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Department of Food Technology & Rural Industries

The Department of Food Technology and Rural Industries, one of the five constituent Departments of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, started functioning since 1964. The Department is housed in the ‘Najmal Haque Bhabon’ in the premises of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology. The Department offers most of the professional courses for the award of Bachelor of Science in Food Engineering (B.Sc. Food Engg.) degree under the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology and the first batch of the graduates came out in 2006. It may be mentioned here that the Department used to offer several courses under the integrated curriculum for B.Sc. Agri.Engg. degree. The department also offers M.S. and PhD degrees.The formal components of the food engineering program provide integrated professional training in food science and technology with emphasis on the engineering aspects. The course is formal and elective in nature providing an opportunity for students to apply their basic skills in areas relevant to this field.