Department Of Food Engineering

This department deals with the engineering aspects of food processing operation. Any food process is a mere combination of two or more unit operations. It deals with the design of equipments, to design Cold storage room, Refrigeration plant, Dairy Plant, Bakery Plant, Food Processing Plant and to design plant layout for the same. It deals with the study of various vital foods processing equipment such as Microwave Oven, Dielectric Heating, Sterilization equipment, combined heat exchanger, pressure measuring device, Bernoulli's apparatus, hydraulic bench tray apparatus, Reynolds apparatus, Infrared moisture meter, Sieve shaker, Centrifugation equipments, Filtration, Expression, Extraction, Bucket elevator, Screw Conveyor, Steam Generator, Baking equipments & Crystallization equipments. It concerns with the study of packaging material, it’s functional characteristics, and application in the processing industry. It is useful in drawing of maps and equipment to the scale from engineering point of view. It helps to understand the importance of various size-reduction equipments useful in food processing industries. It provides precious information about the heat and mass transfer, steam generation and application, renewable energy generation and application, study of Refrigeration, etc.


Career Opportunities / Option of future perspective Food Processing Dept:-

A person Excellent in Food engineering can serve as a designer in the Food Processing industry, which is a highly profited career today.

  • The application of engineering concepts and principles to the conversion of raw foods into safe consumer products of the highest possible quantity the entire spectrum of food engineering is associated with operation and maintenance of food processing plants as well as sophisticated research involving process design.
  • The application of engineering in food handling, processing, packing, and distribution can be described in terms of unit operations. There are many different unit operations associated with the conversion of raw food materials to consumer products.
  • The importance of thermal treatments for food preservation requires that a broad range of heat-exchange equipment to be used. Heat exchangers for liquids are unique in terms of sanitary design and cleanability of surfaces following thermal processing. A special component of thermal preservation is the design of thermal processes.
  • Food Engineering applies Engineering principles to food processing equipments.
  • Food engineering students gain a thorough understanding of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and transport phenomena applied to food processes.
  • Potential research projects in food engineering include heat and mass transport phenomena in food systems, the rheology of fluid foods in food processing, supercritical fluid extraction biomaterials, extrusion, computer application in process control, and data acquisition, energy conservation through process modification and engineering properties of food and related biomaterials.