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B.Sc. (FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT)

  • Launched in 2018, the Food Processing Technology and Management program addresses the evolving sector that is shifting from 'Make and Sell' to 'Sense and Produce'.
  • The program is designed to produce professionals capable of tackling technical and entrepreneurial challenges in the food processing industry.
  • It offers a unique blend of technical, managerial, and practical skills tailored to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving food industry.
  • The curriculum focuses on various aspects of the food industry, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and societal impact.
  • The program also prepares students for competitive exams such as FSSAI, FCI, and BIS, providing a pathway for career opportunities in the food processing sector.

  • Well-equipped laboratories and classrooms
  • Food Quality and Testing Laboratory with state-of-the-art facilities, including Food Analysis Laboratory and Food Microbiology Laboratory.
    • Food Analysis Lab – equipped with unit operation equipment.
    • Food Microbiology Lab - equipped with modern tools for food product development.

  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum: combines aspects of food science, technology, and management, offering students a comprehensive understanding of the entire food processing cycle with industry offered skill based subjects
  • Hands-on Experience: Our program include practical training, certification and internships in Govt and private food processing institutes, industries, startups and laboratories allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations
  • Technology Integration: With advancements in food processing technology such as automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, the program may integrate emerging technologies into the curriculum, preparing students for the future of food processing innovation and efficiency which is need of hour
  • Innovation and Research: Encouragement of students by renowned faculties to explore innovative methods and technologies to improve food processing efficiency, reduce waste, and develop new products enabling them as food entrepreneurs emphasizing value addition techniques to enhance the nutritional value, flavor, and shelf-life of food products through fortification, enrichment, and functional food development.
  • Industry Collaboration: Tie-up with food processing companies, government agencies(NIFTEM-T), and research institutions, providing students with networking opportunities, guest lectures, and industry projects.
  • Focus on Food Safety and Quality: With increasing consumer awareness and regulatory requirements, the program empowers the students on the importance of maintaining high standards of food safety and quality throughout the processing chain through certificate courses by FSSAI
    • Industry-offered Internship and Industrial visits
      • Nestle
      • Hatsun
      • Britannia
      • Milky Mist
      • Cadbury
      • Aroma
      • ITC foods
      • Noruks
      • Aavin
      • Isha Life
      • Tata Tea
      • Milma Dairy
      • Treeze Wine Industry
      • RKG Ghee
    • Summer research internships at foreign universities
    • Value Added Courses and JoC

      Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Institute for Food Technology & Entrepreneurship Management(Thanjavur) offering professional courses facilitating exposure on updated techniques and skills

      • Techniques in Food Quality Evaluation
      • Bakery and Confectionery technology preserving Food
      • FoSTaC courses (Basic, Advanced and Specialized)
      • HACCP Certification and Training
    • Online Certification
      • Swayam NPTEL
      • NASSCOM
      • ICT Academy
      • Coursera - online learning courses from top universities and industry leaders
    • Global immersion programme
      • ‘‘Erasmus +’ program in Europe Fulbright Scholarships for various countries DAAD Scholarships for Germany, Chevening Scholarships for U JSPS Japan

    Employment Rate

    • Within graduation, an impressive 85% of our graduates secure employment in the food industry or related sectors, indicating strong demand for professionals with expertise in food processing technology and management.

    Top Job Roles

    • Graduates from our B.Sc. Food Processing Technology and Management program find success in various roles within the food industry. Here's a breakdown of the most common positions and the percentage of alumni in each:
      • Food Technologist: 25%
      • Quality Control Inspector: 20%
      • Production Supervisor: 15%
      • Food Safety Specialist: 10%
      • Research and Development Specialist: 10%
      • Other roles (Supply Chain Analyst, Operations Manager, etc.): 20%

    Industry Distribution

    • Our alumni work across a diverse range of food-related industries, demonstrating the broad applicability of their skills. Here's the industry distribution for B.Sc. Food Processing Technology and Management graduates:
      • Food Manufacturing: 35%
      • Food and Beverage Companies: 25%
      • Quality Control and Food Safety: 15%
      • Agriculture and Farming: 10%
      • Other industries (Retail, Hospitality, etc.): 15%

    Career Progression

    • Many of our graduates achieve career progression quickly, with approximately 30% reaching senior-level or managerial positions within five years of graduation, indicating strong upward mobility in the food industry.

    Average Starting Salary

    • TThe average starting salary for B.Sc. Food Processing Technology and Management graduates is approximately Rs. 3,00,000 to 6,00,000 per annum, with significant salary growth as they gain experience and pursue specialized roles.

    Advanced Degrees and Certifications

    • Some of our graduates pursue advanced degrees or professional certifications to further their careers in the food industry. About 25% pursue advanced degrees in Food Science or Food Technology, and 15% earn certifications in areas like Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Six Sigma, or Food Safety Management.

    Alumni Success Stories

    • Our alumni network is extensive and provides valuable career support and networking opportunities. Many of our alumni have achieved significant success, including:
      • Managing food production facilities for major food companies
      • Leading quality control and food safety teams
      • Starting their own food-related businesses or consultancies
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