Packaging is pervasive and essential and plays a significant role in the quality of food products by providing protection from environmental, chemical, and physical challenges.This protection can be as simple as preventing breakage of the product to providing barriers to moisture, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases as well as flavors and aromas. However, Packaging technology must balance food protection with other issues, including energy and material costs, heightened social and environmental consciousness, and strict regulations on pollutants and disposal of municipal solid waste.
The goal of food packaging must be to contain food in a cost-effective way that satisfies industry requirements and consumer desires, maintains food safety, and minimizes environmental impact.The role of packaging must be recognized owing to its multiple functions and to its importance in terms of increasing product shelf life by retarding product quality degradation and ensuring its safety.
Thus, we at FFSQ are offering this course to impart the knowledge on application of fundamentals of engineering in packaging design for developing optimal packaging systems for range of products in food systems.
Module 1 : Introduction to Food Packaging
Module 2 : Packaging Trends- Global Scenario
Module 3: Variations in Packaging
Module 4: Food Packaging Materials
Module 5: Packaging Closures and Sealing Systems
Module 6: Logistical Packaging for Food Marketing Systems
Module 7: Testing and Quality Control
Module 8: Shelf-life evaluation of Packaged Food Products
Module 9: Legislations for food packaging & related issues
Module 10: Entrepreneurship Development in Food Processing
Module 11: Laboratory demonstration, practicals and instrument handling
Module 12: Case studies
Graduation in Science and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are also eligible to apply.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this certificate course is three months while a maximum of six 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 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 Food Packaging 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 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 packaging 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 food packaging 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 form of job roles and positions like that of packaging engineer, production manager, supply chain operator, position in packaging team, food packaging consultants and many more.
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