FOOD TECHNOLOGY

OVERVIEW

Food Technology is a science branch that deals with the techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The field also involves techniques and processes that are used to transform raw materials into food. Extensive research goes behind making food items edible as well as nutritious.   

The complex food system is changing continuously. Processing of food has developed over the time making food easily accessible, more nutritious, safe and affordable. With the aid of various disciplines in food science and technology, raw materials are being converted to edible foods. Reduced diseases, improved safety and quality, variety, less cost, less wastage are some of the advancements in the field. But the growing need of food with specific attributes due to population hike is of concern. Biotechnology field has made progress to meet the increasing demand by improving crop production. Maintaining human health and wellness is of much importance. Newer technologies and detecting mechanisms can be anticipated in future with the evolving progress in nanotechnology. Minimizing risks and maximizing the benefits should be the main objective. Experts in Food science and technology should work hand in hand to get the maximum output. Investments in education and research are needed. The approach should be balanced and persistent to safeguard both nature and human health.

Food Technology subject will give the technical knowledge and approaches to develop the new technology on this aspect

COURSES OFFERED

The Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology offers the following courses. The faculty also offers a PhD programme, for details and availability of positions; you may check the University website. University publishes a separate notification for this.

 

Duration Course Offered Eligibility
4 Yrs

B.Tech Food Technology

Passed 10+2 with PCM/PCB/ PCBM/PCMB or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)
3 Yrs

Diploma in Food Technology

Passed 10th or equivalent examination by the central or state board of education with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)
3 Yrs

B.Sc. in Food Technology

 Passed 10+2 with PCB/ PCBM/PCMB or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)
2 Yrs

M.Sc. in Food Technology

 Passed B.Sc. with Biology, Life Sciences, Agriculture, Basic Sciences or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)
2 Yrs

M. Tech. in Food Technology

 Passed B.Tech. with Food Technology, Life Sciences, Agriculture, or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)

INFRASTRUCTURE / LAB

LABORATORY

  1. Food Process Engineering Lab
  2. Food Safety and Quality Lab
  3. Incubation Centre (Food Processing Unit)

INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. Lecture rooms for the students.
  2. Training Placement Cell for Food Technology students
  3. Projector Room for web-based ICT Mode lectures and PPT
    Presentation
 

WHY FOOD TECHNOLOGY?

The complex food system is changing continuously. Processing of food has developed over time making food easily accessible, more nutritious, safe and affordable. With the aid of various disciplines in food science and technology, raw materials are being converted to edible foods. Reduced diseases, improved safety and quality, variety, less cost, less wastage are some of the advancements in the field. But the growing need for food with specific attributes due to population hike is of concern. Biotechnology field has made progress to meet the increasing demand by improving crop production. Maintaining human health and wellness is of much importance. Newer technologies and detecting mechanisms can be anticipated in future with the evolving progress in nanotechnology. Minimizing risks and maximizing the benefits should be the main objective. Experts in Food science and technology should work hand in hand to get the maximum output. Investments in education and research are needed. The approach should be balanced and persistent to safeguard both nature and human health.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A Food Technologists can get employment in various departments of an Organization mainly in Production, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Entrepreneurship Development, Project Financing, Implementation and Appraisal, R&D, Industrial Sectors, Government Department, Educational Institutions, NGOs etc.

SALIENT/ ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. 150+ Training Partners across the India.
  2. 100% Placement for last batches.
  3. MOUs with leading Companies, Industries and Research centers.
  4. B Tech Food Technology Students visited The Amul India Plant at Anand Gujarat
  5. Industrial Training in various companies, i.e. FICCI, Carlsberg, Parle, Britannia, Pranav Mukherji Foundation, Daawat Rice PepsiCo, Excellent Bioresearch Solution Simplex Agro, Coca-Cola, MP Milk Federation (Sanchi), DP Chocolate, SGS India, ShreeJee Laboratory and Himachal Pradesh Marketing Cooperation, Shimla(H.P.) and Many More.
  6. Training of B Tech Food Technology Students at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Tanjavur (Formerly Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology) is a pioneer Research and Development Institute under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.
  7. Faculty members of the Department of Food Technology presented the paper in International conferences organized by the various premier organization i.e. Indian Institute of Pulse Research (ICAR),
  8. Students participated in the cultural event and technical fest organized by the Anand Agriculture University, Anand (Gujarat).
  9. Students participated in the technical fest of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  10. Upcoming Internship and Placement offer to the students of B Tech Food Technology Final Year in various companies, i.e. Cadbury India, Gurgaon and Shimla, General Mills, USA-Mumbai office, Mother Dairy, Gujarat, Adani Wilmar (Fortune Division, Neemach).
  11. Workshop conducted on Beverages Production and Process in the university campus
  12. The guest lecture has been conducted by the distinguished experts on concern stream.
  13. Food Fest was organized by the students on the university