Professional Bodies

  1. Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India): AFST(I)

The Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), established in 1957, is one of the largest professional and educational organizations, with around 3500 members – food scientists and technologists, across the globe. The major objective of AFST(I) is to stimulate and advance knowledgebase on various aspects of Food Science and Technology by organizing National and International Conferences and bringing out technical publications including prestigious journals-Journal of Food Science and Technology (JFST) and Indian Food Industry Mag (IFI Mag). The association recognizes talent and excellence in the profession of Food Science and Technology by conferring various Awards and Fellowship. AFST(I) works with an objective to strive for the advancement of all aspects of science and technology relating to the production, processing and distribution of food, to promote the rational and economic development of food science and technology in the country so as to ensure the best interest of the community at large, to stimulate research, development and training in the science and technology of food, to promote among its members, a high standard of technical proficiency, professional expertise and personal integrity so as to elevate in turn the profession of food science and technology, to collaborate with other organizations, national or international in activities and to serve the humanity through better food. 

Students and staff of Department of Food Technology, Saintgits College of Engineering (Autonomous) is coordinating with AFST(i) Cochin chapter for various technical activities. 

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2. The Institution of Engineers (India): IE(I)

The Institution of Engineers (India) [IEI] is the largest multi-disciplinary professional body of engineers, established in 1920 with its Headquarters located in Kolkata and incorporated under Royal Charter on 9th September, 1935 by the then His Majesty of King George V. The Royal Charter endowed the Institution with the responsibility to promote the general advancement of engineering amongst its members and persons attached to the Institution. After Independence, the Institution is a “Body Corporate” protected under Article 372 of the Constitution of India. The Institution of Engineers (India) is administered by a National Council with the President as its Head. The Institution has been serving the engineering fraternity for over a Century with its national and international presence through 125 Centres spread all over India, 6 Overseas Chapters, 7 Fora and an Organ namely Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad. The Institution encompasses 15 (fifteen) engineering disciplines with a Corporate membership of over 2 lakhs. EI has been recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and besides conducting its own research, provides Grant-in-Aid to UG/PG/ PhD students of Engineering Institutes & Universities.

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