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 programme also caters to trained manpower requirements of the food processors, skilled workers / technicians in the food processing industries, NGO functionaries/ trainers, entrepreneurs, post-harvest/ food processing departments of the states/ central, rural educators, farmers, quality control implementation agencies etc.
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. 9,000. The programme is offered in English medium.
All the interested candidates from rural areas and below the 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.
It can also be downloaded from the university website www.ignou.ac.in.
Last Date for receipt of Applications is 31st July 2013 with late fee.