The Food Technology Division was started in the year 2014 as a part of Centre for Emerging Technologies. It has eminent faculty members comprising five Ph.D. holders & one M.Tech from pioneer institutes like IIT Kharagpur, CSIR-CFTRI Mysore, Bangalore University and Kuvempu University. Most of our faculties are an amalgam of rich administrative, academic, research and industry experience. Some of them did their Post-Doc from world top rated innovative universities like Northwestern University USA, FUNDP University Belgium. Students are exposed to the state of the art food technology practices vis-a-vis Institute-Industry interactions, internships in the industries, industrial visits, projects in the reputed laboratories like CSIR-CFTRI, DFRL, NDRI and in-house laboratory training apart from the regular classroom teaching. The department has necessary laboratory facilities and encourages research and consultancy. The Division has well equipped food chemistry, food microbiology, fruit and vegetable technology, grain processing and baking technology, analysis and quality control & dairy technology laboratories.
These laboratories were funded by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. Students are exposed to the value added programs through which they get an opportunity to interact with eminent people from food industries, research organizations and management sectors. In tune with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India, the division has been offering an innovative course in Food Technology that covers technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills required for the food sector. International Conferences, Expert Technical Lectures, National Workshops, Techno Fests, Seminars, Cultural Activities are the hall-mark of the division which focuses on the following objectives: