Andhra Loyola College

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Andhra Loyola College

(AUTONOMOUS)
“A COLLEGE WITH POTENTIAL FOR EXCELLENCE” -UGC 
 “RE-ACCREDITED AT “A+” GRADE WITH 3.66/4.00 POINTS” -NAAC
AWARDED ALL INDIA 34thRANK BY NIRF, MHRD, GOVT. OF INDIA

BMS Degree Program in Agri Storage And Supply Chain Management With Paid Apprenticeship

Duration: 3 years, six semesters.
Eligibility: Pass in 10 + 2 / 12th Standard with any Stream

About BMS Agri Storage And Supply Chain Management

Apprenticeship based BMS Degree in Agri storage and supply chain management is a sector specific degree to make graduates industry ready with the necessary knowledge, skill and attitude about storage, manage, post harvest and trading Agri products in the Agri storage companies. 
Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC), established by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC), has launched Apprenticeship-based higher education programmes both in humanities and technology disciplines with the primary objective of creating adequate skills for gainful employment at various levels of managerial cadre in Logistics Industry. 
The core focus of the programmes is Skill Development, and hence nearly 60% of the programme component & duration constitutes On-the Job Training in the form of Industry Apprenticeship. The specific objective of Apprenticeship Training of degree students is to help them  
Demonstrate the knowledge, skill, and attitude gained while undergoing the degree programme
Take appropriate and practical decisions on the day-to-day managerial issues in Logistics Processes
Perform as an effective and efficient supervisory staff
Get inducted in a Logistics company effortlessly immediately on joining the company.
Apprenticeship Assessment

The Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) Component of Apprenticeship is assessed by the Manager / Supervisor under whom the students work during Apprenticeship Semesters, and LSC for a maximum mark of 250. The Manager / Supervisor makes the assessment for 150 marks based on skill & attitudinal development of students. LSC assess the practical knowledge of students for 100 marks by conducting a Test on conceptual knowledge relevant to the process undergone during Apprenticeship, and Viva.

The Collaborating Institution evaluates the Apprenticeship Report (comprising Work Diary) submitted by students, and conduct Viva for a mark of 150, which is considered as End Semester Examination (ESE). The Evaluation & Viva is conducted by a Panel comprising of the HoD (or Programme Coordinator), Student’s Mentor, and an Executive from Logistics Sector.

Why to take BMS Agri Storage And Supply Chain Management?

Agribusiness is an area of commerce that involves the processing, warehousing, distribution, marketing and retailing of the products used in agriculture. Agribusiness aims at streamlining farming operations so that the prices remain at equilibrium. It encompasses farm planning, weather forecasting, research, soil management, seed production, machinery, plant protection, crop nutrient management, harvesting, marketing of produce, storage, supply chain operations, financing, food processing, retailing and much more. All the activities ranging from farm planning to getting the food to the table are a part of Agribusiness. 

India’s agriculture industry makes up about 17.5 percent of the country’s GDP. It is considered the backbone of the Indian economy. One of the largest employers, agriculture satiates the food and nutritional necessities of the nation and produces important raw materials for several key industries. However, the sector also faces several challenges owing to the following reasons:

  1. The swiftly changing and expanding business environment
  2. The fast changing pace of technology
  3. The side effects of globalisation
  4. A competitively charged environment
  5. The ever-changing government and its roles

Currently, the agricultural sector is of high commercial importance and has evolved from low-level farming to commercial farming.

In India, out of the total food products, only 14 percent is processed and about 35 percent of the food is expended during packaging and transportion.

This led to the growth of a new sector called Agribusiness which has generated the need for skilled agribusiness professionals. It has made Agribusiness management a hot career option for the youth.

The importance of Agribusiness education

In India, about 20 to 30 per cent crop is wasted each year due to spoilage, floods, pests, diseases, improper handling,  and lack of awareness about post harvest technologies.

In a developing country like India, the agri-business sector has emerged as a field of prime importance. Organisations in all sectors i.e. public, private, and cooperative, are looking to hire competent and well trained professionals and agribusiness managers.

The field opens up several avenues for those who hold a degree in Agribusiness management. A career in Agribusiness can open doors to a plethora of industries such as farming, real-estate, retail marketing, food processing and food production.

 From livestock, farming to human nutrition, food production, Agribusiness covers a significant number of careers globally.

