This course is offered by the Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai Nagar - 608002. For joining this course, the eligibility is completion of B.Sc. Degree / B.E. / B.Pharm. / Diploma in Chemical / Civil / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering / Mining / Polymer Engineering / Biotechnology / Agriculture / Horticulture.
Introduction to the course
In the fast growing technological advancements and changing life styles, the demand for processed foods has tremendously increased. Trained professionals in food preservation technology fields are required to prevent losses due to lack of proper storage and preservation techniques. The course promises an exciting career for the qualifying students in chosen field across the globe. The modules of the course includes food processing, production its types, food quality, assurance and control, food chemistry, preservation techniques, food plant design, layouts and logistic,s packing, labelling technology, food microbiology, food borne illness, hazards, case studies.
Additional information about the course
The course provides techniques and methods of processing to develop and research on foods. It has created a requirement for tapping potential of food production and preservation. The program equips the students with the knowledge and skills required for production and preservation of foods. The students would be learning about food safety measures and enhancements of food quality with food safety, colour, flavours and prevention from microorganisms. The students would study about the various activities involved in food processing fermentation, preservation by natural and artificial methods, microbiology to prevent food spoilage, home science etc. The specialisation areas of study are cereals, dairy, sugar, alcohol, fruits and vegetables oil and seed processing, meat and fish. Studying improved methods for processing foods and prolonging food freshness techniques. The program equips the students to design innovative food products for food production and its preservation. The course includes, lectures, internships, demonstrations, project work practical work assignments and written examinations. The course builds confidence and equips the students to face challenges in their career.
Eligibility for the course: The student should have completed graduation from a recognised university. The student must possess interest in the food processing concepts. He/she should have keen interest in learning the techniques of food preservation.
Job prospects: One can find jobs in food courts, restaurants, foods manufacturing firms/companies, food outlets, hotels, catering services, hospitals, bakeries, wholesalers, laboratories, research organisations. The candidates profiles includes food critics, writers, journalists, food consultants, quality managers, research scientists. etc.
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