ABOUT US

Amity University: An Overview:
Established under the aegis of  Rithanand Balved Education a non- Profit Foundation founded over 19 years ago.

Amity today is one of the most trusted names in the education, wherein 60000 students are pursuing over 240 programmes, spread over 1000 acres of campuses with 4.5 million sq. ft. of built up area.

It has a dedicated team of 3500 scientists, researchers and faculty members who operate in meritocratic and professional environment.

This unparalleled growth of Amity is a combination of the most Hi-Tech campuses, a dedicated faculty comprising thought leaders and practical professionals, innovative teaching methodology and unparallel corporate interaction.

The Amity University Noida, Uttar Pradesh is a part of the Amity Group has been established through state legislature and is recognised by UGC.

Amity Institute of Food Technology :

Amity Institute of Food Technology, a vital constituent of Amity University was established on December 5, 2006 according to a decision of the Academic Council conveyed vide letter No. AUUP/Academic/03/2006 dated 05.12.2006 by Registrar, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh. In that very Academic Council Meeting, the commencement of B. Tech. (Food Tech.), 4 year programme from the academic year 2007-08 was also approved.

What is Food Technology ?

Food Technology (Food Tech.) is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution and consumption of delicious, safe, nutritious and wholesome food. Food Science is a discipline concerned with all the technical aspects of food, beginning with harvest or slaughtering or milking or catching and ending with its processing and consumption. Food Science is in fact highly inter-disciplinary applied science, incorporating concepts and involving topics from Chemistry, Microbiology, Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural, Dairy & Veterinary sciences.

MESSAGES

Message from the Director :

Amity University has brilliantly advanced in its two-fold approach – Expansion and Excellence in the span of last five years, which period has been highly eventful and fulfilling.  Amity has now become a symbol of quality education in the country.

Amity Institute of Food Technology was established in the year 2006, which started functioning in 2007 by initiating B. Tech. (Food Tech.) programme of 4-year duration after 10+2 level of education. The first batch of B. Tech. (Food Tech.) students is going to complete their degree requirements in 2011.

The Institute has five well equipped laboratories viz. Food Microbiology & Biotechnology Laboratory, Food Chemistry Laboratory, Instrumentation & Research Laboratory, Food Packaging Laboratory and Sensory Evaluation Laboratory.  In addition, the Institute has a Food Processing Hall to house pilot plant to familiarize the students with different unit processes and operations related to the processing of various plant and animal-based foods. 

The Institute maintains a rich library containing 218 titles and 1445 volumes of books in the area of food technology, which is presently housed in an exclusive wing of the library building of the Amity School of Engineering & Technology.  In addition, the Library also subscribes six Indian journals on food technology for the faculty and students who also enjoy an access to more than 20 on-line journals in the area of food science and technology.

The substantial assistance by way of a grant received from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India has certainly strengthened the infrastructural facilities of this Institute.

India’s agricultural production base is strong, kudos to our farmers and agricultural scientists but at the same time wastage of agricultural produce is massive mostly due to lack of post harvest technological and food processing facilities.  The wastage of fruits and vegetables alone is estimated at about 35%, the value of which is approximately Rs.37,000 crore annually. This is mainly because the processing level is very low, i.e. around 2.2% for fruits & vegetables compared to countries like USA (65%), Philippines (78%) and China (23%); 26% for marine, 6% for poultry and 20% for buffalo meat, as against 60-70% in developed countries.  The share of India’s export of processed  food in global trade is only 1.5% at present. There exists, therefore, tremendous scope of expansion of food processing sector and as a result, increasing employment opportunities for the qualified food technologists in the times to come.

The Institute endeavors to equip each and every student with best education to turn out a versatile food technologist and professionalist.  I am confident, our graduates will meet the expectations of the industry fully well if they join the industry and shall be successful entrepreneurs if venture to start food manufacturing units at their own.

I am sure, this Institute and our Alumni will minimize the gap between the fast growing demand and the present day scarce availability of well trained and qualified personnel and will effectively take up the emerging challenges of the sun rise food processing and value addition industry. I sincerely hope that in coming years the quality education in food science & technology at this Institute shall be at par with that in any University of the developed world and the outgoing graduates shall bring laurels to this Institute and Amity University.