Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology

Food Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary field consisting of study of selection, packaging, preservation, processing, distribution, and use of safe, nutritious, and wholesome food.

It is about:

• Understanding and solving the problems of developing a safe, healthy, and nutritious food.
• Testing the quality and safety of food products.
• Inventing novel products using new ingredients.
• Designing processes.

Our Food Science and Technology course is designed in such a way that it helps students and professionals explore new food sources, discover new ways to formulate processed foods safe and devise new ways to process, store, preserve and distribute food.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Food Chemistry

Module 2: Food Microbiology

Module 3: Food and Nutrition

Module 4: Principles of Food Processing and Preservation

Module 5: Unit Operations in Food Processing

Module 6: Technology of Milk and Milk Products

Module 7: Technology of Fruit and Vegetable products

Module 8: Technology of Cereals, Pulses and Bakery Products

Module 9: Technology of Meat, Fish and Poultry Products

Module: 10 Technology of fats and Oilseeds

Module: 11 Fermentation Technology

Module: 12 Packaging and labeling

Module: 13 Food safety and Food law

Module: 14 Food Quality Management System

Module: 15 Food Analysis and Quality Control

Module: 16 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.

Programme Duration

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. 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.

Programme Fee

The mandatory course fee(one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 20,000/-(600 USD for overseas students) and Rs.90,000/- 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 onlineexam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology 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

Food Technologist can work in various parts of the economy but most especially agro-allied industries, food processing/production, and research organizations.

They can expect to find employment in the food industry (both national and international), Research Institutes and government agencies in areas such as food manufacturing, food safety, food analysis, brewing, cereals and baking, dairy products, minimally processed fruits and vegetables, food additives, product development, sensory evaluation and winemaking.


How to apply

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