Post Graduate Diploma in Food Packaging
Packaging is pervasive and essential and plays a significant role in the quality of food products by providing protection from environmental, chemical, and physical challenges.This protection can be as simple as preventing breakage of the product to providing barriers to moisture, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases as well as flavors and aromas. However, Packaging technology must balance food protection with other issues, including energy and material costs, heightened social and environmental consciousness, and strict regulations on pollutants and disposal of municipal solid waste.
The goal of food packaging must be to contain food in a cost-effective way that satisfies industry requirements and consumer desires, maintains food safety, and minimizes environmental impact.The role of packaging must be recognized owing to its multiple functions and to its importance in terms of increasing product shelf life by retarding product quality degradation and ensuring its safety.
Thus, we at FFSQ are offering this course to impart the knowledge on application of fundamentals of engineering in packaging design for developing optimal packaging systems for range of products in food systems.
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.) 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 twelve months while a maximum of two consecutive years are allowed to complete the course.
All the efforts will be made in the form of 3 months internship to provide industrial exposure to the students pursuing PG Diploma in Regular Mode 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. 18,500/-(600 USD for overseas students). 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 Post Graduate 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 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. 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, IGMPIs 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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