B. Tech Food Technology

Overview

Eligibility & Fees

• 4 years full time
• 8 Semesters
• 4 Months full time internship
New blend teaching approach
50% classroom teaching
30% laboratory practical
20% experiential learning
Overview
Department of Food Technology is one of the major departments under School of Engineering & Technology, D Y Patil Agriculture & Technical University, Talsande established in year 2021. It offers full time 4 year degree programme for Bachelor of Technology in Food Technology. The department is well versed with sophisticated instruments, equipments, classrooms, seminar halls and hands-on practical training laboratories to develop the youth technically sound in field of food technology. Department covers the courses related with food process techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. Department also focus on extensive researches on development of innovative, nutritious functional as well as Nutraceuticals foods. Department took special efforts to generate graduate who serves job in public and private sector as well as setting up small-scale food processing units.
Food Technology is a science branch that deals with the techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The field also involves techniques and processes that are used to transform raw materials into food. Extensive research goes behind making food items edible as well as nutritious.
Key expertise offered
• Food Biochemistry
• Applied mechanics and strengths of materials
• Food microbiology
• Food processing
• Food and vegetable processing
• Crop processing technology
• Refrigeration and air conditioning
• Dairy plant engineering
• Post-harvest physiology of fruits and vegetables
• Fat and oil processing technology
• Biochemistry of processing and preservation
• Meat and poultry processing technology
• Food fermentation technology
• Food industry waste management
• Food plant safety and hazard analysis
• Management of food processing industries
• Bakery and confectionary technology
• Food packaging technology
• Cane sugar technology
• Beverage processing
• Food plant layout and design
• Enzyme technology
• Fish processing technology
Specialization offered
• Product Design and Ingredient Functionality
• Sustainable Food Process Engineering
• Food Fermentation and Biotechnology
• Dairy Science and Technology
• Food Digestion and Health
• Gastronomy Science
• Sensory Science
• Food Entrepreneurship
Who will benefit from the course?
• Food Industry
• Processing Industry
• Food Testing Agencies
• Farmers Food Producing Units
• KVK’s
• Different Institutions etc
Career prospects:
Students can take up Food Technology jobs at undergraduate or postgraduate level. While a bachelor’s degree is sufficient to work as a food technologist, a master’s degree gives candidates the required competitive edge. A master’s or doctoral degree is also important for those who want to build their career in research.
Graduates or postgraduates in food technology can take up jobs in different domains such as hospitals; restaurants; food processing companies; catering establishments; soft drink manufacturing firms; spice, cereal and rice mills; quality control organizations; food research laboratories; and packaging industries. Students with a postgraduate degree can also secure jobs at places such as biotechnology and bioinformatics companies, water conservation and research institutes, and pharmaceutical industry.
Some career options are mentioned below,
• All Government Jobs related with Agricultural Engineering
• Agricultural Scientist
• Lecturer/Professor
• Agriculture Field Officer at Nationalised Banks
• Engineer at Processing Industries
• Food Safety Analyst
• Lab technician
• Research scientist
• Organic chemist
• Biochemist
• Quality controller/ food inspector
• Managers and accountants
• Home economist
• Food product development director
Higher Education after B.Tech Agricultural Engineering
After the completion of B.Tech holders in Food Technology, candidates can pursue M.Tech from top colleges in India and abroad. B.Tech Food Technology candidates can appear in GATE examination for M.Tech course offered at top institutes in India. Candidates can also pursue MBA in Agri-Business in India or from top international agriculture institutes.

Eligibility
Must be passed in 12th PCM from a recognized Board
Minimum aggregate required 45%
Merit-based exam admission process
Fees:
Applicable Fees for the course is Rs. 60,000 per year