Guest lecture on Career Building and Growth Opportunities in the Agriculture Input Sector

Online |17th August 2023 | 5-6pm

MBA-AB | Batch 2022-24 & 2023-25 | Participants – 100+

Panellist’s Name and Designation: Mr. Madan Mohan, Director – Crop Strategy, New Products Launch, India and Marketing Head – Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

On 17th August 2023, MBA – Agri Business students of Batch 2022-24 & 2023-25 attended a guest lecture by Mr. Madan Mohan G on “Career Building and Growth Opportunities in the Agriculture Input Sector.” Mr. Madan started the session by emphasizing that the agriculture input sector in India plays a pivotal role in ensuring food security and sustainable agricultural practices. As the backbone of the nation’s economy, it offers numerous career avenues for those seeking professional growth, job satisfaction, and impactful contributions.

The lecture highlighted the importance of making informed job choices early in one’s career. In the agriculture input sector, aligning one’s skills and aspirations with the initial job selection can open doors to rapid advancement and personal fulfilment.

Mr. Madan acknowledged the value of pursuing an MBA while actively working in the agriculture input sector. Integrating prior industry insights into academic pursuits enriches the educational experience and deepens understanding of real-world challenges. Professionals must blend hard and soft skills to excel in the agriculture input sector. Technical knowledge of crop science, fertilizers, pesticides, and modern agricultural practices (hard skills) is complemented by soft skills like effective communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, vital for collaboration, understanding customer needs, and driving innovation.

The session concluded with the message that professionals can make a meaningful impact and contribute to the advancement of the agriculture sector by choosing the right job, honing technical and soft skills, and building connections. In addition, professionals can establish themselves as trusted advisors and build lasting relationships by offering practical solutions.


Key Takeways:

 We recognised the significance of having soft skills and hard skills to excel in the agricultural input sector. It was an insightful session.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – Siddharth Bhargava (ABM 2023-25)

 We understood the significance of innovations, process improvements, and market insights that drive business growth are highly valued in this sector.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             – Parv Pandya (ABM 2022-24)