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Nabard chair at IIM-A

Nabard and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has joined hands to focus on core areas like agribusiness and agriculture marketing through research. Under the collaboration, a NABARD Professor Agribusiness Chair has been set up with the objective of encouraging applied and empirical research in the field of agriculture and rural development. The chair is also expected to offer solutions to problems confronting agriculture marketing and suggest innovative models that can make farming more profitable to Indian farmers. IIM-A will nominate a Chair Professor for undertaking research and teaching activities. While IIM-A will provide necessary infrastructural facilities to perform the research activities, NABARD will provide financial assistance. This will include expenses related to salary, social security contributions including PF and gratuity, hiring/ contractual arrangements for secretarial services, organising seminars, workshops, symposiums etc.The tenure of the Chair Professorhip is three years, but it may get extended for a further two years subject to NABARD’s review at the end of the initial three year stint.

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