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Updated on 20 Aug, 2015

Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 14,400
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


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


Programme overview
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.
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.
Course Code
Course Title
Food Fundamentals
4 (2+2)
Principles of Post-Harvest Management
4 (2+2)
Food Chemistry and Physiology
4 (2+2)
Food Processing and Engineering – I
4 (2+2)
Food Microbiology
4 (2+2)
Food Processing and Engineering – II
4 (2+2)
Food Quality Testing and Evaluation
4 (2+2)
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
4 (2+2)
(Numbers in brackets indicate the credits for Theory and Practical, respectively)