Are You Passionate About Coffee? Make Your Passion Your Profession
Updated on: 17,July , 2018 - Tue | 02:23:00pm

Are you Passionate About Coffee? Make your Passion your Profession

Coffee Board of India invites applications for Post Graduate Diploma in Coffee Quality Management (PGDCQM) for the academic year 2018-19. The interested aspirants can apply for the course on or before 14th August 2018. The fees for the course will be Rs. 2,50,000/- for 12 months duration (3 trimesters) and conducted in English.

Admission for Post Graduate Diploma in Coffee Quality Management (PGDCQM) is open to candidates from open category and preference will be given to those sponsored by coffee industry. The final selection of the candidate will be decided by the committee based on academic record, personal interview and sensory evaluation test. The selected candidates will get free accommodation for the first trimester only at CCRI, Balehonnur, Chikmagalur.

The schedule of the application form and admission is given below interested candidates are advised to apply on or before the last date.

Important Dates:





Availability of Application Form

Till 14th August 2018


Last Date of Application Form

14th August 2018


Interview Date

21st August 2018


Final Result

To be Disclosed

Coffee Board of India has instituted a postgraduate course to support the requirements of the Indian coffee industry for trained personnel with the specific knowledge and skills required to function as coffee tasters. In this course curriculum, students will learn in detail about Coffee cultivation practices, coffee marketing, quality evaluation techniques and quality assurance systems, training sessions.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The Applicant 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.
  2. There is no age limit for the course.
  3. 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.

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Post Graduate Diploma in Coffee Quality Management 2018-19 Curriculum:

Ist Trimester at CCRI

IInd Trimester at Bangalore

IIIrd Trimester

PGDQ 101: Coffee varities and Cup profile

PGDQ 201: Principles of Coffee Quality

PGDQ 301: Coffee Marketing and trade

PGDQ 102: Coffee Agronomy – Coffee Growing

PGDQ 202: Coffee Chemistry and Roasting Technology

PGDQ 302: Espresso and Value Added Coffees

PGDQ 103: Coffee Chemistry

PGDQ 203: Quality Assurance System

PGDQ 303: Intensive Cupping (Practical)

PGDQ 104: Coffee Pest and Disease

PGDQ 204: Soft Skills and Personality Development

PGDQ 304: Coffee Chemistry and Brewing Technology

PGDQ 105: Coffee Processing and Quality

PGDQ 205: Computer Applications for Quality Management

PGDQ 305: Quality management system and Distribution Management



PGDQ 306: Dissertation

Admission Procedure:

  1. Applicants can download the application forms from the official website or collect personally from Coffee Board, Bangalore premises.
  2. The Application form should be filled correctly and properly and candidates have to send it 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 Divisional Head (Coffee Quality), Coffee Quality Division, 3 rd Floor, Coffee Board No.1, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Veedhi. Bangalore-560 001, India by 14th August 2018.

Download the Application Form Click Here


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