Post Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Affairs
The PG Diploma in regulatory affairs envisages the whole regulatory aspect as it helps the participants to imbibe the necessary knowledge which will make them a specialized person of the field to independently deal with the regulatory aspects of a food company. It brings out the application of the food regulations with an International perspective. The students who are freshers can also consider taking this course as it is intended to train them professionally for the specialized field.
The course content is specially designed for target individuals who want to take food regulatory affairs as a career choice.
Module 1: Introduction to global regulatory authorities for food Industry
Module 2: Food GMP and its regulations
Module 3: From farm to fork: Understanding the food regulatory cycle (USA, UK, Europe, Australia New Zealand, India etc.)
Module 4: Food safety in the process chain
Module 5: Documentation for launch of a new food product and regulatory filing in US, Europe, UK, India, Canada and Japan
Module 6: Dossier preparation for novel food product in required international formats
Module 7: Food Industry IPR, Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks
Module 8: Food Product Marketing, Import and Export regulations
Module 9: Compliance guidelines, Govt. Audits (FSSAI, BIS, etc) and breach reports
Module 10: Industry based 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 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 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 Regulatory Affairs by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI and Quality Council of India (QCI) jointly. 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 and AgricultureÂ 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
FFSQ e/distance course is a professional course targeted to cater the food industry needs trained regulatory affair 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(new product development) team, food regulatory consultants and many more.
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