Food Technology

OVERVIEW

Food Industry in the country looks forward to rapid growth with a change in socio-economic environment and food consumption pattern of the prospering population in general and of the youth in particular. Indian Food Processing industry is growing at a high rate per annum as compared to the total industrial growth in the country. A study conducted by Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR) predicts that, there is a wide skill gap at various levels in food sector touching around 35 million by 2017. Thus, food industries are going to be a major employer in the coming future. At present in India, Food Processing Industry has been gaining momentum as the consumer’s food industry. As per the report there are about 300 million upper and middle-class consumers of processed and packaged food in the country, and another 200 million were likely to be added. 500 food parks are planned all over the country. This will further boost the growth and development of food processing industries and will generate huge employment opportunities for those who have an aptitude towards this work. The food is processed, preserved, packaged and stored according to the specifications by industry and government.

The food processing industry is coming of age it is ranked fifth among industries of India. Ample amounts of job opportunities are available in front of Graduates in Government as well as Private sectors. Competition for job posts is less, since there are relatively lesser number of Colleges offering this course and thus lesser number of students pursuing it. Thus, landing a good job is relatively easy, when it comes to Food Processing and Technology field.

CONTACT

Dr Reebu Zachariah Koshy
HOD (In Charge)
Department of Food Technology
Ph: +91 9847875555, mob: +91 9847875555
email: hodft@saintgits.org