The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. The University is committed to quality in teaching, research, training and extension activities and offering high-quality, innovative and need-based programmes at different levels through open and distance learning. The Food Safety and Quality has become an area of priority and necessity for consumers, retailers, manufacturers and regulators. Changing global  patterns  of  food  production, international  trade,  technology, public  expectations  for health protection and many other  factors have created a huge demand  for  food safety and quality auditing professionals. IGNOU and APEDA  together started Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety & Quality Management (PGDFSQM) programme with aim  to  develop  professionals  for development,  implementation  and  auditing  of  Food  Safety  and  Quality Management in the country. Punjab Biotechnology Incubator is recognized as Programme Study Center for Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety & Quality Management (PGDFSQM) under Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) since 2014. This one year diploma provides an opportunity to even non science/non food science graduates to enhance their knowledge and skills in field of food safety. Being an open and distance learning programme it gives flexibility to in service candidates to upgrade them in this sector.