Post-Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM)

Updated on 20 Aug, 2015

Post-Graduate Diploma In Plantation Management (PGDPM)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Programme overview
Plantation sector is an important segment of the Indian economy. India is home to many high value plantation crops and is one of the major contributors to the total world production. The sector has great significance due to its high employment potential and provides opportunities for income generation to a large section of the society especially to women.  In addition, the plantation industry offers lot of potential for earning foreign exchange through export of produce from plantations. 
Globalisation and increased competition have further brought in new challenges as well as opportunities to this sector. Plantation companies both new and old, need to improve their competitive edge by employing managerial skills and applying the latest technological innovations to improve productivity and be globally competitive. The sector if managed well has scope for high income generation all the year round.
Thus, it calls for capacity building in Plantation Industry, especially at the supervisory/ managerial level for improving productivity and overall performance of this sector. The PG Diploma programme in Plantation management seeks to develop competent human resource for the plantation industry. The programme provides exposure to various management practices that are relevant for professional management of the sector. It also provides the technical know-how required for effectively managing major plantations such as tea, coffee, rubber, spices etc.
The main objective of the programme is to:    
  • develop competent professionals in plantation industry;
  • impart knowledge and skills in production, processing, marketing and finance management in the plantation sector, and
  • upgrade the technical proficiency of professional working in the plantation Industry.
Course Code
Title of the Course
Introduction to Plantation Management
Crop Production Technology
Post Harvest Management & Value Addition           
Human Resource, Marketing and Financial Management
Project Work


CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MAM-001  Introduction to Plantation Management  4
 MAM-002  Crop Production Technology  8
 MAM-003  Post Harvest Management and Value Addition  8
 MAM-004  Human Resource, Marketing and Financial Management  4
 MAMP-001  Project Work  8
Medium of Instruction:
  • English
Target Group:
Supervisor/managers presently employed in various plantations such as tea, coffee, spices, rubber etc. as well as graduates desirous of pursuing a challenge career in the Plantation sector.  
Additional Information:
There is no Fee Concession available to students enrolling under this PG Diploma programme.  There is no entrance test for taking admission in this programme.
The additional information about the programme and the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in and our Regional Centres. Additional information about this programme may also be obtained from School of Agriculture.
For further information, kindly contact:


Dr. P.K. Jain,
Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29573091
The Director,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29533167
Tele Fax: +91-011-29533167


Regional Centres: