Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), a Centre of Excellence and the first-of-its-kind National Institute, was established at the initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. It is co-promoted by the Commodity Boards of India, viz., Coffee Board, Rubber Board, Tea Board, Spices Board and Plantation Industry Associations. IIPM has been focusing in the field of plantation & associated agri-business and commodity management education


Tea Tasting and Marketing (PCP-TTM)

Institute is offering a Professional Certificate Programme on Tea Tasting and Marketing (PCP-TTM) under the sponsorship of Tea Board of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, for tea industry personnel and public in general, in the global academia. This program combines the discipline of professional tea tasting and tea marketing. The PCP-TTM has been crafted out of an industry – academia interface, with greater focus on practical inputs to address the emerging needs of tea industry.

The program will cover the modern principles of tea business management, market information & techniques and practices of tea tasting skill to prepare a dynamic group of world class professional tea tasters with managerial capabilities. PCP-TTM offers excellent career opportunities, nationally and globally, in reputed tea companies, brokerages, tea buyers and blenders, Beverage Industry as well as on the tea gardens. Program is developed and designed by the distinguished IIPM faculty, experts from Tea Board of India and Indian Tea industry.


Graduate in any discipline, recognized by UGC/ AIUs/Foreign Universities, presently. · Proficiency in written and oral communication in English is essential. · Sponsored candidates by Planters, Plantation Associations, Brokerages, Tea Manufacturers, Tea Buyers, Beverage Sector and Blenders will be given special consideration in eligibility norms. · Foreign Nationals / NRIs / PIO candidates can also apply.


 45 days intensive program, starting from 20 th May (Monday) to 3rd July (Wednesday) 2019.


The learning methodologies of the program include tasting different profile of tea which produced within the country and from major tea producing countries. The participants will get hands on experience in tea tasting from the state of art tea tasting lab at the institute and expert tasters from national & international tea tasting units. The institute will also facilitate the participants to sharpen their skills on palate memory and tea business management in real time tea business centers. The participants will be imparted with market information on tea, opportunities, consumption preferences, etc to develop a sense of market driven tea tasting.


 On successful completion of the program with eligible credits, the participants will be awarded Certificate Programme on Tea Tasting and Marketing COURSE FEE The tuition fee for the program is Rs. 75,000/- (for National Candidates) and US$ 1175 (for Foreign Nationals / PIO Candidates) to be paid on confirmation of the admission to the programme. This does not include mess charges, hostel rent & electricity charges, computer charges, expenses on books & reading material, field / industry visits to North India and other personal expense


For Prospectus, Application Form contact the MDP Office, along with a crossed Demand Draft for Rs.1000/- for National candidates (Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PH candidates with relevant certificates) and US$ 15 for Foreign Nationals, drawn in favour of “Indian Institute of Plantation Management”, payable at Bangalore. Application form can also be downloaded from Institute’s website and filled-in application along with fee may be sent to: MDP Office Indian Institute of Plantation Management Jnana Bharathi Campus, P.O. Malathalli Bangalore - 560 056, India.


This Professional Management Course aims at providing management education to the entrants in the plantation and associated agri-business sector. The program is aimed at combining the grassroots action with global competition and equips the students for managerial positions in Agri-Plantation Business Sector. Accordingly, the program equips the students with the latest ideas and techniques in management and technology.

Students undergoing this program can expect better opportunities of career advancement. Further, as individuals they would be better equipped to provide future leadership to the industry. Organizations also benefit substantially from the professional expertise acquired by the students through this program based on an ‘accelerated learning approach’ to acquire and sharpen their managerial skills. Students are exposed to the state-of-the-art developments in cyber-revolution through hands-on skill acquisition in internet and other related developments.

Course Duration: 24 Months Residential Course: AICTE Approved


The minimum qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institution with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC, ST and Persons with Disability) in agricultural and allied sciences or any other discipline. NRI /PIO / Foreign students can also apply.

Admission & Selection

All graduates, including graduates of agricultural and allied disciplines, with valid CAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT scores can apply. Selection will be on the basis of academic record, test scores, writing skill, group discussion and personal interview.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management:

Food Processing & Business Management (PGDM-FPBM)


The minimum qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institution with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC, ST and Persons with Disability) in food technology, food science/ nutrition, fisheries, dairy, animal husbandry, horticulture or allied disciplines. The candidates must have a valid score of CAT/MAT/ATMA/CMAT/GATE exam.

Course Duration: 24 Months