Executive Diploma in Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control
As the global demand for processed food products is rising, there is a necessity to manage and harness the great untapped potential of the global market. According to reports, total food production in India is expected to double in the coming 10 years with the country’s domestic food market is expected to reach US$ 258 billion by 2015.
Heavy losses are incurred by the industry due to the lack of proper infrastructure and trained professionals, with such a great potential and dramatic expected increase in the food market it is essential to consider the adequate availability of trained professionals with the techniques of food processing and preservation.
Thus we at FFSQ have developed this fast track course to develop individuals for quality assurance and quality control to make an exciting career in this promising field of their choice
Module 1: Fundamentals of Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Module 2: Quality Assurance in Food Industry
Module 3: Validation and Verification
Module 4: Quality Control and testing procedures
Module 5: Documentation, Good Documentation Practices, SOPs & Protocols
Module 6: Establishing Quality Control Checks: Inspection & Audits
Module 7: Role of Good Manufacturing Practices and their regulations in Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Module 8: Total Quality Management in Food Industry
Module 9: Quality Assurance- A risk based approach (Possible problems & Fixes)
Module 10: Quality Certifications, Govt. Regulations, ISO, FSSAI & FDA Guidelines
Module 11: Emerging trends in quality related aspects of food industry
Module 12: Quality Systems in major segments of food industries
Module 13: Case Studies
Module 14: 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 professionals and industry oriented, employed individuals from any sector (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.) 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 one year is allowed to complete the course.
All the efforts will be made in the form of 6 weeks internship to provide industrial exposure to the students through internship with Food Companies so that they can have good practical knowledge beyond the classroom experience
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.
The mandatory course fee(one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 20,000/-(700 USD for overseas students) and Rs.75,000/- for the part time mode (weekend classes). 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 Quality Assurance and Quality Control jointly by Quality Council of India (QCI) and 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. This would come true in form of job roles and positions like that of auditors, quality assurance executives, quality control executives, quality managers, position in NPD team, food consultants, food journalism and many more.
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