Careers in Tea Management

The tea industry in India is well established and well developed. It provides more opportunities than one might expect. Job opportunities in this field include:

  • Tea tasting 
  • Research
  • Plantation management
  • Tea brokering
  • Consulting
  • Plantation
  • Processing
  • Auctioning
  • Branding
  • Marketing

Eligibility

Though basic education is usually enough for tea management careers, a degree in Agricultural Science, Botany, Food Sciences, or Horticulture and/or other allied fields does give an advantage. For marketing jobs, naturally, marketing degrees are preferred.

Personal Attributes

The following attributes are important and/or useful in a careers in tea industry:

  • Love and interest for outdoor life.
  • Physical fitness 
  • Leadership and communication qualities for dealing with labourers. 
  • Initiative taking
  • Tea market sensitivity
  • Topographic and geographic knowledge

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Job Prospects

Tea associations and the Tea Board of India are the primary job providers. Job opportunities in this field include:

  • Tea tasting Research, like at the tea research association at Jorhat (Assam)
  • Plantation management
  • Tea brokering
  • Consulting
  • Plantation
  • Processing
  • Auctioning
  • Branding
  • Marketing

Pay Package

Trainees earn about Rs. 7,000 and senior professionals about Rs. 25,000 per month. Specialised professionals may earn uptoup to 40,000- 50,000 per month.

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Institutes/Universities

Assam Agricultural University

Contact Information
Department of Tea Husbandry and Technology
Jorhat, Assam
Phone : 0376-3340101/3340095/3340097/3340287/3340041
Fax : 0376-3340101
Website : www.aau.ac.in

Indian Institute of Plantation Management
Contact Information
Jnana Bharathi Campus, P.0 Malathalli,
Bangalore-560056,
Phone : 91-80-3211716,
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.iipmb.edu.in

Dipras Institute of Professional Studies
Contact Information
23/28 Gariahat Road,
Kolkata-700029,
Phone : 033-24600743/ 65458717
Website : www.dipsschoolofmanagement.com

The Tea Research Association (TRA), Calcutta
Contact Information
Tea Research Association 113, Park Street
9th Floor, Calcutta- 700016
Phone : (91)-(033-2291815) (91)-(033-2293813)
Fax : ( 91)-(033-2294279)
E-Mail : [email protected]

NITM, Darjeeling Tea Research and Management Association
Contact Information
P.O Kadamtala-734433
Dist. Darjeeling
West Bengal
Phone : 0353-2581582
Fax : 0353-2581593

Assam Darjeeling Tea Research Centre
Contact Information
Kurseong,
Darjeeling-734203(West Bengal),

UPASI Tea Research Institute
Contact Information
Nirar Dam BPO
Valparai-642127 (Tamil Nadu)

Birla Institute of Futuristic Studies
Contact Information
17A Darga Road, Park Circus,
Kolkata-700017.
Phone : 2281 – 2985, 9830076811
E-Mail : [email protected]
Website : www.bifsmgmt.com

The Tea Tasters Academy
Contact Information
Coonoor, Nilgiris (Kerala)