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PGD in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM)

IGNOU Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management programme details

The PG Diploma Program's goal is to prepare professionals for the creation, implementation, and auditing of the nation's Food Safety and Quality Management Systems. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), GOI, has assisted in the development of the programme. It aims to increase the competitiveness of food products and build India's capacity to satisfy international standards for food safety and quality. In the long run, it would help to guarantee consumer safety both domestically and abroad. This postgraduate programme will help students gain technical proficiency in food safety and quality assurance throughout the food processing chain, from farm to fork, ensure the safety and quality of food products in accordance with mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards, including export regulations, as necessary, and be able to plan, conduct, report, and audit activities efficiently. Implement good manufacturing, laboratory, transportation, and retail practises in the food processing/hospitality industry and retail outlets. Conduct standard microbiological and chemical analyses of food products.

PGDFSQM Course Details

PGDFSQM syllabus, fees, eligibility, programme co-ordinators, contact details, etc.





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Basic Course Information for IGNOU PGDFSQM Programme

PGDFSQM Fees, Eligibility, Duration, Medium of Instruction, Syllabus, etc.




1 Year


Rs.14,400/- for full programme


1. Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-Chemistry or Microbiology as one of thesubjects.
2. Degree in allied Sciences like Agriculture/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ Post Harvest Technology/ Engineering/ Home Science/ Life Science/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Dairy Technology/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management, or equivalent, etc.
Science graduate in disciplines like Geography, Statistics with Physics & Maths, Art Subjects and Medical Lab technology and with minimum three years experience in food processing and / or quality control. These students should have minimum 1 year experience in quality controlactivities.
1. Arts/ Commerce graduate with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz fruits and vegetables, dairy technology, meat technology, cereals, pulses and oilseeds etc. with minimum 5 years experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) and out of which 2 years experience should be in quality controlactivities.
2. BA/ B.Com graduates with minimum 7 years experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) or holding senior position in Govt./ Semi Govt. Units involved in Food Quality Control.

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IGNOU PGD in Food Safety and Quality Management Syllabus

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Programme Co-ordinator(s)

Dr. Mita Sinhamahapatra


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