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Diploma in Food Processing Technology Overview

Program Details

Agricultural produce and by-products are perishable in nature in varying degree and their perishability gets exploited on the market floor compelling distress sales. India is the world’s second largest producer of food next to China, and has the potential of being the biggest with the food and agricultural sector. The total food production in India is likely to double in the next ten years and there is an opportunity for large investments in food and food processing technologies, skills and equipment, especially in areas of Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/Refrigeration and Thermo-Processing. Fruits & Vegetables Processing, Fisheries, Milk & Milk Products, Meat & Poultry, Packaged/Convenience Foods, Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks and Grain processing are important sub-sectors of the food processing industry. The consumer product groups like confectionery, chocolates and cocoa products, Soya-based products, mineral water, high protein foods, soft beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic fruit beverages, etc. along with the health food and health food supplements is another rapidly rising segment of this industry which is gaining vast popularity.

The changing consumption patterns, both in tier 1 and tier 2 cities, rising income levels among the middle-class and changing lifestyles, are some of the factors providing the demand side push for the Food Processing Industry. To meet the current demand of food materials, the industrial food processing sector has emerged.

The Diploma in Food Processing Program at Guru Nanak University prepares students for a career in industry, private consulting, and government. The integrated curriculum is meant to address a variety of educational goals, including teaching students not just how to analyse and design a wide range of structural and environmental systems, but also how to successfully handle project management challenges. The programme will include lectures and lab practice, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, which is a critical ability for anyone pursuing career in Food Processing Program. Students are encouraged to enroll in other common food technology courses related to the processing industry. Field visits to different processing industries, Small scale post harvest chains so that train students are aquainted with the professional knowledge while boosting their managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

Career Prospects

The job profiles after the course Food Processing Program are food supply chain, bakers, drying & baking machine tenders & operators, food batch makers, food technologists, toxicologists, bacteriologists, Supply chain manager etc.

Eligibility

Passed 10th examination from any recognised Board with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent grade (40% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes)