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Application for the Fellow Programme in Management-Agri Business and Plantation Management (FPM-ABPM)

Application for the Fellow Programme in Management-Agri Business and Plantation Management (FPM-ABPM)

IIPM, Bangalore, Centre for Advanced Management Research in Plantation (CARP) announces Fellow Programme in Management-Agri Business and Plantation Management (FPM-ABPM) and invites application for the Fellow Programme in Management-Agri Business and Plantation Management (FPM-ABPM).

Course Details:

Fellow Programme in Management-Agri Business and Plantation Management (FPM-ABPM) is

AICTE approved, Residential Doctoral (Ph.D.) Programme. IIPM is an Autonomous Organization Promoted by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI.
Objectives of the programme:

Objective of the Fellow Programme in Management Agri-Business and Plantation Management (doctoral level programme) of the Institute: To develop researchers and scholars in the field of management in plantation and associated agri-business sectors

To assist institute and carry out research in the areas of management, allied disciplines conducive to the development of plantation and associated agri-business sector.

To provide a platform to outstanding and talented young person’s having passion for plantation and associated agri-business & commodity sectors, to nurture them and prepare them to take up management responsibility in plantation and related system

  • Duration of the Programme:

The minimum duration of the programme is four years and the maximum permitted period is six years. Two extensions, of six months beyond the aforesaid maximum period of six years may be considered in exceptional cases. Students failing to complete the requirements within this time period will be deemed to have withdrawn from the programme

Eligibility for the admission:

Candidate must have Post-graduates Degree from any discipline with at least 55% marks having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained after a minimum of three years of work subsequent to higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent

Candidate having professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS that are considered equivalent to a postgraduate degree and have at least 55% marks

Executive Fellowship programme management Experience:

Candidates who are current employ of full time job and have at least 7 years of executive/ managerial/ academic experience in the relevant area as on 30th June 2016

Engineering graduates are also eligible who have eight years’ experience in the executive / managerial / teaching / research

Candidates will complete 20 courses equivalent to 40 credits in 5 campus visits of 20 days duration each spread over a period of 2 years

Besides the campus visits of 20 days’ duration each, at least 3-5 additional campus visits will normally be needed

Age Limit: Minimum age for the programme Should not be more than 55 years of age on 30th June 2016


Candidate will be awarded the title “Fellow of Indian Institute of Plantation Management” On successful completion of all requirements of the Programme.


Degree / Diploma / Certificate holders through part-time, weekend, evening, correspondence, private appearance, or satellite-based programmes are not eligible for admission. (Exception IGNOU)

Selection Process:

Selection of candidate on the basis of following exam score card and on the basis of score candidate is directly called for presentation and interview:

  • CAT (scores of two years old with required cut off) as decided by the IIPMB
  • GMAT/GRE (not older than five years)
  • UGC-CSIR-JRF/NET (scores not older than five years) in relevant area of specialization.
  • ICAR NET (scores not older than 5 years)

Candidates who fulfil the required eligibility given above but not have above qualifying tests score card , but have five years’ experience post to their eligible degree will have to qualify the internal test designed by IIPMB for the Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Those who qualify eligibility norms, and sponsored by Commodity Boards / Concerned Ministry / Plantation and Associated Agri-Business sectors / Associations etc., are exempted from the test

However they will be subject to interview

Students enrolled in the final year of a post graduate programme may also apply but must complete their degree requirements before June 2016

NRIs and foreign candidates with valid scores are eligible to apply

Interview and Personal Discussions:

Selected Candidates will be called for interview and personal discussion, as per the screening criteria decided by the IIPMB

  1. Final selection will be based on criteria as decided from time to time by the institute
  2. The students will be admitted in a specific areas of specialization related to the existing faculty areas of the institute
  3. Number of student admitted every year is four.

How to Apply:

Students can obtain the Prospectus and Application form, by writing to ‘The Admissions Office’ and after paying Rs 1000/- for general candidate and for SC/ST Rs 500/- through crossed demand draft drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Plantation Management", payable at Bangalore with all relevant certificate.

Candidate can Download Application form from Institute's website and send  filled-in application form along with fee and relevant certificate to The Admissions Office, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Jnana Bharathi Campus, P.O. Malathalli, Bangalore-560056.

Important Date:

Last Date for Application form submission: July 25, 2016

Programme commencing: 20th August 2016 (Wednesday)

Contact Details:

Address: IIPM Bangalore (Centre for Advanced Management Research in Plantation (CARP), Jnana Bharathi Campus, PO Malathalli, Bangalore-560056,


Phone Number: 080-23212767,



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