Food is one of the most important commodities that mankind requires to survive. However simple they may look, most foodstuff go through a complex procedure before being available for human consumption. Food production is in fact a science and involves a good deal of technology to feed the ever increasing human population. A lot many factors are to be kept in mind while producing food in terms of quantity, quality, food safety, nutrition value and importantly, affordability. Food often goes through a complex chain of production before being available from the agricultural fields to our dining table. It requires refining, processing, marketing and sales before eventual consumption. Food science and technology thus provides for huge scope for employment.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in food science, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology and other related fields. Duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
In this course on food science and technology you will be learning a lot many exciting things about food and beverages. There will be lessons on food and water safety, food hygiene, nutrition, biotechnology, food microbiology, food rheology, beverage science and food processing technology. Other than that you will be learning about techniques involved in edible oil processing, biochemistry of muscle foods, proteins and enzymes rich food and development of health products with high nutritional values. You get to learn of the various manufacturing, processing and refining processes that are part and parcel of converting raw materials into edible food. Food science and technology has a lot of scope for research. The course as such lays stress on research in its final semesters which involves doing project works and preparing a thesis. You are thus provided with the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in finding real world solutions in food science.
The ever rising demand for food has made the food industry as one of the hottest field. It provides you lot many opportunities in the huge food industry. Opportunities for employment are in food production, product development, food processing industries, educational sector and in food research. Your role in this sector could be supervisory, technical or in marketing, sales and executive positions. You could be in quality control and food safety. A few job profiles are food chemist, dietician, nutritionist, food processing supervisor, marketing executive and so on. You also have opportunities for pursuing PhD in food science and related fields.
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