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School Of Food Technology

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
Kakinada,Andhra Pradesh, India

B.Tech Programme

The remarkable growth of the Indian Food Industry has created the need for qualified and trained personnel in the fields of food processing technology and engineering, Design of Equipment, food quality analysis, packaging, storage, cold chain management, and safety. Considering this, the School of Food Technology established in 2011, offers degree programs namely the Bachelor of Technology in Food Engineering Started in 2020. The department has the unique distinction of having a Centre for Research and Development with Pilot-scale level plant and machinery, Food Quality Testing Laboratory, Food Processing, and a Training Centre to give hands-on training in plant operations and product manufacture. Industry internships, collaboration with food industries, sponsored scholarships, and certification courses by national and international certification bodies are some of the highlights of the department.

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M.Tech Programme

M.Tech. (Food Processing Technology) Keeping in view the importance and potentials of Food Industry and to meet the growing demand for Manpower, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada had started School of Food Technology in the academic year 2010-11, with a PG Course in M. Tech (Food Processing Technology). It is first M. Tech. course in Food Processing Technology in Andhra Pradesh. It is also one of the few courses in India with engineering orientation and may be the first with a complete focus on process engineering coordinated under faculty of engineering. It is specially structured to develop manpower with engineering skills to set up and also manage any food industry. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has sanctioned Rs.75 lakhs for creation of infrastructure for the school. Food industry is one of the major industries in this region. Rice milling and fish processing are two major industries. Fruits and vegetable processing, Sago, Vegetable oils, Sugar, Beverages, Dairy, Dhal Mills, Roller flour mills, Distilleries are the other important industries. Apart from this, there are lot of small scale & cottage industries (Mango Jelly, Flour mills, Sweet/Snacks, Bakeries, Pickles, Cashew nuts etc.). Traditional foods like Khaja and Pootharekulu are made in this district.

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