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Department of Food Technology

The Department of Food Technology was established in 2014, and since then, it has rapidly emerged as a leader in the fields of academia, research, and food processing extension. Guided by a cadre of dedicated faculty members, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of experts in this dynamic industry. With a focus on innovation and excellence, we provide invaluable insights and mentorship to empower our students to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of Food Technology. Join us as we pave the way towards a sustainable and prosperous future in food processing.

Ensure Quality and Safety at Every Step

Welcome to the forefront of Food Technology education! At our Department of Food Technology, we go beyond the ordinary, equipping our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety in every aspect of the food industry. From the intricacies of food preservation technology to the meticulous operations of food packaging, our comprehensive curriculum ensures that you are well-versed in every facet of this dynamic field.

Led by a team of seasoned experts, we delve into essential topics such as food safety and quality assurance, food plant sanitation, and food business management. Here, innovation meets tradition, and theory intertwines with practical application, preparing you not only to navigate but to excel in the complex and ever-evolving world of food technology.

A Pathway to a Rewarding Career

Embark on a transformative journey with AKS University's Food Technology program, where excellence meets opportunity. Here, you'll immerse yourself in a curriculum meticulously crafted to provide a comprehensive understanding of food processing, setting you apart as a frontrunner in the competitive job market.

Through cutting-edge coursework and hands-on experiences, we empower you to seize diverse career avenues in food processing companies, esteemed research organizations, influential government agencies, and even entrepreneurial ventures. Our program doesn't just educate; it propels you towards success, equipping you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to thrive in the dynamic landscape of the food industry


Dedicated to unparalleled performance, our Department is a beacon of academic excellence, forging a path of creativity and innovation. Through ground breaking ideas, we sculpt impeccable talents tailored for the food processing industry. Our relentless pursuit of research and extension activities uplifts and celebrates the global food industry and farming communities worldwide, setting a new standard of excellence in the field.


Our aim is to become the pinnacle of global learning, fostering professional excellence and innovation within the dynamic realm of the food processing sector.

Course Offered

The Faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology's Department of Food Technology offers the following courses.

Courses offeredDurationEligibility
B Tech (Food Technology) 4 YearsPassed 10+2 with PCM/PCB/ PCBM/PCMB or equivalent examination with Minimum 50% (45% for Reserved categories)
B Tech (Food Technology)-Lateral Entry 3 YearDiploma (Food Technology) with Minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST categories)
Diploma (Food Technology) 3 YearsPassed 10th or equivalent examination by the central or state board of education with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST categories)

Course Curriculum

Upcoming Certificate Courses

  1. FSMS Lead Auditor
  2. HACCP Auditor
  3. ISO 22000 Auditor

Career Prospects

Enter a world of boundless potential within the realm of food, where technological leaps and a burgeoning appetite for safety and nutrition converge. From pioneering research to stringent quality control, production management to safeguarding food safety, the horizon of Food Technology unfolds with limitless promise and unparalleled opportunity.

International Organizations

  • Expert in Post Harvest Management Projects and Food Nutrition and Safety Projects
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNO)
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • World Bank (UNO)
  • World Trade Organisation (UNO)
  • International Organization for Standardization (UNO)

Central and State Government Departments

  • FSSAI-Food Safety and Standard Authority of India
  • APEDA-Agriculture and Processed Food Export Development Authority (Govt. of India)
  • FCI-Food Corporation of India (Govt. of India)
  • Central Warehousing Corporation (Govt. of India)
  • Basmati Rice Export Promotion Council (Govt.of India)
  • State Warehousing Corporation,
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • Confederation of Indian Industry
  • National and International Bank (Agricultural and Food Processing Industry Finance),
  • National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
  • State Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer protection (Food Safety Officer)
  • Ministry of Food Processing Industry (Govt. of India)
  • State Government Milk Federation
  • Spice Board of India (Govt of India)
  • Coffee Board of India (Govt of India)
  • Export Inspection Council of India
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade (Govt of India)
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt of India)
  • Cashewnut Promotion Council of India

Scientific and Academic Institutions

  • Central Food Technological Research Institute (Govt. of India)
  • Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (Govt. of India)
  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Govt. of India)
  • Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering
  • Defense Food Research Laboratory (Govt. of India)

Private/ Corporate Sector Opportunities:

  • Food Manufacturing Companies (National and MNCs),
  • Food Export and Import Companies (including cold chain supply and logistic companies).
  • NGO working for food security and eradication of malnutrition,
  • Food Inspection and R& D Laboratories.


Our Food Technology program is designed to meet the evolving needs of the industry. You will gain hands-on experience through practical training in our state-of-the-art laboratories and have access to modern equipment used in food processing. Our industry collaborations ensure that you receive real-world exposure during your studies.

Hi-Tech Laboratories

  • Food Process Technology-Lab
  • Food Process Engineering-Lab
  • Food Safety & Quality Assurance-Lab
  • Food Plant Operations-Lab
  • Incubation Centre (Bakery Unit)

MoU / Academic Collaboration

  1. Excellent Bioresearch Solution Pvt. Ltd, Jabalpur.
  2. Simplex Agro Pvt. Ltd., Jabalpur
  3. Food Safety And Quality Solutions, Pune
  4. FICSI

Recent Events and Achievements

  • World Food Day celebration and Food Fest   
  • Food Safety Quiz    
  • World Food Day Celebration and Food Quiz  
  • National Webinar on Food Law and the Requirements of Food Testing in India


  • Successfully organized a Quiz competition on World Food Day with 15000 Participants (more than 25 countries)
  • Conducted Webinar on Food Law and Regulation
  • Conducted Lecture series on Codex
  • Students got selected for CII Fellowship
  • Industrial Training of B Tech (Food Technology) and Diploma (Food Technology) students in the Food Processing Industry

Research and Development

Total no. Publication Count: 25

Total no. Book Chapter Published:  07

Book Published: 01 (Textbook of Food Microbiology by Virendra Kumar Pandey)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Mr Virendra Pandey
    • Young Biotechnologist Award, International Conference, GAFEF, Pokhara, Nepal(2022)
    • MP Young Scientist, MPCST Bhopal (2020)
    • Young Researcher Award, National Conference (2020)
    • Research Excellence Award, INSC (2019)

Placement Assistance

Embarking on your career journey can be overwhelming, but we've got your back! Our expert career guidance team is here to light your path. With internships, placements, and exclusive networking opportunities, we'll help you make the right connections and reach new heights in your professional life.

  • Highest package: 13.2 LPA
  • Average Package : 3-4 LPA

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