Lets develop food professionals for ever-growing food industry
27 June, 2013
Indira Gandhi National Open University is offering Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology programme with the aims to develop human resource for the fast growing food processing sector and provide knowledge & technical competencies to address the emerging issues of processing, product development, food safety, marketing, export & sustainable use of resources. Existing technicians, managers, food industry professionals & technologists can also join the programme to strengthen their knowledge & technical proficiencies and to have vertical career mobility.
Graduates in Agriculture/Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Horticulture/Home Science/Agri. Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Pharmacy/Health Science/Hotel Management and Science graduates with Chemistry/Life Science / Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Bioinformatics/ Biochemistry are eligible for admission.
The students will have the exposure to the food industry as one month hands-on training in food industry is a compulsory component of this programme. This programme will train the students to have jobs as Food Technologist in research and development departments of food processing industries, educational & research institutes; Food Science & Technology professionals in Quality Control/ Quality Assurance Management departments in food/ hospitality/ retail industry and laboratories; Production Executives and Marketing executives in food production industries; and Food Safety Officers in Government regulatory bodies. Besides, this will also encourage the students for self employment as entreprenuers in Dairy; Meat, fish and poultry; Fruits and vegetables; Cereals, pulses and oilseeds processing set-ups.
The admissions are on and the last date for submission of application form is 30th June, 2013. Detailed Information regarding the programme is available at the website http://www.ignouonline.ac.in/safe