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Institute of Agribusiness and Development Studies (IADS)
কৃষিব্যবসা ও উন্নয়ন শিক্ষা ইনস্টিটিউট

Admission

Admission Requirements

1. Candidates for MBA in Agribusiness programme shall have at least four-year bachelor degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University (Veterinary Science /Agriculture/Animal Husbandry/Agricultural Economics/ Agricultural Engineering/Food Technology/Fisheries/Food Safety Management/Bio-informatics Engineering). Students seeking admission from other universities having a degree in agricultural sciences shall be confirmed by the Equivalence Committee of the university.

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Candidates having four-year BBA/ (Hons.) degrees in the field of BBA, Business Studies, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems, Banking and Insurance, Human Resource Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Economics, Environmental Economics, Geography, Zoology, Botany, Engineering, Statistics shall be eligible for admission after having equivalence committee approval. Candidates from the above-mentioned disciplines shall take 4 credit hours additional courses (ADSMC1: Crop Production and Postharvest Management and ADSMC2: Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Livestock Management) in the first semester as makeup courses. He/she shall have to pass those courses in the first semester; otherwise, his/her admission shall be cancelled.

2. Candidates having passed a Bachelor degree in Credit-Course system must have secured a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 3.5 out of 5.0 or 50 % marks in the annual system.

3. An in-service candidate, if selected for admission, must obtain necessary clearance and study leave or deputation for the stipulated period from his/her employer to be eligible for admission.

Admission Test

Two admission tests will be held per year. Candidates for admission into MBA in Agribusiness degree programme shall get them admitted in the April-September (Summer) and October-March (Winter) semesters in a year. The total seat capacity is 30 in each admission test. The total marks in the admission test is 100 with duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes where written part comprises of 50, and MCQ part (Communication, Mathematics, and Analytical Ability) consists of 50. The applicant must obtain at least 40% marks in the admission test to be enrolled. The number of students to be admitted to IADS shall be approved by the Academic Committee based on the result of the admission test (merit wise) and academic performance subject to report to the Board of Governors.