MANAGE-National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India - 500030


MANAGE - National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, is India's most renowned center for education and research in Agribusiness Management. Through its full time PGDM and online diplomas in Agricultural Business, it equips qualified undergraduates in the Agribusiness sector with the skills they need to lead teams. It is a cutting edge Business School, with innovative concepts like the Cyberary - an online library which brings together books, e-books, journal papers, and web resources to serve as a world class research source.

Given its strong position in the Agricultural Management field, MANAGE Hyderabad has an enviable placement record. The highest package offered in the most recent placement season was INR 20 LPA, with the average for the whole batch exceeding INR 12 LPA. Several blue chip companies in the agricultural and related fields recruit from the MANAGE campus, including Agri-Input giants like Godrej Agrovet, BFSI veterans like HDFC Bank, and FMCG majors like ITC Limited. The placement cell works to maintain strong ties with the biggest companies in the field and train students for internship and job interview readiness. The fourth trimester is completely taken up by internship activities, and these 8-10 weeks often result in pre-placement offers (PPOs).

The PGDM students of MANAGE Hyderabad have a consistent record of success in intercollegiate competitions organized by the other top MBA colleges in India, including case competitions in IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, and VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur.


Establishment Year1987
Ownership TypeGovernment
Total Students200 (Intake = 100)
IIRF Ranking 2024National Rank - 42  (Best Government B-Schools in India - Overall)
Campus Size42 Acres
Total Number of Campuses1
University Websitehttps://www.manage.gov.in/ 
Number of Courses2 (PGDM - Agricultural Management, online PGDM diploma)
Total Faculty Size21
Highest Placement PackageINR 20 LPA
Top RecruitersBayer Crop Sciences, Britannia Industries, Adani Capital
Student to Faculty Ratio9.5:1
Total number of Hostels2
College EventsMANAGE Agri Film Festival


The academic fees for PGDM students of MANAGE Hyderabad have the following components:

  • Tuition fee: INR 4.05 Lakh for the entire two year program. 50% has to be paid at the time of admission and the balance (INR 2,02,500) at the beginning of the fifth semester.
  • Library fee: INR 10,000 per year (not refundable).
  • Textbook fee: INR 5,000 per year.
  • Health insurance: INR 2,000 per year.
  • Computer and internet fee: INR 15,000 per year.
  • Student welfare fee: INR 1,000 per year.
  • Caution deposit: INR 10,000 (one time). This will be refunded when the student graduates, subject to his/her good conduct).
  • Boarding and lodging fees (including message costs): INR 4.19 Lakh for the entire program.

In all, PGDM students of MANAGE pay INR 9 Lakh for the degree, including academic and living costs.


The eligibility criteria for admission to MANAGE Hyderabad, are as follows:

  • The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree either in Agriculture or a related discipline, with a duration of four years or more.
  • The aggregate of all end-semester exam marks during the UG degree should be at least 50%, or 45% for reserved category candidates.
  • The applicant must have a valid CAT score. No other entrance exam scores are accepted.
  • Candidates in the final year of their UG degree may also apply, provided that they submit their final degree certificate and transcripts before joining MANAGE.

Students may apply to MANAGE Hyderabad online, by downloading and filling the application form, or by requesting the application form and prospectus via post.

The steps in the application procedure are:

  • Filling up the application form in any of the three modes listed above.
  • Attaching relevant documents (academic transcripts, degree certificates, and CAT scorecards) before the end of January.
  • Paying the application fee.
  • The initial shortlist is prepared based solely on the CAT percentile for all candidates who fulfill the other criteria.
  • Shortlisted candidates must take part in the Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Essay Writing / Paper Presentation round.
  • The weightages for different parameters in the final merit list are:
    • CAT score: 55%.
    • Personal Interview: 17%.
    • Group Discussion: 12%.
    • Academic Record: 6%.
    • Work Experience: 5%.
    • Essay Writing: 5%.
  • The final list of selected candidates will be published on the MANAGE Hyderabad website.


