Executive Summary

It is really a matter of great pleasure to welcome you in the Department of Food Technology of Gurunanak Institute of Technology has emerged as one of the premier educational institute in the field of Food Technology in West Bengal. Since its inception in 2006 with an intake of 60 students the department has undergone continual improvement by organizing several EDP, Seminar, conference, workshop, and symposium. We target at bringing together the technical skills of the industry along with academic expertise of highly experienced and PhD faculty members to disseminate knowledge on the various newer advances and developments in the Food Processing Sector and to emphasize on the different Processing Technologies and its relevance not only to the state level but also to the national and international level. Furthermore students of the department published research papers in different reputed National and International journals, presented Research paper in National/International seminar/ conferences, workshop, and symposium with the guidance of faculty members and awarded also in different oral/poster/ quiz/ Competition held in IIT-KGP, JU, BHU, FOSET, etc.

Courses Offered:

4 years B. Tech in Food Technology

Objective:

To create high caliber Food Technology graduates who will be well equipped through the education and training they receive, to support the rapid changes in Food Processing industries and sustain the industrial and economic development of the country.

CORE STRENGTH:

Food Technologists work for industries with the aim of improving Food quality, Food safety, Food processing operations, optimization of product manufacturing etc. They have tremendous job opportunities in various sectors including both in industry and academia. Our students are placed in ITC Food Division, Britannia Industries Ltd., Thacker Dairy, Bengal Beverages (Coco Cola), Keventer Agro, Indian Dairy Products Pvt. Ltd., Raja Biscuits Pvt. Ltd., Priya Biscuits Ltd., Parle Biscuits, Amrit Feeds, Sobisco Biscuits, Purti Vanaspati, Red Cow Dairy, Monginis , Modern Food Industries , Nestle India Ltd., Anmol Biscuits Ltd., Ganesh Food Products, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., Elmac Foods, Shalimar Group, C G Foods Ltd. (Wai Wai) etc. Food Technology graduates can pursue higher studies in different academic institutions e.g. IIT KGP, JU, IICPT, NIFTEM, SLIET, Tezpur University, ICT Mumbai etc. to acquire M.Tech as well as PhD degree and as a result can exploit their academic potential in teaching and R&D both in national and international level of institutions/industries. They also have the opportunity to become successful entrepreneur who can serve for societal benefit.

Departmental activities

  • The Department organizes Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Food Preservation for 4, 6 and 12 week duration.
  • Conducting training programme under FPTC, Govt. of West Bengal.
  • Seminars, workshops, special lectures are organized by experts from India and abroad in every year.
  • In-plant training and factory visit in summer and winter recess are in regular programme.
  • The Department prepares Project report for different Food Processing Industries.
  • The Department faculties help other Institutes / Universities in teaching & research activities and curriculum development.
  • The Departmental faculties are involved in R&D activities in the area of Nutraceutieals & Functional foods, Antioxidants, Micorbial biosensor, Wine preparation, new product development, Probiotic soya products, weaning foods using soyabean, Dairy products etc.

The vision of the Department is to be a nationally and internationally recognized school of Food Technology by producing competent food technologist with respect to teaching, research, entrepreneurship and extension endeavors leading towards sustainable growth of the state, nation and service of the society and humankind.

    To achieve its own vision the Department of Food Technology is committed to

  • Provide high quality teaching to foster international standard graduate
  • Motivate the students of the Department to face challenges in their professions- industrial, academic, R&D activities
  • Generate knowledge through research as well as through interaction with industries and academia so that the students of the Department can take part in the interdisciplinary fields.
  • Inspired the students of the Department to the sustainable development of the nation and society through professionalism, education, research, public and social service.

    To develop the ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, Science, Computing and basic engineering by including the ability to design, analyze and interpret data.

  1. To develop ability to use modern techniques, skills and engineering tools necessary in Food Technology in global and social context.
  2. To create the knowledge of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To make the ability to communicate effectively to function in multi-disciplinary team.
  4. To develop a knowledge of contemporary issues and ability to engage in life-long learning.

