Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

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Department of Food Science & Technology


Department of Food Science & Technology

The Department of Food Science and Technology was established in 1972 under the College of Agriculture. The Department offers Food Technology as Elective in B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Tech. (Food Technology), masters and doctorate programmes in Food Technology. It has four sections viz. cereals, fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and egg Technology. The department has produced around 450 trained food technologists so far. The department undertakes basic and applied research on value addition of foods. A pioneer among the State Agricultural Universities, the department has developed sophisticated laboratories and pilot plants for tackling the problems faced by the food processing industry in and around the state. The extension wing of the department conducts various training programmes for the benefits of the farmers, women and entrepreneurs. The expertise of the Department is also available to the industry in diverse ways, which include developing technologies and assessment of quality and analysis of raw material and food products. The Department has built linkages with private and public sectors, food industries, other agencies and institutes.

Department of Food Science & Technology
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana, Punjab


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