MSCFSQM : Master of Science(Food Safety and Quality Management)

Programme Type DEGREE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Agriculture
Duration 2 Years
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization Food Safety and Quality Management
Description

Food safety is an emerging discipline and has gained much importance since the enactment of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which came into force in 2011. The enforcement of the act has created a good demand for the qualified food safety professionals in various areas like food processing, food testing, food safety, food regulation, auditing, risk management, capacity building etc. This M.Sc in Food Safety and Quality Management programme is offered to produce well qualified and competent human resource in the food safety sector in a large scale to meet the demand for the food safety professional of the country.

The programme has theory, practical, project work, and dissertation as components.

A special feature of this programme is that this is a modular programme having exit option for learners (after successful completion of 1st year) with PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) and lateral entry option for the PGDFSQM diploma holders directly to the second year of the M. Sc.

 

Objectives of the programme:

  • To develop qualified and competent human resource in the field of the food safety and quality management for regulators, industry, academic/research institutions, certifying and accreditation bodies, food trade, food testing and training
  • To delve in depth on various aspects  of food safety and quality management i.e. food standards, harmonization with global benchmarks,  quality management systems, food analysis, instrumentation, risk analysis /management, traceability and auditing to transform the food ecosystem
  • To nurture a positive and disciplined food safety culture among the professionals
  • To conduct research studies on emerging food safety issues and formulation of science based regulatory framework.
Eligibility
  1. a) Graduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-chemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects.
  2. b)       Graduation/ Post Graduation in allied sciences like Agriculture/ Food Science/ Food Technology/Food and Nutrition/Engineering having chemistry and microbiology subjects/ Post Harvest Technology/ Home Science/ Life Science/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Dairy Technology/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/Medical/ Dental Sc./ Nursing/BAMS/ BHMS/Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management etc.
  3. c)    PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (lateral entry for 2nd year of M. Sc). These diploma holders should also have one of the qualifications mentioned at (a) and (b). They (who have completed 32 credits) will also have to complete one additional project work of 4 credits in the second year.
Fee Structure

Rs. 13000/- per year and Registration fee as applicable

Programme Coordinator Dr. Mita sinhamahaptra, SOA, PH:- 011-29572973,011-29572976 EMAIL : mitasmp@yahoo.co.in

Course Details


Lateral entry to 2nd year of MSCFSQM: After admission, the students need to apply for credit transfer from PGDFSQM to MSCFSQM as per the university norms.

 

Lateral Entry to the 2nd year of M. Sc. will be open from July 2023 session.

 

First Year courses

 

Course code

Title of course

Course Credits

MVP 001

Food Fundamentals and Chemistry

4

MVPI 001

Food Microbiology

4

MVP 002

Food  laws and Standards

4

MVP 003

Principles of Food Safety and Quality Management

4

MVP 004

Food  Safety and Quality Management Systems

4

MVPL 001

Food Safety and Quality Auditing 

4

MVPL 002

Chemical Analysis and Quality Assurance

4

MVPP 003

Project Work 1

 

8

2nd year courses

 

 

 

Course code

Title of course

Course Credits

MVP 005

Food Toxicology and public health

4

MVP 006

Food Biotechnology

4

MVP 007

Recent trends in Food  Technology and safety

4

MVP 008*

MOOC on Novel Technologies for Food Processing and Shelf-Life Extension

 

3

MVP 009

Research methodology

4

MVPS 001

Seminar

1

MVPP 002

Dissertation

16

MVPP004**

Project Work 2

4

 

* Students are requested to enrol for “MOOC on Novel Technologies for Food Processing and Shelf-Life Extension” offered by Prof. Hari Niwas Mishra,  IIT Kharagpur at SWAYAM platform. Successful completion of MOOC is required for completion of M.Sc.

 

** For lateral entry to 2nd year of M. Sc,  the PGDFSQM students (who have completed 32 credits) need to complete this additional course i.e. MVPP 004 as project work/industrial training report//food testing lab training/MOOC of 4 credits in the second year of M. Sc.

 

 

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
HYDERABAD 01133: National Collateral Management Services Ltd.,
HYDERABAD 01162: St. Ann’s College for Women (01162)
KARNAL 1081: NIFTEM KUNDALI SONEPAT (1081P)
BANGALORE 13142: NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INST., BANGALORE (13142P)
COCHIN 14114P: LAB CHIEF INTERFIELD LAB. (14114P)
BHOPAL 15201: CHOKSI LABORATORIES LTD (15201)
PUNE 1693P: IGNOU PROGRAMME STUDY CENTRE (1693P)
IMPHAL 1717: KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, (1717)
IMPHAL 1701: MANIPUR UNIVERSITY (1701)
SHILLONG 1860P: ICAR RESEARCH COMPLEX (1860P)
BHUBANESHWAR 21211P: COLLEGE OF VETY SCIENCE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, OUAT (21211P)
KHANNA 2268: IGNOU PROG. STUDY CENTRE (2268)
JAIPUR 23121: Rajasthan Agriculture Research Institute Durgapura Jaipur
CHENNAI 25230: Vivekanandha College of Arts and Sciences for Women LSC Code 25230
LUCKNOW 2720: LUCKNOW CHRISTIAN P G COLLEGE (2720)
KOLKATA 28103: WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF ANIMAL AND FISHERY SCI (28103P)
RAIPUR 35161: College of Dairy Sci. & Food Technology
RAIPUR 35138: IGNOU Prog. Study Centre (35138P)
NAGPUR 1660P: LAXMINARAYAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NAGPUR MAHARASHTRA
DELHI 3 Naraina 38001: ARBRO PHARMACEUTICALS LTD (38001)
DELHI 3 Naraina 38034: FICCI RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS CENTRE (FRAC) (38034)
NOIDA 3900: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE NOIDA LSC Code 3900
NOIDA 47039: JAGDISH SARAN HINDU COLLEGE (47039)
NOIDA 27112: RAJA BALWANT SINGH COLLEGE (27112)
TRIVANDRUM 40040: College of Indigenous Food Technology, Konni Anakuthi,
TRIVANDRUM 1441: MAR IVANIOS INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES (1441)
ALIGARH 47038: JANTA COLLEGE, BAKEWAR, ETAWAH (47038)
VARANASI 48003P: DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY & DAIRYING, BHU VNS (48003)
MUMBAI 49001: RELIABLE ANALYTICAL LAB. (49001)
PATNA 0500: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE PATNA LSC Code 0500
CHANDIGARH 06022P: PBIAFTL (06022P)
DELHI 1 (MOHAN ESTATE (SOUTH DELHI)) 07173: JAMIA HAMDARD UNIVERSITY (7173)
BIJAPUR 8500: Regional Centre Bijapur LSC Code 8500
JODHPUR 88002: SWAMI KESHWANAND RAJASTHAN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY (88002P)
AHMEDABAD 09145P: MIDFT MEHSANA