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Centre of Food Technology
Food and Nutrition Sciences are the sciences of the 21st century. The need is to have a multi-disciplinary focus on food. This was achieved by creation of Centre of Food Technology under Institute of Professional Studies. Centre of Food Technology (CFT) has taken a holistic view of manpower planning in food industry.The vision encompasses food science, food production, food processing, food technology, food safety, food management, entrepreneurship development, food processing and rural development; agriculture and industry linkage through food processing, quality assurance for safe food, research and development on functional foods.

Sound technical training in food industries and research institutes are also provided to the students so as to equip them with meticulous practical knowledge and build competitive professional interface. We are proud to maintain a good placement record and strong collaboration with other premier food industries, research institutes, lth institutes, hospitals of the country. It is the only centre of the university to offer the programmes- B. Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation) in Food Processing and Technology, M.Sc. Food technology, M. Sc. Nutritional Sciences, D. Phil In Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences.

Courses Offered

1. M. Sc. Food Technology

This course has been launched with financial support from Government of India, Ministry of Food Processing Industries "Manpower Development Programme". The aim of the course is to create professionals with key analytical capabilities to meet the increasing demand of food industry as consumer awareness and globalization of trade have made quality the ultimate priority.

Scope of Employment

Students can opt for a career as a management professional in food, hospitatlity, retail industry and laboratories as Food Safety Officer/ R&D/ Quality Control Officer/ Food Auditor, Trainer/ Counselor in Food Sector/ Production/ Quality manager in food industries.

2. M. Sc. Nutritional Sciences

The course has been started in September 2000 with an objective to develop specialists in Food and Nutrition as it plays a vital role in promoting the quality of life of individuals and communities and thereby contributes significantly to the economic and overall development of the nation. This is achieved through a blend of academics, research, training and extension as well as industrial applications. The programme has been designed to provide the students with intensive theoretical and experimental learning of all the related aspects of Nutrition.

Scope of Employment

Students can pursue a lucrative career as dietitians in hospitals/ with government sector and NGOs in community nutrition/ counselor in food industries/ nutritionist/ planning, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition and health programmes/ entrepreneurial ventures in academic and research labs.

3. B. Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation) in Food processing and Technology (5 year integrated programme):

This programme was initiated in June 2015, facilitated by grant from UGC, New Delhi under scheme for skill development. The programme is focussed on providing undergraduate studies which incorporates specific job roles and their NOS (National Occupational Standard) along with general education. This course has equivalent qualifications compared to the conventional B.Sc. course offered by many universities and colleges across India.

The scheme provides for vertical mobility from short term certificate courses to full-fledged post graduate degree programme, and further research in specialized areas. The courses will have provision of multiple entry and exit at various levels culminating up-to PG and research degree level.

Scope of Employment

Students can pursue a lucrative career as dietitians in hospitals/ with government sector and NGOs in community nutrition/ counselor in food industries/ nutritionist/ planning, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition and health programmes/ entrepreneurial ventures in academic and research labs.

Facilities

Centre is proud to have a National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) certified "Food Analysis and Research Laboratory (FARL)" certified for Chemical and Biological Testing of Food Products and Water in the year 2013. The centre also acts as a nodal lab for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The centre has adequate and latest facilities in terms of infrastructure and well equipped laboratories with the support of various grants provided by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and University Grants Commission (UGC). Following labs have been setup as under:

Academic Laboratories:

  • Teaching Lab-I; Teaching Lab-II
  • Experimental Cookery lab
  • Processing Lab.
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Advanced Analytical Lab
  • Advanced Microbiology lab
  • Instrumentation Lab

Research Division

Current Research endeavours of the centre consist of the following thrust areas being strenuously worked upon:

  • Health foods ,Convenience foods, Nutraceuticals, Processed & Packaged Foods
  • Exploration and utilization of underutilized crops.
  • Utilization of by-products to develop value added products
  • Addressal of micro and macro nutrient deficiencies through development of fortified foods.
  • Pre-biotics and Probiotics for holistic health
  • Postharvest processing; Value addition; Shelf life extension of perishable foods etc.
  • Quality control and quality assurance.

Research Highlights

The Research and Development (R&D) activities in the Centre are aimed at interdisciplinary problems related to Food and Nutritional Sciences. The primary objective of R&D has been the creation and transfer of new technologies for improvement of society at large. The major thrust areas of the research pursuits are the areas of Health foods, Convenience foods, Nutraceuticals, Postharvest processing, Utilization of by-products, Value addition and Shelf life extension of perishable foods. The researchers at the university have undertaken number of well-funded projects from funding agencies such as APEDA, UGC, UPCAR and DST. In pursuance of the objectives related to various focus areas of advanced interdisciplinary research in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences, doctoral degrees have been awarded which are mentioned as under:

Extramural Research Project

IPS has been granted various extramural research projects by the distinguished national agencies like University Grants Commission (UGC), Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research (UPCAR), APEDA

List of Completed Projects:

