Digital Agriculture Management

  • Latest IT and Communication Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Block-Chain, GIS, Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Processing have been transforming Agriculture Management to improve Farm Productivity, improve Access to Markets and enhance Supply-Chain Efficiency so that the growers as well as the consumers are benefited immensely.
  • Digital Transformation of Agriculture Management will impact the current roles of the various stakeholders that are involved in agriculture value-chain, like farming, rural credit providers, agri-input companies, food processing organisations, wholesalers and retailers of agri-products, policy makers and implementers in Government etc.
  • It will also create New Technology-enabled Roles. All the employees in these sectors need to re-skill themselves with relevant digital skills so as to enable them to perform their current roles better , seize the new job opportunities and grow professionally.

Award of Certificate

  • All participants will be awarded Certificate in Digital Agriculture Management from the ICFAI UNIVERSITY, JHARKHAND, on successful completion of the Program .

duration Duration

  • Duration of the program is 8 weeks and will be delivered in blended mode - Self-study of Study Material using Digital Learning Management System and Online Classes (2 hours) on Sundays.
  • 8 weeks, 2 hours of online contact classes per week (on every Sunday)

eligibility Eligibility

  • Graduates in any discipline from a UGC recognised University or Institution.
  • The medium of instruction for the program is English.

Program Structure

Week Module Key take aways
1 Overview of  Indian Agriculture and Agri-business sector
  • Understanding Indian Agriculture Sector and its Value-Chain
  • Issues and challenges faced by different stakeholders
  • Digital Skills for the Agri-Professionals
2 Role of Technology in Farming and Allied Agriculture activities
  • Overview of ICT/Digital tools
  • Use of Emerging Technologies like AI , Internet of Things (IOT)  and Remote Sensing in Agriculture and allied sectors
  • Managing Farmer Producer Organisation through ICT intervention
3 Application of Digital Technologies in Agricultural Marketing
  • Strengthening the agricultural marketing infrastructure  through ICT Tools
  • Role of Digital Tools for Market Access, Agri-pricing, Financing and Supply Chain management
4 Global prospective for Agricultural Market
  • Global perspectives of Agricultural market
  • Accessing international markets  and delivering the products using ICT Technologies
5&6 Government  Reforms
  • Reforms in Agriculture Sector  by Government (Central & State) and their impact on different stakeholders
  • Role of  Agro based Organisations, Non-Government Organisations, Agricultural Universities, Research Institutions  in implementing the Agri Reforms
7 Digital Transformation of Agriculture Management
  • Impact of Digital Transformation on Agriculture Management and  various stakeholders
  • Careers in Digital Agriculture Management
8 Case Studies  on Digital Agri-business Management
  • Case Study Discussions  of Digital Agriculture Management

What will the Participants Learn?

  1. Key drivers of Digital Transformation in Agriculture Sector.
  2. Role of Emerging ICT tools in agricultural development and management
  3. Gain awareness of the forward-looking technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, Remote Sensing and Big Data Analytics and their application in agriculture management
  4. Application of Digital Tools in the entire Value-Chain of Agriculture Management
  5. Acquire Digital Skills for day-to-day working in the New Normal Work Environment


  1. Digital Study Material uploaded on the University's Digital Learning Portal, “Swaadhyay” so that the participants can study them at their convenience
  2. Online Interactive Contact Classes using Video-Conference
  3. Interactive Case Study Discussions using Video-Conferencing
  4. Assignments/ Quizzes through Swaadhyay Digital Learning Management System

Key Resources Persons

Program Director Prof. Kaushal Kumar Sinha
  • BE
  • Former CGM, NABARD and NABCONS
  • Over 37 years of experience in  both off-farm and on-farm development, micro credit and micro finance, refinance, personal administration, general administration, department of supervision, audit, rural infrastructure development, corporate planning and general consultancy
Major Resource Persons Prof. O R S Rao
  • B Tech(IIT),MBA (NITIE)
  • Over 27 years of experience in IT Industry ( India and abroad) in reputed organisations like HCL Technologies, NIIT and Cyient Technologies, GMR Group etc
  • Over 18 Years of experience in Academia and Applied Research
Prof (Dr) Hari Haran
  • B Tech(BHU),MBM, PhD (BIT,Mesra)
  • Over 40 years of experience in HR and  General Management  in SAIL
  • Over 5 years of academic experience in   Agri-Business Management

Prof ( Dr ) Satyendra Kishore)
  • MA, LLB,PhD(JNU)
  • Former ED,IICM
  • Over 30 years of Training and Research experience in organisations like JNU, IIT Delhi, IIMA, XISS, IGNOU, National Judicial Academy , Bhopal
Prof. Arvind Kumar
  • BTech(BHU),MTech(BHU)
  • Former Executive Director, MECON
  • Over 35 years of experience in Technology and Project Management
Prof (Dr.) BhagabatBarik
  • BTech(Agri. Engg.),MBA,PhD
  • Over 6 years of  experience in Agriculture and Rural Management
  • Over 16  years of experience in teaching, research and consulting
Prof. SSP Shukla
  • BE, M.Tech
  • Over 9 years of experience  in IT, particularly in AI/Business Intelligence/Machine Learning / Deep Learning
Prof ( Dr.) Sudipta Majumdar
  • B.Tech, MBA, PhD
  • Over 13 years of experience in in industry and academics in marketing and  consumer behaviour , particularly organic products

Fee Schedule

The fee for the program is Rs. 4,000, which is payable on application. Payment can be made by any of the following modes:

  • Demand Draft payable to The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c at Ranchi, India
  • Internet banking using Credit Card/Debit Card/NEFT (as per details mentioned below)
Bank Account Name The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c
Type of Account Current Account
Account Number 50200000250955
Bank Name HDFC Bank
IFSC Code HDFC0000150

Admissions Office

The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2065, Daladali Chowk, Simalia,
Near Ring Road, Ranchi - 835 222, Jharkhand.
Ph: 8709445599, 072570-04501 to 504

City Office

#315/B, First Floor, Road No. 3, Ashok Nagar,
Ranchi - 834 002, Jharkhand,
Cell: 9714954099 & 8709445599.