Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Spices & Plantation Product Technology


This Programme in Spices and Plantation Product Technology will help students to develop their skills in the areas of spices and condiments. They will gain a deeper understanding of the quality testing, safety, and analysis of enriching elements of spices. With developed skills in product and process development for the spices industry, students /professionals will be able to work in industry and research Institutes. India has been a leading spices-producing, consuming, and exporting country of the world since recorded history.

In order to enhance the knowledge in the area of Spices and Plantation, FFSQ, IGMPI has designed this programme. This is undertaken through theoretical knowledge and practical skill as both are essential to master the field of spices industry.

The objective of this programme is to give knowledge about types of spices and condiments, their classification, importance of each and every spice, areas of their production, crop diversification, and quality assurance mechanism. On completion of this programme student will be able to explain the advanced processing of spices. You can apply the various concepts of chemistry in preservation and processing; also analyse the effect of various processing techniques on the quality of spices and condiments.

The programme has been designed for professionals, students aspiring to work in the field of spices and condiments, all involved in implementing and maintaining product quality systems, quality control and quality assurance personnel, new product development personnel.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Spices and Plantation

Module 2: Importance and Uses of individual Spices and Condiments

Module 3: Processing of Spices and Spices Oils

Module 4: Area and Production requirements

Module 5: Diversification of Crops

Module 6: Food Safety in Spices Industry

Module 7: Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Spices Industry

Module 8: Supply Chain Technology for Spices

Module 9: Entrepreneurship Development in Spices Industry

Module 10: Laboratory demonstration, practical’s and instrument handling

Module 11: Industry based Case Studies


Any graduation/ B. tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B. Pharma or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Post Graduate/Executive Diploma Programmes.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Spices & Plantation Product Technology by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme 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.

In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global spices giants like Badshah Masala, MDH Spices, Everest Spices, Patanjali Spices, MTR Masala, Priya Masala, Zoff Spices, Adani Spices, Catch Spices, Rajesh Masala, Golden Spices, Goldiee, Kitchen Treasures, Mother’s Recipe, Tata Sampann, Pushpmasale, CookMe, 24 Mantra Organic, Shubham Agro Food & Exports, Ramdev Masala, Chukde Spices and Condiments etc.

Future career prospects

Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the food industry needs trained food professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of Spices Expert, Quality Assurance Executives, R&D Managers, Production Managers, Food consultants, Executive Chef and many more.

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