Saturday, September 24, 2011

Coffee Board PGD in Coffee Quality Management

Coffee Board PGD in Coffee Quality Management

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 PGDCOM is designed to equip students with the specific knowledge and skills required to function as coffee tasters. Course content includes coffee cultivation practice, coffee marketing quality evaluation techniques and quality assurance systems, and 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 is 30th Sept, 2011.
Eligibility - Science graduate. Preference given to candidates sponsored by export/curing establishments/coffee plantations.
Procedure - Application forms and prospectus can be obtained on written request along with a demand draft of Rs.200/- payable to "Coffee Board General Fund Non Plan Account" and a self-addressed envelope (9" x 6") to the address given below. Application forms can also be downloaded from the website or collected personally from the Coffee Board, Bangalore.
Filled in application form along with the DD should be reach the same address by 30th Sept, 2011.
Foreign students admitted under open and sponsored categories, should be well versed in English language. Their admission is subject to the clearance of Govt. of India.
Course fee is Rs.75,000/- (Seventy five thousand only). Payable either fully at the time of joining or in three installments.

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