The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Thursday said
it had launched a course in food science and technology.
The post graduate diploma programme will commence from July and is
being offered by IGNOU's School of Agriculture.
"The course will provide knowledge and technical competencies to
address the emerging issues of processing, product development,
food safety, marketing, export and sustainable use of resources,"
an official said.
"Existing technicians, managers, food industry professionals and
technologists can also join the programme," the official added.
According to IGNOU, 25 students will be selected on merit for
admission and will also go through one-month internship for
"This programme will train the students for jobs such as
production and marketing executives in food production industries,
food safety officers in government regulatory bodies and
entrepreneurs in dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables processing
set-ups," added the official.