CENTRE OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

About the Centre

Centre of Food Science & Technology (CFST) was established in 2001 with the staff working on different aspects of food processing, preservation and quality control. The Centre is having Faculty members with specialization in Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Microbiology, Postharvest Physiology, Food & Nutrition and Food Technology. The main objective of the centre is to develop trained manpower and appropriate technology for food processing industry.  

Mailing Address
The Director
Centre of Food Science and Technology
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar- 125 004, Haryana, India.
Telephone: +91-1662-289204.
Fax: +91-1662-234952
Email:
cfst@hau.ernet.in
 

Faculty
         
Dr. (Mrs.) Santosh Dhillon,
            Director
            Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities,
            CCSHAU, Hisar.
 

FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. SALEEM SIDDIQUI
   Designation: Professor & Head
   
DOB: May 25, 1959
   Field of Specialization: Post harvest Technology;Food Science
   Experience: 26 years
   Phone No. : 01662-289204 (0) +91-9416397847 (R)

   Email:
saleem@hau.ernet.in
; saleemcfst@gmail.com

Dr. (Mrs.) RAJ BALA GREWAL (Joined as Dean PGS)
  Designation: Professor
  DOB: April 16, 1959
  Field of Specialization: Food Science & Nutrition
  Experience: 30 years
  Phone No. : 01662-289204 (0), 01662-222956 (R)
  Email: grewalrb@hau.ernet.in
grewalrb@gmail.com

Dr. RAKESH GEHLOT
  Designation: Associate Professor
  DOB: July 1, 1966
  Field of specialization: Fruits and vegetables preservation
  Experience: 19 years
  Phone No. : 01662-289204 (O)

  Email: raka
66@hau.ernet.in
; rakagehlot@gmail.com

Dr. (Mrs.) REKHA
  Designation: Assistant Professor
  DOB: 22.03.1981
  Field of Specialization: Food Science & Technology
  Experience: 1 Year
  Phone no.:
289204 (O),
94672238876 (M)
  Email: rekhaphogat@gmail.com

 
Dr. (Mrs.) Anju Kumari
  Designation: Assistant Professor (Food Micro.)
 

Dr. MUKESH KUMAR GARG
  Associated Faculty member

  Designation: Professor
  Field of specialization: Agricultural Processing & Food Engineering
  Experience: 22 years
  Phone No.: 01662-289204 (O), 01662-271060 (R) 9416674060 (M)

  Email: gargmk@hau.ernet.in

 

Academic programme:  

The Centre offers postgraduate programme leading to: 

(i) M.Sc. (Food Science and Technology): The Centre admits 6-8 students every year in M.Sc. programme through an entrance test being conducted by the University in the month of June. The basic requirement for admission to Masterís programme is B.Sc. in basic and applied sciences. It involves teaching, laboratory exercises and 4 weeks compulsory in-plant training in various food industries. The students also carry out research work and submit a thesis before being finally eligible for the award of Degree. Till date about 2230 students have passed out from the Centre and are well placed in different food industries and academic institutions.  

(ii) Ph.D. (Food Science and Technology): From academic year 2010-11, Ph.D. programme has been started. The centre admits 3 students every year and the basic requirement for admission to PhD is M.Sc. (Food Science & Technology).

Courses offered to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
 

RESEARCH: Besides the on-going research in improvement and development of conventional processed food products from fruits, vegetables, cereals and pulses, the Centre has started focussing on following thrust areas

  • Development of nutritionally rich, low cost processed foods

  • Processing of under utilized crops for food products development

  • Development of health foods/functional foods

  • Development of instant and convenience foods

  • Development of shelf stable ready to eat foods as home meal replacement

  • Evaluation of different varieties for specific processing traits

  • Minimal processing of fruits & vegetables

  • Enhancement of shelf life of perishables

  • Food quality assurance & safety

  • Development of probiotic foods/ organic foods

  • Production of fermented foods

  • Assessment of microbial quality of foods

  • Development, optimization and evaluation of processing machinery

LIST OF PROJECTS COMPLETED AND ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

The Centre has brought various research projects from various agencies e.g. Ministry of Food Processing(MFPI), DST, ICAR, etc.

Projects completed

  • Upgradation of Quality Control and Food Analysis Laboratory

  • Creation of infrastructural facilities for Centre of Food Science and Technology

  • Development of commercially viable technologies for  on farm primary processing of fruits & vegetables

  • Improvement in the quality of fruits and vegetables by use of pulsed electric field.

  • Development of value added products of guar gum

On going Research projects

  • Development of processing technology for promoting plant and animal products

  • Optimization of processing parameters for development of technology of traditional products

  • Experimental Learning- Setting up facilities for hands on training for processing of fruits & vegetables and some other food items

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION 

(i)    International students: Five students from developening countries have successfully completed their Masters degree from the Centre. These include 3 Students from Vietnam and 1 each from Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.

(ii)    The Centre has signed MOU with IOWA State University for inter-university collaborative academic and scientific programmes.

(iii)   An International Interdisciplinary Indo-Netherlands project - Tailoring Plant, Food and Social Sciences to Empower Local Mungbean Production and Consumption Pattern (TELFUN) was granted to the Centre for the year 2007-2011.

STUDENTS' PLACEMENT

MANUALS

THESIS/DISSERTATION/REPORTS (PROJECT WORK)

MAJOR RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS  

MOU (Non-Exclusive License Agreements) signed with Food Industries for the Food Products Technology developed by CFST 

  1. DKS Incorporate, Hisar for Brahmi Biscuits and two variants of value added fruit beverages (signed on 25.4.2013)
  2. Kamboj Foods Pvt. Ltd., Indri, Karnal for Brahmi Biscits (to be signed on may 8, 2013).

 PROCESSED PRODUCTS ON SALE (EXPERIMENTAL BASIS)  

Sr.No

Name of product*

Quantity

Approved rate (Rs.)

w.e.f. 15.01.2013

1.         Fruit RTS beverage                            200 ml             10.00

2.         Fruit squash                                        700 ml             90.00

3.         Pomegrante syrup                              700 ml           180.00

4.         Vinegar                                                700 ml             40.00

6.         Jam/Jelly/Marmalade                         500 g               80.00

7.         Fruit preserve                                      1.0 kg            100.00

8.         Vegetable candy (carrot)                    1.0 kg            100.00

9.         Fruit candy (aonla & ber)                    1.0 kg            150.00

10.       Spiced fruit candy                               1.0 kg            170.00

10.       Tomato ketchup                                  500 g               60.00

11.       Tomato chutney                                  500 g               60.00

12.       Tomato paste                                      500 g               70.00

13.       Pickle                                                  500 g               50.00

14.       Guava cheese/bar                              100 g               30.00

15.       Frozen peas                                        500 g               80.00

16.       Instant upma mix                                100 g               20.00

17.       Instant upma mix                                200 g               40.00

18.       Melting moments biscuit                     200 g               30.00

19.       Kaju biscuit                                          250 g               40.00

20.       Sponge cake                                       250 g approx.  40.00

21.       Chocolate cake                                   300 g approx.  90.00

22.       Butter cake                                         250 g               80.00

23.       Instant halwa mix (Desi ghee)            100 g               25.00

24.       Instant halwa mix (Desi ghee)            200 g               50.00

25.       Cake buns                                           2 pieces           10.00

26.       High fiber biscuit                                 100 g               25.00

27.       Maize biscuits                                     250 g               40.00

28.       Maize/Butter biscuits (butter/ desi ghee) 250 g               60.00

29.       Extruded corn snacks                         25 g                 10.00

 *Products made available on demand