Tuesday, August 21, 2012

IGNOU Online PGD in Food Science & Technology 2012

IGNOU Online PGD in Food Science & Technology 2012

IGNOU is offering a new online programme Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology at the School of Agriculture for July 2012 session.

This is a one year programme offered through online mode while the practical classes will be conducted at IGNOU Campus, New Delhi and in some selected programme study centres.

Programme Objectives:
The major objectives of the programme are to:

* To develop human resource for the fast growing food processing sector.

* To provide knowledge & technical competencies to address the emerging issues of processing, product development, food safety, marketing, export & sustainable use of resources.

* To strengthen the knowledge & technical proficiencies of existing technicians, managers, food industry professionals & technologists, and to provide vertical career mobility to them.

* To train the professionals for entrepreneurship in the various specialized areas of food processing viz fruits & vegetables, dairy, poultry, meat, fish, cereals and pulses.

Programme Structure:
A learner has to earn 36 credits to complete the Programme. The minimum duration of the programme is one year. However, a student can complete the programme in a maximum time of four years. There will be four compulsory theory courses, two compulsory practical courses and one specialized course. The learners will be given an option of specialisation in four different food groups viz. Dairy; Fruits and Vegetables; Meat, fish and poultry; and Cereal, pulses and oilseeds. The learners will also have to attend 1 month hands-on training in food industry.

The admissions are on and the last date for submission of application form is 10th September, 2012.

Dr. Mita Sinhamahapatra
School of Agriculture
Block G 1, New Academic Complex,
Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
Indira Gandhi National Open University
New Delhi-68

For more information visit : http://www.ignouonline.ac.in/safe/


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