Diploma in Food Technology

The Tata Department of Food Technology was established in 1978. It is now one of the leading department in training the students in the areas of Food Technology. The Dept. conducts various Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) & Vocational Training Program(VTP) in Food Processing for aspiring entrepreneurs. As social responsibility we have conducted workshops for students with learning disability, for transgender. We have started nutrition awareness programme for school children through our EAT RIGHT CAMPAIGN. We have conducted Dehydration Technician course for school/college dropouts under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana ( PMKVY).

‘Diploma in Food Technology’ empowers the students with knowledge and skills required for quality control and research & development in food industries.

Throughout the course students will discover the world of food – from raw materials to ingredients, processes and packaging to finished consumer products! As a food technologist, they can play an important role in making foods more appealing yet healthier and safer!

In First year students will learn basic sciences and basic skills of Food Technology.

In Second year, students will integrate basic food science knowledge to explore advanced subjects of food engineering and technology.

In Third year, students will develop new products by conceptualizing, performing sensory evaluation and conducting shelf-life studies, to transform raw materials into consumer focused end-products.

Course Information

Year of Establishment – 1978
Duration – 3 years
(Inclusive of 1 Semester Internship)
Intake – 30
Eligibility – S.S.C. or equivalent, Min. 35%

Course Highlights

  • Recipient of the grant of Rs. 45,66000/ from Ministry of Food Processing of India
  • State -of-the-art laboratories
  • Futuristic approach in formulation of syllabus
  • Extensive hands on training.
  • One Semester Internship in food or allied industries during the course.
  • Project work on latest trends in food industry, assessed by industry experts.
  • Field visits, educational, excursion, workshops, guest lectures for the overall development of the students.
  • Dynamic & vibrant faculty well qualified to impart high quality teaching in conventional & frontier areas of Food Technology.
  • Distinguished alumni with valuable interaction with the department
  • Mutual beneficial industry-institute interaction.
  • Strong community outreach through organization of workshops for cross-section of society.
  • One-stop centre that provides integrated consultancy, advice and training for food companies
  • Ample job opportunities in Food & allied industries.

Scholarships available

  • Merit cum means scholarship from Protein Foods & Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI).
  • CII-SKA Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Undergraduate Students in Food Technology by Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan (SKA)

Core Subjects

First Year

1001. Principles Of Food Technology
1002. Principles of Food Technology
1003. Food Constituents and Nutrition
1004. Basic Chemistry
1005. Basic Chemistry
1006. Basic Microbiology
1007. Basic Microbiology
1008. Mathematics and Statistics
1009. Unit Operations-I
1010. Unit Operations-I
1011. Skills in Language Communication-I
2001. Principles of Food Preservation
2002. Principles of Food Preservation
2003. Food Additive
2004. Unit Operations-II
2005. Food Microbiology
2006. Food Microbiology
2007. Food Chemistry
2008. Food Chemistry
2009. Skills in Language Communication-II
2010. Environmental Studies
2011. Computer Skills

Second Year

3001. Cereal Technology
3002. Dairy Technology
3003. Food Technology
3004. Food Analysis-I
3005. Food Analysis-I
3006. Food Engineering
3007. Food Microbiology-II
3008. Food Microbiology-II
3009. Skills in Language Communication-III
3010. Food Biochemistry
4001. Food Technology
4002. Food Technology
4003. Food Analysis-II
4004. Food Analysis-II
4005. Quality Control
4006. Food Plant Sanitation
4007. Food Plant Sanitation
4008. Food Packaging-I
4009. Entrepreneurship-II
4010. Skills in Language Communication-IV
4009. Entrepreneurship-II
4010. Skills in Language Communication-IV

Third year

5001. Internship
6001. Project Work
6002. Food Packaging-II
6003. Bakery Technology
6004. Bakery Technology
6005. Entrepreneurship-II
6006. Sensory Evaluation Techniques
6007. Computer Skills

Special Features

In the year 2004, the department received a grant of Rs. forty five lakhs, sixty six thousand from the ministry of food processing, Government of India, New Delhi for upgradation of its laboratory facilities.
The students get hands-on experience on modern state of the art machines and equipments.

Training Partners & Employers

Hindustan Lever Ltd.
Reliance Retail Chain
Cadbury India Ltd.
Oberoi Flight Kitchen
Pestonji Ice-creams
Taj Sats Air Catering Ltd.
Hyatt Regency
Kamani Oil Mills Ltd.
Mars Group of Restaurants
Shangrila Products Ltd.
Mahananda Dairy
Givaudan India Ltd.
Roha Dyechem Ltd.
Joy International India Ltd.
Mac-Donald's Chain of Restaurants
Modern Food Industry
ITC Welcom Group
CP Kelco India Pvt Ltd
Amul Dairy
Bisleri International Pvt Ltd
Orchad Brands Pvt Ltd

Further Studies

Students on completion of the course can directly enrol for.

  • Admission to direct 2nd Year degree in B.E. (Food Processing), B.Tech (Food Tech), B.Chem., B.Tech (Biotech Engg).
  • Admission to 2nd year in B. Voc in Food Processing and Technology in Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic.


Job Opportunities

Ample job opportunities in Food & allied industries like Processing units, hotels, flight kitchens, food analysis labs, sensory labs ,application labs, hygiene audit firms, consultancy, entrepreneurs etc In addition several of our students have started their own small scale industry.

The students occupy positions such as:

  • Food Technologist
  • Production supervisor
  • Assistant to R&D Manager
  • Product Development Executive
  • Technical Marketing Personnel
  • Consultant
  • Microbiologist
  • Hygiene Executive
  • Food Safety cum Service auditor
  • Food Inspector
  • Application Technologist
  • Entrepreneurs




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