New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a new Post Graduate (PG) Diploma programme in Food Safety and Quality Management from the 2013 academic session.
As per a statement issued by IGNOU, the APEDA and IGNOU have together developed the PG Diploma programme in Food Safety and Quality Management to meet the increasing human resource requirements for food safety and quality management professionals in the agriculture and food sectors.
Furthermore, the statement said, this new programme enables the students to comprehend the issues of safety and quality in food production, handling, processing and trade; build technical proficiency in undertaking food safety and quality assurance in food processing chain i.e., from farm to fork; ensure the safety and quality of food products as per mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards including export regulations, if required.
As per sources, the PG diploma is intended for graduates in Science / Agriculture / Food Science or Allied disciplines contemplating a career in Food Safety and Quality Management. The programmed also intended for professionals in food processing and quality control for strengthening their proficiency in design and implement quality management systems, undertake food auditing and implement new food act- Food Safety and Standard Act 2006. It will open new vistas for entrepreneurs who intend to diversify in food safety and quality aspects.
Interested candidates for admission can fill the online application form or can download the application form from the official website of IGNOU. The last date for submission of application form is June 30, 2013.