Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is introducing three new regular courses – M.Tech in food processing technology, PG Diploma in radiological physics and PG Diploma in educational management - from this academic year. All three programmes are being introduced in view of the increasing demand in these fields. The M.Tech programme has been launched, keeping in mind the growing demand for skilled and technologically equipped manpower in the sector.
"Entry of big brands in the food retail market has increased the momentum of growth in the fruit and vegetable processing sector. The course aims to provide insight into the recent technology relevant to the current food processing sector. It deals in-depth with the nutraceuticals, health and diet foods. The course deals with how to design a product in labs to its market launch in various sectors of food processing," says R. K. Gupta, faculty, School of Biotechnology. Students with a B.E, B.Tech, M.S and M.Sc background will be eligible for the course.
As to job prospects, he informs, students can go in for food processing sectors, nutraceutical industries, regulatory bodies, food standards and analysis companies. Also, they can look for a career in food research institutes in India and abroad. As for the second course on offer, Avinash Sharma, faculty, School of Sciences, says that till now, radiological physics as a discipline was offered only at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. Now, the university will be offering a PG Diploma in the subject on the same pattern as taught at BARC.
Sharma adds, "Students can opt for jobs like radiation safety officers in research institutes, in health care centres, specialty hospitals, cancer research institutes, etc. The university has already tied up with a few hospitals for hands-on-training as well as for future placements." Students from M.Sc in physics, biophysics with mathematics, as a must at the UG level, will be eligible for the course. The third course, PG diploma in educational management, is designed to cater to the needs of leadership in the education sector.
"The course deals with creating leaders in the field of education," says Saroj Sharma, faculty, School of Education. She adds, students after completing the course can make careers in policy-planning, work in NGOs and government agencies. As for eligibility, graduates from any discipline with 50% aggregate marks can apply for the course. Apart from this, the university is also going to start a new centre for study and propagation of human values.
Courtesy: Times of India