Job Roles in the Agribusiness industry

  1. Crop Producer: A crop producer is an agricultural practitioner. He works for and/or owns operations that are involved in the growth of crops
  2. Agricultural Analyst: The job of an Agricultural Analyst is to service the current clients and simultaneously create new opportunities within the agribusiness market. Liaising with the clients is also a major part of the job description. It involves helping the client meet their banking needs from buying new property to purchasing equipment.
  3. Market Analyst: The responsibilities of a marketing analyst in Agribusiness are not very different from their counterparts in other industries. The responsibilities include researching consumer behaviour, exploring the market trends and opportunities, collecting and analysing data based on consumers and competitors.
  4. Agribusiness Marketing Coordinator: A job description of a marketing coordinator involves marketing of products by developing and executing marketing campaigns, tracking sales data, planning meetings and trade shows, maintaining the inventory of promotional material, maintaining databases and preparing reports.
  5. Quality Controller: The role of the Quality Controllers or Quality Control Inspectors includes reading blueprints and specifications, monitoring the existing operations to ensure production standards are being met, and inspecting, testing, or measuring materials and/or products being produced.
  6. Farm Appraiser: When farm loan is being sanctioned, the appraisal is done by an approved Farm Appraiser. The Farm Appraiser is a state-licenced officer who is trained to give expert opinions regarding the values of agricultural values

Industries that hire these professionals

  • Food Production Companies
  • Farming Industries
  • Public & Private Sector
  • Marketing Industries
  • Retail Industries

MBAs can get placed as research analysts and marketing managers in these industries. Food retailing is another sector which offers a gamut of career opportunities.

On the other hand, an Agribusiness career in the government sector offers way to many career opportunities that are different from those in the private sector. The degree holders can acquire managerial positions in the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Another government organisation that offers career opportunities to Agribusiness postgraduates is  Food Corporation of India (FCI).

The course curriculum of MBA Agribusiness programme involves the study of marketing and production of agricultural products and is a gateway to the Food and Health department with the Government after clearing a qualifying exam. Jobs can also be found at the Ministry of Agriculture under Government of India. 

Roadmap to the Agribusiness Management world

Several agro based companies hire MBA graduates in Agribusiness and offer long term, stable careers. Agriculture holds an important position in the economy of all the countries. Settling for a long term career in the domain of Agribusiness Management is not a difficult job. Fresh management graduates can be recruited as trainees and can later be promoted to senior positions after gaining experience.

