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  • About The Department
  • Vision and Mission
  • PEOs, POs, PSOs and Course Outcomes
  • Department Advisory Committee
  • Laboratory Facilities
  • Credentials
  • Department Events

About The Department

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.

Job Opportunities

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.


To provide a platform for overall development of the students, to be more creative, innovative, ethical and globally competent food technocrats.


  • To inculcate in-depth knowledge of Food Technology with an ability to analyze, evaluate, design and integrate existing and new knowledge.
  • Imparting knowledge & technical skills for better processing and value addition of food & agro-products.
  • Creating a multi-disciplinary platform capable of conducting research, technology development, solving industrial and social challenges on top of classroom teaching.
  • To educate our students by teaching them leadership, entrepreneurship, teamwork, values, quality and ethics.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After 4 years of graduation, the Food Technology graduates will:

  • PEO1 - Graduates will have successful career in food and allied industries at various levels of management.
  • PEO2 - Graduates will have the core technical skills and knowledge that will empower them to pursue lifelong learning and research.
  • PEO3 - Graduates will deliver innovative solutions and services to address industrial and societal challenges, upholding ethical principles and social responsibility.

Programme Outcomes

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • PO1 – Engineering Knowledge - Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2 - Problem analysis - Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3 - Design/development of solutions – Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4 - Conduct investigations of complex problems - Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5 –Modern tool usage–Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6 - The engineer and society–Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7 - Environment and sustainability –Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8 –Ethics –Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO9 –Individual and team work –Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10 –Communication –Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11 –Project management and finance –Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12 - Life-long learning –Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • PSO1 - Able to design, analyse equipment’s in new product development at food and allied industries
  • PSO2 - Able to develop analytical techniques to evaluate food safety and quality.

Course Outcome

Department Advisory Committee

The Department of Automobile Engineering has constituted Department Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee consists of Secretary, Principal, Management Representatives, Member from Core Industry, Head of the Department, Senior Academician from other Institution and Senior Faculty of the Department, renowned Alumni, and Parents.

The present members of the committee are

S.No Name of the Member Designation
1. Thiru.R.DurgaShankar Secretary, JCT Institutions, Coimbatore
2. Dr.V.J.Arulkarthick Principal,JCTCET,Coimbatore
3. Mr.A.Chandrahasan Administrative Officer,JCT Institutions, Coimbatore
4. Mr.T.Prakash Market -CEO,Mercedes Benze,Sundram Motors, Coimbatore.
5. Dr.P.Viswanathan Associate professor,Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology,Coimbatore
6. Prof.J.Prabahar HOD/AUTO,JCTCET,Coimbatore
7. Prof.P.Suresh Kumar Assistant Professor -AUTO-JCTCET, Coimbatore
8. Mr.S.Safeeq Alumni Student, (2013-2016 Batch)
9. Mr.K.Arumugam Parent,(F/O) Mr.A.Marimuthu (2014-2018 Batch)

Laboratory Facilities

  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • Food Analysis Laboratory
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Bioprocess Laboratory
  • Food Production Analysis Laboratory
  • Bakery And Confectionery Laboratory
  • Food Production And Preservation Laboratory
  • Skills For New Product Development Laboratory
  • Dairy Process Laboratory


  • Department is recognized by Anna University, Chennai.
  • 50  Students Have Participated in more than 20 events
  • Department organized 2 National Level Conferences and 3 guest Lectures
  • Faculties of Food Technology Department has published 23 Papers on Reputed Journels
  • MOU’s has been signed between Benchmark Tea Factory, Meenalakshmi Farm Products, Awecare Analytical & Research Laboratories

Events Organized

Academic Year 2022-2023
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person Web Link
1. 9/22/2022 ASSOCIATION INAUGURATION ASSOCIATION INAUGURATION Dr P Sathyamoorthy https://www.jct.ac.in/engineering/news-event/departments-of-food-technology-and-bio-technology-bio-chemistry-association-inauguration/
2. 11/21/2022 CANDY DAY CANDY DAY Principal https://www.jct.ac.in/engineering/news-event/candy-day-celebration/
3. 11/26/2022 MILK DAY MILK DAY Principal https://www.jct.ac.in/engineering/news-event/milk-day-celebration/
Academic Year 2021-2022
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person Web Link
1. 3/8/2021 Women’s Day Women’s Day Dr.PRISCILLA JOYS.N MDS. https://www.jct.ac.in/engineering/news-event/womens-day-celebration-2021-organized-by-women-empowerment-cell-jctcet/
Academic Year 2020-2021
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person Web Link
1. 1/11/2020 Pongal celebration Pongal Celebrations 2020 Principal https://www.jct.ac.in/engineering/news-event/pongal-celebrations-2020/
Academic Year 2019-2020
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person Web Link
1. 4/13/2019 Anna University Rank Holders Anna University Rank Holders Principal https://www.jct.ac.in/engineering/news-event/anna-university-rank-holders/
Academic Year 2018-2019
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person
1. 30.07.2018 Department Inaugural Function AFFT 2018 Dr.Kadirvelu DRDO, Coimbatore
Academic Year 2017-2018
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person
1. 30.07.2017 Department Inaugural Function AFFT 2017 Dr.K.Kadirvelu , DRDO Coordinator & Joint Director, DRDO-BU Center for Life Science, Bharathiar University Campus, Coimbatore,
2 23.03.2018 National Conference Nutritional Security through Research and Development in Food, Nutro 2018 Dr. Natarajan Gopalan, Scientist F, Defence Food Research Laboratory, DRDO, Mysore
3. 14.10.2017 Function WORLD FOOD DAY G.Ramesh, Principal.,JCTCET
Academic Year 2016-2017
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person
1. 27.09.2016 INAUGURAL FUNCTION AFFT2K16 Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, Managing Director, Meena Lakshmi Farm Products, Dindigul
Academic Year 2015-2016
S.No. Date Type of the Programme Title Name of the Resource Person
1. 23.03.2016 – 24.03.2016 Two-Day National Conference Emerging trends & Applications in Food Biotechnology Dr.P.Banumathi, Former Dean (Home Science) & Professor (Food Science and Nutrition), TNAU, Coimbatore.
2. 18.08.2015 INAUGURAL FUNCTION AFFT2K15 Dr.R.Kathiravan, Designated Officer (FSSAI), Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department, Coimbatore
3. 26.8.2015 Guest Lecture Food Fest Mr.Sakthivel,Food safety Officer, Coimbatore.