Organic farming has been followed from ancient time in India. It is a unique method which is primarily aimed at use of organic products and bio-fertilizers in crop cultivation to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in a healthy environment.
The organic foods offer higher returns in comparison to conventional foods. The market for organic foods is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20-22%. Thus there is an evident requirement of organic farming technical professionals who are skilled and developed to facilitate the business at a global standpoint. These professionals should have a thorough knowledge of systems which are used in organic farming and understanding of various approaches used in organic food production systems.
FFSQ has brought this course for freshers and graduates, professionals that want to develop their technical skills and want to get equipped to perform management functions in organic foods production.
Module 1 : Organic Farming: Introduction, Scope & Nature in Global Scenario
Module 2 : Organic Farming- Principles and Practices
Module 3: Integrated Organic Farm Management Systems
Module 4: Organic Crops and Soil Sciences
Module 5: Organic Plant Protection and Disease Management
Module 6: Organic Fertilizers, Crop Nutrients and Effective Microorganisms (EM) in Organic Farming
Module 7: Livestock Management
Module 8: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Module 9: Concept of Quality in Organic Farming
Module 10: Horticulture Sciences
Module 11: Organic Farms Inspection and Audits
Module 12: Certification Procedures and Compliance with the Global Standards
Module 13: Organic farming- Possible Problems & Fixes
Module 14: Organic Food Packaging
Module 15: Crop Production Systems
Module 16: Agri-food Economics and Marketing
Module 17: Organic Industry Based Case Studies
All those who have completed their graduation or post-Graduation/ PhD are eligible to enroll for the course. This course has been designed to cater to the requirements of professionals and industry and individuals from any sector (agriculture, management, production, processing, quality, R&D etc.)with interest in agriculture industry can also seek benefits of the course.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of 2 consecutive years is allowed to complete the course.
All the efforts will be made in the form of 3 months internship to provide industrial exposure to the students pursuing PG Diploma in Regular & Part-time Modes with Food Companies so that they can have good practical knowledge beyond the classroom experience.
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.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 19,500 /- (700 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. This covers the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 450/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
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 Post Graduate Diploma in Organic Farming and Food Production System 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. We have a robust placement cell comprising 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.
FFSQTM distance/e-learning programme is a professional course targeted to cater the needs of food and agricultural industry professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and course completion certificate will provide the participant with several opportunities in the industry like auditing opportunities for organic certifications, quality assurance executives and quality managers in organic foods and farm industry, organic food manager, position in new product development (NPD) team, organic agriculture consultants and many more.
Placement testimonials: Our alumni are working with Fortune 500 and global Pharmaceutical, Food and healthcare giants like