PGDFSQM : Post Graduate Diploma(FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY MANAGEMENT)

Programme Type PGDIPLOMA
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Agriculture
Duration 1 Year
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Description

Theobjective of the PGDiploma Programme is toprepare professionals for development, implementation and auditing of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems in the country. The Programme has been developed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), GOI. It seeks to develop India’s capability to meet the global food safety and quality requirements and enhance the competitiveness of food products.In long term perspective,it would contribute to ensure consumer safety with in and outside the country.

This PG Programme shall enable the students to:

  • Comprehend the issues of safety and quality in food production, handling, processing andtrade.
  • Build technical proficiency in undertaking food safety and quality assurance in food processing chain i.e., from farm tofork.
  • Ensure the safety and quality of food products as per mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards including export regulations, ifrequired.
  • Design and implement: Good Hygienic Practices (GHP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Quality Management Systems (QMS): ISO 9001, Food Safety Management Systems(FSMS):ISO22000,LaboratoryManagementSystem:ISO
  • Be able to effectively plan, conduct, report and audit as per the guidelines of the ISO19011-2002.
  • Undertake Standard Microbiological and Chemical analysis of FoodProducts.
  • ApplyGoodHygienic,Manufacturing,Laboratory,TransportationandRetailPracticesinFoodProcessing/Hospitality industry and Retailoutlets.

Prospective job opportunities for the pass outs are as follows:

  • Quality Control Officer or Quality Assurance / Food Safety and Quality Management professionals in food/hospitality/retail industry and laboratories,
  • Food Safety Officer in the regulatorybodies,
  • Food Auditor in Certification and Inspectionbodies,
  • Trainer/Counsellor in Food Safety & Quality ManagementSystems,
  • Food certifying/auditing professional for Food Safety & Quality Management Systems(FSQMS).

 

Web-based support to students is available at https://sites.google.com/ignou.ac.in/weas/pgdfsqm

Eligibility
  1. Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology as one of thesubjects.
  2. DegreeinalliedScienceslikeAgriculture/FoodScience/FoodTechnology/PostHarvestTechnology/Engineering/ HomeScience/LifeScience/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Horticulture/DairyTechnology/Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management, or equivalentetc.
  • Science graduate in disciplines like Geography, Statistics with Physics & Maths, Art Subjects and Medical Lab technology and with minimum three years experience in food processing and / or quality control. These students should have minimum 1 year experience in quality controlactivities.
  1. Arts/Commerce graduate with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz fruits and vegetables, dairy technology, meat technology, cereals, pulses and oilseeds etc. with minimum 5 years experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) and out of which 2 years experience should be in quality controlactivities.
  2. BA/B.Comgraduates withminimum7yearsexperienceinFoodProcessing/FoodQualityControl/HotelManagement (food preparation/ food catering) or holding senior position in Govt./ Semi Govt. Units involved in Food Quality Control.
Fee Structure

Rs.14,400/- 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
MVP1 FOOD FUNDAMENTALS AND CHEMISTRY 4
MVPI1 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (INTEGRATED) 4
MVP2 FOOD LAWS AND STANDARDS 4
MVP3 PRINCIPLES OF FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT 4
MVP4 FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 4
MVPL1 FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY AUDITING (PRACTICAL) 4
MVPL2 CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE (PRACTICAL) 4
MVPP1 PROJECT WORK 4

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
KARNAL 1047: NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1047)
BANGALORE 13142: NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INST., BANGALORE (13142P)
COCHIN 14114P: LAB CHIEF INTERFIELD LAB. (14114P)
IMPHAL 1717: KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, (1717)
KHANNA 2268: IGNOU PROG. STUDY CENTRE (2268)
KOLKATA 2873: DR S.M.M.R.B. RESEARCH CENTRE (2873)
TRIVANDRUM 1441: MAR IVANIOS INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES (1441)
ALIGARH 47038: JANTA COLLEGE, BAKEWAR, ETAWAH (47038)
MUMBAI 49041: ENVOCARE CENTRE FOR CONTINUAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH (49041)
CHANDIGARH 06022P: PBIAFTL (06022P)
DELHI 1 (MOHAN ESTATE (SOUTH DELHI)) 07173: JAMIA HAMDARD UNIVERSITY (7173)
AHMEDABAD 09121: IGNOU PROG. STUDY CENTRE (9121)
AHMEDABAD 09145: MIDFT MEHSANA (09145P)