IGNOU distance education courses-Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables

IGNOU distance education courses-Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables

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Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables offered by IGNOU

In this Programme, we aim to develop competent human resources in the field of post-harvest management of fruits and vegetables and production of value added products from them. It 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. It seeks to address the workforce requirements of the food processing industries and focuses on upgrading the knowledge and skills of existing workers. Objectives:
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,
develop youth as young entrepreneurs for self-employment through food processing and associated activities,
impart knowledge and technical proficiency in
– Procurement of raw materials,
– Preparation of value added products,
– Prevention of losses in fresh and processed horticulture produce,
– Marketing and economical aspects,
– Managing small and medium enterprises.


CourseCode Course Name
BPVI-001 Food Fundamentals
BPVI-002 Principles of Post Harvest Management
BPVI-003 Food Chemistry and Physiology
BPVI-004 Food Processing and Engineering I
BPVI-005 Food Microbiology
BPVI-006 Food Processing and Engineering II
BPVI-007 Food Quality Testing and Evaluation
BPVI-008 Entrepreneurship and Marketing


10+2 Senior secondary pass outs (or)Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU10th pass may enroll simultaneously for the BPP and Diploma programme.


$₹ 14400

Course Info

Duration: 1 Year

Type: Diploma

Approved By: UGC/DEB

College: Indira Gandhi National Open University

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