Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc. ) : Food Processing

B.Voc. in Food Processing is a three year Degree program offering specialization in Fruit & vegetable processing, Milk & dairy products and Agro products processing in the I, II & III year respectively with exit levels after each year such as Diploma /Advanced Diploma.

Ewing Christian College has also started Bachelor of Vocation in Food Processing, which is a contemporary exercise that develops efficiency and improves promotion of the food products. This course is based on developing set of methods and techniques which can be used to transform raw materials into nutritious and safe food for consumption. Despite the fact that food processing industry in India is at developing stage, it offers exponential career opportunities to trained professionals in food processing

The curriculum of the course has designed in consultation with the Sector Skill Council i.e. Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) is a National Partnership Organization that brings together academia, industry, labour and the government to address human resource gaps in Food Processing Industry. This Food processing Sector Skill Council became operational last year on 29th October, 2014.FICCI is a Food Processing Sector Skill Council (SSC) responsible for designing Qualification Packs (QPs) for different Food Processing related jobs.

The Curriculum details includes a suitable mix of general education and skill developmentwhich are designed for specific job roles in Food Processing industry. The course includes content which equip skill development component in the candidate. The candidate will be exposed to project work and on the job training in the industry as well.

Food Processing Industry is one of the major employment intensive segments constituting 12.13 per cent of employment generated in all Registered Factory sector in 2011-12. According to the latest Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) for 2011-12, the total number of persons engaged in registered food processing sector is 17.77 lakhs.

With aptitude to work and requisite skills one can find employment as

Research Scientists, Food Technologists, Food Engineers, Organic Chemists, Biochemists, Analytical Chemists, Home Economists, Managers and accountants

Job Prospects

Top Companies

Some of the leading food processing companies in India have come up in joint collaboration with MNCs operating in India. While companies from developed nations provide technical expertise, Indian firms offer cheap labor and production centers.

Leading food processing companies in India include: Amul, Godrej Industrial Limited, Dabur India Ltd., PepsiCo India Holdings, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd., Britannia Industries Ltd., Parle Products Pvt. Ltd. and many more with various MNC’s as well.

INDUSTRY PARTNER :

The Industrial partner of this course is Shyam Dairy Products Ltd., (Allahabad) to start with, with negotiations going on for collaboration with more industrial partners. They will be supporting in training and placement programmes of students.

Shyam Dairy Products is a venture of the vibrant multifaceted ShyamGroup . It is the largest Dairy in Eastern U.P. with a State-of- art-Infrastructure. It is bothISO 9001 as well as a HACCP certified Company. The present processing capacity of the Dairy is about four lakh (4lakh) liters of milk per day

The Dairy's products, are present in the Markets of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttranchal, Madhya Pradesh,Chhatisgarh,Bihar,Jharkhand,West Bengal and Assam. The Dairy's vast network involves over 50,000 farmers, 12000 Milk suppliers, more than 1,00,000 Retailers and Wholesalers. These cater to, more than six lakh end users

ELIGIBILITY :

A candidate must have passed 10+2 science examination with PCB/PCBM/PCM/10+2 Agriculture having scored not less than 50% marks (45% for SC & ST candidates) in aggregate with condition that candidate coming from different streams must take remedial courses as prescribed.

TOTAL NUMBER OF SEATS : 50 (FIFTY)

COURSE FEE: Rs. 30,000.00 (per semester)

ADMISSION PROCEDURE: On the basis of merit position followed by Interview

Award* Duration NSQF Level Job Role in the Market

Diploma

1 year

5

Laboratory Technician

Advanced Diploma

2 year

6

Production Supervisor, Laboratory Analyst in Small Scale Industries

B.Voc. Degree

3 year

7

Certification Officer, Auditor, Food Safety Officer, Food Inspector, Plant In- charge and Manager, Laboratory Analyst, Laboratory Supervisor, Microbiologist, Quality Control Officer

* This programme provides options of multiple exit points i.e. after Diploma and Advanced Diploma

This program is designed on the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with the multiple entry and exit points.