Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Food Product Management (PGDFPM/EDFPM)


Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma programme at Faculty of Food Safety & Quality, IGMPI is a serious endeavour to provide trained manpower to business and industry through arduous and comprehensive curriculum. It is designed with a vision for Food Profession who could diligently entail oversees day to day operation at processing Industries to ensure optimal product quality, RM Specification & Preparing FG, handling technology transfer to production & validation, market research generating product requirements, product innovation and product development from idea to launch stages, stage gate process, production time table, pricing and time integrated plans for product introduction, driving new business development & enhancing new product Portfolio by development in new range of product, developing marketing strategies.

This programme will enable the participants to:

  • - Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information
  • - Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes
  • - Assesses market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products
  • - Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives
  • - Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies
  • - Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results
  • - Provides information for development by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests
  • - Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules
  • - Brings new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing
  • - Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production
  • - Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders
  • - Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results
  • - Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introductory Concept in Product Development

Module 2: Technical Market Research

Module 3: Resource Development

Module 4: Novelties in Food Operations

Module 5: Nutraceuticals and Nutrition for New Product Development

Module 6: Product Innovation and Projection Development

Module 7: Formulation and Optimization of New Product

Module 8: Sensory & Physical Estimation of Permuted Product

Module 9: Analytical assessment of New Product Development Prototype, assessment with benchmark

Module 10: Financial Estimation of Novel Products

Module 11: Food safety Vigilance

Module 12: Legal compliance, regulatory affairs & Documentation

Module 13: Industry Based Case Study


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.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all-learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma. 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 Food Product Management 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 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 food giants like Britannia Industries Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Kohinoor Foods Ltd. (Satnam Overseas Ltd.), LT Foods Ltd. (Daawat), McCain Foods India Pvt. Ltd., Mondelez India Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Cadbury), Haldiram’s, Mother Dairy, MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Orkla), Nestle India Ltd., Amul, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd., Venkys India Ltd., Vimta Labs, Nexus Test Labs, PepsiCo India, Patanjali, Heritage Food Ltd., Kwality Dairy India Ltd., KRBL Ltd., etc.

Future career prospects

FFSQ's online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the food industry needs trained regulatory affair 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 R & D Engineers, Chief Product officer, Associate Product Manager, Product Development Manager in multi-national companies like Britannia Industries Ltd, Ferrero India Pvt. Ltd, Umang Dairy Limited, Cremica, Skylark Foods Pvt. Ltd, DS Group, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, Elite Bakery, Vadilal Industries Ltd, Amul Dairy, Parle Biscuits Pvt. Ltd, Pepsico, Moon Beverages Ltd.

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