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B.Sc. Degree in Plantation Management (External) – BSc. 01

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National Institute of Plantation Management (NIPM) offers Bachelor of Science Degree in Plantation Management (External) jointly with Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.


Any person aged 18 years and over may apply for admission, if they are, Executives of plantation sector or proprietary planters with


(a) Higher National Diploma in Plantation Management (HNDPM) with one (01) year post qualifying experience at executive level in the plantation sector


(b) National Diploma in Plantation Management (NDPM) or National Diploma in Plantation Extension Management (NDPEM) with 02 years post qualifying experience at executive level in the Plantation Sector


(c) Any other Diploma (approved by the Senate of WUSL) of which the minimum duration should be 12 months and awarded by a recognized institution relating to Agriculture with three (03) years post qualifying experience at executive level in the plantation sector


(d) Three (03) passes in G.C.E. (A/L) examination in the new syllabus or four (04) Passes in the old syllabus in Bio-Science or Agriculture or Mathematics or Commerce Stream with four (04) years of experience at executive level in the plantation sector.


  • To provide a high degree scientific background in advanced plantation crop production technology and aspects of management (conceptual, theoretical and practical)
  • To help plantation executives to identify global changes with regard to technology, external environment, market trends for plantation crops, consumer behaviour and social trends etc.


Year I

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Principles of Soil Science
  • Bio Chemistry
  • Principles of Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Principles of Plantation Agriculture
  • Insects, Pests and Nematodes in Plantation Crops
  • Botany of Crops
  • Principles of Crop Physiology
  • Pathogens in Plantation Crops

Year II

  • Plant Nurseries
  • Principles of Agri-business Management
  • Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Management
  • Principles and Practices of Weed Management in Plantations
  • Plant-Soil-Water-Relations
  • Irrigation : Principles and Practices
  • Watershed Management
  • Plantation Crop Agronomy- Juvenile Phase
  • Plantation Crop Agronomy- Mature Phase
  • Financial Accounting and Plantation Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Soil and Water Degradation Conservation and Reservation
  • Agricultural Marketing and Prices
  • Farm Mechanization
  • Cost Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Social Research Methods
  • Supervisory Management
  • Plant Quarantine
  • Agro-forestry

Year III

  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Management Accountancy
  • Energy and Waste Management
  • Farm Power and Machinery Management
  • Post Harvest Processing of Plantation Crops
  • Agricultural Development & Policy
  • Cropping Patterns and Crop Diversification Systems
  • Strategic Management
  • Auditing & Taxation
  • Information Technology and MIS
  • Agricultural Communication and Media Use
  • International Trade and Economics
  • Social Development
  • Assignment and Project
  • Culture and Management

Organization Information

National Institute of Plantation Management

M.D.H. Jayawardena Mawatha,


Fax Nos:011-4547644

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