Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, BATHINDA

(A State University Established By Govt. of Punjab vide Punjab Act No. 5 of 2015 and Approved Under Section 2(f) & 12 (B) of UGC)

HOD Message

MRSPTU FST Department was established in 2018 which aimed to serve the need of growing modern food industry by providing qualified manpower. Various factors including changed socio-economic scenario of the country, increased agricultural production, higher disposable incomes, and trade liberalization resulted in increased demand for processed foods. The rising consumer awareness towards food quality, hygiene and safety emphasizes over the need of well-trained food technologists and scientists. Because of its immense potential for value addition, food sector in India is an emerging area with high-growth and high-profit contributing towards Indian economy. With in-depth knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of food science and technology graduates can be a valuable asset for the food processing industry.

Keeping in view, the degree courses currently offered include 3-year B.Sc., 4-year B.Sc. Honours, M.Sc. and Ph.D. The curriculum of the above mentioned programs has been designed to provide skilled graduates to meet the ever changing requirements and challenges of food industry. Faculty members in the department are highly focused towards teaching and research which ultimately leads to well-trained graduates with a strong passion towards research in the upcoming areas of food science and technology.

Our department has received a strong support from the government organizations to carry out various research activities. There are a number of ongoing research projects in the department on millet crops and kinnow utilization, to name a few. In addition to that, the FST department received a grant of Rs. 253 Lac from the GOI in order to establish a Food Safety Lab well equipped with the sophisticated instruments.

We welcome the colleagues from the various food organizations to intimate regarding the diverse practices of teaching and research in the department and look forward for collaborative opportunities which could be beneficial for graduates and industry as well.

The website of our department serves as a valuable information centre for everyone. To further explore the various aspects of this stream including admissions, syllabus, facilities, research and development, cultural activities, and future prospects we would encourage you to go through the department website.

I wish excellence to all our students in their academic pursuits.