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Executive Diploma in Nutraceuticals

With the trend towards preventive healthcare, Nutraceuticals becoming an evolving and promising field in healthcare industry. Basically, Nutraceuticals are any food, or parts of a food, that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease in addition to its normal nutritional value.

As, there is a growing awareness of the significant roles played by functional foods and nutraceuticals beyond basic nutrition, FFSQ has developed this comprehensive training programme on Nutraceuticals to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze the precise body requirements and a reliable technological developments in the sector. The course is basically designed for food, nutrition, health and allied professionals, the food industry professionals and the general public.

Understanding the needs of health and the worth of time we have designed this fast track programme in Nutraceuticals so that thorough practical knowledge can be provided to the interested individuals. Apart from this, providing a comprehensive training in the fields of health foods, food ingredients, dietary supplements, and natural medicines is another important goal of this course. As a growing field, it also helps to demonstrate the benefits of functional foods in health promotion and in reducing the risk of chronic diseases and establishing a network of academia and industry experts as well.

The executive diploma in Nutraceuticals is a fast track programme with rigorous industry based case studies which will help individuals in finding an exciting and promising career in related industries.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: An Introduction

Module 2: Food, Nutrition and Health Claims

Module 3: Active Ingredients and their Origin

Module 4: Extraction and Processing of active Ingredients

Module 5: Product development

Module 6: Delivery and Stability of Nutraceuticals

Module 7: Nutraceutical and Disease Control

Module 8: Analytical Techniques in Nutraceutical Industry

Module 9: Laws and Regulations on Nutraceuticals

Module 10: Entrepreneurship Development in Nutraceutical Industry

Module 11: Case Studies


Graduation in BTech/ BE/ Bsc/ BPharm/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS and all graduate level qualifications.

Programme Duration

Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is six months while a maximum of twelve months is allowed to complete the course.


The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables:

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

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 Executive Diploma in Nutraceuticals 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.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in 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 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.

The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare giants like Bionova Lifesciences, Chaitanya Agrobiotech Group, Lactonova Nutripharm, Sydler, Zeon Lifesciences Ltd., Neiss Wellness(India) Ltd., KD Chem-Pharma, Agati Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Premier Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Sigma-Aldrich, Novozymes, Hester Bioscience, Sanofi-Genzyme, Dabur, Pearl Naturals etc.

Future career prospects

Successful completion of this course will enhance employment prospects within the functional foods, general food & health sector and from food manufacture to retail and legislation. An Executive Diploma in Nutraceuticals is also relevant for nutritionists, dieticians, and members of pharmaceutical professions, as well as professional from independent or private laboratories. The diploma provides graduates with professional competencies related to either research and development, quality control, analysis, education or training. The course will also benefit professionals associated with the maintenance and/ or promotion of public health.

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