Career Path

Career path you can choose after the course 

Agri storage Planner

Agri storage Planner

Cold chain Manager

Cold chain Manager

Agri Trader

Agri Trader

Post Harvest Manager

Post Harvest Manager

Agri Demand and Forecasting

Agri Demand and Forecasting

Pest control Specialist

Pest control Specialist

Logistics and Warehouse Executive

Logistics and Warehouse Executive

MIS Executive

MIS Executive

ANDHRA LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
BMS AGRI STORAGE AND SUPPLY CHAIN
COURSE STRUCTURE (FIRST YEAR I & II SEMESTER)
S.NoCODESEMCOURSESNAME OF THE COURSEHOURS/WEEKCREDITSCIA MARKSSEM END MARKS
1IENGLANGUAGE – I ENGLISH435050
2BMS111BSIBSBUSINESS STATISTICS745050
3BMS111AEIAEAGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS645050
4BMS111ALIALINTRODUCTION TO AGRI LOGISTICS645050
5BMS111WAPIWAPWAREHOUSE FOR AGRICULTURAL PROCEDURES745050
6BMS111PHMIPHMPOST HARVEST MANAGEMENT645050
TOTAL CREDITS3623
1BMS121OBIIOBORGANAISATION BEHAVIOUR435050
2BMS121TACIITACTRADING IN AGRI COMMODITIES745050
3BMS121QAAIIQAAQUALITY CONTROL,ASSURANCE & AUDIT745050
4BMS121ESIIESENVIRONMENTSL STUDIES235050
5BMS121DASIIDASDATA ANALYSIS USING SPREADSHEET425050
6BMS121BEIIESPEMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - PRACTICAL435050
7BMS121CAIICACOST ACCOUNTING645050
TOTAL CREDITS36235050
ANDHRA LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
BMS AGRI STORAGE AND SUPPLY CHAIN
COURSE STRUCTURE (SECOND YEAR III& IV SEMESTER)
S.NoCODESEMCOURSESNAME OF THE COURSEHOURS/WEEKCREDITSCIA MARKSSEM END MARKS
1BMS231DCFIIIDCFDERIVATIVES WITH COMMODITY FUTURES545050
2BMS231CHTIIICHTCOLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGY635050
3BMS231PMIIIPMPEST MANAGEMENT535050
4BMS231RAMIIIRAMRISK ASSESEMENT AND MANAGEMENT535050
5BMS231HFPIIIHFPHANDLING OF FRESH PRODUCES545050
6BMS231MALIIIMALMECHANISATION IN AGRI LOGISTICS545050
TOTAL CREDITS3625
1BMS241MMIVMMMARKETING MANAGEMENT535050
2BMS241MAIVMAMANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING545050
3BMS241APIVAPAGRI-PRENEURSHIP545050
4BMS241AEIIVAEIAGRICULTURAL EXPORTS AND IMPORTS535050
5BMS241LAAIVLAALEGAL ASPECTS OF AGRICULTURE (POST HARVEST)535050
6BMS241PTIVPTPACKAGING TECHNOLOGY535050
7BMS241DVMIVDVMDAIRY VALUE CHAIN AND MARKETING645050
TOTAL CREDITS5124
ANDHRA LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
BMS AGRI STORAGE AND SUPPLY CHAIN
COURSE STRUCTURE (THIRD YEAR V & VI SEMESTER)
S.NoCODESEMCOURSESNAME OF THE COURSEHOURS/WEEKCREDITSCIA MARKSSEM END MARKS
1BMS351WDVILM*WAREHOUSE DOCUMENTATION - PRACTICAL325050
2BMS351SAVRLE*STOCK ACCOUNTING - PRACTICAL325050
3BMS351ACVLND*ALLIED COURSE (1 out of 2)- MOOC325050
4BMS351APVPTLAPPRENTICESHIP -I4222150250
TOTAL CREDITS5128
1BMS361WRVIWR*WAREHOUSING- PRACTICAL325050
2BMS361QCVIQC*QUALITY CONTROL LAB - PRACTICAL325050
3BMS361ACVIAC*ALLIED COURSE (1 out of 2)- MOOC325050
4BMS361APVIAP*APPRENTICESHIP – III4222150250
TOTAL CREDITS5128
BMS (AGRI STORAGE AND SUPPLY CHAIN)
Allied Courses – MOOC – V & VI Semester - 1 out of 2
SemesterS.NoCourse
V1AGRI BY PRODUCTS AND UTILISATION
V2VALUE CHAIN FOR PLATATION PROBS
VI1SEA FOODS AND AGRICULTURE VALUE CHAIN
VI2EGG & PAULTRY PRODUCTS VALUE CHAIN

ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Teaching Semesters

In this curriculum I, II, III, IV are teaching semesters. All courses scheduled in the teaching semester are assessed by the institution. The assessment system (Continuous internal assessment, end semester examination and the question paper pattern) for these courses shall be as per the norms, standards and practices as per the institution.

Apprenticeship Semesters

Semester V, VI are Apprenticeship semesters. * Marked courses scheduled in these semesters will be delivered and assessed by LSC as per the process described below.

Allied Courses

The Allied Courses are offered by LSC on the pattern of MOOC. LSC delivers the course online through Logistics Learning Management System (LLMS) and makes online assessment of students. Three online tests are conducted for 25 marks each for the CIA Component. The total of the best performed two tests would be assigned as CIA Mark. One online End Semester Examination is conducted for a maximum mark of 50. The marks scored by students in both CIA and ESE for a total of 100 marks would be communicated to the Institution by LSC. The Institution can modify the proportion of marks between CIA and ESE as per its norms, standards, and practices. 

Practical Courses

Students would be assessed for Practical Courses by the Manager / Supervisor under whom they work during the Apprenticeship Semesters for maximum mark of 25, which is considered as CIA Score. The Institution will evaluate the Practical Record Notes submitted by students, and Conduct Viva for a mark of 75, which is considered as ESE. The Evaluation & Viva shall be conducted by a Panel comprising of the HOD (or Programme Coordinator), Student’s Mentor, and one Executive from Logistics Sector. The Institution can modify the proportion of marks between CIA and ESE as per its norms, standards, and practices. 

Apprenticeship

The component for apprenticeship will be assessed by LSC for maximum marks of 400. The LSC Component of Apprenticeship is assessed by the Manager / Supervisor under whom the students work during Apprenticeship Semesters and LSC for a maximum mark of 250. The Manager / Supervisor make the assessment for 150 marks based on skill attitudinal development of students. LSC assess the practical knowledge of students for 100 marks by conducting a Test on conceptual knowledge relevant to the process undergone during Apprenticeship, and Viva.
The Institution will evaluate the Apprenticeship Report (comprising Work Diary) submitted by students, and conduct Viva for a mark of 150. The Evaluation & Viva shall be conducted by a Panel comprising of the HOD (or Programme Coordinator), Student’s Mentor, and one Executive from Logistics Sector. The Institution can modify the proportion of marks between CIA and ESE as per its norms, standards, and practices.