The international standard of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system used in research labs. As part of their responsibility, scientists have conventionally adopted good laboratory practices directed at ensuring the quality of their data. Nevertheless, until recently these practices were not consistently adopted or enforced. But, now national and international agencies have developed guidelines aimed at various industries (food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, clinical, biotech, cosmetics, environmental, etc.) which fall in the general category of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Since the issue of GLP is so important to modern laboratory operations, this programme will incorporate many of the principles that are part of GLP in contemporary commercial laboratories. It will be useful for next generation individuals seeking careers in the industry who need practical skills and expertise for the food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare workforce. This curriculum is specifically designed to help participants by:
Improving knowledge and understanding of the GLP principles and its regulatory basis
Overview of current GLP status as well as achieving compliance with GLP regulations
Understanding the requirements of a laboratory facility
Comprehensive information about documentations, such as Standard Operating Procedures, protocols, study plans, data quality and integrity, auditing, etc.
Covers key areas through programmes that integrate theory and practice
On successful completion of this programme, participants are expected to have better understanding of the requirements of GLP for the efficient working of a testing laboratory by applying the knowledge into practice. The programme provides an overview of ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 as well as the common requirements of GLP Compliance (OECD & FDA) as applicable to various testing Laboratories and research organizations. This will also include recent developments related to computer validation.
Module 1 : Introduction, fundamentals and principles of GLP
Module 2 : Documentation, records and preparation of SOPs
Module 3: GLP compliance & preparation for certification; ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 & Laboratory accreditation
Module 4: Internal Quality Audits for various Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Module 5: Use of Computers in the laboratory
Module 6: General Good Testing Conduct
Module 7: International GLP of the OECD, FDA etc
Module 8: Management, Personnel, Buildings & Equipment
Module 9: Method Validation and Quality Assurance
Module 10: Inspection of a testing facility
Module 11: Case studies
Module 12: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling
Any graduation/ B.tech/ 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.
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.
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 Good Laboratory Practice by the 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 web page as well.
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 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.
The participants of this programme have prospective career opportunities in food testing, laboratory management, research, teaching, production, record keeping, technical writing and related activities. They can also work as food laboratory scientists in labs & research institutions, Quality control departments in food companies and onsite labs in food companies. Those who are already working in these areas will be benefitted by the programme in terms of career enhancement and growth within the organisation or at the time of switching their organisations
Placement testimonials: Our alumni are working with Fortune 500 and global Pharmaceutical, Food and healthcare giants like