Department of Food Processing and Engineering
The remarkable growth of the Indian Food Industry, has wanted the need for qualified and trained personnel in the fields of food processing, analysis, packaging, storage, cold chain management and safety. Considering this the Department of Food processing and Engineering, KITS has started a Bachelor in technology programme in the year 2005 and subsequently M. Tech and Ph.D. programmes during 2008 in the discipline of Food Processing and Engineering. Later the name of department was reframed as Food processing Technology, due to its curricular inclusiveness to all scientific, engineering and technology aspects of food processing.
The vision of the department is to promote, guide and develop students to become morally sound and professionally outstanding food technocrats, researches and entrepreneurs to contribute to the nation in the improvement and sustenance of quality and safety of food by appropriate processing, preservation, value addition techniques; and to strive for the betterment of the farmers and small food processing industries.
- To train the students in the areas of post-harvest management of food crops, processing, preservation, packaging and value addition of food, for complete food supply chain management from farm to fork
- To address the human problems in food safety and security through food engineering solutions to achieve “SAFE FOOD FOR ALL” by developing cutting edge technologies with state-of-art tools and there adoption by players.
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Dr. Jacob K. Annamalai, M.E., Ph.D.,
Professor & Head of the Department (i/c),
Department of Food Processing Technology,
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (Deemed to be University)
Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore – 641114, Tamilnadu, India.
Phone: +91422-2614467; Mobile: 09487846506