BACHELOR OF VOCATION FOOD PROCESSING AND ENGINEERING

ABOUT THE COURSE

                BACHELOR OF VOCATION (B.Voc.) is an undergraduate course based on higher education leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) degree, with multiple exits as certificate/ Diploma/ Advanced Diploma/ Degree under the National Skill Qualification framework (NSQF). The higher education system incorporates the requirements of various industries in its curriculum, in an innovative manner to produce holistic and well groomed graduates and to ensure that the graduates have adequate knowledge and skills for employment and entrepreneurship.

                The curriculum is assigned with NOS and Qualification packs given by respective Sector Skill Councils under NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation). NOS (National Occupational standards) refers to standards applied uniquely in Indian context comprising of performance standards that individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of underpinning knowledge and understanding. Qualification pack comprises the set of NOS, together with educational, training and other criteria required to perform a job role.

This program offers multiple exit options as:-

NSQF Level

Duration of Course

Exit Points/Awards

4

6 months

Certificate

5

1 year

Diploma

6

2 year

Advanced Diploma

7

3 year

B.Voc Degree

After completing the BVoc degree, the student has 3 options viz:-

(a)    To start a micro level enterprise

(b)    Move to a master’s course followed by research in the specific skill area.

(c)    Pursue an MBA program.

For eligibility criteria and more information click on the given link:-

http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8083296_B-Vocation-ver-0.4-Final.pdf

SCOPE

Food processing industry is a sun rise industry with very good job prospects in India and abroad. It has revolutionized the food habits of the people in our country by offering cooked and securely packaged foods in attractive forms. There is a plethora of opportunities mainly in food processing industry including wheat, rice and baking industry, dairy industry, fruits and vegetables processing industry, meat, fish and poultry industry, alcoholic beverages and soft drink industry, spices and condiments industry, flavour industry, confectionary, quality control, R & D, Food packaging industry, food processing machinery designing and fabricating industry; and research and educational institutions.

 

Faculty

ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

                The department organizes industrial visits in each semester. These industrial visits are related to the subjects of the curriculum which emphasize on the practical knowledge and skill development. Further, to enhance their vision industrial experts as well as academicians are invited for seminars and discussion on novel techniques used in food processing. Experts from various backgrounds are invited to empower the students on topics such as nutrition, engineering aspects and placements.

Industrial Visits and seminars/guest lectures conducted by the department


Students Preparing Bread in Oven

Students Using Sieve Shaker

 Pagro Frozen Food Pvt. Ltd., Sirhind 17-02-17

 

 Mrs. Bector Cremica Food Specialities Ltd., Phillaur , 03-11-17

 "Food O Food Mania" to celebrate World Food Day, 26-10-16

Kitty Bread Pvt. Ltd. Ludhiana, 26-04-16

 

 Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. , Sonipat Harayana, 

 Pepsico India Ltd. Channo Distt. Sangrur, 19-03-16

 

HPMC, PARWANOO (12-09-15)

HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED,  RAJPURA ( 9 &10 SEP 2015)

 

VERKA MILK PLANT, PATIALA (23-04-15)

 

IFFPIL, CHANNO (28-10-14)

GUEST LECTURE BY MS. SUKHMAN KAUR,EXECUTIVE IN FOOD REGULATORY AFFAIRS, NESTLE INDIA LIMITED, GURGAON (09-11-15)

 

GUEST LECTURES BY DR. MINNI SINGH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, PUNJABI UNIVERSITY PATIALA.(09-10-15)

 

 

LECTURE BY DR. SHEHBAZ SINGH, PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, APIO & CO.,  CALIFORNIA, USA (08-10-15)

 

GUEST LECTURE BY DR. GEETA MEHRA, MCM DAV COLLEGE, CHANDIGARH (28-08-15)

GUEST LECTURE BY DR. GURDEEP KAUR AIIMS, NEW DELHI

 

The department has signed MOU’s with eminent food processing industries of Punjab such as 

S.No.         Name of Industry

1.       Pagro Frozen Foods Pvt. LTD

2.              Chanakaya Dairy Products,Mandi  Gobindgar

3     Verka plant, Patiala

4.       Pooja Solvex, Sunam

 

5.             Ricella Health Food LTD, Sunam

 

6.           Karan Rice mills, Sunam

 

7.             Ricella Health Food LTD, Dhuri

 

8.           International  Farm Fresh Products India Ltd, Channo.

 

 

9.  Patran Foods Pvt. Ltd.

 

 

 

10.  Flingo Food and Agro Pvt. Ltd., Samana.

 

 

Curriculum:

Semester I  (Qualification Pack in Baking Technician/ Operative, NSQF Level:4)

General Component

Punjabi Compulsory /

(A) Punjabi Elementary

English Communication Skills I

Basics of food processing

Skill Component

Bakery Science & Technology

Basics of food safety &  microbiology

Practical Paper pertaining to Bakery Science & Technology

Practical Paper pertaining to Basics of food safety &  microbiology

 

Semester II (Qualification Pack in Food Product Packaging Technician, NSQF Level:5)

General Component

Punjabi  Compulsory /

(A)       Punjabi Elementary

English Communication Skills II

Principles of Food Preservation

Drug Abuse

Skill Component

Basics of Food Packaging

Food Packaging Techniques

Practical paper pertaining  to basics of food packaging

Practical paper pertaining  to  food packaging techniques

Industrial Training (1 month)

 

Semester III  (Qualification Pack in Chief Miller)

General Component

Fundamentals of computer

Personality Development

Food Chemistry

Skill Component

Technology of Cereal Processing

Food Plant Layout & Sanitation

Practical Paper pertaining to Technology of Cereal Processing

Practical Paper pertaining to Food Plant Layout & Sanitation

 

 

Semester IV (Qualification Pack in Chief Miller, NSQF Level:6)

General Component

Environmental Science and Road Safety Awareness

Functional Management

Food  Additives

Skill Component

Technology of Pulse Processing

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Practical paper pertaining  to  Technology of Pulse Processing

Practical paper pertaining  to   Quality Assurance & Quality Control

Industrial Training (1 month)

Semester V

General Component

Communication Skills II

Marketing and Retail Management

Skill Component

Food Engineering II: Unit Operation

Food Industry Waste Management

Sugar and Confectionery Processing

Semester VI

B.VFPE-61 1

Project (Industrial /Institutional)