Dr S M IlyasFormer Director National Academy of Agricultural Research Management Hyderabad
Despite the decline in the contribution to the national GDP, agriculture continues to play a vital role in Indian economy. More than 55% of the households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agriculture, along with horticulture, poultry, ﬁsheries, animal husbandry and forestry ensures food and nutrition security to the country which is sole vertically integrated with ntional security.
It is imperative therefore, that the management of farm economies is done for achieving the multiple tasks the sector is expected to perform which is essential for making agriculture and allied sector intellectually stimulating, economical viabal and environmentaly safe. I am delighted that you are considering Indian School of Agribusiness as a means to fulﬁl your role in the intial building process through its Agribusiness program.
Today is an era of precision farming, high quality safe food, disruptive innovations and digital agriculture. In this era of challenging market and technological environment, learning of advanced management concepts and soft skills, business ethics and industry oriented training becomes a critical factor for success. ISAB through its path breaking initiative has paved the way for all to acquire the desirable skills to those who want to pursue agribusiness education and later join the career in this ﬁeld to be part of the exciting opportunities that the agribusiness sector has thrown open.
For students, selecting the right courses at the right college is very important. Our relentless eﬀorts will always continue to provide an excellent learning environment within and outside the school and make students' life cheerful and memorable. ISAB stands for commitment to excellence, and a spirit of creative independence.
I am sure you will ﬁnd ISAB to be an institution of high learning with its major stated goals of promoting excellence, preparing the students to take up the challanges. To introduce you to ISAB, is to acquaint you with a group of people who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. ISAB will give you access to highly dedicated mentors and teachers who will fullfil your desire of becoming a highly competent agribusiness professional.
On behalf of the faculty and administration, I wish to congratulate you on being part of an exciting journey and wish you the best as you determine your goal for the future.
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