Post-graduate diploma in plantation management (PGDPM)

  • Minimum Duration
  • 1 Year
  • Maximum Duration
  • 4 Years
  • Course Fee
  • Rs. 5,500
  • Minimum Age
  • No bar
  • Maximum Age
  • No bar
  • Graduation in any discipline
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
  • Create understanding of the salient features of the agriculture policy framework among policy makers, implementers and other stakeholders of the system for its effective implementation.
  • Develop human resource for:
    • Identification of strategic issues with reference to national policies in agriculture;
    • Analysis of policy aspects and its operationalisation; and
    • Development of an implementation framework for agriculture and rural development policies

The course structure is as follows:

Course Code 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


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.

Job Opportunities
  • Managers / Supervisors / Technicians in production, post-harvest management and marketing of plantation products
  • Self-entrepreneur in plantation sector
  • Researchers and extension functionaries
  • Market functionaries
  • Trainer / Counsellor in plantation industry
Student Support Activities
Learning Material

The printed study material is sent to the registered students at home by post.

Audio-visual learning aids

The learning package also contains audio and video cassettes and CDs which have been produced by the University. A video programme is usually of 25-30 minutes duration. These programmes can be heard/viewed at the study centre during specific sessions, or purchased for use at home.


Counselling sessions are held according to a schedule drawn up by the study centre coordinator, usually during weekends. TV counselling and Tele-conferencing: Through Gyan Darshan Channels and EduSat. One Gyan Darshan channel is available on DTH platform.

Radio Counselling

Through phone-in programmes on AIR and Gyan Vani.

* 1 credit = 30 hours of student’s study time