Course on Tea Tasting and Marketing.

Indian Institute of Plantation Management  (IIPM), centre of Excellence and the first-of-its-kind National Institute, was established at the initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. It is co-promoted by the Commodity Boards of India, viz., Coffee Board, Rubber Board, Tea Board, Spices Board, Tobacco Board and Plantation Industry Associations.  

Course Highlight:


  � The programme will be offered by IIPM in collaboration with Tea Board of India, Ministry of Commerce & Government of India and tea sector.
   � The program is recognized by Tea Board of India, and Tea Industry, for the professional practice of tea tasting and tea making. 
   � The field and factory visits are essential part of the program.
   � The program will ensure the participants to upgrade their skill in tea tasting and marketing to facilitate their future career propelled in right direction.




The course programme structure is flexible to cater to the needs of the participants. The program is classified into three streams based on the background of the program participants.  The classification of the program participants are inclusive of Fresher�s to tea industry experts, Experience in tea manufacturing, tea production, tea trading, tea retailing and Experience in tea tasting/sommelier. In all the streams, the technical, functional and marketing aspects of tea tasting, are blended differently in order to fill the skill gaps of the participants.




   1. Graduate in any discipline, recognized by UGC/ AIUs/Foreign Universities. 
   2. Proficiency in written and oral communication in English is essential.
   3. Sponsored candidates by Planters, Plantation Associations, Brokerages, Tea Manufacturers, Tea Buyers, Beverage Sector and Blenders will be given special consideration in eligibility norms.
   4. Foreign Nationals / NRIs / PIO candidates can also apply.