Department of Food Science &Technology
Department of Food Science and Technology was established in 1971 with the following objectives:
· To meet out the Human Resource requirement of Food Industries, Universities and Research Institutions in the country.
· To carry out Research and Development work in the area of Food Science and Technology.
· To help in the development of food industries.
To fulfill its goal, the Department started M. Sc., Ph. D and B. Sc. (Food Technology) programmes in 1975, 1983 and 2006, respectively and till date 278 students have received M. Sc., 48 students Ph. D and 53 students B. Sc degree in Food Technology. The Department has well equipped laboratories/pilot plants. It has carried out extensive research work on various projects funded by different agencies like USAID, UNICEF, Ford Foundation, CSIR, ICAR, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, APEDA, UTDASP and NATP. Ex-students of this department are occupying very senior positions in food industries as well as academic institutes in the country.
1. B. Sc. Food Technology
2. M. Sc. Food Technology
3. Ph. D Food Technology
Departmental courses offered in degree programmes:
B. Sc Agriculture
§ Elements of Food Technology
§ Post Harvest Management & Processing of Fruits & Vegetables
B. Sc. Horticulture
§ Food Science & Human Nutrition
§ Practical Horticultural Production (Food Processing & Preservation)
§ Processing of Horticultural Crops
B. Sc (Food Technology)
Four year degree programme consists of 160-147 credits hours (51-52 courses) spread in 8 semesters. The programme has courses from Departments of Chemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics & Computer Science, Biological Science, Physics, Social Science & Humanities, Physics, Civil Engg, Electrical Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg,, Post Harvest Process & Food Engg,, Livestock Products Technology, Fish Processing Technology, Entomology, Agronomy, Agriculture Communication & Extension, Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horticulture , Foods & Nutrition , Food Science & Technology and College of Agri Business Management. Last semester of programme is devoted to Industrial Training.
M. Sc. (Food Technology)
Programme consists of Core Courses (11credits), Basic Supporting Courses (9 credits), Optional Courses (10 credits) and Thesis Research (20 credits).
§ Principles of Food Processing
§ Food Chemistry & Nutrition
§ Food Microbiology
§ Master’s Seminar
§ Thesis Research
Ph. D (Food Technology)
Three year programme consists of Core Courses (12 credits), Basic Supporting Courses (3 credits), Optional Courses (10 credits) and Thesis Research (45 credits).
§ Modern Techniques in Food Processing
§ Advanced Food Chemistry
§ Advances in Food Microbiology
§ Advanced Food Analysis
§ Product Design & Development
§ Doctoral Seminar I
§ Doctoral Seminar II
§ Thesis Research
Optional courses for M. Sc and Ph. D (Food Technology)
§ Fundamentals of Food Chemistry
§ Technology of Milk & Milk Products
§ Technology of Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds
§ Technology of Meat , Fish & Poultry Products
§ Technology of Fruits & Vegetables
§ Food Analysis & Quality Management
§ Food Packaging Technology
§ Additives, Ingredients & Enzymes Technology
§ Beverage & Snack Foods Technology
§ Current topics in Food Science & Technology
§ Food Plant Sanitation
§ Enzymes in Food Processing
§ Food Beverages
§ Product Development
Important facilities available
§ Food processing pilot plant comprising of various unit operations such as dehydration, canning, roller drying, extrusion cooking, pulping, hydro-extraction, grinding and milling etc.
§ Students Training Dairy Plant consisting of HTST pasteurizer, chilling unit, cream separator, milk packaging machine, ice-cream making unit, cheese making unit, ghee making unit, butter churner and cold storage.
§ Analytical Quality Control Laboratory equipped with Kjeltek, Sox-tech, Computerized Spectrophotometer, Mettler balance, Water activity meter, Computerized Texture Analyzer, HPLC, Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer and Ultra filtration unit etc.
§ Chemical & Microbiological Analysis Labs
Note: For actual admissions, kindly see prospectus of relevant year.
Contact Details: Head Food Science & Technology Phone: 05944 - 233074
Fax : 05944 - 233473