Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutraceuticals


Nutraceuticals is an emerging field in the healthcare industry that understands the need of good food habits and imparts guidance to build up a healthy world. Any food or its component which, in addition to its normal nutritional value offers health benefits including the prevention of disease or promotion of health is a Nutraceutical.

As, there is a growing awareness of the significant roles played by functional foods and nutraceuticals in the prevention of chronic diseases, FFSQ has developed this comprehensive training programme on Nutraceuticals to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze the precise body requirements and a reliable technological developments in the sector. The programme is basically designed for food, nutrition, health and allied professionals, the food industry professionals and the general public.

This diploma programme is especially designed to provide practical training in the fields of health foods, food ingredients, dietary supplements, and natural medicines. This programme is also aimed to equip individuals to improve health and reduce disease risk through prevention. Moreover, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods are transforming today’s growing food industry and redefining the relationship between food, nutrition, and health. As a growing field, it helps to demonstrate the benefits of functional foods in health promotion and in reducing the risk of chronic diseases and establishing a network of academia and industry experts as well.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Module 2: Food, Nutrients and their Health claims

Module 3: Active Ingredients and their Origin

Module 4: Extraction and Processing of active Ingredients

Module 5: Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotic Role in Nutraceuticals

Module 6: Product development Using active ingredients

Module 7: Functional Foods and their role in Nutraceuticals

Module 8: Food Quality Assurance in Nutraceuticals

Module 9: Nutraceuticals and Disease control

Module 10: Laws and Regulation Standards in Nutraceutical Industries

Module 11: Nutrient Pigments: Carotenoids, Lycopene, Curcumin etc

Module 12: Active Biodynamic Principles in Plant extracts.

Module 13: Entrepreneurship Development in Nutraceutical Industry

Module 14: Practitioner Case Studies


Any Graduate/ 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 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 Nutraceuticals by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics, 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 healthcare and nutrition giants like Zoic Pharmaceuticals, Life Care, Monovax Healthcare, Cap Soft Healthcare, Crest Healthcare,Chaitanya, Agrobiotech group, Nivoxaa Biotech India Pvt. Ltd., Seer Biotech, Nutriberry Nutraceuticals, NexLife Nutra Science, etc.

Future career prospects

Successful completion of this programme will enhance employment prospects within the functional foods, general food & health sector and from food manufacture to retail and legislation. A Post Graduate Diploma in Nutraceuticals is also relevant for nutritionists, dietitians, and members of pharmaceutical professions, as well as professional from independent or private laboratories. The diploma provides graduates with professional competencies related to either research and development, quality control, analysis, education or training. The programme will also benefit professionals associated with the maintenance and/ or promotion of public health.

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