Coffee Board PG Diploma Admission 2018 – Coffee Board, Bengaluru, invites applications for the Post Graduate Diploma in Coffee Quality Management (PGDCQM 2018-19) for the academic year starting in August 2018
- Taste coffee. Evaluate it. Define its quality and become an expert in Coffee Quality Management
- he PGDCQM is designed to equip students with the specific knowledge and skills required to function as coffee tasters. Course content includes coffee cultivation practices, coffee marketing, quality evaluation techniques and quality assurance systems, training sessions.
- Last Day for Submitting Applications: 14th August 2018
- Date of Interview and Selection: 21st August 2018
- 12 months course in 3 trimesters conducted in English
- Students to make own arrangements at Bangalore during the second and third trimesters; free accommodation will be provided during the first trimester at CCRI, Balehonnur, Chikmagalur
- Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Bioscience, Food Technology, Food Science, Environmental science or a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences
- Preference will be given to the candidates sponsored by export/Curing establishments/coffee plantations
- Selection by committee based on academic record, personal interview and sensory evaluation test
- The Course Fee is Rs. 2,50,000/-
- Application forms can be downloaded from our website www.Indiacoffee.org or collected personally from Coffee Board, Bangalore
- Filled in application form along with a demand draft for Rs.1500/- payable to “Coffee Board IEBR Account” and a self-addressed envelope (9” x 6”) should reach to the address given below by 14th August 2018
- Foreign students admitted under open and sponsored categories should be well versed in the English language. Their admission is subject to the clearance of Govt. of India.
The saga of Indian coffee began on a humble note, with planting of ‘Seven seeds’ of ‘Mocha’ during 1600 AD by the legendary holy saint Baba Budan, in the courtyard of his hermitage on ‘Baba Budan Giris’ in Karnataka. For quite a considerable period, the plants remained as a garden curiosity and spread slowly as back yard plantings.
It was during 18th century that the commercial plantations of coffee were started, thanks to the success of British entrepreneurs in conquering the hostile forest terrain in south India.
Since then, Indian coffee industry has made rapid strides and earned a distinct identity in the coffee map of the world.
Coffee in India is grown under a canopy of thick natural shade in ecologically sensitive regions of the Western and Eastern Ghats. This is one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Coffee contributes significantly to sustain the unique bio- diversity of the region and is also responsible for the socio-economic development in the remote, hilly areas.
Coffee Board, Bengaluru
Divisional Head (Coffee Quality), Coffee Board, No.1, Dr. B.R Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore-560 001 Phone No.: 22262868, 22266991, Ext. 323/303, Website www.Indiacoffee.org