Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Cosmetic Technology (PGDCT/EDCT)


Cosmetic Technology is a Science of making cosmetics.The cosmetic field quickly applies cutting edge research to high value commercial products that has large impact on our lives and on the world’s economy. Cosmetic Technologies has been at the forefront of innovative personal care manufacturing for over twenty years.The programme gives extensive knowledge of Cosmetic Formulation, Manufacturing, Analysis and Marketing. It also covers the fundamental aspects cosmetic science that are necessary to understand material development, formulation, and the dermatological effect that result from the use of tissue products.

Programme Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Cosmetics and Cosmoceuticals

  • History and Evolution of Cosmetics Science
  • Need for study of Cosmeceuticals
  • New Advances in the field of Cosmeceuticals
  • Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Hair

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Skin
  • Pathology of skin hair and nails
  • Process of skin healing
  • Module 3: Analytical Techniques for Cosmetic Products Evaluation

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of determination of Compounds
  • Ion Exchange Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography
  • Analytical Techniques and Principles Gel Electrophoresis, HPLC
  • Spectroscopical Methods of Analysis
  • Module 4: Product Development and Cosmetic Design and Formulations

  • Process of Cosmetic Product Development
  • Product Innovation and Development
  • Formulation and Development
  • Module 5: Synthetic and Herbal Formulation Building Blocks

  • Classification of Skin Cosmetics
  • Additives used in the Skin Care Formulations
  • Drug Excipient Interactions
  • Formulation Requirements of Cosmetic Products
  • Module 6: Advanced Skin and Hair care Cosmetic Formulations

  • Formulation of Cold Cream, Moisturizing Lotions, lotions, face serums, gels and sunscreens
  • Evaluation of skin creams and lotions, face serums, gels and sunscreens
  • Module 7: Oral Care Cosmetic Formulations

  • Formulation of Oral care products, Toothpastes, Tooth gels, Mouthwashes
  • Evaluation of oral care formulations
  • Module 8: Colour Cosmetics and their Formulation

  • Formulations of colour cosmetic products-Lipsticks, Nail lacquers, Rouge, Eye shadows
  • Formulation of Tints (Lip Tints and Cheek Tints)
  • Natural coloring Agents and Dyes
  • Module 9: Herbal Cosmeceuticals and its formulation

  • Herbal and Natural Ingredients used in the formulations
  • Herbal Skin care Cosmetic Products
  • Herbal hair care formulations
  • Module 10: Various Ailment based formulations (Acne, Anti-aging, Allergy and Pigmentation etc.)

  • Anti-acne, Anti-wrinkle Formulations
  • Formulations to cure skin pigmentation, scars and marks
  • Module 11: Packaging techniques for cosmetic products

  • Primary and Secondary Packaging Systems of Cosmetic Products
  • Sustainable Packaging System of Cosmetic Products
  • Global Cosmetic Packaging Scenario
  • Module 12: Good Manufacturing Practices & Quality Assurance in Cosmetic Technology

  • GMP guidelines for Cosmetic Products
  • Quality Audits Procedures
  • Regulatory Compliances
  • Module 13: Cosmeceutical Marketing and Brand Management

  • Introduction to Goods and Products
  • FMCG-Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Pharmaceutical market vs. FMCG Market
  • Module 14: Global Regulatory and IPR guidelines for Cosmetics

  • Cosmetic Regulations of FDA
  • Cosmetic Regulations of EU, US and Japan
  • Global Regulatory Compliance and Regulations
  • Module 15: Industry based Case Studies


    Any Graduation/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate 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 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 receive a certificate of Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Cosmetic Technology by Faculty of Cosmetic Technology, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules, Online Classes (Online mode) or face-to-face classes (Regular mode), elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments would be provided by the Institute. 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. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical like L'oréal, Clinique, Garnier, Johnson & Johnson, Cipla Ltd, Sun Pharmaceutical Ltd., The Himalaya Drug Company, Bioblush India, Procter & Gamble, Renee Cosmetics, Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Uriflame, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

    Future career prospects of Cosmetic Technology

    There is a wide scope in the profession of cosmetology in India or in other countries. Cosmetology is the promising career for youth because of advancement in the life style. The personal care industry makes up 22 percent of India's market for consumer package goods and experts agree that India is full of opportunities and is a potential gold mine for many beauty and personal care companies.As a cosmetic professional you would be involved in the research and development, manufacturing and production of cosmetics, hair care, perfume and toiletry products.

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