The efficient use of resources is the growing concern for all involved in food production, processing, distribution and retailing. The unique features of the raw materials of the food processing industries such as seasonality, perishability and variability in conjunction with sophistication required for processing to maintain high quality standards, necessitates special attention towards focused availability of qualified technical manpower, effective technologies and efficient machinery. The food industries in the country need modernization to face the challenges of the globalization.
Considering the huge demand of the specialized human resource for the fast growing sectors of food industry and the bio-energy, a new College of Food Processing Technology and Bio-Energy has been established at Anand Agricultural University, Anand. It develops students with high-tech scientific knowledge and technical skills to handle various food resources from farm-to-factory-to-consumers. Efficient production, processing and packaging of various value added food products of very high quality are the main aspects being taught to the students. The college produces competent food technologists/engineers to establish, operate and manage various sectors of food processing industries.
Providing excellent food processing professional to the industry
Mission and Goals
The primary mission of the college is to produce highly skilled processing professionals to efficiently establish, operate and manage food and allied industries. In carrying out the missions, the goals of college are:
- To conduct the under-graduate and post-graduate academic programmes in Food Processing Technology and Bio-energy
- To develop highly skilled and competent manpower for food processing industries and other agencies
- To undertake research in the area of agro-processing, food technology, food engineering, food quality control and bio-energy for use in industry
- To carry out extension activities in the above areas keeping the liaison with the different agencies for effective training and first line transfer of technologies
The manufacturing of food products of consistent quality and nutritional value at affordable cost is essential to the success of the food industry today. The aim of the college is to develop highly skilled, competent and motivated technical manpower for food processing industry and other sectors. Also, the group is concerned with the exploitation of novel techniques and technologies to maximize the use of food resources.