(An Autonomous Organization of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry – Govt of India.)

(An Autonomous Organization of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry – Govt of India.)



2 years residential program


12 students

Two-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management: Agribusiness and Plantation Management (PGDM-ABPM) 2023-25 (23rd Batch)

Vision of the PGDM ABPM Program

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

Mission of the PGDM-ABPM Program

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-theart academic, physical and research infrastructure.

Genesis of IIPM

IIPM set up at the initiative of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, is a renowned academic institution offering postgraduate programs in agribusiness, plantation, food and agricultural export management. IIPM’s mandate is to create a unique pool of talented professionals in the domain and provide career advancement opportunities to its students.

Program Highlights

  1. 2 year NBA Accredited, Equivalent to MBA by AIU and AICTE approved Residential Program started in 2001.
  2. A green campus with State-of-the-Art infrastructure.
  3. Curriculum designed to meet emerging needs of Agribusiness and Plantation Organization.
  4. 1534+ Alumni base serving the entire Agriculture Value Chain.
  5. 100% Placement since inception, including International Placements. Average salary pay package enhanced every year.
  6. Provision for International Exposure (Study Abroad Program).
  7. A Multi-Disciplinary Eminent Faculty Team with more than 100 man years of experience founded on its 4I Principle “Intensive-InstituteIndustry-Interaction”

International Linkages

  • CALS-University of Wisconsin- Madison, WI-USA
  • Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)
  • Harper Adams University, Newport, UK
  • International Business School-Americas, Brazil
  • Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
  • Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, UK
  • Rwanda Institute of Co-operatives, Entrepreneurship and Micro-Finance (RICM)
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
  • University of Nottingham, UK

AIM of the Program

The PGDM-ABPM program is a Professional Management Program that aims at providing management education to the entrants in the plantation and associated agribusiness sectors. The program is aimed at combining grassroots action with global competition and equips the students for managerial positions in Plantation and Agribusiness Industries. The program is unique in its kind, opening plentiful career advancement opportunities in the sectors.

Curriculum Outline and Contents

Program Duration: 2 years Residential Program commencing July 2023.
The programme is divided into 6 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–Interaction brings experts from plantation and associated agribusiness closer to the student community and the programme is customized to suit their requirements. The curriculum is updated periodically catering to the ever changing need of the industry. Students have opportunities to interactwith industry leaders through vision building talks.


Teaching and Learning PGDM-ABPM offers a range of sector-specific courses to meet the requirements of industry. The faculty carefully craft curriculum and develop effective Assurance of Learning (AoL) resources and best practices for student learning. IIPM contributes to students through three primary activities: teaching, research and corporate training/internship. The faculty and academic facilities viz., library, computer centre, technical lab, knowledge resource centre, career devolopment unit, campus and academic ambience are unsurpassed by those of any institutions. The institute offers its teaching and learning transactions through lectures, video, seminar, group work, case study method, issue analysis, cyber learning, role plays, tasting (sensory test for product innovation), market survey, field & industry visits, study abroad and guest lectures.

Elective Courses

Students are given with an option to choose elective courses in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource as per their preferences.

