The Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM) Bangalore is an autonomous institution set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in 1990 to provide professional management education in the field of plantation sector. Department of Commerce, Govt of India, the four Commodity Boards of India, namely Coffee Board, Tea Board, Rubber Board & Spices Board, leading units from plantation & agri-business industry, and the Plantation Associations viz. Indian Tea Association (ITA) & UPASI are its founding partners. IIPM is registered as a society at Bangalore under Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960. The objective of the Institute is to provide education, research, training, development and consultancy services to the industry and other agencies engaged in economic and social development of the plantation & associated agro-business sector. The Institute conducts professional courses for young aspirants to enable them to find entry level managerial positions in plantation & associated agri-business industry and trains the managers and owner-managers of the industry who need update on the latest techniques and ideas in management. The Institute also acts as a resource centre for the government and the industry and conducts research on policy, strategic and operational issues relating to the sector. IIPM is managed by a 15 member Governing Board consisting of representatives of the Commodity Boards of Government of India (Coffee, Tea, Rubber & Spices), representatives of Plantation Associations (representing North & Southern India), Owner planters, Practising Managers, the Central Government, Research Education & Training Institutions and other interests in the plantation sector. The Chairman of IIPM Society and 3 members are appointed by the Commerce Secretary, Government of India. The Director of the Institute is the Ex-officio member of the Board. The Institute offers professional management courses viz. two year full time (AICTE-MHRD-GOI approved) Post Graduate Diploma in Management: Agri-Business & Plantation Management (PGDM-ABPM) and a one year Post Graduate Certificate Programme: International Business (PGCP-IB). In 2013-14, the Institute launched a full-time residential, doctoral programme viz. Fellow (Ph.D.) Programme in Agri-Business & Plantation Management (FPM-ABPM) for prospective scholars interested in becoming skilled and innovative researchers and teachers in various aspects of plantations management. Since its inception, over 700 students have successfully completed the educational programme and have found employment in leading national and international plantation & associated agri-business organizations. The Institute has conducted several capacity building programmes for various stakeholders besides its educational and professional courses. The Institute has several Knowledge Resource Centres set up in partnership with the Government, Commodity Boards and the industry to cater to specific areas of knowledge viz. productivity, workforce governance, tea tasting and marketing, coffee entrepreneurship, cluster approach to business, multi-lingual digital language & communication etc. The Institute has educational membership of two international accreditation agencies viz. the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB, USA) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD, Brussels). Address: Jnana Bharathi Campus, Malathalli Post, Bangalore 560056 Telephone: (91)80-23211716 (EPABX); (91)80-23212773 (Direct), Fax: (91)80-23212775; E-mal: email@example.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site : http://www.iipmb.edu.in
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