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Updated on 13 Jul, 2022

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

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 12,700
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


  • 10+2 Pass Outs or its equivalent


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.
  • develop human resource for post-harvest management and for primary processing of fruits and vegetables produce at the production areas/ clusters;
  • impart knowledge & skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses and production of value added food products in the horticulture sector;
  • train youth as young entrepreneurs for self-employment through food processing and associated activities; and
  • enhance 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.


Note: Please refer to Common Prospectus for an update information on the programme

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