Program Structure and Credit Hours

Trimester – I (July-October)
Description Name of Courses Credits
Program Specific 1.1 : Fundamentals of ABPM 3
General 1.2 : Managerial Economics 3
Functional 1.3 : Financial Accounting for Management 3
1.4 : Organization Design & Behavior 3
Analytics 1.5 : Statistics for Management 1.6 : IT Applications in Business 3
1.6 : IT Applications in Business 1.5
Skill Development Workshops 1.7 : Business Communication 1.5
Business Writing
Duration: 12 weeks Sub-Total 18
Trimester – IV (July-October)
Description Name of Courses Credits
Program Specific 4.1 : Business and Labour Laws in AB&P 3
4.2 : Strategic Management in AB&P 3
General 4.3 : Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3
Functional 4.4 : International ABP Management 3
Analytics 4.5 : Business Analytics in AB&P 3
Skill Development Workshops 4.6 : Conflict Management & Persuasion 1.5
Book Reading Creativity & Problem Solving
Projects Thesis Proposal Formulation & Submission 2
Duration: 12 weeks Sub-Total 18.5
Trimester – II (October-January)
Program Specific 2.1 : Managing Farm Operations 3
General 2.2 : Business Environment & Poilicy 1.5
2.3 : Business Ethics and Sustainability 1.5
Functional 2.4 : Marketing Management 3
2.5 : Cost & Management Accounting 3
Analytics 2.6 : Prescriptive Analytics 1.5
Skill Development Workshops 2.7 : Self-Portrait & Resume Creation 1.5
Time Management & Personal 1.5 Effectiveness
Projects National Field/Industry Visit (compulsory) / International Visit (Optional) and Winter Project 1.5
Duration: 16 weeks Sub-Total 16.5
Trimester –V (November-January)
Program Specific 5.1 : Procurement Management in AB&P 1.5
5.2 : Value-Addition & Supply Chain Management 3
Elective – 1
Functional and Specializations 5.3 : Agri-Input Sales & Marketing(M) 3
5.4 : Commodity Derivatives & Price Risks (F) 3
5.5: Labor Relations Management (HR) 3
Elective – 2
Functional and Specializations 5.6 : Retail Management (M) 3
5.7 : Banking & Small Financial Institutions (F) 3
5.8 : Performance & Compensation Management (HR) 3
Skill Development Workshop 5.9 : Story Telling 1.5
Leading Effectivelyy
Case Study Development
Projects Thesis Development & Report Submission 4
Duration: 12 weeks Sub-Total 16
Trimester – III (February -May)
Program Specific 3.1 : Production & Operations Management in Plantation & Agri-Commodities 3
Functional 3.2 : Financial Management 3
3.3 : Rural Marketing 3
3.4 : Human Resource Management 3
Analytics 3.5 : Business Research Methods 3
Skill Development Workshops 3.6 : Handling Interviews 1.5
Emotional Intelligence
Group Discussion
Duration: 12 weeks Sub-Total 16.5
Projects Corporate Training Segment (CTS) 4
Duration: 12 weeks Sub-Total 4
Trimester – VI (February-April)
Program Specific 6.1 : Managing Farmer Collectives 3
Elective – 3
Functional and Specializations 6.2 : Product & Brand Management (M) 3
6.3 : Fintech & Financial Institutions (F) 3
6.4 : HR Analytics (HR) 1.5
Elective – 4
Functional and Specializations 6.5 : Digital Marketing (M) 3
6.6 : Project Finance (F) 3
Skill Development Workshops 6.7 : Eleyator Pitch 1.5
Business Plan Writing & Workplace Etiquette
Projects Thesis Presentation & Viva 2
Duration: 12 weeks Sub-Total 16
Total Credits 102

