iipmb | About PGD-ABPM



Vision of the ABPM Programme:

To be a leading destination for agribusiness and plantation management program in the world, through research, industry orientation and serve the society at large.

Mission of the ABPM Programme:

M1: To develop globally competent and socially responsible leaders and techno-managers for agribusiness and plantation sector.
M2: To impart quality teaching and learning with rigour and relevance to industry.
M3: To advance internationalisation of the program through experiential learning, research collaboration and multicultural immersion.
M4: To continuously develop and improve a state of-the-art academic, physical and research infrastructure.

Program Education Objectives (PEOs):

PEO1: To prepare students as visionaries, thinkers, communicators, global leaders and techno-managers, in dynamic agribusiness environment.
PEO2: To equip students with skills to meet entrepreneurial aspirations.
PEO3: To develop competencies in emerging interdisciplinary areas.
PEO4: To transform students into responsible citizens of India devoted to the service of the society.

Program Outcomes (POs) and Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PO1: Apply knowledge of management theory and practices and understanding of principles of management.
PO2: Develop analytical and critical thinking for effective decision making supported by inputs from the data analytics.
PO3: Ability to adapt to, and develop value-based and ethical team leadership.
PO4: Ability to understand, analyze and communicate national, international implications of economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of business.
PO5: Ability to lead themselves and others in the achievement of organizational goals, contributing effectively to a team environment.
PO6: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge and live projects to assess societal, health, safety, legal, ethical and multicultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the position of a leader and manager.
PO7: Communicate effectively on complex management activities, write reports, develop business plans, projects and effective presentations.
PO8: Understand the impact of the environment and demonstrate the knowledge and need for sustainable development.
PO9: Apply knowledge of dynamic technological advances affecting business and use management principles and best practices innovatively.
PSO1: To create competency in specific areas of production, operations, processing, labour management in the field of plantation and associated agribusiness.
PSO2: To develop expertise in agri input and output marketing to make impact on global trade and enhance export.
PSO3: To use business analytics and artificial intelligence for decision-making in specific area of agri business, including the critical aspects of supply chain management and retail.
PSO4: Apply Financial Tools and Domain Knowledge, viz; Financial Reporting, Costing, Banking and Commodity Derivatives for Managerial decision making in Plantation and Associated Agribusiness.


This Professional Management Course aims at providing management education to the entrants in the plantation and associated agri-business sector. The program is aimed at combining the grassroots action with global competition and equips the students for managerial positions in Agri-Plantation Business Sector. Accordingly, the program equips the students with the latest ideas and techniques in management and technology. Students undergoing this program can expect better opportunities of career advancement. Further, as individuals they would be better equipped to provide future leadership to the industry. Organizations also benefit substantially from the professional expertise acquired by the students through this program based on an ‘accelerated learning approach’ to acquire and sharpen their managerial skills. Students are exposed to the state-of-the-art developments in cyber-revolution through hands-on skill acquisition in internet and other related developments.

Course Duration : 24 Months Residential Course : AICTE Approved

Course Structure


The programme is divided into 6 classroom trimesters covering 102 credits including Corporate Training Segment (summer internship) of 12 weeks. It integrates operational, behavioural, managerial and strategic aspects of business with a fusion of knowledge, skill, attitude, values and ethics. Intensive-Institute-Industry- Interactive brings experts from plantation and associated agribusiness closer to the student community and the programme is customized to suit their requirements. The curriculum is also updated periodically catering to the ever changing needs of industry. Students also have opportunities to interact with industry leaders through vision building talks.

Trimester Courses (credit) CTS / Field Visit
1st Year I, II, III 54 6
2nd Year IV, V, VI 42
Sub Total 96 06
Grand Total 102 Credits

Apart from classroom, students utilize their time to library consultations, computer lab work and work on course related assignments, etc. and guidance will also be available to the students for seeking personal consultations with faculty for clarifications on a need basis.

Year – 1


Understanding Individual Behaviour (3)
Business Communication – Oral (3)
Financial Accounting for Management (3)
Computer Application for Agribusiness (3)
Managerial Economics (3)
Quantitative Techniques (3)



Human Resource Management (3)
Marketing Management (3)
Cost & Management Accounting (3)
Plantation & Agri-Commodity: Field Management (3)
Economic Environment and Policy (3)
Business Communication – written (3)


Field / Industry Visit / International Visit (FIS)



Organizational Behaviour & Development (3)
Rural Marketing (3)
Research Methodology & Data Analysis (3)
Customer Orientation & Relationship Management (3)
Production and Operations Management for Plantation and Agri-Commodity (3)
Financial Management & Capital Markets (3)


Corporate Training Segment



Year – II


Strategic Management (3)
Contracts & Legal Aspects of Agribusiness (3)
E-Commerce and Digital Marketing (3)
Value Addition, Logistics & Supply Chain Management (3)
International Business Management (3)



Agri-input Marketing (3)
International Commodity Management (3)
Commodity Spot and Derivative Market (3)
Banking & Small Financial Institutions (3)
Procurement Management (1.5)


National /International Study


Branding and Retail Management (3)
Managing Farmer’s Organizations & Small Enterprises (3)
Management Control Systems (3)
Strategic Agribusiness Management (1.5)
Thesis writing & Viva (3)

Teaching Methodology & Academic Ambience


3D and Grounded Praxis Approach

Institute’s teaching methodology uses a variety of approaches to learning. In addition to the case method issues analysis and cyber learning, institute uses the 3-D approach of Discussion, Dialogue and Discourse. Institute also uses the concept of ‘grounded praxis’ to sensitize students to the local conditions and social issues. Institute provides world class academic ambience for learning.

Self Development & Cultural Enrichment

Self Development & Cultural Enrichment is a continuous process at the Institute. This is facilitated through involvement of students in creative activities and participation in debates, seminars, essay writing, music & poetry and other creative involvements that facilitate the holistic development of students.


The Grading System

Institute follows a grading scheme of 9 levels ranging from A+ to F. At the end of each course, the instructor awards Letter Grades to the course participants.

The score range and the corresponding letter grade is given in the table below:


Grade Score
A+ 85 & above
A 80-84
A- 75-79
B+ 70-74
B 65-69
B- 60-64
C+ 55-59
C 50-54
F <50

The Term Grade Point Average and Cumulative Grade Point Average are computed in each term as the credit weighted averages of individual grades in and up to each term respectively. Weightages for different components of courses are made available to the students at the beginning of each term. Rules for eligibility of the institute’s diploma are provided in the Institute’s academic rules book.

Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Commerce visits IIPM


Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce, Shri Jairam Ramesh visited the IIPM, Bangalore on 25th August 2006. During the visit the Minister inaugurated 6th batch PGD-ABPM of IIPM and also had a close interaction with the IIPM Board of Governors, Director, Faculty and Students of the Institute.

As part of interactive session with the faculty of the Institute, the Minister lauded the achievements of IIPM and emphasized the need to intensify efforts to establish the IIPM Centre in the North East region of India.

As part of interactive session with the faculty of the Institute, the Minister lauded the achievements of IIPM and emphasized the need to intensify efforts to establish the IIPM Centre in the North East region of India.


Shri. Jairam Ramesh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce, GOI, inaugurated 6th batch of PGD-ABPM on 25th August

Interactive session with IIPM Board of Governors and faculty of the institute