Executive Diploma in Food Packaging
Food packaging is one of the most important aspects of food supply chain as it not only ensures safe delivery of food and food products but also enables the operators to prepare food for transportation, storage or sales elsewhere from the point of production. An ideal packaging technique is often aimed at minimizing costs of delivery while maximizing sale.
Food packaging is the part of industry where researchers are working hard to provide some astonishing inventions other than organoleptic techniques like “electronic tongues”, “electronic nose” and development of nanoparticles that are about 50,000 times thinner than human hair and many others. Some of these innovations include development of edible packaging (e.g. melted chocolate in a cherry membrane), micro-packaging, water soluble packaging (e.g. food pouches), Self-cooling Self-heating packaging. It is, therefore, important for the professionals from food supply chain management and other areas to keep up-to-date information of these innovations.
Keeping in mind a similar perspective, this programme has been designed with a step-by-step approach to understand the basic requirements of food packaging, available packaging variants and methods of package designing followed by detailed information about bio-molecular interactions between food and the contact material. Regulatory requirements and legislative issues associated with food packaging have also been included with a global standpoint.
Module 1: Introduction to Food Packaging
Module 2: Packaging Trends- Global Scenario
Module 3: Variations in Packaging
Module 4: Food Packaging Materials
Module 5: Packaging Closures and Sealing Systems
Module 6: Logistical Packaging for Food Marketing Systems
Module 7: Testing and Quality Control
Module 8: Shelf-life evaluation of Packaged Food Products
Module 9: Legislations for food packaging& related issues
Module 10: Case studies
Module 11: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling
All those who have completed their Graduation or Post Graduation/ PhD are eligible to enroll for the course. As this course is truly professional and industry oriented, employed individuals from any sector (packaging, production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.)Â can also seek benefits of the course who have interest in food industry.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is six months while a maximum of twelve months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Though the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. 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.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 20,000 /- (700 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. 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.
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 Executive Diploma in Food Packaging 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 packaging companies across the globe.Â 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’s e/distance course is a professional course targeted to cater the food packaging 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. This would come true in form of job roles and positions like that of packaging engineer, production manager, supply chain operator, position in packaging team, food packaging consultants and many more.
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