Food Processing Scope

Food Processing Scope

Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) is launched under the scheme of University Grants Commission for skill development based on higher education leading to B.Voc. degree with multiple exists as Diploma/ Advanced Diploma/ Degree under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). The B.Voc. programme incorporates specific job roles and their national occupational standards along with broad based general education.

Across the world, food-processing sector has a large potential for growth and socio economic impact as it leads to income generation by creating jobs for rural poor and thus reduces the burden on agricultural sector. It also helps in reduction of wastage, value addition, foreign exchange earnings and enhancing manufacturing competitiveness.

This sector serves as a vital link between the agriculture and industrial segments of the economy. Adequate focus on this could greatly alleviate our concerns on food security and food inflation.

            Food processing is multidisciplinary field. It consists of element of chemistry, technology, dairy technology and biology. It deals with activities such as sourcing and acquiring raw materials (Fruits and Vegetables), food processing system, processes, relevant equipment, dairy products, Fruits and vegetable processing, Agro Products, packaging, marketing, storage and transportation techniques etc.

  • After completing this course, one will have access to multiple job opportunities. Food is one of our basic necessities. Demand for food wont stop. Food processing industry is poised to remain strong in the future. This sector will generate ample amount of job opportunities each year.
  • If you have a UG in B.Voc (Food processing Technology), you can work as Research Scientists,    Food technologists, Engineers, Organic Chemists,   Biochemists, Analytical Chemists, Home Economists, Managers and accountants as well as in Food processing based industries like 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 and
  • Government are also known to hire food processing professionals. Some of the recruiters are-food safety and inspection board and Municipal Corporation.
  • You also can pursue M. Voc. (Food processing Technology) if interested in research.