Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Organic Farming and Food Production System


Organic farming has been followed from ancient time in India. It is a unique method which is primarily aimed at use of organic products and bio-fertilizers in crop cultivation to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in a healthy environment.

The organic foods offer higher returns in comparison to conventional foods. The market for organic foods is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20-22%. Thus there is an evident requirement of organic farming technical professionals who are skilled and developed to facilitate the business at a global standpoint. These professionals should have a thorough knowledge of systems which are used in organic farming and understanding of various approaches used in organic food production systems.

FFSQ has brought this programme for freshers and graduates, professionals that want to develop their technical skills and want to get equipped to perform management functions in organic foods production.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Organic Farming: Introduction, Scope & Nature in Global Scenario

Module 2 : Organic Farming- Principles and Practices

Module 3 : Integrated Organic Farm Management Systems

Module 4 : Organic Crops and Soil Sciences

Module 5 : Organic Plant Protection and Disease Management

Module 6 : Organic Fertilizers, Crop Nutrients and Effective Microorganisms (EM) in Organic Farming

Module 7 : Livestock Management

Module 8 : Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Module 9 : Concept of Quality in Organic Farming

Module 10 : Horticulture Sciences

Module 11 : Organic Farms Inspection and Audits

Module 12 : Certification Procedures and Compliance with the Global Standards

Module 13 : Organic farming- Possible Problems & Fixes

Module 14 : Organic Food Packaging

Module 15 : Crop Production Systems

Module 16 : Agri-food Economics and Marketing

Module 17 : Entrepreneurship Development in Organic Products

Module 18 : Organic 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 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 in Organic Farming and Food Production System 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. We have a robust placement cell comprising 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

FFSQ online learning programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the needs of food and agricultural industry professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and programme completion certificate will provide the participant with several opportunities in the industry like auditing opportunities for organic certifications, quality assurance executives and quality managers in organic foods and farm industry, organic food manager, position in new product development (NPD) team, organic agriculture consultants and many more.

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