Food technology is the branch of science that deals with all technique and activities involved in preserving, processing and manufacturing the food products. All techniques and processing method to develop, research, manufacturing, production, preserve and process the food or related substance are covered by the food technology.
A food technologist works on new methods of development for manufacturing and preserving of food and keeping it in safe and hygienic conditions, flavor and resistance from the natural harms like microorganism and toxins.
The food processing organizations are involved in the processing, preservation, packaging, labeling development, quality management and research and development of the dairy products, food grains, confectionery products, fish products, meat & poultry products and fruit & vegetable products.
Science like chemistry, biology, engineering, nutrition and microbiology is used by the food technology to make the food safer and make them available throughout the year.
The curriculum varies, from learning about Post harvest & preservation technology, Food Commodities, Nutrition, Chemistry, Microbiology, Food packaging, Food safety and quality assurance etc. The industrial training will be organized for the students to give them practical exposure, which will help them to be ready for jobs.
Well-equipped labs, academic achievements, seminars, projects and more add to the pedagogic strengths and the edge in students.
Skilled professionals can seek employment in areas such as in bioinformatics, food industry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, research institutes and in water conservation. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.