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Updated on 21 Jun, 2024

Master of Science in Food Safety and Quality Management (MSCFSQM)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 26,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


a)     Graduation/ Post Graduation in Science with Chemistry/ Bio-chemistry or Microbiology as one of the subjects.
b)     Graduation/ Post Graduation in allied sciences like Agriculture/ Food Science/ Food Technology/Food and Nutrition/Engineering having chemistry and microbiology subjects/ Post Harvest Technology/ Home Science/ Life Science/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Horticulture/ Dairy Technology/ Veterinary/ Fisheries/ Medical/ Dental Sc./ Nursing/BAMS/ BHMS/ Hotel Management and Catering/ Hospitality Management etc.


c)     PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (lateral entry for 2nd year of M. Sc). These diploma holders should also have one of the qualifications mentioned at (a) and (b). They (who have completed 32 credits) will also have to complete one additional project work of 4 credits in the second year.
Course Fee : Rs. 26000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 13000/- per year plus Registration fee of Rs.300/-


Food safety is an emerging discipline and has gained much importance since the enactment of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which came into force in 2011. The enforcement of the act has created a good demand for the qualified food safety professionals in various areas like food processing, food testing, food safety, food regulation, auditing, risk management, capacity building etc. This M.Sc in Food Safety and Quality Management programme is offered to produce well qualified and competent human resource in the food safety sector in a large scale to meet the demand for the food safety professional of the country.
The programme has theory, practical, project work, and dissertation as components.
A special feature of this programme is that this is a modular programme having exit option for learners (after successful completion of 1st year) with PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management (PGDFSQM) and lateral entry option for the PGDFSQM diploma holders directly to the second year of the M. Sc.


  • To develop qualified and competent human resource in the field of the food safety and quality management for regulators, industry, academic/research institutions, certifying and accreditation bodies, food trade, food testing and training
  • To delve in depth on various aspects of food safety and quality management i.e. food standards, harmonization with global benchmarks, quality management systems, food analysis, instrumentation, risk analysis / management, traceability and auditing to transform the food ecosystem
  • To nurture a positive and disciplined food safety culture among the professionals
  • To conduct research studies on emerging food safety issues and formulation of science based regulatory framework.


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