Diploma in Food Processing
The food industry we know today represents a large potential for growth and income generation, and even reduces the burden on the agricultural sector. Being a vital element to abridge the gap between the agriculture and industrial segments of the economy, the food processing industry is considered as a new approach towards creating jobs for the Indian population.
Though some jobs in food processing may not require a person to possess specific qualification in food processing, some hands on experience with the equipments and conceptual knowledge of the processing methods definitely comes to aid. Like any other career, it is imperative to have the appropriate aptitude level to make a successful career in food processing. This field mainly deals with food science and technologies that are being used to transform raw ingredients into food. Food technology consists of methods such as preservation, packaging and distribution to provide clean and nutritious food for the consumption of humans and animals. In India, the food processing technology is growing in the field of consumer industry which includes the production of pasta, noodles, breads, cake, pastries, ready to eat products and ready to cook products.
FFSQ has introduced this Diploma in Food Processing to equip individuals to meet the demands of the market.
Module 1: Concepts of Food Science
Module 2: Introduction to Food Processing
Module 3: Methods of Food Processing
Module 4: Unit operations of Food industry
Module 5: Food Chemistry
Module 6: Food Preservation and techniques
Module 7: Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Module 8: Food Microbiology, food borne illness and hazards
Module 9: Food Packaging and Labeling
Module 10: Logistics in Food Industry
Module 11: Industry based case studies
Module 12: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling
10 + 2 from any faculty or equivalent qualification in any related stream.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years is allowed to complete the course.
4-6 weeks of practical training will be provided to the students (for regular mode only) so that they will have hands on experience with food processing techniques commonly employed in the industry on regular basis. Thereby, the participants can have good practical knowledge beyond the classroom experience.
The registration dates for this programme are updated timely on the official webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
The mandatory course fee (one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 18,500/-(600 USD for overseas students) and Rs.75,000/- for the regular(classroom) mode. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 400/- (USD 15) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
Note: 10% of fee concession for Diploma course is applicable to applicants belonging to SC/ST/Physically Challenged, economically weaker sections, below poverty line and Ex-servicemen.
Examination & Certification
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Diploma in Food Processing by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe.
The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
Future career prospects
Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI™ e/distance course is a professional course targeted to cater the food industry needs trained food professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off course completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry.
After the completion of this programme, the candidates may work both in public and private sectors and establish themselves in the field. For freshers, the industry can provide lots of good opportunities for growth and expansion. They can choose the career in food processing companies, catering companies, food research companies, and restaurants.
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