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IIPM Bangalore notifies PCP Tea Tasting & Marketing 2018

IIPM Bangalore announces Professional Certificate Programme on Tea Tasting and Marketing 2018


Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), Bangalore announces admission to Professional Certificate Programme on Tea Tasting and Marketing (PCP-TTM) 11th Batch [21st May - 4th July] for 2018 Session


The Programme

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 programme 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

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


Course Structure

The program is classified into three streams based on the background of the programme participants. The classification of the program participants are Fresher’s to tea industry, Experience in tea manufacturing, and Experience in tea tasting. In all the streams, the technical, functional and marketing aspects of tea tasting, are blended differently in order to fill the skill gaps of the participants


Course Duration

45 days intensive program, starting from 21st May (Monday) to 04th July (Wednesday) 2018



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 70,000/- (for National Candidates) and US$ 1175 (for Foreign Nationals /PIO Candidates) to be paid on confirmation of the admission to the program

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 expenses



The reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates is applicable as per the Government of India rules, subject to meeting the other eligibility criteria for admission



Graduate in any discipline, recognized by UGC/ AIUs/Foreign Universities

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


Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected on the basis of interview, psychometric test and blind (sensory) test on tea tasting, if required



For Prospectus, Application Form contact the Admissions Office, alongwith 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-560056, India

Foreign Nationals, PIOs and NRI candidates can also apply through Special Application Form available in the Institute’s website www.iimpb.edu.in


Important Dates


Filled in Application Forms should reach the Institute on or before 27th April 2018


For more information, visit the Institute website: www.iimpb.edu.in


IIPM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM) Bangalore, (An Autonomous Organization Promoted by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI), Jnana Bharathi Campus, Malathalli Post, Bangalore-560056, Phone No.: +91-80-23212647, Website www.iimpb.edu.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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