The vision for Department of Food Technology, is to produce high caliber Food Science and Technology graduates who will be well equipped through the training they receive, to support the rapid changes in food industries and sustain the industrial and economic development of India, to set up a center of excellence which integrates technological and research aspects of Indian Food processing Industry, to become a global leader in training, research, outreach and consultancy services in post-harvest handling and value addition of agricultural produce, food bioprocessing and technology, food nutrition and dietetics, food safety and quality and natural resource sciences in order to realize sustainable and secure livelihoods.
The main objective of the food technology department is to create trained and skilled human resources to cater to the needs of the rapidly growing food processing sector. The department is also intended to provide technical support to farmers and entrepreneurs to establish small scale industries. Food Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary course which includes subjects on processing, preservation, chemistry, quality, safety and marketing aspects of food and food products. The curriculum has been framed in such a manner that by the time the student completes this degree program, the entrepreneur skill is already developed and they are fit to work in research, teaching and industry. The department is well equipped with new equipped laboratories with internet and WI-FI connectivity.
Graduates in Food Technology or Those who have done food processing courses have vast scope in food processing industries, research laboratories, hotels, soft drink factories, quality control, rice mills, manufacturing industries, and distilleries. Public sector undertakings like Food Corporation of India require people to handle purchase, storage, transportation, and distribution of food grains and other processed food items.
Food processing industry is rapidly growing in India and several employment opportunities are available in various industries. There is good scope of food technology courses which offer numerous job opportunities in various areas. In India food processing industry is gaining momentum as the consumer food industry, which includes pasta, breads, cakes, pastries, corn flakes, ready to eat and ready to cook products, cocoa products, biscuits, soft drinks, beer, alcohol beverages, mineral and packaged water and segment of consumer foods is seeing an upward trend.