S. No.Principal InvestigatorTitle of the ProjectDate of AwardDurationFunding AgencySanctioned amount (Rs.)
1.Prof. G. K. RaiProcess and Product Standardization of Amla Based products for maximum Vitamin retention and development of new Amla products for export promotionAPEDA 11,00,000/-
2.Prof. Neelam YadavIn vitro enhancement of bioavailability of micro minerals and proteins in pulses23/7/20123 years (2012-2015)UGC 11,54,700/

List of Ongoing Projects:

S. No.Principal InvestigatorTitle of the ProjectDate of AwardDurationFunding AgencySanctioned amount (Rs.)
1.Prof. Neelam YadavEvaluation and promotion of processing varieties of potato in selected regions of U.P. and development potato based RTE products28/7/20143years (2014-2017)UPCAR18,63,000/-
2.Dr. Devinder KaurDevelopment of high fiber extruded and baked foods by utilizing industry by-products1/07/20142 years 6 months (Nov 2014 - April 2017)UPCAR10,67,880/-
3.Dr. Devinder KaurEffect of Minimal and Thermal Processing on Antioxidant Activity and In Vitro Anticancer Activity of Guava Cultivars15/7/20162 years (June 2016-june 2018)DST11,00,000/-

Courses

M.Sc. in Food Technology

M.Sc. in Food Technology program has been launched with financial support from Govt. of India, Ministry of Food Processing Industries under "Manpower Development Programme". The aim of the course is to create professionals with analytical abilities and ethical values to meet the increasing demand of food industry as consumer awareness and globalisation of trade have made quality the ultimate priority.

Scope of Employment

Students can opt for a career as a management professional in food, hospitatlity, retail industry and laboratories as Food Safety Officer/ R&D/ Quality Control Officer/ Food Auditor, Trainer/ Counselor in Food Sector/ Production/ Quality manager in food industries.

Course Content

Semester#1:

  • Principals of Food Processing
  • Food Chemistry
  • Introductory Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Research Methodology, Statistics and Computer Applications
  • Seminar

Semester#2:

  • Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Food Microbiology
  • Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques
  • Principles of Food Engineering
  • Summer Training in Industry
  • Industrial Lab Semester

Semester#3:

  • Processing of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds
  • Processing of Milk and Milk Products
  • Processing of Meat, Fish and Poultry products
  • Entrepreneurship in Food Processing Semester

Semester#4:

    Quality Control, Food Standards and Food Laws
  • Advanced Food Technology
  • Packaging of Food Materials
  • Project

M. Sc Nutritional Sciences

The course has been started in September 2000 with an objective to develop specialists in Food and Nutrition as it plays a vital role in promoting the quality of life of individuals and communities and thereby contributes significantly to the economic and overall development of the nation. This is achieved through a blend of academics, research, training and extension as well as industrial applications. The programme has been designed to provide the students with intensive theoretical and experimental learning of all the related aspects of Nutrition.

Scope of Employment

Students can pursue a lucrative career as dietitians in hospitals/ with government sector and NGOs in community nutrition/ counselor in food industries/ nutritionist/ planning, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition and health programmes/ entrepreneurial ventures in academic and research labs.

Semester#1:

  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Normal Human Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Research Methodology, Statistics and Computer Applications

Semester#2:

  • Dietetics and Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Community Health and Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Summer Training

Semester#3:

  • Biochemistry of Health and Disease
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Microbiology of Food and Disease
  • Methods of Investigation in Nutritional Research including Advanced Statistics

Semester#4:

  • Biochemical Correlates of Nutrition Therapy
  • Institutional Food Management
  • Seminar
  • Project with Dissertation

B. Voc in Food Processing & Technology           Click to View Detailed B. Voc in Food Processing & Tech Syllabus

This programme was initiated in June 2015, facilitated by grant from UGC, New Delhi under scheme for skill development. The programme is focussed on providing undergraduate studies which incorporates specific job roles and their NOS (National Occupational Standard) along with general education. This course has equivalent qualifications compared to the conventional B.Sc. course offered by many universities and colleges across India.

The scheme provides for vertical mobility from short term certificate courses to full-fledged post graduate degree programme, and further research in specialized areas. The courses will have provision of multiple entry and exit at various levels culminating up-to PG and research degree level.

Scope of Employment

Students can pursue a lucrative career as dietitians in hospitals/ with government sector and NGOs in community nutrition/ counselor in food industries/ nutritionist/ planning, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition and health programmes/ entrepreneurial ventures in academic and research labs.

PhotographNameDesignation
Prof. Neelam YadavProfessor, Director
Dr. Neetu MishraAssistant Professor
Dr. Pinki SainiAssistant Professor
Dr. Devinder KaurAssistant Professor
Dr. Vinita PuranikResource Person
Dr. Satya Kumar ChauhanResource Person
Dr. Ena GuptaResource Person
Dr. Rahul AgrawalResource Person
Dr. Mudasir MalikAssistant Professor



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