The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore.
In response to the growing demands of man power, from the Research and Development Institutions of the Indian food processing sector as well as higher Educational Sector and Government Research Institutes, postgraduate degree programmes of M.Tech. and Ph. D (Processing and Food Engineering) were started in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. The Postgraduate scholars are trained in processing, preservation and handling of food, value-addition of agricultural and horticultural commodities, design of food processing equipment, packaging technology, dairy, meat, poultry and fish processing technology, etc., They are also equipped in all the latest instrumentation and mathematical skills so that they can plan and conduct independent research in the field of food process engineering. Totally 11 courses are being offered by this department. So far 172 M.Tech. Scholars have completed the programme.
The Masters programme in Processing and Food Engineering has been designed as per the ICAR syllabus. The course imparts knowledge to students in the novel technology in food process engineering,
M.Tech in Processing and Food Engineering is offered by the Department of Food Process Engineering, AEC and RI, Coimbatore campus.
Interested in taking part in the programme of M.Tech in Processing and Food Engineering? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel welcome to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.
After completing PhD programme in Processing and Food Engineering the following opportunities and roles are available in various following sectors
Leading Food Industries (FMCG) both in India And Overseas
– Fast Moving Consumers Goods
– QA/QC officer
– Production manager
– Research and Development
– Design Engineer
– FSSAI – Food Safety officer
– Aavin – Technical officer
– Banking Sector – Project manager (Nationalized Banks)
– Universities /Institutions – Teaching
– Lead auditors- BIS, ISO, HACCP
Consultancy and NGO’s
After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Molecular Biology as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 100 credits, of which 75 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis Research.
Master’s thesis research
After completing the courses in the first year, the students start their thesis research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic
The students are exposed to several scientific events like symposia and conferences. Many are encouraged to have internship training at other institutes for a couple of months, either in India or abroad.
I’m Sanuuja Bertini J, currently pursuing MTech in Processing and Food Engineering. The courses are nice and interesting. The teachers are also supportive and helping us to get a good exposure. The faculties are very friendly and take out time to explain our doubts. The trained faculty, conceptual teaching and doubt clarifying sessions have helped me out in building myself. I am proud to be a student of AEC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore.
The courses offered at Department of Food Process Engineering, AEC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore were Food Safety & Quality, -Heat and Mass Transfer, -Food Package, Horticultural Crops processing Engineering, Nutritional Food Biochemistry, Instrumentation and Sensors, -Food Microbiology. These courses have increased my practical knowledge and interest in the field of Study. These courses gave me confidence to do more advanced work in the subject as well as Research. Iam sure that these subjects will helpful for my research.