Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Agrochemical Regulatory Affairs


A Post Graduate Diploma in Agro Chemicals is a program that furnishes understudies with the information and abilities to oversee and apply chemical compounds in horticulture to increment crop yield and quality. A Diploma in Agrochemicals is a specific program intended to furnish understudies with a complete comprehension of the standards and practices connected with the utilization of chemicals in the cultivation of crops. This recognition expects to outfit people with the information and abilities essential for the mindful and compelling use of agrochemicals in the development of harvests. The diploma in Agrochemicals commonly covers a scope of subjects, including but not restricted to Understanding the science behind agrochemicals, including their structure, methods of activity, and communications with plants and the climate, Pesticides, and Herbicides. In this course, the Understudy will concentrate on the various sorts of pesticides and herbicides, their purposes, and the standards of irritation and weed administration. Investigating the job of composts in plant nourishment, soil fruitfulness, and economical soil the board rehearses. Finding out about comprehensive ways to deal with bug control that consolidate organic, social, and mechanical strategies notwithstanding chemical intercessions.

The Diploma in Agro Chemicals includes the areas such as soil science, plant nutrition, pest management, crop physiology, agrochemicals and their formulations, application and dosage of agrochemicals, safety and health, and environmental protection.

Programmme Structure :

Module 1: Introduction to Agriculture Sector, Prologue to agrochemicals, its Science, and their job in present-day farming

Module 2: Investigation of Yield assortments, development practices, and factors influencing crop development

Module 3: Principles of Pest Management: Understanding soil composition, fertility, and nutrient management for sustainable agriculture

Module 4: Introduction to Pesticides and their types, their life cycles, and standards of pest control

Module 5: Composts and Plant Nutrition: Investigation of herbicides, weed Identification, and systems for weed control

Module 6: Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Understanding the role of fertilizers in plant nutrition, soil amendments, and nutrient deficiency symptoms

Module 7: Natural Effect of Agrochemicals: Top-to-bottom investigation of IPM procedures, consolidating organic, social, and mechanical techniques in addition to chemical control

Module 8: Agrochemical Application Techniques: Assessing the environmental consequences of agrochemical use and exploring sustainable practices

Module 9: Oversee the preparation, submission, and maintenance of product registrations under the Fertilizer Control Order (FCO) and Central Insecticides Board (CIB) for agrochemicals

Module 10: Regulatory Compliance and Safety: Understanding legal and regulatory aspects of agrochemical usage, safety measures, and compliance with environmental standards

Module 11: Indian and International regulatory requirements for Agri biological products and familiarity with relevant guidelines and standards

Module 12: Dossier preparation and submission for FCO (Fertilizer Control Order) and CIB (Central Insecticides Board) registrations

Module 13: Case Study


Any graduation/ B. tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B. Pharma or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Post Graduate/Executive Diploma Programmes.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all-learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Agrochemical Regulatory Affairs by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

Graduates of the Diploma in Agro Chemicals can find employment in the agricultural sector as agrochemical sales representatives, agrochemical product development scientists, agrochemical application specialists, farm managers, or agricultural extension officers, Regulatory Affairs (Agrochemical), Lead - Regulatory Affairs - AgriTech

Employment Areas

  • Agriculture Industry
  • Aquariums
  • Biotechnology Firms
  • Chemical Industry
  • Educational Institutes
  • Environmental Management and Conservation
  • Food Institutes
  • Forensic Crime Research
  • Forest Services
  • Future career prospects

    With the increasing demand for food production and the need to sustain crop yields, there is a growing demand for professionals trained in agrochemical management. Diploma in Agro Chemicals can work in public and private agrochemical companies, agrochemical research and development firms, agricultural extension services, or start their own agrochemical-related businesses.

    Diploma holders can pursue careers in regulatory affairs departments of agrochemical companies, where they would be responsible for ensuring compliance with local and international regulations governing the development, registration, and sale of agricultural chemicals. Opportunities exist within government agencies responsible for regulating agrochemicals, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States or the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Europe. Positions may involve evaluating the safety and efficacy of agrochemical products and overseeing regulatory compliance. Diploma holders can work for consultancy firms that specialize in providing regulatory compliance and strategic advice to agrochemical companies. They may assist clients with product registration, risk assessment, and compliance with changing regulatory landscapes.

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