The National Institute of Plantation Management Act No. 45 of 1979 was amended in 1981 by Act No. 76, in 1987 by Act No. 05 and in 2003 by Act No. 38 in order to make the NIPM a more effective and viable statutory body of the government. NIPM is the only organization empowered to award certificates for those who successfully complete training programs/academic courses and confer Professional Membership to eligible plantation executives under three major categories. It ensures the maintenance of a high standard of professional competence of those who work in the Plantation Industry including the Small Holding Sector.
To achieve these objectives, NIPM conducts various kinds of seminars, workshops, examinations and provides research and consultancy services to public and private sector organizations along with the accessibility to provide the same for foreign students.