Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety
Food safety is the integral part of any food chain. It has to be ensured from raw material reception to the finished product dispatch. The food safety is a round the clock discipline and it is needed to keep it a priority at every step of production. It is not a department specific discipline but should be developed by every individual working in a food organization. It is essential for professionals to aspire to build a well established food safety management system and also develop individuals that want to develop themselves for effective compliance of food safety aspects and to develop a continuous improvement approach.
The FFSQ, IGMPI has developed this comprehensive food safety training program. This course is designed to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze food safety management system risks, prepare meet food safety regulations in food industries. Its a varied and detailed course that provides knowledge from extremely content rich modules to help you confidently develop and improve your expertise in food safety
Module 1: General overview of Food Safety
Module 2: Food Industry: A glance
Module 3: Understanding contemporary U.S. food safety policy
Module 4: Food laws and policies of India
Module 5: Study on Food-borne Hazards, Illness & Epidemics
Module 6: Food GMP and its regulations
Module 7: Food Safety Management System (HACCP, ISO 22000)
Module 8: International standards and regulations for food safety
Module 9: Understanding the basic concepts of microbiology in food safety
Module 10: Emerging trends in food safety (like HARPC, etc)
Module 11: Case studies
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 who 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.
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) and Rs.75,000/- for the regular(classroom) mode.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 Safety 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 in 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 of food safety Training
Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI’s e/distance course is a professional course targeted to cater the food industry needs trained food safety 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 managers, position in NPD team, food safety standards consultants, food journalism and many more.
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