This programme was developed with financial support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India.
This diploma programme intends to inculcate vocational and entrepreneurial skills to widen employment opportunities, particularly among rural youth and the disadvantaged sections of the society as well as self employment.
The main objective of the programme is to provide the knowledge & skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses and production of value added food products, develop human resource for post harvest management and for primary processing of fruits and vegetables produce at the production areas/ clusters.
The minimum duration of the diploma programme is one year. However, the candidate has the flexibility of completing the programme within four years' time.
The eligibility requirement for this certificate programme is 10+2 pass-outs or Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU.
The programme fee is Rs. 12,000. The programme is offered in English and Hindi medium.
All the interested candidates from rural areas and below poverty line urban candidates can avail 50 per cent fee concession on submission of valid proof.
For details, visit IGNOU Website- www.ignou.ac.in or contact nearest IGNOU Regional Centre/Study Centre.
Prospectus can be obtained from Regional Centres in person in Rs.200/-, or by post by sending a DD of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi, to Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.
Application form can also be downloaded from the university website.
Last Date for receipt of Applications is 8th July 2013.
Last date for receipt of application with a late fee is 31st July 2013.