B.Tech. Food Technology

B.Tech. Food Technology

Program Details

The B.Tech. Food Technology program offered by UPES provides a comprehensive education in the field of food technology. Students in this undergraduate program will learn about various aspects of the post-harvest technology of edible food crops, including collection, transportation, cleaning, grading, and storage of a wide range of food crops such as cereals, millets, oilseeds, pulses, fruits and vegetables, tubers, milk, and meat. They will also gain knowledge about the processing of raw food materials into processed food products, as well as the nutritional composition, value-added food products, food additives, food packaging, and storage techniques.

The curriculum of the program covers various essential topics, including food industry establishment, equipment, processes, and techniques used in food processing plants. Students will also learn about government rules and regulations, standards, and safety issues related to food. Instrumental analysis, analytical methods, standardization, and calibration of food testing methods and equipment are also part of the program's curriculum. To provide practical exposure, the program offers a two-month industrial training in food industries, along with a two-month social internship. Hands-on training and industrial visits are conducted to enhance practical learning.

A unique feature of the B.Tech. Food Technology program at UPES is the thesis support process. Students receive training in scientific writing, which is followed by six months of research and thesis support. This component allows students to delve deeper into a specific area of food technology, conduct research, and produce a thesis under the guidance and support of faculty members.

Program Highlights

  • B.Tech. Food Technology program offers access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment, including ICP-OES, GCMS, DSC, TGA, XRD, FTIR, Rheometer, Viscometer, Spray Drier, and other essential tools for comprehensive food analysis and processing.
  • Students gain invaluable practical experience by utilizing the extensive array of equipment available to them, fostering a deep understanding of food technology principles and techniques.
  • Through the program, students learn to employ advanced analytical techniques such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), equipping them with the skills necessary for accurate food analysis and quality assessment.
  • The program emphasizes a holistic approach to food analysis by providing students with access to a wide range of fundamental food analysis apparatus, ensuring they acquire a thorough understanding of the composition, properties, and quality of various food products.
  • Students are trained in utilizing state-of-the-art food processing equipment like spray dryers, rheometers, and viscometers, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios and develop innovative food processing solutions.
  • By working with a diverse range of advanced equipment, students develop industry-relevant skills that are highly sought after by food technology companies and research organizations, preparing them for successful careers in the field of food technology.

The future scope of a B.Tech. Food Technology program is promising and offers numerous opportunities. The food industry is continuously evolving and responding to market demands for refined and convenient products. This creates a need for highly trained food scientists who can understand the complex chemistry and biochemistry of food systems and possess knowledge of preservation methods. With society's increasing reliance on ready-to-eat foods, there is a greater responsibility for processors to ensure quality, safety, and nutrition. Food Science has emerged as a discipline that applies scientific principles and new technologies to food manufacturing. Students are drawn to this field due to its strong association with the sustainability of life.

Career Opportunities

Food technology graduates have a multitude of career prospects to explore. They can venture into roles such as Food Processing Operators, responsible for overseeing food production processes. Additionally, they can pursue careers as Machinery Inspectors, ensuring the efficiency and safety of food processing equipment. Other options include becoming Food Handlers, who maintain hygiene and quality standards in food establishments. Research Scientists and Organic Chemists are also viable paths, involving the development of new food products and technologies. Lastly, aspiring Food Inspectors can assess and regulate the safety and quality of food products. With these diverse opportunities, B.Tech. Food Technology graduates can embark on a rewarding professional journey.

The listed below professional paths in the field of Food Technology are available for the students to pursue.

