IGNOU introduces three new courses in field of agriculture, check details here

After launching several new courses in the month of January, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is now launching three more courses for the 2022 session. IGNOU’s School of Agriculture has launched Master’s Degree, PG Diploma and Diploma namely M.Sc in Food Safety and Quality Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness (PGDAB) and Diploma in Horticulture (DHORT).

MSc in Food Safety and Quality Management (MSc FSQM)

The MSc in Food Safety and Quality Management (MSc FSQM) takes a minimum of two years and the maximum duration to complete the chosen program is four years.

This course has been launched with the aim of developing qualified and competent food safety and quality management personnel for regulators, industry, academic/research institutions, certification and accreditation bodies, food trade, food testing and training.


a) Graduation / Postgraduate Science with Chemistry / Biochemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects.

b) Graduate/Postgraduate degree in related sciences such as Agriculture/Food Science/Food Technology/Post-harvest Technology/Engineering/Home Science/Life Science/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Horticulture/Dairy Technology/Veterinary/Fisheries/Hotel Management and Catering/Hospitality Management etc.

c) Graduation with PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (side entry for 2nd year M.Sc).

Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness (PGDAB)

For Post Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness (PGDAB), interested candidates must have successfully graduated in any discipline from a recognized university.

This program stimulates entrepreneurship among farmers, intermediaries and traders, and other stakeholders in the agro-enterprise chain. It will also inculcate and develop management skills and develop agribusiness professionals in agriculture, food and related sectors.

Diploma Horticulture (DHORT)

Developed with financial support from the Ministry of Agriculture Farmers Welfare, Government of India, the Diploma in Horticulture (DHORT) is a one-year programme. Candidates are given a maximum of three years to complete this course.

Anyone who has successfully completed Class 12, under a recognized board, can apply for this course.

The aim of this program is to educate the secondary passers-by about horticulture, make more entrepreneurs and build human resources such as supervisors, gardeners, entrepreneurs and intermediate technicians in the field of horticulture. The interested candidates can register for the programs at ignouiop.samarth.edu.in

Sajal Jain
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