Admission Policy

PGDM-ABPM offers a range of sector-specific courses to meet the requirements of the industry. In order to meet the emerging  requirements of managerial  personnel in the entire value  chain of agribusiness and  plantation management and to  keep in tandem with the  global trend of inter- disciplinary management,  IIPM invites applications for  PGDM-ABPM from graduates in Agriculture and Allied  Sciences viz. and other related  disciplines from a recognized  University or Institution.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The candidate must hold a valid Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates who belong to  scheduled caste (SC)/ scheduled tribe (ST), and  persons with disabilities  (PWD) category] from a  recognized University or  Institution. NRIs, PIOs and  foreign students are eligible to  apply. a) PGDM-ABPM Programme: Preference will be given to candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Allied Sciences viz. Horticulture, Forestry, Sericulture, PostHarvest Technology and other related disciplines. b) Candidates who are appearing for final semester exam are also eligible to apply.
  2. The candidates must have a valid score in at least one of the following national level eligible  tests (NLET): a. CAT/XAT/MAT/ATMA/CMAT/GATE b. The valid score of the above examinations must be submitted by June 30, 2023
  3. Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply  and submit their provisional certificate and marks sheet/grade  card indicating up-to- date and latest   cumulative  marks/CGPA/OGPA till  the previous year/semester and in the  application form. Their  provisional eligibility will  be decided based on the same. If selected, they may seek  provisional admission  into the programme on  payment of the required  fee and other charges as  specified. After joining  the programme, they will  have to submit the  degree certificate and  aggregate marks / CGPA  / OGPA latest by 30th  September 2023.
  4. Reservation of seats will be applicable for EWS, OBC (Non-creamy Layer), SC, ST, and 4 PWD categories as per Govt. of India rules.
  5. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain and ensure that  they possess the requisite qualifications  for admission. Having  been admitted  provisionally does not  mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility  for admission  will be decided by IIPM.
  6. A multi-stage selection procedure will be followed for admission as  described below: Each candidate will be assigned a score based on  their performance in  various components as  detailed in the following  table.
  7. IIPM’s Professional Aptitude Test (IPAT)  examination is scheduled on 4th March, 2023. It is compulsory and will be conducted online. The  test will consist of total  70 questions (which  includes, logical  reasoning, general  awareness, quantitative  technique, language communication, and  subject matter (i.e.,  agriculture and allied),  each of 1 mark each, and of 60 minutes duration.  There will be no negative  marking.
  8. A cumulative score will be prepared based on students’ performance in the first four 8 components of the above  table (i.e., SSLC, HSC,  UG, and IPAT).
  9. A qualifying list will be  prepared for the shortlisted students  whose score is above the minimum required  cumulative score. These students will be called for GD and PI on specified  dates. The merit list will  be prepared to take into  consideration all categories of applicants  (i.e., GEN, EWS, OBC  (non-creamy layer), SC,  ST, and PWD). The GD  and PI will normally be  done on the IIPM, Bengaluru campus  between 13th and 20th March, 2022.
  10. The final merit list will be prepared based on the performance of the shortlisted students in the GD & PI rounds..
Sl. No. Criteria Weightage
1 SSLC (10th) 5%
2 HSC (12th) 5%
3 Under Graduate Degree (UG)* 20%
4 Diversity** 5%
5 IIPM Professional Aptitude Test (IPAT), written 30%
6 Group Discussion (GD) 10%
7 Personnel Interview (PI) 25%
Total 100%

Agribusiness and Plantation Management (PGDM-ABPM) Fee Structure

Sl. No. Particulars 1st Year Fee (to be paid before 30.6.2023) 2nd Year Fee (to be paid before 30.6.2024)
Hostel A & B Hostel C Hostel A & B Hostel C
I Tuition Fee : Rs. 5,81,000/- (2 years) Rs. 2,83,500.00 2,83,500.00 2,97,500.00 2,97,500.00
1 a. Rs. 1,41,750/- First instalment (1st year) b. Rs. 1,41,750/- Second instalment (1st Year)
2 Hostel fee/HK-Maintenance, Electricity & Water Charges (In & Off-Campus)
A Block A & B – Rs. 4,500/- pm per room with common toilet (only for ladies) 54,000.00 54,000.00
B* Block C – Rs. 5000/- pm per room with attached toilet (only for ladies) Rs. 60,000.00 60,000.00
3** Mess & cafeteria maintenance/ Service charges for (Ten months) Rs. 67,405.00 67,405.00 67,405.00 67,405.00
4 Computer Lab/Internet (excluding consumables) Rs. 20,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
5 Library fee for 2 years Rs. 10,000.00 10,000.00
6 CTS / Career Development Services Fee Rs. 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00
7 Student Welfare (Sports, cocurricular activities, Insurance, ID Card) Rs. 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00
8 Alumni Fees Rs. 4,000.00 4,000.00
9 Field/Industry Study Expenses Rs. 18,000.00 18,000.00
10 Refundable Caution Deposit (Subject to adjustments if any) Rs. 20,000.00 20,000.00
11 Convocation Fee Rs. 4,000.00 4,000.00
Sub Total – I Rs. 4,87,905.00 4,93,905.00 4,53,905.00 4,59,905.00
Fee for NRI / PIO total Package (all inclusive) $ $ 7055 $ 6625
II OPTIONAL 1st Year 1st Year 2nd Year 2nd Year
1 Study Abroad on PGDM-ABPM for International Visit with Valid Passport Rs. 50,000.00 50,000.00
2 Laptop Rs. 50,000.00 50,000.00
3 3 Books and reading material expenses @ Rs. 4,000/- per Trimester Rs. 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
Grand Total I & I Rs. 5,99,905.00 6,05,905.00 4,65,905.00 4,71,905.00

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