100% final and summer placement in reputed brands like UPL, Godrej Agrovet, Dehaat, PI Industries, Jio Krishi, NAFED, Dhanuka, Mother Dairy , Acadian etc.
For Batch 2021-23, all students have secured and completed their Summer Internships at prominent companies like DCM Shriram, Adama, Syngenta Foundation, Mother dairy, Dhanuka, Vegrow, Indam Seeds, Kalash Seeds, Sonalika, Unnati Agritech, Gramophone, KREPL, Swal, Pratistha Industries, NAFED, Ayurvet Foundation, SuperZop, EW Nutrition, Kaveri Seeds, IACG etc. Students also got a separate chance to do live projects with KPMG, Mandigate etc. where final placement of 2021-23 batch is in process and expected to be completed by May 2023.
Detailed placement policy will be shared with students at the time of joining.
The total academic fee for food and agribusiness program is approx. INR 6.70 lakhs excluding food and accommodation fee which is approx. INR 1 - 1.5 lakh for one academic year to be paid in two instalment in a year for a double/Triple occupancy room though fee varies based on AC/Cooler/Single/Double/Triple occupancy etc.
This academic fee includes your tuition fees, Corpus Fee, Institution development fee, Sports, Library, IT support etc. This fee covers all expenses to be made by students except any minor university document/exam charges which to be shared with students on case-to-case basis.
Stay at hostel is recommended in order to maximize the peer-to-peer learning and considering safety aspects. Secured and Wi-Fi enabled accommodation is available for boys/girls separately in the hostel campus under double/triple sharing with AC/NON-AC facility. Veg and Non-Veg food is available for students as per the choice and convenience. Gym, Laundry and recreational room facilities is available at the hostel on paid basis and as per the availability
ISAB provides 100% assured placement assistance with average package of around INR 6 Lakhs per annum to all the eligible students. Higher package depends upon the capability of the students including prior job experience, academic performance, extra and co-curricular activities.
Yes, selected students can avail and qualifies for mortgage free bank education loan upto INR 7.5 Lakhs as per the central government scheme. ISAB admission team will provide all the assistance and mail letter to concern banks for processing the loan application. Many students avail education loan through public/private banks every year who can also give further guidance to the newly joined students for education loan.
Click on the link to check details of previous students who availed education loan - Click here
ISAB offers FAME Scholarship on Merit and Defence background basis. ISAB has created provision to extend financial support maximum up to INR 2 Lakhs to each student for meritorious students and for students whose parents currently serving or served in the past in defence forces (army, navy, air force, paramilitary).Click on the link to check details of previous students who availed scholarship based on merit and economic condition Click here
Note : Apart from FAME scholarship students can also avail Social Sector scholarship, belonging to weaker sections, SC / ST, OBC, minority communities which can be accessed from the State Governments, as per the norms
Total seats are 120 under residential program for girls and boys.
Yes, students are required to arrange a business laptop/high performing laptop for enhancing their learning during the program.
As this is a private institution hence there is no reservation or concession is available based on caste, creed, and religion however students can also avail social sector scholarship, belonging to weaker sections, SC / ST, OBC, Minority Communities which can be accessed from the State Governments as per the norms.
The classes will commence from first week of August tentatively or as per the university advisory. Exact Dates will be communicated to all the students mid-July taking pandemic situation into account.
Yes, students having 1 year + job experience will be given special weightage during admission selection process
ISAB follows its own admission procedure called ISAB Entrance & Scholarship Test (ISA’BEST) which shall have a component of score secured in any of these tests – ISAB Online Aptitude Test/CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT along with extracurricular activity, academic performance in 10th, 12th, under graduation followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Main Components of ISA’BEST :-
A. ISAB Online Aptitude Test : A 100 minutes test consisting four sections i.e. Agri Business GK, Quantitative Ability, General English and Analytical & Logical Reasoning having 15-20 multi choice questions in each section. Students can use laptop/mobile to see the online question paper and suggested to keep rough note book for solving questions. There is no negative marking applicable.
B. Online Group Discussion (GD) : 15-20 minutes Online GD shall be conducted in the group of five students under the presence of ISAB moderator. Instructions shall be sent in separate email.
C. Online Psychometric Test (Optional) : Online Psychometric Test shall be conducted for all the applicants together. This shall be helpful to understand the personality of the students aspiring for Food & Agribusiness management program.
D. Online Personal Interview : One to one interaction with ISAB Interview panel shall be organized which consists experts from Industry, Academia and Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad.
|Serial No.||Information||Weightage in %|
|1||Latest Score Card of ISAB Online Aptitude Test/CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT||40%|
|3||Valid Certificate/ Proofs of extra and co-curricular activities from SSC/Class X till under graduation||10%|
Qualified applicants from Stage 1 shall be invited for Stage 2
Applicants qualified for stage 2 shall be required to complete the following steps.
|Serial No.||Information||Weightage in %|
|1||Paper Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview shall be conducted online||30%|
Students are mostly placed in Food and Agri-inputs firms on the role of sales, marketing and operations as Executive or Management Trainee.
In 2020 - 22 Batch, prominent companies like Jio Platform, PI Industries, Farmgate, Absolute Foods, UPL, Swades Foundation, Agriwatch, Godrej Agrovet, Ecosafe Agriscience have offered 100 % placement. We are glad to share that the highest job offer of Rs 18 Lakh Per Annum was received by an ISAB student from MBA -FABM 2021-23 Batch. It is an international placement in the Export Trading Group [ETG].
Further, ISAB students of MBA-FABM 2021-23 Batch have received job offers from prominent companies like Vegrow, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Agronxt, Zydex, Krishi Rashayan, Jio Krishi, Adani Wilmar, DS Group, Technico Agri Sciences (ITC), Midland Finance, Cedar Retail, NavaBharat Seeds, Sarala Proticon, Cargill, CACL, QnQ, ETG, Swadesh Foundation, Fertis, AU Small Finance Bank, AgriWatch, Growit, Indam Seeds, Vetsfarma Ltd, DCM Shriram, Deshpande Foundation, McCain, Gramophone, Ecosafe, etc.
Students also got a separate chance to do live projects with KPMG, Mandigate etc.
Cut-off required mark is 60% to qualify in ISA’BEST however final scoring will be decided based on the cumulative score of Online Aptitude Test, Academic Score in 10th, 12th, UG, Score obtained during Online Group Discussion and Personal Interview process.
Food and Agribusiness Management (FABM) also covers broad aspect of Food Processing and FMCG market and enhanced the scope of placement in the companies like AMUL, Mother Dairy, McCain, Bikaner Foods, Cargill, DS Group, ITC, Haldiram's Adani Wilmar etc. apart from agri-inputs firms whereas scope of ABM is limited till Agri-inputs companies only and hence students get more options of career after pursuing Food & Agribusiness Management program.
90% min bio-metric attendance is required at ISAB to remain eligible for placement process and examination with a grace of 15 % during severe health condition along with hospitalization.
Yes, special privilege in the scholarship will be given to the students having >70% in CAT/XAT as per FAME Scholarship Matrix
ISAB which used to be known as IABM Noida, has started its operations in 2007 and so far, 8 batches have been passed out including 2020-22 with 100 % placement record with more than 500+ alumni base working on senior positions in the industry