"We aim to build real technocrat,  that can build the nation with technology"

Food Technology deals with the techniques and principles involved in processing and preserving the food substances. The application of food science helps in manufacturing safe, wholesome and nutritious food products. Developments in food technology have contributed greatly to the food supply and have changed our world. The study of food technology is to develop new methods and systems for keeping food products safe and resistant from natural harms such as bacteria and other micro-organisms. Food processing helps in preservation, enhances the flavor and reduces the toxins in the food product which results in better distributional efficiency and easy marketing of the food product. The modern food processing techniques are the key to flourishing supermarkets we have today. Extra nutrients can be added while processing the food and processed food is less susceptible to spoilage.  Some of the techniques used are spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colorants, and preservatives. Many products such as dried instant soups, reconstituted fruits and juices, and self cooking meals have been developed for the convenience of working people. The food processing industries are involved in processes such as primary and secondary processing, preservation, quality management, packaging and labeling of a variety of dairy, fish, fruit & vegetable, meat & poultry, confectionery and food grain products.

The Department of Food Technology provides knowledge and training in the field of Food Engineering and Technology, to meet the requirements of technical manpower at various levels by implementing the concepts of modular systems in technical education.

Salient Features

  • The department has received financial assistance of Rs. 50 Lac from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India, New Delhi, for stregthening and updating its laboratory facilities
  • The department has basic & advanced equipments to provide hands-on practical training to the students
  • Job-oriented four to six months Industrial Project/ Internship in the final semester of the programme
  • The prevalent Government Regulations for food industries provide excelllent job opportunities to the B.Tech. FT graduates
  • Regular Industrial visits/ Tours for better correlation of theoretical concepts with real life work situations (e.g. Parle, Britannia, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Mother Dairy, Saras, ICAR etc)
  • Industry oriented syllabus
  • Regular Workshops and Guest Lectures to consolidate and update students knowledge
  • Good Placement record
  • Strong Alumni Links and Support

Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility:

12th (PCM or PCB) - Min. 50%

Selection Procedure:

Entrance Test and Interview

Syllabus

Programme Outcome
  • I Semester

    English
    Engineering Maths-I
    Engineering Physics-I
    Engineering Chemistry-I
    Introduction to IT
    Fundamentals of Electrical Science
    Environmental Studies
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Language Lab.
    Engineering Physics Lab-I
    Engineering Chemistry Lab-I
    PC Software Lab
    Practical Geometry
    Engineering Workshop Practice
    General Proficiency (C)
  • II Semester

    English
    Engineering Maths-II
    Engineering Physics -II
    Engineering Chemistry-II
    Programming and Problem Solving using "C" Language
    Fundamentals of Electronics
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Communication Techniques
    Engineering Physics Lab-II
    Engineering Chemistry Lab-II
    Computer Programming Lab
    Machine Drawing
    Basic Electronics Lab
    General Proficiency
  • III Semester

    Basic and Food Microbiology
    Food Chemistry
    Fluid Mechanics
    Process Calculation
    Internet Design for Food Technology
    Food Additives and Contaminants
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Basic and Food Microbiology
    Food Chemistry
    Fluid Mechanics & Solid Handling
    Web Designing
    Discipline and Extracurricular Activities
  • IV Semester

    Biochemistry and Nutrition
    Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
    Heat Transfer Operations
    Food Hygiene, Sanitation and Plant Utilities
    Food Laws and Food Regulations
    Fermentation Technology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Biochemistry and Nutrition
    Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
    Heat Transfer Operations
    Group Discussion and Seminar
    Discipline and Extracurricular Activities
  • V Semester

    Cereals and Legumes Processing Technology
    Egg, Poultry, Meat and Fish Processing Technology
    Milk and Milk Products Technology
    Mass Transfer Operations
    Statistical Quality Control
    Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Management
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Cereals and Legumes Processing Technology
    Milk and Milk Products Technology
    Milk Transfer Operation
    Practical Training and Seminar
    Education Tour
    Discipline and Extra Curricular Activities
  • VI Semester

    Fruits and Vegetables Processing Technology
    Oils and Fats Processing Technology
    Bakery and Confectionary Technology
    Advance Techniques in Food
    Food Process Engineering
    Food Analysis and Quality Control
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Fruits and Vegetables Processing Technology
    Oils and Fats Processing Technology
    Bakery and Confectionary Technology
    Food Analysis and Quality Control
    Discipline and Extra Curricular Activities
  • VII Semester

    Introduction and Process Control
    Food Packaging
    Plant Design and Project Engineering
    Food Product Development, Marketing and Sales
    Food Industry Waste Management and by product utilization

    Elective- (Any One of the following)

    Nutraceuticals, Functional and Therapeutic
    Novel Separation Techniques
    Industrial Safety and Hazards
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Intrumentation and Process Control
    Food Packaging
    Plant Design and Project Engineering
    Practical Training and Seminar
    Discipline and Extra Curricular Activities
     
     
     
     
  • VIII Semester

    Industrial Internship/ Project Work
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Career Prospects

Career Prospects

There are plenty of job opportunities for food technologists in the country and abroad. Food Technology graduates can work in:

  • Production and Processing
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Research and Development
  • Food Safety Auditing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Govt. Projects and Jobs (FCI, Ag Mark, MOFPI, BIS, Banks etc.)
  • Packaging and Printing
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Consultancy (Plant Designing, Engineering, Safety, Quality, Certification etc.)
  • Food Inspectors, Food Safety Officers
  • Academics and Research

The major Food Processing Companies such as Perfetti India Ltd., Godrej Industries Ltd., Amul, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd., Agro Tech Foods, ITC Limited, PepsiCo India Holding, Britannia Industries Ltd., Nestle India Pvt. Ltd., Cadbury India Ltd., MTR Foods Ltd., Coca Cola Ltd., Dabur India Ltd., etc. employ Food Technologists for Jobs at various functional and managerial levels.