Plantation sector is an important segment of the Indian economy. India is home to many high value plantation crops and is one of the major contributors to the total world production. The sector has great significance due to its high employment potential and provides opportunities for income generation to a large section of the society especially to women. In addition, the plantation industry offers lot of potential for earning foreign exchange through export of produce from plantations. Globalisation and increased competition have further brought in new challenges as well as opportunities to this sector. Plantation companies both new and old, need to improve their competitive edge by employing managerial skills and applying the latest technological innovations to improve productivity and be globally competitive. The sector if managed well has scope for high income generation all the year round. Thus, it calls for capacity building in Plantation Industry, especially at the supervisory/ managerial level for improving productivity and overall performance of this sector. The PG Diploma programme in Plantation management seeks to develop competent human resource for the plantation industry. The programme provides exposure to various management practices that are relevant for professional management of the sector. It also provides the technical know-how required for effectively managing major plantations such as tea, coffee, rubber, spices etc.