B. Tech. in Food Technology

In Kolkata

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  • Bachelor
  • Kolkata
  • Duration:
    4 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
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157/F, Nilgunj Road, Panihati, Kolkata, 700114, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

B. Tech. in Food Technology

Programme Information
4 years full time B.Tech in Food Technology
Core Subjects (Spread over 8 Semester)
Optional Electives (Offered in the 7th to 8th Semester)
A minimum of 25% of total students strength are required for any optional subject to be taught.
Total Credits: 235; Total Contact Periods: 3738

The Programme
Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for the consumption of humans and animals. Processing of food leads to preservation of food, enhances its flavour and reduces the toxins in the food product. It leads to better distributional efficiency and helps in the easy marketing of the food product. Extra nutrients can also be added while processing the food and processed food is less susceptible to spoilage. The rising consumerism in the societies of developed and developing countries has contributed to the growth of food processing with techniques such as spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colorants, and preservatives. In India, Food Processing industry is gaining momentum as the consumer food industry which includes pasta, breads, cakes, pastries, corn flakes, ready to eat and ready to cook products, cocoa products, biscuits, soft drinks, beer, alcoholic beverages, mineral and packaged water and segment of consumer foods, is seeing an upward trend.

Job Prospects & Career Option
India's food processing sector boosts the country's agricultural business. It is estimated that there are about 300 Million upper and-middle-class consumers of processed and packaged food in the country, and another 200 Million are likely to be added by 2010. Ministry of Food Processing Industries is planning to establish 500 food parks in the Tenth Five Year Plan.

Few job profiles commonly holding by Food Technology professionals are:-

Production Manager:
The job of a production manager is to supervise the production of processed food from procurement and storage of raw material to processing and packaging of the final product.

Quality Assurance Manager:
A quality assurance manager has to examine all the raw materials, equipment and the end products. The manager has to work on the appearance, flavour and aroma of the product.

Food Packaging Manager:
The job of a food packaging manager is to develop packaging and filling equipment by choosing and keeping in mind the distinct properties of a food item.

Product Development Manager:
A product development manager has to assess the market for consumer behaviour. The job is to find new products and work towards the improvement of existing ones.

Laboratory Supervisor:
A laboratory supervisor has to analyze the Food chemically and perform microbiological and chemical analyses to make sure that the end product is of high quality.

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