Indian Institute of Plantation Management

EFMD Equis Accredited

Realizing the potentialities and needs of modernization of the plantation sector through management education and training, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India constituted a core group in 1990 to set up a strategic institution of management education in the plantation sector.

IIPM envisaged as a centre of excellence, to act as a think tank and an intellectual resource base for the plantation and associated agri-business sector. It is an exclusive sectoral school of management in Asia, based on a new model intensive institute-industry interaction.

In November 1993, the institute was established as an autonomous educational institute of higher learning. It is jointly sponsored by Commodity Boards of India viz., Coffee Board, Tea Board, Rubber Board, Spices Board and Plantation Associations viz., UPASI and India Tea Association (ITA).

Institute is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJ&E), Ministry of Minority Affairs (MMA), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCI) of Government of India and the Malankara Plantations Ltd. through meritorious and top-class educational institution scholarships and academic-related recognitions.

Institute is actively supported by the industry through its uniquely designed Faculty Finance Support Scheme and Commodity Boards of India chairs. IIPM has been ranked among top sectoral management institute by Business India B-School survey.

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Professional Certificate Programme in Tea Tasting & Marketing

Campus Full time 45 days June 2019 India Bengaluru

The 45 days 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.


The programme will be offered by IIPM in collaboration with Tea Board of India, Ministry of Commerce & Government of India and tea sector. The program is recognized by Tea Board of India, and Tea Industry, for the professional practice of tea tasting and tea making. The field and factory visits are essential part of the program. The program will ensure the participants to upgrade their skill in tea tasting and marketing such that their career gets propelled in right direction.

The course structure is flexible to cater to the needs of the participants. The program is classified into three streams based on the background of the program participants. The classification of the program participants is fresher to tea industry, experience in tea manufacturing, and Experience in tea tasting. In all the streams, the technical, functional and marketing/blending aspects of tea & tasting, are blended differently in order to fill the skill gaps of the participants. ... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate

Post Graduate Certificate Programme - International Business (PGCM-IB)

Campus Full time 12 months January 2019 India Bengaluru

The course is designed to develop the participants for managerial and leadership roles in the dynamic global scenario of International Business. [+]

The programme is designed suitable for managers working in the International and Indian business environments. The programme explores international business scenarios that are likely to open up opportunities for international businesses and challenges for agri and allied business sectors. The course covers small and large scale firms with focus on Exports and Imports, the bilateral and multilateral business agreements and trade linkages which play dynamic and critical roles. The international trade scenario which challenges dynamically requires a deeper and wider understanding of the dimensions of international business (technical, cultural, economic and allied business processes). Such dynamics in international business scenarios throw up challenges for practicing managers. This requires professional approaches which lead to improve profitability of business and reduction in the cost of doing business intelligently. This is the primary objective the proposed course Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Management: International Business (PGCM: IB), which is being launched by IIPM. The course is contemporary and has been developed with experiential learning of IIPM’s intensive industry interactions spanning over two decades.... [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Management – Agribusiness and Plantation Management

Campus Full time 24 months July 2019 India Bengaluru

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 [+]

Postgraduate Diploma in Management – Agribusiness and Plantation Management

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.... [-]