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Today: 18-09-2014
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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 T echnology 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. M.Sc. in Food Technology programme was initiated in July 2002. This was facilitated by a grant from Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India under its "Manpower Development Programme". Ours is the only centre in the University, to offer two M.Sc. programmes: M.Sc. in Nutritional Science and M.Sc. in Food Technology.


Facilities

The centre has adequate facilities in terms of infrastructure and well equipped laboratories. With the support from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) and the University Grants Commission, the following labs have been setup:

  • Teaching Lab - I, Teaching Lab - II
  • Instrumentation Lab, Processing Lab.
  • Food Microbiology Lab
  • Food Analysis & Research Lab
  • Experimental Cookery Lab
  • Fruits and Vegetable Processing Pilot Plant.


Engagement With Society

  • Center is providing EDP training to rural entrepreneurs und District Poverty Initiative Project (DPIP), Madhy Pradesh, World Bank funded project.
  • Centre has received financial assistance from APEDA, Minist of Commerce, Govt. of India for the Research Project o "Process and Product Standardization of Amla Based produc for maximum Vitamin retention and development of new Am products for export promotion".
  • The Centre has been sanctioned nearly Rs. 1 crore by MFPI fo setting up a Commercial Quality Control Lab to serve th industry in surrounding areas by providing testing services fo quality assurance and food safety.
  • Centre is regularly conducting awareness programme workshops, seminars and training programmes in various are of food technology and nutritional sciences for the benefit people.
  • Training of Women in food processing (supported by Nation Minority Development & Finance Corporation, New Delhi).


Recent Initiatives

  • NABL Accreditation for Food Analysis & Research Lab
  • Commercial Testing of food products and water

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