  • Food Processing Companies
  • Food Inspector
  • Organic Chemists
  • Retailers
  • Food Wholesalers
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lab Analyst

Placements

The B.Tech. Food Technology program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences and Technology provides excellent placement opportunities for its graduates. With a strong emphasis on practical training and industry-relevant skills, the program equips students with the knowledge and expertise required to excel in the food technology sector. UPES has established strong connections with leading food processing companies, research institutions, and regulatory bodies, ensuring that students have access to a wide range of placement opportunities. The dedicated placement cell at UPES actively assists students in securing internships and final placements, organizing industry interactions, career counseling sessions, and skill development workshops. As a result, graduates of the B.Tech. Food Technology program from UPES School of Health Sciences and Technology are highly sought after by employers, leading to promising career prospects in the dynamic and growing field of food technology.

Fee Structure

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Eligibility

Interested students must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria for B.Tech. Food Technology: Minimum 50% Marks at X & XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s, and English as a Major Subject in XII

Selection Criteria

Admission into the B.Tech. Food Technology program at UPES relies on an individual's performance in UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT / CUET as the selection criteria for students interested in pursuing the course.

Curriculum

Curriculum 2023-2027

Curriculum 2024-2028

Semester 1

CourseLTPCredit
Chemistry2114
Physics2114
Mathematics I2103
Introduction to IT systems for 
Health Sciences
2013
Introduction to Food Technology2114
Living Conversations2  2
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change
2  2
TOTAL   22
,

Semester 2

CourseLTPCredit
Mathematics II2103
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Engineering
2002
Workshop Practices1102
Engineering Graphics1102
Engineering Thermodynamics2103
Biostatistics2002
Biochemistry2114
Social Internship0000
Critical Thinking and Writing2  2
Environment Sustainibility & Climate 
Change (Living Lab)
2  2
Technologies of the Future 2  2
TOTAL   24
,

Semester 3

CourseLTPCredit
Post-Harvest Engineering2013
Microbiology and Microbial 
Technology
2013
Fluid Flow2013
Food Preservation Technology2002
Exploratory 13003
Design Thinking2002
TOTAL   16
,

Semester 4

CourseLTPCredit
Heat and Mass Transfer2013
Refrigeration and Cold Chain2114
Fruit and Vegetable Processing 
Technology
2114
Cereal Pulse and Oil Seed 
Technology
2114
Exploratory 23003
EDGE-SoftSkills   0
Working with Data2  2
Government/NGO/Startup 
Internship
0000
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 5

CourseLTPCredit
Instrumental Methods of 
Food Analysis
2013
Beverage Technology2013
Bakery & Confectionary 
Technology
2114
Milk Processing Technology2114
Project I0011
Exploratory 33003
EDGE – Advance Communication   0
Leadership & Teamwork2   
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 6

CourseLTPCredit
Food Packaging Technology2114
Fermentation & Industrial 
Microbiology
2013
Meat, Poultry and Fish Technology2114
Project II0011
Exploratory 43003
Start your Start-up2002
Summer Industrial Internship0000
EDGE – Advance Communication II   0
Program Elective - I2103
Food waste Management2103
Food Supply Management 
and Logistics
2103
Facility Planning and Material 
Handling
2103
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 7

CourseLTPCredit
Food Safety, Law and Regulations 
and IPR
2103
Food Quality and Sensory Evaluation2114
Project III 0033
Program Elective - II2103
Food Plant Sanitation2103
Enzymes in Food Industry2103
Instrumentation and 
Process Control
2103
Program Elective - III2103
Food Branding and 
Advertisement
2103
Food Additives and 
Ingredients
2103
Industrial Safety and Hazard2103
Exploratory 53003
Summer Internship Presentation0011
TOTAL   20
,

Semester 8

CourseLTPCredit
Emerging Technologies in 
Food Processing
1102
Project IV0099
Seminar presentation0000
Exploratory 63003
Program Elective - IV2103
Quality Assurance and 
Certification
2103
Bioprocess Engineering2103
Nutraceuticals and Functional 
Foods
2103
Program Elective - V2103
Food Rheology and 
Texture
2103
Food Process Plant Design2103
Food Biotechnology2103
TOTAL   20

Varied Specialisations to pick from

Food Biotechnology

Food Biotechnology

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Food Plant Engineering

Food Plant Engineering

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