Department of Food Science and Technology is one of the oldest department in the country. It was carved out of Animal Science Department in 1971 as Department of Dairy Technology and was later named as Department of Food Science and Technology in 1973. Then Fruit Processing Plant located at Haldi was remodeled as Food Research Lab with various equipments. Currently, Food Processing Centre of the department has been registered with FSSAI and is being used to prepare several products by the students.
It started M.Sc., Ph.D. and B.Sc. (Food Technology) programmes in the year 1975, 1983 and 2006, respectively. This department is well known for its pioneer work in the field of soybean processing and utilization. So far, 46 Ph. D., 278 M. Sc and 67 B. Sc. (Food Technology) students have completed their degree from this department. Ex- students of this department are occupying very senior positions in academics as well as in food industries.Goal:
To become a leading destination for students pursuing education and research in Food Science and Technology.Vision:
Sustenance and prosperity through food science and technology.Mission:
To generate best scientific and technical brains in food science and technology for Academia, Industry and Government.Mandate:
Teaching, research & extension education in the area of Food Science and Technology with major emphasis on field &, horticultural crops & dairy products including their postharvest management, processing, value addition and waste utilization.
Facilities: The department has following well developed facilities:
Food processing Centre, Department of Food Science & Technology was granted FSSAI Registration No. (FSSAI certificate No. 22616072000061) since 2016.
Faculty awards/ honours:
|Project Title||Funding Agency||PI||Duration|
|Evaluation of Ice Battery System to be supplied by ITE Co. Ltd. for microbiological quality of raw milk during storage||---||Dr. Anil Kumar||---|
|Screening of fruit and vegetables varieties/ germplasm for direct consumption and production of value added processed products||GBPUA&T, Pantnagar||Dr. C.S. Chopra||2012-13|
Ongoing Extension Activities: