Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma/Industry Certificate in Agricultural Informatics


Agro-informatics is a vital field that integrates information technology with agricultural data management, analysis, and application to create precise and targeted agricultural interventions. The use of advanced technologies like satellite imagery, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS) allows for the transformation of data into actionable insights. This combination of geospatial technologies and agricultural data opens up new ways to address hunger and poverty through accessible, data-driven solutions. By applying sophisticated data analysis and technology, agro-informatics helps identify challenges and opportunities, ensuring sustainable agricultural practices and resource management. Studying agro-informatics equips students with the skills to utilize digital tools for informed decision-making, enhance production efficiency, and improve early warning systems for better crisis management. Pursuing a course in agro-informatics prepares students for a future where technology and agriculture collaborate to sustain our growing population and protect our planet.

Programmme Structure :

Module 1: Introduction to Agricultural Science: Basics of farming, crop systems

Module 2: Plant Processes and Growth Models: Plant growth, development patterns

Module 3: Water and Nutrient Management in Agriculture: Irrigation, soil nutrients

Module 4: Post-Harvest Management and Market Analysis: Crop storage, market prices

Module 5: Precision Agriculture and Automated Systems: Smart farming, robotic systems

Module 6: Introduction to Information Science and Technology: Basics of IT, tech overview

Module 7: Data Interpretation, Graph Creation, and Statistical Analysis: Analyzing data, making charts

Module 8: Database Concepts and Management: Database basics, data storage.

Module 9: ICT Applications in Agriculture: Farm tech, communication tools.

Module 10: Geospatial Technology and Decision Support Systems: Mapping tools, farm decisions.


Eligibility for studying agro-informatics generally requires a background in fields such as agriculture, computer science, or environmental science, geography, complemented by proficiency in areas like statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), and data analysis. Applicants should have a strong foundation in scientific disciplines such as biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Familiarity with programming languages and remote sensing techniques is beneficial, along with a keen interest in applying technology to agricultural practices.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma) and 3-4 months (Industry Certificate) .

Registration and Certification

The registration dates for this program are updated timely on the IGMPI webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the program lectures, online live classes, and study materials easily accessible. This offers participants a flexible and self-paced learning environment.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma/Industry Certificate in Agricultural Informatics by the Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. Participants are required to submit completed assessment assignments after each module and appear for an online exam at the end of the program.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

Recently, the Institute has witnessed growing involvement from professionals working with global industry leaders such as Monsanto, John Deere, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience, Corteva Agriscience, IBM Food Trust, Trimble Agriculture, Climate Corporation, and prominent organizations like ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), IRRI (International Rice Research Institute), IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), World Agroforestry Centre, CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International), and GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research).

Future career prospects

Studying agro-informatics offers promising career prospects at the intersection of agriculture and technology. Graduates can pursue roles such as GIS specialists, data analysts, and remote sensing technicians, using advanced technologies to optimize farming practices and enhance crop yield. They may also work as sustainability consultants, precision agriculture specialists, or environmental scientists, contributing to sustainable agricultural practices and ecosystem conservation. Opportunities include research positions in agro-informatics, ICT for development roles, and entrepreneurship in agricultural innovation. These careers are pivotal in addressing global challenges like food security and resource management, making agro-informatics an impactful field for future professionals.

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