  • The Department has received a grant of Rs. 50 lakhs from Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India for Infra structural Development
  • Received a Grant of Rs. 4.0 Lakhs from Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture. Govt. of West Bengal for establishment of Food Processing Training Centre
  • Received a grant of Rs. 1.4 Lakhs from AICTE, Govt. of India for conducting National Seminar on Recent Advances in in The Development of Natural Antioxidants.
  • UGC Project Grant of Rs. 10 Lakhs.

  • 13 innovative research Papers by B. Tech FT students have been published at the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Agriculture and Food Engineering, Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur during December 2016Publication of wall magazine and technical magazine
  • Participation in model display in Kolkata Book fair, TESSARACT and other reputed institutions.
  • Participation in tech fest in reputed institution.
  • Organizing seminar by IE student chapter, FT.

  • R & D Lab
  • Food processing Lab
  • Food Analysis & Quality Control Lab
  • Food Microbiology Lab
  • Microbial Technology and Food Biotechnology Lab
  • Food Chemistry Lab
  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Unit operation of Chemical Engineering Lab
  • Food Engineering Lab
  • Departmental Library

  • Freeze drier
  • Cold Centrifuge
  • Deep Freezer (-23° c)
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Spectroflurimeter (Perkin Elmer)
  • Brook-Field Viscometer
  • Laminar Flow Table
  • BOD Shaker Incubator
  • Autoclave
  • Tray Drier
  • Plate Freezer
  • Ice cream churner
  • Pulper
  • Baking Oven
  • Canning unit
  • Homogenizer
  • Spray drier
  • Rotary Vacuum Evaporater
  • Single Screw Extruder
  • Fluidised bed drier
  • Jaw crusher and ball mill
  • Heat exchanger
  • Packed bed distillation column
  • Reynolds apparatus

Major Programmes Organized

  • AICTE sponsored National Seminar on Recent Advances in The Development of Natural Antioxidants
  • Seminar on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technologies
  • Seminar on Food Quality and Safety
  • Workshop on Present Status of Dairy and Beverage Industries in West Bengal
  • Workshop on Present Status of Bakery Industries in West Bengal
  • Invited Talk on Nutrigenomics
  • Invited talk on Invited Talk regarding Prospect of Food Technology Graduates in Bakery & Confectionery Industry
  • Invited Talk on Resveratrol Miracle
  • Invited Talk on Prospective Development Of Food Technologist's Under German Collaboration

  • Pritika Prasad(4 th Year)

    Department of Food Technology is a great platform for students who want to achieve something and touch the sky. The department provides a lot of exposure to practical world and prepares you for the same in the best way possible.Thank you GNIT.

  • Soumyadeb Bhattacharyya(4 th Year)

    "A lot of mylife’s biggest decisions take birth from something simple but profound" – the inspirational words of teachers present in Department of Food Technology, GNIT. I'm thankful to the teachers of my college for providing me huge support and courage to be an Entrepreneur.

  • Shubhapriya Samanta(4 th Year)

    These four years of my life in GNIT's Food Technology department have been great. From the beginning, faculty members have been very helpful. During the campus placement, apart from family members, my department has boosted my confidence and I cracked my dream job at Dream bake Pvt Limited.

    My teachers are my friend, philosopher and guide. Thank you GNIT.

  • Mr.Debasish Bhattacharyya(Gurdian)

    My son Soumyadeb Bhattacharyya, is the students of 4th year, FT. It’s an amazing campus. One of the most beautiful campus ever seen by me. Beside study there is a good practice of involving there students in various extracurricular activities. All the faculties provide guidance in every phase of his carrier development.

  • Rupsa Roychowdhury(4 th Year)

    It has always been a matter of pride to be a part of prestigious Food Technology department in Guru Nanak Institute of Technology. As the student of this department, we've always received support and guidance from our faculties whenever needed. Besides covering the syllabus, they've engaged us into innumerous other activities which helped us to know our subject in depth. Friendly guidance from our seniors also paved our road to success. Students from our department have always participated into various technological events and seminars and have always managed to secure some position wherever they go, it's like a legacy for us. Another significant aspect about the department is our faculties encourage us to come up with innovative ideas and engages us to undertake various projects from 2nd year onwards, it gives the students chance to explore their ideas as future technologists.