"Every day I see students working with the skill and patience of professionals. Makes me glad to be doing what I am."
- Mr. A. Ravinder
Head of Department (PG)
| Who we are and what we do
Set up in the academic year of 2004, the Department of Food Technology is solely aimed at training students to be expert food technologists and entrepreneurs. We accomplish this by covering every aspect of food production – from manufacturing and preservation to packaging and management – in our curriculum.
Some key statistics for the Department of Food Technology:
we offer 1 UG course, B. Sc Food Technology of 3 years and 1 PG course, M. Sc Food Technology of 2 years
Admissions to our Food Technology courses happen through the common Loyola admissions route.
| What makes us different
The immersive curriculum we provide is only a part of what we do. The popularity of our food technology department arises from the hands-on experience we give our students throughout. A few highlights:
Our 3 laboratories and 4 food manufacturing plants, aided by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. Of India, New Delhi, and the UGC, support our vast curriculum. Apart from the theory of food processing and quality control, students learn skills such as pulse-milling, food packaging, and confectionery production through first-hand experience.
Students are allotted industrial projects with huge companies so as to garner exposure and expertise. Some of these companies include A.P. Food Govt. Ltd., Coca Cola, Budweiser and Pepsico.
03Earn While You Learn
Our working confectionery and bakery are the results of the ingenuity of our staff and students. Students manufacture as well as market chocolates, biscuits, ice creams, etc., and keep the profit they get from the sales.
Our food technology department is big on innovation and even bigger on initiative. We give our students great responsibility, and they make use of our world-class facilities to surprise us.
| Major events in our journey
The Department Of Food Technology fills an enormous gap in the field of food education, and has grown immensely since its inception. A few pit stops on our way:
Department Of Food Technology starts at Loyola Academy and offers B.Sc Food Technology
Department receives a grant from Ministry of Food Processing Industries, New Delhi, for equipment, library books, and for improving facilities
C.V.L.M. Vamsi, a student, wins the 1st prize in essay writing competition on “World Food Security : The Challenges of Climate Change and Bio Energy” held by the Hyderabad Chapter of AFSTI
Mr. A. Ravinder, HOD, undertakes research in Brew House Recovery. His paper is published in the magazine 'Indian Food & Beverages'; Journal of Processed Food of Nov.’09 issue
Hari Krishna, Bala Praveen, and Spandana, our students, establish Loyola Academy Bakery with support from management
Monica Yadav, a student, wins the 3rd prize in a quiz competition during World Food Day Celebration held at CFTRI, Hyderabad
International Conference on Food Safety & Risk Analysis, sponsored by Tuskegee University, USA and USDA/FAS is conducted in collaboration with Pratishta Industries
Staff and students participate in 5th International Conference on “Fermented Foods, Health Status, and Social Well-being: Challenges and Opportunities” at CFTRI, Mysore
Department establishes sugar confectionery and chocolate manufacturing unit with CPE–II grant
M. Sc. Food Technology and Management course was established
Our students conduct a survey on “Malnutrition Among Children” in Shamshabad slums
Department organizes a guest lecture on “Food Safety and HACCP”
Our students win the 2nd prize in march-past at Parade Grounds, Secunderabad, and are honoured by the CM of Andhra Pradesh
The Department of Food Technology conducted a two day certificate training programme for M.Sc. and B.Sc. III year students on “Internal Auditing in Food Industries and FSSAI” on 17 &18 August, 2015.