DEPARTMENT OF Food Technology

The department of Food Technology was established in the year 1989. It offers a four year honours degree programme B.Sc. (H) Food Technology. This program provides hands on training & in-depth knowledge of basic to advanced concepts of Food Technology.

The students have many avenues for higher education after completing this program such as M.Sc. (Food Technology, Nutrition, Biotechnology, Post harvest Technology etc) & M.B.A. Students are also trained to run their start-up & become entrepreneurs . The desirous Students find jobs in food industry, Research & Academic Institutions & in Regulatory bodies after completing their bachelor’s program.

The Department actively organizes co & extra curricular activities such as seminars, webinars, workshops, and training programs for the students to streamline with the new developments and recent trends in Food Technology. The Department also promotes value- based education by supporting students to involve in community services as a social responsibility.

The Department has its student society named “Edesia”. This society along with the faculty annually organizes various technical and non-technical activities along with the technical fest “Food Felicity”. To sharpen the creative & research ability of students, they are trained in new product development where they learn to develop value based product. Many students go for summer training in the food industry to align their practical knowledge with the theory being done in college.

The Department of Food Technology have seven main labs namely

  • Analytical Lab1
  • Analytical Lab 2
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Food Instrumentation Lab
  • Food and Nutrition Lab
  • Pilot Plant 1
  • Pilot Plant 2

The Department has well developed infrastructure. There are additional rooms for culture inoculation, sample weighing and sample digestion equipped with laminar flow chamber, electronic balances and digestion facilities respectively. The pilot plant I houses bakery and Ice-cream unit and Pilot plant II houses canning and dehydration unit. The departmental library has reference books, project reports and product development literature with computers and internet facilities for the faculty and students.

The analytical lab has sophisticated instrumentation facilities for students. Some of the Key instruments are: moisturometer, bursting strength tester, vacuum oven, brookfield viscometer, Abbes refractometer, penetrometer, hydrometer, viscometer, soxhlet unit, UV visible spectrophotometer, dehydrator, muffle furnace, polarimeter, Lovibondtintometer, Kjeldahl unit, Ball mill, vacuum evaporator, fermenter, Digital microscope and RM-PV estimation assembly. Bakery unit has planetary mixer, baking ovens, dough kneader, bread slicer, dough sheeter, bun cutter, sugar grinding mill, kitchen aid mixer etc. Microbiology lab has autoclave, incubators, binocular microscopes, BOD incubator, air sampler, Millipore filtration assembly, laminar air flow chamber, electronic colony counters etc. The lab also has high endequipments which include HPLC system, texture analyzer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, rancimat, fat analyser, protein analyser, reverse Osmosis plant and SO2 estimation assembly.

Departmental Library: The Department has a small library. Students use its facility during practical and otherwise.

Internet facilities for Staff and Students: The Department has systems with Internet facility. They are available for both staff and students to access web.

Name Designation Detail
Dr. Ranjana Singh Professor
Dr. Deepa Joshi Associate Professor
Dr. Para Dholakia Associate Professor
Ms. Saumya Chaturvedi Assistant Professor
Dr. Prabhjot Kaur Sabharwal Assistant Professor
Dr. Twinkle Kumar Sachchan Assistant Professor
Dr. Suman Kumari Assistant Professor
Ms. Sakshi Pal Assistant Professor

The Department also has student council with an aim to promote students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers. They often also help raise funds for wide activities, including conferences, workshops, seminars, industrial visits etc.

The Department celebrated its fest “World Food Day” every year. The students organize it with great zeal and enthusiasm and hold various competitions. Every year there is an increase in participation of students from other colleges.

Projects Completed:

Conferences: A National conference have been organised by Department in year 2016

  • First National Conference on Advances in Food science and technology-NCAFST-2016