An innovative Centre for Food Science and Technology has been constituted by University of Lucknow in
the year 2015 with the grant received under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) from the
Government of Uttar Pradesh to start M. Sc. program in Food Processing and Technology. The centre is
rehabilitated as Institute of Food Processing and Technology (IFPT) in 2017 under the aegis of ONGC
Centre of Advanced Studies, situated in ONGC building at University of Lucknow.
The four semesters M. Sc. program in Food Processing and Technology is successfully running with total
intake of 30 seats. Extensive theory and practical trainings are given under the course content to the
students in order to meets the requirements of Food Industry. The fourth semester of this program is
totally based on the industrial training for a period of six months. One of the major goals of Institute is
to produce trained food technologists, ready to accept the present challenges of food industries. Efforts
are being made to develop the institute as an excellent research center in the field of food technology
and train the society about the recent advancements in the field of food technology.
Fully air conditioned class rooms and labs are provided to the students. A food testing & research
laboratories equipped with various advanced equipments such as RT-PCR (for food borne pathogen
detection), Laminar Air Flow and Incubators (for cultivating the food pathogens), -80° Deep Freezer
(storage of biomaterials), Refrigerated centrifuge, Microplate Reader (quantification of proteins/DNA)
are available in the institute.
From the first batch of M.Sc. Program, students are being employed in reputed food industries viz.
namely Nestle, Haldiram, Britannia, Motherdairy, Patanjali, Amul, Parle, Coca Cola etc. Few students
have also qualified ARS/NET for admission in Ph.D. program.
VISION AND MISSION
The fundamental mission of IFPT is to emerge out as a global competitive Institute of excellence to
impart post-graduation education programs in the discipline of Food Processing and Technology to
satisfy aspirations of new generation