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IGNOU PGDFSQM

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NAF Research & Development Centre is a registered Program Study Centre for IGNOU. NAF- IGNOU Program Study Centre (Centre Code: 25219P) offers PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) program in July session. NAF conducts theory and practical counseling sessions for students during weekends.

This PG program shall enable the students to:
  • Comprehend the issues of safety and quality in food production, handling, processing and trade.
  • Build technical proficiency in undertaking food safety and quality assurance in food processing chain i.e., from farm to fork.
  • Ensure the safety and quality of food products as per mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards including export regulations, if required.
  • Design and implement
  • Good Hygienic Practices (GHP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS): ISO9001
  • Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) : ISO 22000
  • Environmental Management Systems: ISO 14001
  • Laboratory Management System: ISO 17025
  • Retail Standards
  • Be able to effectively plan, conduct, report and audit as per the guidelines of the ISO 19011-2002.
  • Undertake Standard Microbiological and Chemical analysis of Food Products.
  • Apply Good Hygienic, Manufacturing, Laboratory, Transportation and Retail Practices in
  • Food Processing/ Hospitality industry and Retail outlets.
Courses covered: PGDFSQM is of 32 credits and consists of eight courses
Food Fundamentals & Chemistry Food Microbiology Food Laws and Standards
Principles of Food Safety and Quality Managementy Food Safety and Quality Management Systems Food Safety and Quality Auditing
Chemical Analysis and Quality Assurance Project Work
Eligibility:

Graduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-chemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects.

Degree/ Post Graduation Degree in allied sciences like Agriculture/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ Post Harvest Technology/ Engineering/ Home Science/ Life Science/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Dairy Technology/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management etc.

Science graduates in disciplines like Geography, Statistics with Physics & Math, Art Subjects and Medical Lab technology and with minimum three years’ experience in food processing and /or quality control. These students should have minimum one year experience in quality control activities.

Art/ Commerce graduates with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplinesviz. fruits and vegetables, dairy technology, meat technology, cereal, pulses and oilseeds etc. with minimum 5 years’ experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) and out of which two years’ experience should be in quality control activities. This shall provide vertical mobility to diploma holders.

B.A./ B.Com Graduates with minimum of 7 years’ experience in Food Processing/ Food Quality Control/ Hotel Management (food preparation/ food catering) or holding senior position in Govt./Semi Govt. Units involved in Food Quality Control.

Minimum age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year: No Bar

Duration in years: a) Minimum: 1 year b) Maximum: 4 years: No Bar

Medium of Instruction: English

For more details about the program, contact:

The Program Incharge
NAF-IGNOU Program Study Centre
National Agro Foundation
R & D Centre, Anna University Taramani Campus, CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
Phone: +91 44 2254 2598/ 2254 2803
Email: nationalagro@gmail.com
www.nationalagro.org.in

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