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Coffee Board invites applications for the Post Graduate Diploma in Coffee Quality Management (PGDCQM 2014-15)

The Coffee Board, Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry invites applications for the Post Graduate Diploma in Coffee Quality Management (PGDCQM 2014-15) for the academic year starting in August 2014.

 Taste coffee. Evaluate it. Define its quality. And become an expert in Coffee Quality Management.

With increasing awareness about food safety and environment in a post-WTO era, the quality of coffee is the key issue, for producers, exporters and consumers alike.

To drive the quality mission forward, the Coffee Board of India has instituted a post graduate course to support the requirements of the Indian coffee industry for trained personnel with special aptitudes and skills. Coffee quality evaluation is a well-accepted practice the world over, and students from previous batches have found satisfying and remunerative assignments in Indian coffee companies.

The 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.

12 months course in 3 trimesters conducted in English.
Accommodation: 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.
Admissions open to candidates from open category and those sponsored by coffee industry.
Selection by committee based on academic record, personal interview and sensory evaluation test.
Last day for submitting applications: 15th July 2014

Eligibility: 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 given to candidates sponsored by export / Curing establishments /coffee plantations.

Application Procedure: Application forms can be downloaded from website or collected personally from Coffee Board, Bangalore. Filled in application form along with a demand draft for Rs.200/- payable to “Coffee Board General Fund Non Plan Account” and a self-addressed envelope (9” x 6”) should reach to the address given below by 15th July 2014.

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.

Date of Interview and selection: 25th July 2014

Course Fee: Rs. 75,000/-(Seventy Five Thousand only).

Download Application Form PGDCQM 2014-15

Contact Details

Head (Quality Control Division), Coffee Board, No.1, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore-560 001

Phone: 22262868, 22266991, Ext. 303/322/323
Website: www.


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