Indian Institute of Plantation Management provide career opportunities and career advancement in Agri-Business, Commodity and Plantation Management. It was started in the year 1953 and it gets sponsorships from the plantation sector as well as the Commodity Boards (Coffee Board, Tea Board, Rubber Board, Spices Board and other plantation associations). The Institute is today a centre of excellence which acts as a think tank and an intellectual resource base for the plantation and associated agri-business sector. It is an exclusive sectoral school of management based on a new model of intensive institute-industry interaction.
Graduates of the Institute are working in leading agri-business and plantation corporates viz., Biocon Ltd., Barista, BASF, Cafe Coffee Day, Chitrika Foundation, Coca Cola, GCMMF, Godfrey Philips, Goodricke Group, HDFC, HLL, IBC Group, IFFCO, ICICI Bank, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, MC&F, METRO, Monsanto, Nagarjuna Group, Nakoda Dairy, NMCE, Parry Agro, Pepsi Co., Pioneer Seeds, SPIC, Rallis India, Reliance, Synthite Industries, Sinochem India, STCL, Spencer's, Tata Coffee, Tata Tea, Torry Harris, Williamson Magor Group, Zuari Industries, International companies etc. Institute participates in inter institutional programmes for exchange of scholars. In collaboration with other leading institutions it also offers facilities for the post-doctoral work. The institute offers a range of sector-specific courses to meet the requirements of industry.
The classroom sessions are supplemented with video, seminar, group work, role-play, cup tasting (sensory test), field & industrial visit, study abroad and guest lecture. The institute offers lavish infrastructure facilities such as class rooms, seminar, conference hall with audio video aids, faculty block, administration, library, computer centres, technical lab, indoor games and residental facilities for students.