Director’s Message

Welcome to the Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM). For more than two decades, IIPM has served as our nation’s flagship comprehensive institution of higher education. We are advancing institute’s tradition of excellence in Plantation and Associated Agri-business Education through high quality programs in teaching, research, on-site industry executive training and service. We continue to rank among the nation’s best intensive industry interactive sector school.


IIPM is an endowed organization of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry-GOI & Commodity Boards of India and the plantation industry. Over 47,000 executives, managers, planters, scientists, commodity boards officials, and students around the country and other developing nations have participated in our programs.

Our campus is set in a beautiful landscape with a spectacular view of Bangalore – a highly living environment that encourages interaction and camaraderie. Our distinguished faculty, with extensive ties to leading agri-business and plantation community, are able to bring the best leaders into our programs as visiting faculty and guest speakers.

Over the last 27 years, IIPM as Sectoral School of Agri-business, Commodity, and Plantation (ACP) Management has become the global leader in educating and empowering individuals committed to advancing the public interest in ACP. Our faculty are renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners who are actively engaged in the affairs of the world. Our students are innovators, managers, non-profit executives, agri-business, social & business entrepreneurs, and aspiring leaders – from every age group and every corner of the country. Our unique learning and teaching process crosses the boundaries of nations; of public, private, and civil society; of disciplines; blending of theory and practice. We aspire to excellence because we believe public leadership and the challenges we face are so important that we must insist on the highest standards of analysis with integrity. Today’s problems in ACP require novel approaches and alliances that bring together leaders from government, civil society and business.

Our primary goal is to become one of the most prominent sectorial business schools in the world. To achieve this goal, we have identified five strategic areas. The faculty, staff and students of IIPM will endeavour to meet these five goals for the institute: create a strong intellectual foundation in teaching, executive development programs and outreach for community accomplishment; position the Institute to be international premier research intensive institution in ACP in association with AACSB and EFMD; embrace entrepreneurial spirit; foster a more diverse and inclusive campus community; and achieve lean-based academic and operational excellence. I invite your suggestions, comments, and insights about ways the “School of Agri-Business Education and Management” can achieve these goals.

I would like to invite you to our campus and explore further with our faculty and students on limitless opportunities that make IIPM a truly special institution.

Prof. V. G. Dhanakumar