Admission Process


Admission to the program can be sought in two categories viz. Open Category and the Sponsored Candidates Category.


24 months full time residential programme commencing from July 2019.




The minimum qualification for admission is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institution with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC, ST and Persons with Disability) in agricultural and allied sciences or any other discipline. NRI /PIO / Foreign students can also apply.

Admission & Selection



All graduates, including graduates of agricultural and allied disciplines, with valid CAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT scores can apply. Selection will be on the basis of academic record, test scores, writing skill, group discussion and personal interview.




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




Meritorious Scholarships from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. State Government Scholarships for OBC Students. M/S. Malankara Plantation Centenary Scholarship for the Children of Workers in Plantation

Foreign Students



Foreign students can be admitted under the open and sponsored category. They may submit GMAT or any equivalent scores. Foreign students should be well versed in English language. TOEFL scores would be accepted, as an indicator of the same.

Sponsored Students



In the admission process, sponsored students will be given due weightage for their experience. Students can take admission under the following five categories of sponsorship:


Sponsored by the Plantation Companies and Agri-Business Corporates (ABCs).
Plantation Owners.
Sponsored by Central and State Governments.
Sponsored by International Agencies and SAARC Countries.
In addition to above, candidates can also be sponsored by NRI’s / PIO.

Fee & Expenses



The institutional fee for 2 year program is Rs. 3,50,000 payable in two installments. The fee for international students and students sponsored by NRI’s / PIO’s is $10,500. This does not include mess charges, hostel rent & electricity charges, computer charges, expenses on books & reading material, field visits and other personal expenses.

How to Apply



For Prospectus and Application form, write to the Admissions Office along with a crossed Demand Draft for Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates, with relevant certificates) 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:

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Plantation Management
Jnana Bharathi Campus, P.O.Malathalli
Bangalore – 560 056
Tel: 080-23212767 (D), 23211716 (EPABX) Fax: 080-23212775 E-mail: /


Valid Tests for Admission

Last Date for Submitting Application Forms

Test Date

CAT Aspirants

March 31st 2019

As per schedule

MAT Aspirants

ATMA Aspirants

PAT Aspirants

Academic, Campus & Hostel Rules



Candidates should abide by the Institute’s academic, campus and hostel rules, which are separately available.

Loan Assistance



Majority of the students admitted to the programme previously have availed the educational loan from various banks.