Approved By : Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune
Affiliated To: Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani

  • Aim Of The Courses

    To shape the students from different backgrounds into competent and versatile professionals who can deliver the goods to the society under various constraints, while addressing appropriate issues.

    • Under Graduate Level
      B. Tech (Food Technology) – Four Year Course, (40 Seats)

    Subject to amendments, if any, by the Competent Authority, the criteria for provisional admissions for the academic year 2017-18 are as follows:

    • Candidate must have passed HSC (Science) in 10+2 pattern from Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Candidates who did not have Mathematics as subject at HSC will have to complete deficiency credit courses as prescribed by the concerned university.
    • Candidates from outside Maharashtra state who have passed HSC (Science) examination/ qualifying examination from boards other than Maharashtra State Board must have passed English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics subjects at the 10+2 level. Candidates from outside Maharashtra State who have passed qualifying or equivalent examination with Botany and Zoology instead of Biology subjects are also eligible for admission.
    • Candidates who possess diploma in Agriculture Science from Rural Institute Amravati or Wardha under the jurisdiction of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola are also eligible for admission to B. Tech (Food Technology).
    • To produce qualified food technologists for food industry, teaching & research organizations.
    • To inculcate & provide environmental awareness & work towards the protection & preservation of food.
    • To strengthen the food science & technology for the benefit of mankind.
    • To promote development of food material with improved functionality.
    • Ensure best practices and promote safety and quality of food, reduction of physical & nutritional losses in the food value chain.
    • Work on more efficient & environmentally sustainable food production, processing & packaging of food along with education in nutrition, food science & technology.
    • Uniqueness of the course lies in the twenty weeks in-plant training which is included in the eighth semester of the curriculum. This in-plant training creates a strong tie-up between the industry and institute and the students are enriched with practical exposure of industrial life.
    • Students get chance to train in reputed companies like Asian Paints, Nerolac Paints, Balkrishna Tyres, Goodyear, South Asia Tyres, Varroc Polymers, Garware Polyesters, Larsen and Tubro, Floneywell India, Arkema Industries, Plastic Omnium Varroc.
    • They also get training in research organizations like Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO), Centre for Materials for Electronic Technology (C-Met), Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA).
    • Food processing is an emerging sector with very good job opportunities in India and abroad. Food Technology has revolutionized the food habits of the people in our country by offering cooked and securely packaged foods in eye-catching and mouth-watering forms. Consumption of processed foods is noticeable across almost all sections of the population. Hence, there is a potential to grow by leaps and bounds in this sector.
    • Food processing industry requires large work force, especially in a country like India. Currently it generates employment for about 20 lakh people and is poised to add 2.5 lakh new jobs every year. In many advanced countries food sector is the largest industry.
    • With the growth of food processing sector speeding up from 6-7 percent prior to 2004 to around 14 percent at present (2009), the level of processing has gone up from 6 percent to 10 percent and of value addition from 20 percent to 26 percent. In such a scenario, there will be no problem of employment for qualified food technologists in India.
    • There is no dearth of opportunities especially in the food processing industry which includes wheat, rice and baking industry, dairy industry, fruits & vegetables processing industry, meat, fish and poultry industry, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks including wine & beer industry, spices and condiments industry, flavour industry, confectionery, quality control, R & D, food packaging industry, pharmaceutical industry, food processing machinery designing and fabricating industry; and research & educational institutions.