Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Food Safety in Hospitality Industry (PGDFSHI/EDFSHI)


The hospitality sector is growing at an extremely fast pace. The country’s hospitality industry is considered as one of the highly profitable industries, contributing significant amount of foreign exchange to the economy.

Hospitality sector is the largest employer as it is capable of offering employment opportunities to a wide range of job seekers from professional to unskilled workers. The global hotel industry was forecasted to generate 550 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016. Due to difference in regulatory framework there is a reduced global disequilibrium in food safety in developed and developing countries. There is a need to promote uniform food safety standards throughout the world.

Compliances of food regulations have been a key issue in hospitality industry lately. Due to slack execution of law and order regarding food safety many restaurants, fast food counters, hotels, canteens have to face temporary shut down and are charged with heavy penalty fine. Complexities in laws, regulations and rules have compelled the owners of the establishment to face such situations. Also, multiplicity in available brands of food products in market and local customers becoming more experimental and choosy with food, there is an increased requirement for the food safety compliance in hospitality industry.

Keeping this is mind; FFSQ has designed a post graduate diploma programme for fresher, graduates and professionals working or seeking a job in hospitality industry to enhance their understanding of food safety in different sectors.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Hospitality Industry – An overview (hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, travel & tourism, contract caterings etc)

Module 2 : Food safety sensitization in Hospitality Industry

Module 3: Food safety in preparation and service

Module 4: Premises, safety and personnel health & hygiene

Module 5: Supply and storage of food in Hospitality Industry

Module 6: Basics of food microbiology and food borne-pathogens

Module 7: Pest control management in Hospitality Industry

Module 8: Food safety standards for Hospitality Industry (HACCP, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 9001, ISO14000 etc)

Module 9: Food safety compliances in Hospitality Industry

Module 10: International food safety legislations for Hospitality Industry (USA, UK, Europe, Australia, India, UAE etc perspectives)

Module 11: Food Quality Regulations and guidelines in India

Module 12: Hospitality 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 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 Food Safety in Hospitality Industry 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 in 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 hotels, tourism and transports giants like The Oberoi Group of Hotels, Taj Lake Palace, Ananda in the Himalayas, MakeMyTrip, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., Cox & Kings Ltd., Goibibo, VRL Logistics Ltd., Mahindra Logistics Ltd., TCI Express Ltd., SOTC Travel Limited, Travel Guru, Hyatt, ITC Hotels, EIH Ltd., Radisson Blu Hotels, HLV Ltd. (Hotel Leela Venture), etc.

Future career prospects

FFSQ's online programme is a professional programme targeted to ensure food safety in hospitality industry. 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 restaurant manager, hotel manager, catering manager, food safety auditor, food inspector, food safety officer, hygiene officer, position in HACCP team etc.

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Programme Fee details

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