Dept. of Food Plant Operations


Food Plant Operations is a unique program designed to cater the needs of food processing industry. It involves a unique blend of food technology and operations management to foster improvement in production processes of food industry. It deals with the visit to industry, design and management of products, processes and services. It considers the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver the goods and services, their clients want. The preview of Food Plant Operations ranges from strategic to tactical and operational levels. Representative strategic issues include determining the size and location of food manufacturing plants, deciding the structure of service or production system.
Tactical issues include plant layout and structure, project management methods, and equipment selection and replacement. Operational issues include production scheduling and control, inventory management, quality control and inspection, traffic and materials handling, and equipment maintenance policies. The students are exposed to advanced lean manufacturing and operation optimizing techniques.

The department is also looking after the Students’ Representative Council, Training & Placement and Under Graduate academic activities of the college along with implementation of special projects as assigned by the college/university.


To train and develop skills of the students on the application of principles of management in food processing business with special emphasis on main functional areas of the industry.

To bring out the hidden potential and entrepreneurship aptitude of the students and also to encourage team building activities by enhancing the decision making, critical thinking and the problem solving capabilities of the students.

To make a significant contribution in the field of food processing business by inter-institutional collaboration in education, research and extension and providing benefits to all the stakeholders, producer farmers, industry, students, academia, government and society.


To achieve excellence in the field of food business management in line with the mandate area of the research and extension.