The framework has been developed to allow flexibility, creativity and innovation in multidisciplinary design teaching-learning process at all levels. A student pursuing BA programme would be required to choose DSC from two streams or disciplines of study. The student can do either a Major or a Minor in Food Technology. While Discipline A would be of Food Technology (Major or Minor); Discipline B can be of any other discipline (stream of study) such as economics or geography offered in BA programme in college. The contents have been drawn keeping the advancements in the discipline of Food Technology in mind. The course offers interesting Skill Enhancement courses too. They reflect the Indian knowledge system together with current changing needs of students and the demands of evolving food industry.
The course B.A. (Prog.) with Food Technology has been developed keeping the following objectives in mind.
To enable students to demonstrate systematic, extensive and coherent knowledge as well as skills, attitude and values in the areas of food science and processing as a discipline. ,br> To enhance their capacities and ensure competitiveness and excellence in academics, research and extension.
To prepare the students for suitable career progression in the field of food processing, entrepreneurship and for employment in food business organizations.
Train the students to take the applications of various areas of food processing from the lab to the community/industry to improve the quality of life of people using effective communication skills and techniques.
To develop requisite skills for undertaking research in the areas of food science and technology.
To empower the students with knowledge base and functional skills to start their own enterprises.
In addition to above, students upon successful completion of BA Programme with major in Food Technology shall be more equipped to take higher education such as PhD. They would also be able to take up higher-middle and higher-level positions in leading companies and organizations of the food and allied sectors.
Prof. (Dr.) Upasna Seth