As one of the top MBA colleges in India, the placement highlights  of MANAGE Hyderabad are as follows: 

  • The highest package offered in the most recent placement season was INR 20 LPA.
  • The average package for the entire graduating batch was INR 12.16 LPA.
  • MANAGE Hyderabad assists it's PGDM students during the internship and final placement season by compiling the placement brochure, inviting eminent companies, providing infrastructure for interviews and group discussions, and training students in CV preparation and soft skills.
  • Even though MANAGE does not guarantee placements, its recent PGDM batches have enjoyed a 100% final placement record.
  • The minimum CTC has consistently been above INR 7 LPA over the past three years.
  • Prominent recruiters in various major sectors include:
    • Agri-Input: Adama India, DeHaat, Bayer Crop Science, Godrej Agrovet, Nuziveedu Seeds, Indofil Industries.
    • Banking, Financial Services & Insurance: Adani Capital, Axis Bank, Fullerton India, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T Finance Holdings.
    • Fast Moving Consumer Goods: Adani Wilmar, Britannia Industries, ITC, McCain Foods, Mondelez Industries.
    • Retail: Aditya Birla Retail, Spencer’s.
    • Commodities: Arya Collateral Warehousing, Olam International.
    • Consulting: CRISIL, Ernst and Young India, KPMG India, Mordor Intelligence.
    • Animal Husbandry: Kemin Industries, Nutreco.
    • Development: Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society, Swades Foundation, TATA Trust.
    • Agritech: Varaha Climate AG, Roots Technologies.
    • Procurement: Bigbasket, Waycool Foods and Products.


All applicants to the PGDM program at MANAGE Hyderabad must have an aggregate above 50% (general category students) or 45% (SC, ST, and PwD applicants). There is no predetermined CAT score cut-off; after the initial shortlist for the GD and PI rounds is revealed, the cut-off is the CAT percentile of the final student to be invited for the final selection rounds.

Faculty & Alumni

MANAGE Hyderabad is home to 21 Faculty members, whose academic organization is very different from that in the other top MBA colleges in India. At the top are six Directors, who each lead a different agricultural management discipline e.g. Climate Change and Adaptation. They are closely assisted by four Deputy Directors and five Assistant Directors, who work on similar areas. Finally, six Academic Associates round out the teaching and research capabilities of the MANAGE faculty. Together, they work to provide the PGDM student body with both the theoretical and practical knowledge to succeed in the industry after their final placements.

The Alumni Committee of MANAGE Hyderabad works to create strong bonds among the graduates, current students, and Faculty members of the College. It conducts its flagship event - Reminiscence, the alumni meet - every year. It also launches and maintains chapters in each major city of India, with virtual and offline meetings in multiple locations. The Let's tALk series brings together the MANAGE alumni to share memories of their time in the Institution. The zeAL and Alumni Webinar series are interactive sessions, talks, and workshops (online and offline mode respectively) given by distinguished alumni to current PGDM students.


As in other top MBA colleges in India, there are multiple financial aid options available to students of MANAGE Hyderabad. The most prestigious financial award is the Merit Scholarship, with a total annual endowment of INR 20 Lakh per batch. This is awarded to students based on their previous academic achievements and CAT percentile. 20 students are awarded the Merit Scholarship every year, and the amount given to each student is INR 1 LPA. Students of MANAGE Hyderabad are also free to apply to external private and government agencies for scholarships and education loans.

Preparation & FAQs

The CAT score has the highest weightage in the MANAGE PGDM selection matrix (55%), and the final selection rounds (GD, PI, and essay writing combined) have the second highest weightage (34%). Therefore, the preparation time should be evenly split between these, with interested candidates attending CAT coaching classes along with their studies or work, with sufficient focus on mock tests and sample papers. After the shortlist is released, successful candidates should sharpen their English communication skills (verbal and written) through training sessions with experts in the field.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Which is the best Business School in Hyderabad?

MANAGE Hyderabad is one of the best MBA colleges in India, and is a contender for best Business School in Hyderabad. It is ranked #42 among all Public Business Schools in India, according to the IIRF 2024 ranking list.

Q. What is the application fee for the PGDAEM program at MANAGE Hyderabad?

Students who wish to participate in the PGDAEM course (online PG Diploma) at MANAGE Hyderabad must pay the application fee of INR 8,000 (for Indian students) or USD 200 (for foreign candidates).

Q. Which are the main student clubs at MANAGE Hyderabad?

MANAGE Hyderabad is home to 11 student clubs, including the Agribusiness Club, the Alumni Cell, the Health & Nutrition Committee, and the Media Cell.

Q. Which UG specializations other than Agriculture are accepted for admission to the PGDM program at MANAGE Hyderabad?

MANAGE Hyderabad accepts more than 10 undergraduate specializations related to agriculture including forestry, agricultural engineering, horticulture, veterinary science, animal husbandry, agricultural information technology, and food processing engineering.

Q. What is the application fee for the PGDM program at MANAGE Hyderabad?

MANAGE Hyderabad charges application fees of INR 600 (general category candidates) and INR 200 (SC/ST applicants).

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