B.Sc. Food Technology (Honours)

No. of Seats 32 (UR: 16 , SC: 5, ST: 2 , OBC: 9 )

The Institute of Home Economics will start a new course from this academic year (2017-18) i.e Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Technology. The course will be undertaken by the Department of Food & Nutrition, which is the oldest and largest Department of the college. The Department was earlier offering the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (B.Tech) (FYUP) in Food Technology. A group of 42 students have successfully completed the course form the college in the acadmeic year 2016-17. The laboratories are well set up with modern equipment used for testing of food products. The laboratory support to the Food Technology course is also extended by the Biochemistry and Microbiology Departments in the college. The college has received the DST –FIST grant to upgrade the existing laboratories which give an edge to the Food Technology course. A highly motivated team of teachers who are highly qualified are associated with the teaching of this course.

In recent years, Food technology has emerged as an interesting field for students aspiring to work in the food industry. Due to increasing demand and interest for pursuing this course, our college has started the degree course in Food Technology. The course is exhaustive one which covers every aspect of food technology, food processing, food science and chemistry of food, food safety, and microbiological aspects of food, food engineering and food packaging. Along with intensive classroom teaching and laboratory based practical classes; the course also aims to provide hands-on-experience to the students through educational tours, seminars, projects and industrial trainings. The college has recently installed a pilot plant for canning of food products. The list of instruments in the labs for food technology is vast. To name a few, we have hot air oven, dehydrator, soxhlet apparatus for fat extraction, kjheldal apparatus, automatic digester, deep freezer, muffle furnace, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, autoclave, incubator, centrifuge, etc. The DST-FIST grant will further add on to the list with modern equipments like HPLC, GC, texture analyser, Brookfield viscometer, rotary vacuum evaporator, water activity meter, spray dryer etc.

The job opportunities in the field of Food Technology are immense. There are various food processing industries such as Britannia, Haldiram’s, Nestle, Pepsico, Parle, Mother Dairy etc. where students can seek trainings and jobs after completing the graduation. Food testing laboratories such as FRAC, FARE lab, SGS lab, Sri Ram Lab etc. are also options to explore jobs related to food quality testing. Various government institutions like DU, IARI, MOFPI, FSSAI also advertise project based research jobs for food technologists. Various start-ups are also mushrooming in the food processing sector and create a good market for work as food technologists, sensory experts, new food developments and Research & Development. Further, many institutions offer M.Sc. Food Technology, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition for higher studies in the field of Food Technology.