Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis & Quality Assurance
Food analysis and quality assurance certification has picked up importance in the recent years with the food industry. Food manufacturers must have traceability in their industry to ensure their food products are safe, with no contaminants or residues, and to provide accurate nutritional information. General laboratory testing of a manufacturers product may include the following techniques: Analytical chemistry testing, Food microbiology testing, Food nutrition analysis, Food allergen testing and Sensory testing.
Therefore, anyone, who is getting into the food organization or already in it, is benefited with course like the one FFSQ has introduced i.e. a post graduate diploma in food analysis and quality assurance to equip individuals to meet the demands of the market.
Module 1: Food Chemistry
Module 2: Food Microbiology
Module 3: Food Sensory Science
Module 4: Food Toxicology
Module 5: Food Additives
Module 6: Food Packaging
Module 7: Sampling Technique in food
Module 8: Physical and Chemical analysis of foods
Module 9: Microbial analysis of foods
Module 10: Instrumental analysis of food
Module 11: Sensory evaluation of food
Module 12: Good Laboratory Practices
Module 13: Food Law
Module 14: Applied Statistical method in Quality Assurance
Module 15: Practical on Food Analysis“ Hand on training on Physical analysis, Chemical analysis and instrumentation analysis of food
Module 16: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling
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 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 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. 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), for Regular/Interactive (classroom) mode is Rs. 75,000/-(1800 USD for overseas students).This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees, practical lab work 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 exam at the end of the course. . In this program, it is compulsory to attend all Practical lab classes as per schedule. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance 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, IGMPIs regular 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 food analyst, quality assurance executives, quality control executives quality managers, position in NPD team, food consultants, food journalism and many more.
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