Post Graduate Diploma in Food Service Management (HPP)

Program: Post Graduate Diploma in Food Service Management (HPP)

India ranks the second largest for diabetes just after China. Heart attacks occur in India at least a decade earlier than in the west. After child and maternal malnutrition, dietary risk factors emerge as the second leading cause of disease burden and disability. India is now grappling with the burden of both under nutrition, overweight and obesity. Pre-school/school-age children, adolescents and productive age group populations (19 – 60 yrs) are particularly vulnerable to succumb to diseases early in life. Therefore healthy diets have to be promoted in various settings such as work place and school settings. Promotion of healthy food systems is now being considered an important intervention that needs to be promoted in the era of sustainable development goals. Indian food service industry though very big, comprises of entrepreneurs catering to the needs of the population emphasizing on tasty, popular and attractive food, without having basic understanding of nutrients present in healthy diets and menus, ingredients to be used in cooking along with functional food concepts.

Therefore, this program has been developed with a view to address the needs of training work force and developing human resources for healthy food systems especially focusing on the catering industry such as food service units in schools, work places, hospitals, community etc.

The Food Service Management program is a one year full-time PG Diploma skill based program. The course aims to impart skills for successful food service management imparting hands on experience about healthy menu planning, operations, revenue management, human resources, training, and marketing, merchandising, and customer service. These skills combined with practical training ensures that students are molded to take the challenge of an entrepreneur in the exciting food service management industry.

Students will learn how to plan, manage and regular food service in various establishments and cater to their health needs on a regular basis.  They will assess the effectiveness of several food service systems, use a service blueprint to improve the service delivery process and increase profits, and examine such variables as client flow, menu planning, dining time, optimal table mix, meal duration, and variable pricing. The programme offers students a learning laboratory for nutrition and healthy menu planning and serve as a resource for mainstreaming nutrition in Food Service Management / catering services, schools, workplaces, hospital & communities.

Program level: Post Graduate
Program mode: Higher Payment Program
Subjects offered: Food service management at different set up, Food safety, Product development, Food Service organization, Entrepreneurship management, Indian and Continental food production and services, etc.
Eligibility criteria:
Eligibility Group : 10+2+Graduate in any specialization from a recognized university
Required Qualification : Certificate (UG)
Specialisation(If Any) : Any
Min Percentage : 40
Grade/CGPA : E


- Thalassemia screening programme is compulsory for each admitted student of the Maharaja Sayajirao University. 
- A discounted fees of Rs 150/- will be charged from the student towards the cost of sample testing at university Health Center/University Pavilion by “Red Cross Society”, India. 
- Student has to produce Thalassemia screening certificate for obtaining the final eligibility.
- Personal Aadhaar card number, Email-ID and Mobile number is must for registering the application for Admission in any of the programmes of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
Intake capacity: 30 Seats
Duration of Program: 1 Year
Mode of Admission: Online Admission through MSUB Portal.
Opening Dates for online application: 11/06/2021
Closing Dates for online application: 30/08/2021
Contact Person Info:
Address : Dean, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, Sayajibaug Main Road, Opp. Sayajibaug, Vadodara – 390002, Gujarat, India.
Email :
Telephone : 0265 – 2795522
Application Link Click here to Apply
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