DVAPFV : DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS FROM FRUITS & VEG.

Programme Type DIPLOMA
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Agriculture
Duration 1 Year
Medium ENGLISH HINDI
Specialization VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS FROM FRUITS & VEG.
Description

The Diploma programme has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. The programme aims to develop competent human resource in the field of post harvest management of fruits andvegetablesandproductionofvalueaddedproductsfromthem.Itintendstoinculcatevocationalandentrepreneurial skills to widen employment opportunities, as well as self employment particularly among rural youth and the disadvantagedsectionsofthesociety.Itseekstoaddressthe workforcerequirementsofthefoodprocessingindustries and focuses on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing workers. The programme caters to educational requirements of the horticulture farmers, food processors, skilled workers and technicians in the fruits processing industries, NGO functionaries/trainers, entrepreneurs, staff of Food Processing Training Centre (FPTC)/ horticulture/ post harvest/ food processing departments of the States/ Central, rural educators,farmers, etc.

Prospective job opportunities for the pass outs of this programme include: procurement assistant, fruits/vegetables grader,post harvest technician, junior plant operator/production technician/ supervisor in fruit and vegetable processing industry,qualitycontrolassistant,packagingsupervisor,fruit andvegetablecoldstoragesupervisor,transport supervisor, retail supervisor, marketing assistant, store assistant, extension assistant, trainer, and self entrepreneur as procurer, trader, transporter, food processor, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables produce.

Objectives:

  • To provide the knowledge &skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses and production of value added food products,
  • To develop human resource for post harvest management and for primary processing of fruits and vegetables produce at the production areas/clusters,
  • Todevelopyouthasyoungentrepreneursforselfemploymentthroughfoodprocessingandassociatedactivities,
  • To impart knowledge and technical proficiencyin
    • Procurement of rawmaterials,
    • Preparation of value added products,
    • Prevention of losses in fresh and processed horticultureproduce,
    • Marketing and economical aspects,and
    • Managing small and mediumenterprises

Web-based support to students is available at

https://sites.google.com/ignou.ac.in/weas/dvapfv

Eligibility

10+2 or its equivalent

Fee Structure

Rs. 12,700/- for full programme plus Registration fee of Rs.200/-

Programme Coordinator Prof. M.K. Salooja, mksalooja@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572976

Course Details

Compulsory Courses
Course Code Name of Course Credits
BPVI1 FOOD FUNDAMENTALS 4
BPVI2 PRINCIPLES OF POST HARVEST MANAGEMENT OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 4
BPVI3 FOOD CHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
BPVI4 FOOD PROCESSING AND ENGINEERING-I 4
BPVI5 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY 4
BPVI6 FOOD PROCESSING AND ENGINEERING-II 4
BPVI7 FOOD QUALITY TESTING AND EVALUATION 4
BPVI8 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MARKETING 4

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
SHILLONG 1860P: ICAR RESEARCH COMPLEX (1860P)
KHANNA 2268: IGNOU PROG. STUDY CENTRE (2268)
KOLKATA 2873: DR S.M.M.R.B. RESEARCH CENTRE (2873)
MADURAI 43078: BON SECOURS COLLEGE FOR WOMEN (43078)
MADURAI 43086: The Gandhigram Rural Institute (43086)
ALIGARH 47038: JANTA COLLEGE, BAKEWAR, ETAWAH (47038)
DELHI 1 (MOHAN ESTATE (SOUTH DELHI)) 07129: SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE (7129)