Introduction

Department of Food Technology is introduced the current Academic Year 2021-22 under Faculty of Science & Humanities, which is established since the inception of the SRM University, Haryana. The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth increasing its contribution to world food trade every year. It has emerged as the highest growth and profit section due to its immense potential in food processing industry. Global giants are investing billions of dollars in India in this sector. Indian government also aims to set up new processing units, with a strong focus on supply chain infrastructure. Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food. Related fields include analytical chemistry, biotechnology, engineering, nutrition, quality control, and food safety management. A team of dedicated, well qualified and experienced teachers teach, guide and motivate the students to excel and come out with flying colors. A student graduating after completion of this course has opportunities in industries, Multinational companies, Hospitality outlets and also as entrepreneurs. They also have the privilege to go abroad for higher studies, management and research.

B.Sc. (H) Food Technology Course Suitability

  • Candidates who have good analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as an ability to interpret data critically, are the most suitable one for it.
  • They should have good analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Those have the habit of practical work which helps your communication and team-working skills, sharpening your attention to detail and ability to accurately record results also are a good match for the course.

How is B.Sc. (H) Food Technology Course Beneficial?

  • The course is also beneficial for further studies such as Masters and PhD
  • It provides depth knowledge and practical skills to students regarding food preparation, entrepreneurship and food manufacturing and baking industries.
  • It is beneficial to provide professionals with knowledge of the development, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution and usage of safe, nutritive and healthy foods.
  • Self-employment opportunities also exist in the form of dynamic delivery networks for those who want to work on their own.

FAQs

What is the Food Technology?
Food Technology is an applied science branch, dealing with the techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products.
Is Food Technology tough?
Food Technology can be easy or extremely tough depending on the way one studies. Like all subjects it requires an interest and curiosity for the same.
Is food technology a good course to pursue graduation?
Yes, Tech Food Technology is an advancing field and offers a great career opportunity. The food industry is labelled as the 'Sunrise Sector' due to its growing nature and impact on the economy.
How many years does it take to study food technology?
It is a 3 Years (Choice Based Credit Based) Bachelor degree honors programme.
Which is better IT or Food Technology?
Both are in great demand. IT (Information Technology) is more about installing, maintaining, and improving computer systems, operating networks, and databases. Whereas, Food Technology is about food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food.
Is Food Technology a good course to study?
Yes, as there are many great career opportunities associated for graduates of degree programs in Food Technology with great career opportunities.
What are the opportunities available for higher education?
There are universities and organizations both nationally and internationally offering masters and PhD in food sciences and technology.
What type of companies hire food technologists?
Types of companies with career opportunities: Corporate Food manufacturing companies, Food research laboratories, Food Quality & Certification organizations, Food Packaging companies, Food machinery & Instruments manufacturing companies, Flavor houses, Agricultural commodities export ventures, Food wholesalers.
Who are the top reputed recruiters in the field of food technology?
Some of the top recruiters are as follows: MTR Foods Limited, AMUL, Dabur India Ltd, PepsiCo India Holdings, Britannia Industries Ltd, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd, ITC Limited, Agro Tech Foods, Parle Products PVT Ltd, ITC Limited, Cadbury India, Hindustan Liver Limited, Milk Food, MTR, Nestle India, Godrej Industrial Limited
What are the job profiles available in the field of food technology?
There are different job profiles available which includes; Food technologist: Production/Operation/ QA/QC, R&D: New Product & Process Development, Marketing & Sales, Business development & Marketing analysis, Procurement & Supply chain management.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

B.Sc. - Food Technology (Hons.)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 

  • An aggregate of 55% or more in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biochemistry/Biotechnology/ Mathematics.
  • An advantage of 3% in aggregate for applicants passing with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology /Biochemistry/ Biotechnology.
  • 50% or more marks in English

Fee : 52,500/-

Faculty

Name Designation
Ms. Tanu Shiva Assistant Professor