With an aim to help enhance skills of the youth and provide them with means of generating disposable income, Sattvik Council of India, an NGO, has introduced six-month Sattvik Quality Management Certification course (SQMC) for Indian Railway Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC). Post completion of the course, students will be eligible to take on the roles of auditors, trainers, and marketing professionals.
“We have launched the course at Shri Vishwakarma Skill University (SVSU), and have plans to launch it at other universities as well,” says Abhishek Biswas, Founder, Sattvik Council of India. “This course aims to connect education policy with food safety and certification industry to promote Sattvik vegetarian/ vegan certification. The goal is to generate one lakh certified skilled resources in India in food safety vegetarian/vegan compliance by 2025,” he says adding that SCI aims to create one lakh jobs by 2025. In an interview with Life & More, Biswas tells us more:
What prompted you to start this course?
Building a learning organisation has always been a vision of Sattvik Council of India. Solving a problem, introducing a product, and reengineering a process all require seeing the world in a new light and acting accordingly. In the absence of learning, organisations and individuals simply repeat old practices, change remains cosmetic, and improvements are either fortuitous or short-lived.
Tell us more about this course?
Sattvik (vegetarian) food is considered as the most healthy, sacrosanct and pious. There is a need to verify, validate and test the sources of the food ingredients and the processes deployed by the food manufactures to endorse the food as Sattvik (vegetarian) food. The people’s faith is also sacrosanct and therefore, there is an inflated demand of food auditors which must perform a perfect job of testing, verification & validation to assure guarantee of the food from such processes.
Sattvik Quality Management Certification Course, duration of 06 months will be accessible to all the students who wants to pursue their career in the field of “Food Auditor” or “Trainer of Trainers”. One of the key point of this course, student will get the opportunity to work with Industries such as IRCTC, Bureau Veritas & Bikanerwala Etc.
Your aim behind launching this course?
Skill development is a vital tool to empower people, safeguard their future and overall development. It is an important aspect that enhances employability in today’s globalisation. Skills are as essential as one’s academic status. Education and skills should now go hand in hand. They are the roots behind the economic growth and community development of a country.
In this context, the acquisition of education and skills can lead to industrial advancement, economic diversification, innovation, technological evolution and overall development of the country. The development of job pathways that integrate work and learning are critical to an equitable recovery and a future where social and economic opportunity are available to all, which university such as Shri Vishwakarma Skill University provide.
How this course is going to benefit the students?
This course is going to provide an opportunity to students in the field of “Food Safety Auditor” that is responsible for Implementing and authorities, develop and review quality and safety policies, manage audits and oversee manufacturing and production processes. The food safety auditor conducts periodic audits to determine if the client is complying with Sattvik management standards & “Food Safety Trainer” i.e is responsible for engaging and empowering students to successfully learn about Sattvik in depth by research-based strategies and creates a successful professional development experience for students.
What are some other universities you are planning to collaborate with?
SCI is in association with many national and international universities like Amity University (Noida); Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel and Catering Management; Delhi institute of Hotel Management; Manav Rachna International University (Faridabad), Jaipuria Institute of Management (Ghaziabad); Royal Global University (Guwahati); Utara University Malaysia UUM, and UAEU United Arab Emirates University.