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Food Technology

A4NWeb, gives you a detailed description of Food Technology course , career options available and the list of institutions offering Food Technology course in Tamilnadu.

Duration : 4 Years – Semester Pattern

All About Food Technology

Food Technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods. Developments in food technology have contributed greatly to the food supply and have changed our world.'

'Natural food scarcity amid the exponentially growing population of the planet questions the future of agriculture and challenges the food engineers and bioscientists to discover new sustainable solutions.'

'New trends introduced such as instant milk powder freeze drying of food Decaffeination in food technology.'

'Lab-grown foods will continue to develop and 3-D printers and nano packaging will change how food is created and stored.'

'By the above development of food technology the food industry which is currently valued at US$ 39.71 billion is expected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11 per cent to US$ 65.4 billion by 2018.

The Indian food industry is growing at a feverish pace by contributing more to the world food trade every year. The food sector in India has emerged as high profitable sector due to its immense development of new technologies and innovation in food processing industry.

The Food technology is also involved in packaging of food products as well. Packaging and labeling of dairy products, fruit, vegetable, fish, meat and food grains etc., will differ from each other. Quality should be managed by preservation of such products.

Nowadays, the consumers in the world mostly rely on organic foods. New technologies and researches would help the food technologists in providing organic foods by reducing the toxins in food products. A healthy future of the world is in the hands of food technologists.

Course Curriculum

Food technology comprises of getting food from the farm to the supermarket. It includes from the process of production to packing. Food technology student should have knowledge in every field which involves food technology. Such fields which incorporate with food technology are:

Fluid Mechanics
Food Chemistry
Food Analysis
Milling Technology for Food Materials
Food Additives
Biochemical Engineering
Baking and Confectionary Technology
Fruits and Vegetable Processing
Genetic Engineering
Fish and Poultry Processing
Dairy Process Technology
Biology and Chemistry for Food Flavours
Human Nutrition
Food Toxicology and Allergy
Food Packaging

Career Opportunities

Careers in food technology typically deal with the quality of food before it reaches the consumer markets. Food technology student may pursue jobs in various fields such as:

Food Inspection
Food Product Development
Food research Laboratories
Food wholesalers
Food processing companies
Catering establishments
Food Chemistry
Food Research
Pharmaceutical Industries

Find colleges offering Food Technology course

A4N Rank Rating Code Name Intake
018 A 2711 Kongu Engineering College 60
458 D 2769 J C T College of Engineering and Technology 60