B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology with Research

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Worldwide, the food sector has emerged as a high growth and huge profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry. Food Technology deals with the methods and techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The course offers the students an ideal platform to apply knowledge of all pure sciences, including microbiology, physics, biochemistry, sensory, packaging and engineering to enhance the quality, safety, functionality and nutrition of food.

About the Program

B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology with Research is a 4-year program will specifically focus on importing research skills and industrial exposure to students. Industrial exposure through industrial training/visit will provide an exposure to students to have hands-on exposure to industrial practices and protocols followed. Along with technical skills required to pursue career in widespread industrial. Students with simultaneously acquire research skills through experimental learning via designing and executing protocols, data analysis and interpretation, data presentation and scientific writing. 

The program includes detailed study of subjects such as Advance Food Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Technology of Cereals, Principles of Food quality, Bakery Technology, Technology of Fruits, Vegetables and Plantation Crop, Technology of Milk and Milk Products, Technology of Food Preservation, Food Microbiology and Engineering etc.

Courses on English communication, seminar presentation, reasoning skill, personality development targets an overall improvement in the aptitude of student along with enhancement of communication skills. Industrial visits, participation in seminar/conference, training programmes impart additional technical skills. Dissertation specifically inculcates research aptitude and scientific writing skills.

Every student opting for B.Sc. (Hons) Food Technology with research will be allotted a supervisor at the beginning of 4th year, according to the research interest of student and expertise of supervisor. Where ever in the curriculum electives have been offered a student can opt for any other elective offered in other programmes in the same semester as well. Courses offered by NPTEL / SWAYM can also be opted by a student pertaining to a specific course offered during a semester with prior information and subsequent approval.

Exit option as per NEP-2020 B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology with Research

As per New Education Policy, exit option is also available in B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology with Research-4-year program. Exit option should be intimidated to the University by the student during 5th semester of the Program, so that student can opt for exit pathway during 6th semester. Thus, if a student exits B.Sc. (Hons.) program with research after 3 years he/ she will be awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology degree, whereas if a student continues with 4 yrs. degree program, he/she will be awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology with Research degree.

Career Prospects:

Students can also pursue jobs as Food Scientists, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Quality assurance Officers in various govt. and private organizations. Students can also pursue M.Sc. degree in this field and can easily get a higher position in the public and private sectors. On completing graduation, the students will have developed professional skills and aptitude to plan, organize and manage their own food industry plants.

Programme Duration: 4 Years
  • 10+2 examination from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Maths / Biology
  • Minimum 50% aggregate marks or 45% aggregate marks (in case of SC/ST category)
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Admission Procedure:
  • The admission is based on merit, computed on the basis of marks secured in qualifying examination. University also conducts interviews of all applicants before admitting the eligible candidates.
  • Out of the total intake, 40% seats are allotted to students of Uttarakhand under the State Quota and the rest are open to students from all India. In case the allotted percentage of seats of State Quota remains vacant, it will be filled by All India students.
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