The course is focused for development of human resources to improve post harvest management of fruits, their production and manufacture of value added products from them. It forces to train candidates and make them capable for minimizing losses occurring post-harvest. It provides knowledge about processing of fruits and production of value added products from them.
It also includes study of entrepreneurship which enables their candidates for self employment.
All 10+2 passed candidates are eligible for this course. BPP holders are also eligible for this course.
Some institutes also offer this course as combination with BPP course after 10th.
Admission will be based on previous qualification. Interested candidates may search for appropriate college and apply in their prescribed format.
The duration for regular course is 1 year. It may get extended for 3 years (Maximum) in case of part time or distance learning course.
This course does not have any age limit.
Further study options
It is a Diploma level course, candidates can do their graduation and post graduation in related streams. After that, they can go for research options as M.Phil or PhD.
Management related courses are good selection after this Diploma.
Candidates who have interest in teaching can pursue B.Ed after their graduation.
The course gives vocational and entrepreneurial skills which widen candidate's employment opportunities. Candidates can work in food processing industries, horticulture related firms, Fruit by products manufacturing industries, etc.
They can also have technical positions like post harvest technician, Plant technician, Operation assistant and many more.
Self Employment option is open for these candidates.
The course broadly includes study of Principles of Post-Harvest Management, Food related Fundamentals, Microbiology, Food Processing and Entrepreneurship and Marketing.
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