In 2014, the Food Technology Department was established as a part of Centre for Emerging Technologies. The Department has eminent faculty members comprising of 5 Ph.D. holders and M.Tech degrees from pioneer institutes such as IIT Kharagpur, CSIR-CFTRI Mysore, Bangalore University, and Kuvempu University. Most of our faculty members are an amalgam of rich administrative, academic, research and industry experiences. Some of them completed their post-doctoral education from the top rated innovative universities like Northwestern University USA, and FUNDP University Belgium.
Students are exposed to the state-of-the-art food technology practices vis-a-vis institute-industry interactions, internships with the renowned industries, industrial visits, project work 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. Besides that, it has well-equipped laboratories of food chemistry, food microbiology, fruit and vegetable technology, grain processing and baking technology, analysis and quality control and dairy technology which are 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 the eminent people from food industries, research organizations and management sectors. In tune with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India, the Department offers an innovative course in Food Technology that covers technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills required for the food sector. International conferences, expert technical lectures, national level workshops, techno fests, seminars, and cultural activities are the hallmark of the Food Technology Department which focuses on the following objectives: