Post Graduate Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery
Bakery and confectionery as a career is both an art and science. With rapid growth and changing eating habits of people, bakery products have gained popularity among masses. The bakery products which include bread and biscuit form the major baked foods accounting for over 82% of total bakery products produced in the country. The bakery industry in India enjoys a comparative advantage in manufacturing with abundant supply of the primary ingredients required by the industry.
The chocolate and confectionery category, the second largest packaged food segment, has been growing steadily in all regions over the last few years. Globally, chocolate confectionery is the largest sector in terms of value, accounting for almost 60% of total sales.
In order to enhance the knowledge in the area of bakery and confectionery products, FFSQ, IGMPI has designed this programme of Bakery and Confectionery. This is undertaken through hands-on experience for testing of raw materials and finished products.
The aim of the course is to understand the process and how their ingredients play a role in preparation of breads, cakes, biscuits, chocolates, etc. The course will provide individuals with key knowledge of packaging, labeling, food safety and food laws that can be applied directly in existing products and also in development of new products.
The course has been designed for baking professionals, students aspiring to work in the field of bakery and confectionery, entrepreneurs, all involved in implementing and maintaining product quality systems, quality control and quality assurance personnel, new product development personnel.
Module 1: Introduction of Bakery & Confectionery
Module 2: Role of Bakery ingredient and their quality testing
Module 3: Bread making process
Module 4: Cake making
Module 5: Biscuit & other bakery products
Module 6: Role of Confectionery ingredient and their quality testing
Module 7: Confectionery products
Module 8: Chocolates
Module 9: Packaging and labeling
Module 10: Food safety and Food law
Module 11: Practicals – analysis of raw material and finished products
Module 12: 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 (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.) can also seek benefits of the course that have interest in food industry.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years.
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.
All the efforts will be made in the form of 3 months 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 mode is Rs 18,500/(600 USD), interactive mode is Rs. 40,000/-(1000 USD for overseas students) and Rs.65,000/- for the regular (classroom) mode. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, practical lab work, 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.
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 Bakery and Confectionery 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, as there is a demand for trained food professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and 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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