M.Tech. Food Technology
The Department of Food Technology has sufficient infrastructural facilities for practical demonstrations and research activities, funded by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Govt. of India. The major equipments (each costing more than 2.5 lakhs) available in these laboratories and pilot plants include, Phase contrast Microscope, Lovibond Tintometer, Vis Spectrophotometer, Retort Pouch Machine, Form Filling & Sealing Machine, Boiler, Rotary Vacuum Flash Evaporator, Food Extruder, Automatic Nitrogen/Protein Analyser, Crude fibre analyser, Solvent Extraction system, and Refrigerated Centrifuge, freeze dryer etc.
The Department of Food Technology has got one project sanctioned amounting to 597.67 Lakh for establishment of Akal Food Safety and Quality Control Laboratory with latest and sophisticated equipment such as GCMS/MS, ICP-OES LCMS, Amino Acid Analyzer, HPLC, FTIR, DSC, Spectrophotometer, Chromameter and Refractometer. This laboratory will help to establish a surveillance system for monitoring the quality and composition of food to ensure compliance of International standards on food products. It will be helpful in providing technical consultancy to the emerging food industry entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh as well as other states so as to increase employment and uplifting economic status of rural section of society. It will also help in improving the research facilities and will make the students exposed to these sophisticated equipment even at undergraduate level.
The ICAR Model course curriculum and syllabus is being followed in M. Tech. Food Technology. There are 62 credits with 35 credits for course work and 20 for thesis work.in addition, there are 06 compulsory non-credit courses. In addition, the students are required to undertake compulsory four to six-weeks training (preferably during semester break) in a reputed food industry/organization after completion of major courses.
M.Tech. Food Technology
B. Tech. Food Technology/Biotechnology with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university.
Scope of M.Tech. Food Technology
There are ample job opportunities for Food professionals in the food processing industries. In India, Food processing is still in its blossoming stage that promises a plethora of employment options. After M. Tech. they can be employed at higher positions in the different sector of the food industry such as quality control managers, research scientists etc. as well at various reputed government/ semi government educational as well as research organizations.