About the Department
The Department of Food Science and Technology (Formerly Food Science and Nutrition) under the School of Life Sciences was established in the year 2007 offering post graduate courses and Ph.D programme in Food Science and Nutrition and Food Science and Technology (2009-2010 onwards). The major objective of the department is to implement education, research and outreach programs which are premeditated to provide a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply that enhances human health. The faculty members in Food Science and Technology come from diverse backgrounds and cover a wide range of specialties. We have experts in the areas of food chemistry, food microbiology and food safety, food processing, food engineering, food analysis, biotechnology and bio-processing, clinical nutrition, biochemical and molecular nutrition, community nutrition and dietetics.
The Department is well equipped with spacious laboratories and sophisticated equipment. The Department has acquired state-of-the-art food processing pilot plant. The pilot plant facility house various food processing equipment of semi industrial scale such as canning and retort unit, spray drying unit, modified atmosphere packing unit, industrial baking unit, freeze drying unit, tray drier and fluidized bed drier in addition to other smaller equipment.
Thrust Area of Teaching & Research
Food product development by using Novel Processing Techniques, Development of gadgets/ machineries for the Food Processing, Isolation and Characterization of Bioactive Phytochemicals, Safety Assurance of Food, Novel Food Products based on Functional Starter Cultures, Fermented Foods and Starter Culture and Meat Processing.
Placement & Internships