B.Tech. Food Technology | Tribhuvan University

Bachelors of Technology in Food Technology is a 4 year annual degree program awarded by the Institute of Science and Technology (IoST), Tribhuvan University. It employs the principles of food science in the production, distribution and preservation of healthy, safe, and whole foods. The graduates use the theoretical aspect of this course into practical application for mass consumers. This course has become very popular in the past few years because of growing job market in food industry as a result of technological advancement which gave birth to health conscious people.

List of B.Tech. Food Technology Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.Tech. Food Technology program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.Tech. Food Technology

The B. Tech in Food Technology program aims to fulfill the following objectives:

  • To demonstrate competency of knowledge in basic principles of food science such as study of raw materials, underlying principles of selection, processing methods, composition, packaging science and preservation techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in practices of industrial foodstuff management and specialization processes.
  • To demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills to further research in the principles of food engineering and apply them in successful commercial way.
  • To develop food safety and security techniques in the commercial production industry, minimize waste production and distribute edibles with utmost economic nutrient value.
  • To demonstrate the ability to follow government regulations and specifications and apply industry based best practices.

Admission Requirements in B.Tech. Food Technology

The eligibility requirements for the candidates seeking admission at Tribhuvan University and its constituent campuses are as follows:

  • The applicant must have completed 12 (10+2) years of formal education with at least second division.
  • The applicant having certificate level in food technology/laboratory technology from Tribhuvan University or a TU recognized institute is also eligible for application.
  • The applicants must appear in the entrance exam conducted by IoST, TU and pass the exam.
  • The merit list of the applicants from the entrance exam will be published and they can seek admission as per the merit list at Tribhuvan University or TU and its constituent campuses and affiliated private colleges.

Below is the detailed TU B.Tech. Food Technology Syllabus.

1st Year

  • : Physics
  • : Chemistry
  • : Math and Statistics
  • : Instrumental Techniques of Analysis
  • : Basic and Food Microbiology
  • : Basic Principles of Engineering

Below is the detailed TU B.Tech. Food Technology Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • : Food Chemistry
  • : Principles of Food Processing
  • : Food Engineering
  • : Biochemistry and Human Nutrition
  • : Technology of Food Products- I

Below is the detailed TU B.Tech. Food Technology Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • : Technology of Food Products- II
  • : Technology of Food Products- III
  • : Biochemical Engineering
  • : Industrial Microbiology
  • : Food Quality Control and Analysis

Below is the detailed TU B.Tech. Food Technology Syllabus.

4th Year

  • : Storage and Packaging Technology
  • : Operation Research and Food Plant Management
  • : Dairy Technology
  • : Dissertation
  • : In-plant Training and Class Seminar

Scope and Career Prospects

Recently, the graduates have a high demand in the market because of the skills shortage. The graduates have immediate employment prospects in the varied field of food industry. The graduates can choose to pursue careers in both private and public sectors. They can also secure employment in NGO/INGOs working in the field of food, nutrition and dietetics. They can works as:

  • Quality manager
  • Production manager
  • Product advisor
  • Research and Development Scientist
  • Food inspector
  • Process engineers
  • Quality controller
  • Food innovation manager
  • Packaging and product development
  • Commercial technologist

The starting salary of graduates in B. Tech is NRs.10,000 and up to NRs. 35,000.

Organizations employing food technologists

  • Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) under Ministry of Agricultural Development
  • Food and Nutrition Awareness Center Nepal (FONAC)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Nepal
  • Chaudhary Group
  • Golchha Organization and many more

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