India is the largest producer of milk in the world. Milk production in the country is increasing at 4% per annum contributing more than Rs. 1,00,000 crores to GDP. There are 678 milk processing plant in the country requiring large human resource pool to run these dairies. With the introduction of modern technology in the production and processing of dairy products, the concept of milk is shifting towards value added dairy business. The Dairy industries have opened up new avenues for employment and economy. Adoption of the latest & advanced technology in milk processing can provide better quality, nutrition and more employment opportunities.
In order to enhance the knowledge in the area of dairy, FFSQ, IGMPI has designed this programme of Dairy Plant Engineering. This is undertaken through theoretical knowledge and practical skill as both are essential to master the field of dairy industry.
The aim of the course is to understand the processing of milk and its properties, how to prepare milk products, their quality testing and also storage sanitation and effluent treatment. The course provides individuals with key knowledge of packaging, labeling and food safety.
The course has been designed for professionals, students aspiring to work in the field of dairy, all involved in implementing and maintaining product quality systems, quality control and quality assurance personnel, new product development personnel.
Module 1: Introduction to Dairy Technology
Module 2: Dairy Plant Design and Layout
Module 3: Location and Site Selection
Module 4: Planning and Principles of Dairy Plant Layout
Module 5: Equipment Layout
Module 6: Building constructions materials
Module 7: Entrepreneurship Development in Dairy Industry
Module 8: Laboratory demonstration, practical and instrument handling
Module 9: Case Studies
Graduation in Science/ Pharma/ Medical/ Biomedical/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Food Science & Technology/ any Engineering & related disciplines & Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are eligible to apply.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this industry certificate is 3 months while a maximum of 6 months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Though the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
IGMPI follows a credit system based on 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 course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Industry Certificate in Dairy Plant Engineering by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course 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.
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises 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, Biotechnology 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.
Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI’s e-distance course is a professional course targeted to cater the dairy industry needs trained food professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off course completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of Dairy Technologist, Maintenance Manager, Production Engineer, Product Managers, Food consultants and many more.
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