INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANTATION MANAGEMENT, Bangalore
About IIPM, Bangalore
Established in 1993 on recommendations of the core group set up by The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Indian Institute of Plantation Management is situated in Bangalore, Karnataka. Registered under the Karnataka Society Registration Act, the institute is supported financially by multiple central government ministries as well as the plantation sector. IIPM offers a two year full time PGDM-ABPM Program among other courses.
About the PGDM-ABPM Program
Spanning over two years and six trimesters including Corporate Training Segment of 12 weeks, The Post Graduate Diploma in Management course in Agri-Business and Plantation Management at IIPM promises a rigorous and all round development for aspirant managers in the field of plantation. The course is AICTE approved and includes 30 subjects, a field/industrial/international visit, a Corporate Training Segment and a national/international study.
For more details pertaining to the program, refer: http://www.iipmb.edu.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=172
Students having completed their graduation with at least 50% aggregate (45% for reserved categories) or equivalent CGPA may apply for the program. Applicants must also possess a valid score in CAT/MAT/ATMA/CMAT. Foreign Students shall need valid GMAT scores as well as TOEFL scores to indicate that they are versed in English.
How to Apply
Those meeting the eligibility criterion may apply by obtaining the prospectus and application form from the admission office of the institute. The cost of obtaining the application form is Rs.1,000 (Rs.500 for reserved categories) to be paid through a demand draft drawn in favor of "Indian Institute of Plantation Management", payable at Bangalore.
Applications form can also be downloaded directly from the institute website:
Applicants can apply for admission in either of the two categories- Open Category or Sponsored Category.
The selection shall be granted on a comprehensive evaluation of the following:
- Academic Record
- Test Scores
- Writing Skills
- Group Discussion
- Personal Interview
The total fees for pursuing the two year PGDM course at IIPM, Bangalore is Rs.3,50,000, payable in two installments. The fees is not inclusive of accommodation, mess charge, electricity charges, field visits, books and other materials and computer charges.
The placement activities and procedure at IIPM is handled by The Placement Assistance Cell, which facilitates interaction between the corporates looking to hire and the students.
In the past, the students at IIPM have been recruited on campus by the likes of HDFC Bank, NCML, Spandana, Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Private Limited, Manjushree Tea Plantations, Big basket.com, Dhanuka, United Phosphorous Limited, LKP, Origo and so on.
The salary packages offered to the students of IIPM show a direct relation to the work experience in hand. Those with experience of 0-2 years were offered average packages of 4 lakhs while those with 5+ years of experience managed to secure an average package of about 8 lakhs.
For complete list of the students placed from the 2013-15 batch, refer: http://iipmb.edu.in/pdf/new_2015/Final%20Placements%20(PGDM%202013-15).pdf
Rankings and Recognitions
Awarded the 2012 World Education Congress Award at the World Education Congress Summit.
IIPM boasts of an extensive Knowledge Resource Center comprising of a Library, a Computer Center, a Technical laboratory and a Faculty Wisdom. The library is stocked with more than 8000 books and has a subscription to about 140 journals. The computer center has about 30 processors.
IIPM has separate hostel facilities for both girls and boys, inaugurated in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
- Merit based scholarships are granted to students by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Minority Affairs.
- The state government also grants scholarships for OBC candidates.
Life at College
- Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
The center has been established in order to foster entrepreneurship in the Indian Coffee Sector.
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To pursue MBA at IIPM students must satisfy following eligibility criteria.
The minimum qualification to apply for admission to the MBA Program is a Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3 years of education) in any discipline which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or any degree equivalent to the Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the Secondary / Higher Secondary / Pre-degree Examinations (or equivalent) conducted by a Board / University.
Those appearing for the final year of the Bachelor's degree examinations may also apply subject to completing their examinations or viva-voce, if any, before June 30. Such candidates will however have to fulfil the above eligibility requirements in respect of minimum academic qualifications for admission and furnish evidence to that effect latest by October 31. At the time of interview and/or admissions, they will be required to produce a letter from their College Principal / Head of Institution stating the exam dates.
Candidates with appropriate industry experience will be given preference for admissions. Their work experience will be given due weightage in terms of the organization, position held and duration.
Selected candidates will be called to attend Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. Multiple Group Discussion & Personal Interview lists will be released in phases, both before and after the Application Deadline. The intimation for interview & group discussion is done through registered post and e-mail. In the case of some programs, Group Discussion may not be conducted, in favor of a rigorous interview process.
The selection criteria for calling candidates for admissions is based on multiple factors as follows:
- Past academic performance
- Quality & content of the answers in the application form
- Work experience, if any , in terms of job content & organization
- Group Discussion & Interview performance (applicable for final admissions only)
- Extra curricular activities, other interests & accomplishments
- Competitive Test score (CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT)
A combination of all the above factors are used to determine the eligibility of candidates to be offered final admission. Test scores are NOT the only criteria for selection.
A high test score does not guarantee a call for Group Discussion/Interview. The selection criteria are based on multiple factors as mentioned above.