Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Food Packaging (PGDFP/PDFP)


Packaging is pervasive and essential and plays a significant role in the quality of food products by providing protection from environmental, chemical, and physical challenges.This protection can be as simple as preventing breakage of the product to providing barriers to moisture, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases as well as flavors and aromas. However, Packaging technology must balance food protection with other issues, including energy and material costs, heightened social and environmental consciousness, and strict regulations on pollutants and disposal of municipal solid waste.

The goal of food packaging must be to contain food in a cost-effective way that satisfies industry requirements and consumer desires, maintains food safety, and minimizes environmental impact.The role of packaging must be recognized owing to its multiple functions and to its importance in terms of increasing product shelf life by retarding product quality degradation and ensuring its safety.

Thus, we at FFSQ are offering this programme to impart the knowledge on application of fundamentals of engineering in packaging design for developing optimal packaging systems for range of products in food systems.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Introduction to Food Packaging

Module 2 : Packaging Trends- Global Scenario

Module 3: Variations in Packaging

Module 4: Food Packaging Materials

Module 5: Packaging Closures and Sealing Systems

Module 6: Logistical Packaging for Food Marketing Systems

Module 7: Testing and Quality Control

Module 8: Shelf-life evaluation of Packaged Food Products

Module 9: Legislations for food packaging & related issues

Module 10: Entrepreneurship Development in Food Processing

Module 11: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling

Module 12: 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 Professional Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

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

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Professional 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/Professional Diploma in Food Packaging 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 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 packaging companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

Future career prospects

Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI's online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the food packaging 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 form of job roles and positions like that of packaging engineer, production manager, supply chain operator, position in packaging team, food packaging consultants and many more.

View Prospectus

Programme Fee details

How to apply | View all IGMPI food programmes

For further enquiries, write to or call us on: / 18001031071 (Toll Free) , Phone: +91 11 26512850

Food | Pharmaceuticals | Clinical Research | Healthcare | Medical Coding | Medical Device | Nanotechnology | IPR

Placement testimonials: Our alumni are working with Fortune 500 and global Pharmaceutical, Food and healthcare giants like