Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management
Under Graduation Diploma Program

Programme overview

Food safety is a fundamental public health concern. The Food Safety and Quality has become an area of priority and necessity for consumers, retailers, manufacturers and regulators. Changing global  patterns  of  food  production, international  trade,  technology, public  expectations  for health protection and many other  factors have created a huge demand  for  food safety and quality auditing professionals. 

IGNOU  and APEDA  have  come  together  to  launch  this  programme,  the  first such initiative in India, with an emphasis on practical proficiency development exercises. This programme is expected to meet the increasing human resource requirements for food safety and quality management professionals in the agriculture and food sectors.


a) +2 / Graduation / Post Graduation

b) Study 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.

c) 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.

d) Art/ Commerce graduates with diploma in food science/ hotel management disciplines viz. 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.

e) 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.

f) Master’s Degree awarded without a first degree is not recognized for purposes of admission to IGNOU’s Academic Programmes.

Short Name of Program:  DFSQM

Full Name of Program:  Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management

Program Duration:  12 Months

Eligibility Criteria:  +2

Exam Mode:  Year

Full Program Fees:  52000

Available Medium :   English

Syllabus of DFSQM (Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management)

Code Sem / Year Subject/Book
DFSQM1 1 Year Food Fundamentals and Microbiology
DFSQM2 1 Year Computer Fundamentals
DFSQM3 1 Year Food Safety and Quality Management
DFSQM4 1 Year Business Communication
DFSQM5 1 Year Hygiene and Sanitation
DFSQM6 1 Year Food Laws and Standards
DFSQM7 1 Year F and B Services
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