Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)

Updated on 20 Aug, 2015

Diploma in Meat Technology (DMT)

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
The Diploma in Meat Technology is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. The Programme aims at imparting basic knowledge and skills for quality production of meat and meat products. Development of human resource for industry is also part of it.  Stress is on training of personnel for self-employment and creating awareness and competency in the meat processing as well as poultry processing. The focus shall be to develop competencies in good slaughter practices, handling of meat on scientific lines, production of quality meat and meat products, testing and quality control of meat and meat products. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate good manufacturing practices in the processing sector and hygiene.
The objectives of the programme are to:
  • provide knowledge and skills for quality production of meat and meat products
  • develop human resource for meat industry and associated activities
  • train personnel for self-employment
  • impart knowledge and technical proficiency in:
    (a) Good slaughter practices
    (b) Handling of meat on scientific lines
    (c) Production of quality meat and meat products
    (d) Testing and quality control of meat and meat products
    (e) Managing small and medium enterprises.
Course Code
Title of the Course
Fundamental of Food and Meat Science
Meat Animals and Abattoir Practices
Fresh Meat Technology
Processed Meat Technology
Meat Packaging and Quality Assurance
Poultry Products Technology
Utilization of Animal By-Products
Marketing and Entrepreneurship


CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 BPVI-021  Fundamentals of Meat Sciences  4
 BPVI-022  Meat Animals and Abattoir Practices  4
 BPVI-023  Fresh Meat Technology  4
 BPVI-024  Processed Meat Technology  4
 BPVI-025  Meat Packaging and Quality Assurance  4
 BPVI-026  Poultry Products Technology  4
 BPVI-027  Utilisation of Animal By-Products  4
 BPVI-028  Entrepreneurship and Marketing  4
Fee Concession:
The fee concession is available to the following category of students:
  •  All the candidates from the rural areas shall be entitled for 50% fee concession subject to the production of domicile certificates.
  • The urban students below poverty line may also be given 50% fee concession subject to production of income certificate.
Medium of Instruction:
  •      English
  •      Hindi
Job Opportunities:
Animal Procurement supervisor, meat processing technician, laboratory assistant, by-product plant technician, poultry processing technician, technician in egg industry, meat and egg grader, packaging supervisor, technician in leather industry, marketing assistant, distribution assistant, store assistant and entrepreneur.
Counselling sessions:
The programme has practical component and equal weightage has been given to theory and practical components. The participation in the practical session is an integral part of the programme. 75% attendance in the practical counselling session is compulsory to appear in the practical examinations. The counselling sessions are held at the study centres (usually during weekends) according to the schedule drawn by the programme-in-charge. The details of the study centre can be obtained from the IGNOU website or concerned regional centres.
Additional Information:
The additional information about the programme and the admission details are available at IGNOU website – www.ignou.ac.in and our Regional Centres. Additional information about this programme may also be obtained from School of Agriculture.
For further information, kindly contact:


Dr. Mita Sinhamahapatra,
Programme Coordinator,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29572973
The Director,
School of Agriculture,
G Block, Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi-110 068.
Phone: +91-011-29533167
Tele Fax: +91-011-29533167


Regional Centres: