Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Food Processing and Preservation (PGDFPP/EDFPP)

Food safety is the integral part of any food chain. It has to be ensured from raw material reception to the finished product dispatch. The food safety is a round the clock discipline and it is needed to keep it a priority at every step of production. It is not a department specific discipline but should be developed by every individual working in a food organization. It is essential for professionals to aspire to build a well established food safety management system and also develop individuals that want to develop themselves for effective compliance of food safety aspects and to develop a continuous improvement approach.

The FFSQ, IGMPI has developed this comprehensive food safety training program. This programme is designed to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze food safety management system risks, prepare meet food safety regulations in food industries. Its a varied and detailed programme that provides knowledge from extremely content rich modules to help you confidently develop and improve your expertise in food safety

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Food Processing Industries

  • Food Industry A Glance
  • Mechanism of Food Processing in various sectors
  • Unit operations in Food Manufacturing
  • Module 2: Methods and techniques of Food Processing and Preservation

  • Food Processing methods and Types (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Processing)
  • Food Preservation Mechanism
  • Methodology of Food preservation
  • Module 3: Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control

  • Relevance of Quality Assurance in manufacturing
  • Quality control and Testing Procedure
  • Proximate analysis of Food products
  • Approaches of QAQC
  • Module 4: Nutritional and Biochemical components of Products

  • Food chemistry
  • Product Ingredients specification
  • Nutrients stipulations
  • Module 5: Food Preservation analytical techniques

  • Approaches of Food Additives
  • Advanced Preservation Techniques
  • Module 6: Food Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Role of cGMP in operations
  • GMP as a broad spectrum in Quality and Processing
  • Module 7: Food Safety measures and protocols

  • FSMS an Preventative approach
  • Food Safety Laws and guidelines
  • National and International Standards of Food safety
  • Module 8: Food Plant Design, layout and Logistical approach

  • Flowchart of site and Its conformation
  • Role of Plant layout in relevant to Safety
  • Food supply chain mechanism
  • Module 9: Food Packaging Technology and Labelling

  • Regulations of Packaging and Labelling
  • Role of advanced packaging in Food Industry
  • Packaging and customer satisfaction review
  • Module 10: Food Microbiology, food borne illness and hazards

  • Microbiological analysis of food products
  • Pathogenic bacteria role in food safety
  • Module 11: Application of Food Sensory Analysis in Manufacturing

  • Methods of Food sensory Analysis
  • Objectives of sensory testing in food products
  • Module 12: Entrepreneurship Development in Food Processing operations

  • Introduction to food business start-ups
  • Career in Food processing and preservation in various domains
  • Laws and Regulations for startup in FMCG sector
  • Module 13: Laboratory demonstration, practical and instrument handling

  • Good Laboratory Practices
  • Methods of QAQC Analysis and testing
  • Demonstration of equipments and apparatus for analysis
  • Module 14: 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.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on 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 Processing and Preservation 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 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 and Agriculture giants like MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd., Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd., Raghuvansh Agrofarms Ltd., UPL Ltd., Bharat Rasayan, Godrej Agrovet Ltd., Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd., Kaveri Seed Company Ltd., Nestle India Ltd., Britannia Industries Ltd., Vadilal, DuPont India, KRBL Ltd., Tata Consumer Products, Marico Limited, etc.

    Future career prospects

    Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI™ online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the food 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 auditors, quality assurance executives, quality managers, position in NPD team, food consultants, food journalism and many more.

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