New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced a post-graduate (PG) diploma course in food safety and quality management from the 2013 academic session, authorities said.

“The programme has been developed together with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) to meet the increasing human resource requirements for food safety and quality management professionals in the agriculture and food sectors,” a statement from IGNOU said.

The last date for admission to the course is June 30.

"The PG diploma is intended for graduates in sciences, agriculture, food science or allied disciplines contemplating a career in food safety and quality management. It is also intended for professionals in food processing and quality control for strengthening their proficiency in design,” the statement added.

IGNOU is the world's largest open university system with a pan-India and international reach with flexible entry qualifications and a wide range of academic programmes at affordable cost.

(Agencies)

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