Post Graduate Diploma in Food Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Food quality control and assurance quality certification has picked up importance in the recent years with the food business following the quality management system as per the guidelines. Quality assurance and quality control has turned into an important segment of the food industry with the reception of testing and control system of food safety. Therefore, anyone, who is getting into the 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 processing and preservation to equip individuals to meet the demands of the market.
Module 1: Fundamentals of Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Module 2: Quality Assurance in Food Industry
Module 3: Validation and Verification
Module 4: Quality Control and testing procedures
Module 5: Documentation, Good Documentation Practices, SOPs & Protocols
Module 6: Establishing Quality Control Checks: Inspection & Audits
Module 7: Role of Good Manufacturing Practices and their regulations in Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Module 8: Total Quality Management in Food Industry
Module 9: Quality Assurance- A risk based approach (Possible problems & Fixes)
Module 10: Quality Certifications, Govt. Regulations, ISO, FSSAI & FDA Guidelines
Module 11: Emerging trends in quality related aspects of food industry
Module 12: Quality Systems in major segments of food industries
Module 13: Case Studies
Module 14: 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 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.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 online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control 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 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’s e/distance 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 auditors, quality assurance executives, quality control executives quality managers, position in NPD team, food consultants, food journalism and many more.
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