About Food Engineering & Technology
Agricultural production in India has made
rapid strides in the past three decades and enabled us to achieve self
sufficiency in food grains. Significant increase has also been achieved
in the production of fruits, vegetables, milk, egg, meat and other food
products. However, less than 1.7% of our total horticultural produce is
processed as compared to more than 60% in developed countries. It is
estimated that the post harvest losses in durable commodities are around
10% and in perishables about 40%, resulting in a value loss of the order
of Rs.50,000 crores a year, because of the inadequate processing
technologies, infrastructure facilities and qualified technical
personnel. In the present scenario of economic liberalization and
changing food consumption habits, the Indian Food Industry will shift to
foods that demand more appropriate handling, processing, preservation,
storage and marketing resulting in greater protein intake besides making
the Indian Food Products internationally competitive. To meet out the
challenges in the food processing industry, adequate number of qualified
technical personnel in food process engineering is the need of the hour.
Anticipating the high demand of technical personnel in the field of Food
Process Technology, BTC- BODOLAND has started the B.Tech. Course in FPT
from the academic year of 2009 with an annual intake of 32 students.
The syllabus is framed with balance of
theory, practical and project laboratories at the institutional level.
As a part of the programme, students visit food processing and food
plant manufacturing industries to get an overview. Besides, students
undergo one semester in-plant project training in an
industry related to food to get insight of the industry. This makes the
student confident to take any responsibility in the area of food
The objective of this programme is to
train the best talents of the nation in order to provide a support base
for the country’s food security. The programme is designed to expose the
students to the state-of-art laboratory facilities created with
assistance from Ministry Human Resources Department, Govt. of India and
BTC. Hands-on training in commercial food processing industries,
students’ project work, exposure to national and international seminars
and multi-disciplinary approaches is the highlights of this course.
We are committed to creating a graduate
research environment and culture that fosters excellence and diversity,
and inspires a generation of food scientists externally visible to the
college, university, and international computing communities.
department offers Degree and Diploma Program in Food Processing & Technology.
B. Tech in FPT
Duration of B. Tech in FPT is 4 (Four) years & the Scheme of Examination
is Semesters basis. Intake
capacity of B. Tech course is 60.
Diploma in FPT
Duration of Diploma in FPT is 3 (Three) years & the Scheme of Examination is
Semesters basis. Intake
capacity of Diploma course is 30.