Food Science Technology and Nutrition

Department : Food Science Technology and Nutrition
HOD : Prof. Sanjukta Das
Designation : Professor and Chairman, PG Council
Qualification : M.A.,M.Phil,Ph.D.
Teaching Exp. : 22 Years
Phone No. : : +91 94384-38998
Email : : sanjukta.das67@
Message of the HOD

Sambalpur University established as Center for Food Science & Technology in 2010 and turned into independent P.G. Department of Food Science Technology and Nutrition in the year 2018. It is an interdisciplinary center of study to offer courses on Food Science & technology and carry out research in areas of food science, food technology, food processing and Nutrition. The emphasis of the department is interdisciplinary study with social relevance. The center started functioning with the M. Tech. programme in Food Science & Technology, M. Sc. programme in Food Science with the support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. Currently three courses (Two P.G. Programme and one Ph.D. Programme) are running. In FSTN, about 50% of the students are from out of state as well as many of them are working in Food Industries of private and Govt. sector all over India. Most of the students are placed as dietician in various multidisciplinary hospitals after completing their M.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition.

Mission & Vison

Vision :

To provide quality education to the students with globally recognized learning curricula in the field of Food Technology & Nutritional sciences to become self-sustainable and entrepreneur.

Mission :

  1. Sambalpur University shall strive to educate society for generations by providing transformative education with deep disciplinary knowledge and concern for environment.
  2. To develop problem solving, leadership and communication skill in student participants to serve the organization of today and tomorrow.
  3. To aim for the holistic development of the students by giving them value based ethical education with concern for society.
  4. To foster entrepreneurial skills and mindset in the students by giving lifelong learning to make them responsible citizens.
Infrastructure Facilities
Building Details Ground/First/Second Mention the Name of the Facility
Class Room - 1 Ground Floor Blackboard/White Board Facility
Class Room - 2 First Floor Blackboard/White Board Facility
Seminar Hall - 1 Second Floor LCD /Smartboard/ White Board Facility
Food Chemistry Lab Ground Floor  
Food Analysis Lab First Floor  
Microbiology Lab First Floor  
Food Packaging Lab Second Floor  
Nutrition Lab Second Floor  
Library First Floor  
Food Science Technology and Nutrition

Param Shavak Super Computer

The Department of Computer Science and Applications is proud to house the state-of-the-art Param Shavak Super Computer. This powerful computing system, equipped with two multicore CPUs, each boasting a minimum of 12 cores, offers a peak computing power ranging from 2 to 5 Tera-Flops, making it an invaluable asset for our academic and research endeavors. With 64 GB of RAM and 8 TB of storage, it accelerates data processing and storage capacity, facilitating advanced computational research. The addition of an NVIDIA GP 100 accelerator card further enhances its capabilities. The Param Shavak comes pre-loaded with parallel programming development tools and resource management utilities, simplifying the execution of complex simulations and computations. Our department takes pride in providing students, researchers, and faculty members with an indigenous HPC portal, CHReME, and an applications interface, Onama, offering easy access to a suite of HPC applications tailored to various scientific domains, from bioinformatics to computational fluid dynamics. What sets the Param Shavak apart are its userfriendly features, including pre-loaded parallel programming development tools, resource management utilities, and the convenience of the indigenous HPC portal. Moreover, the system comes pre-packaged with a suite of HPC applications catering to various domains such as bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, materials science, quantum chemistry, atmospheric modeling, and computational fluid dynamics, making it an indispensable tool for groundbreaking research and simulations across a multitude of scientific disciplines.

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( Param Shavak Super Computer )

MOU Signed

The Department has signed two significant Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to advance computer education and research. The first MOU, in 2015, involved a partnership with IIT Bombay and was funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This initiative aimed to provide software training through spoken tutorials. The second MOU, established in 2017, was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and was funded by the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan(RUSA), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This collaboration focused on installing and deploying "PARAM Shavak," a high-performance computing solution, enhancing the University's computing capabilities for advanced research and training to students, research scholars and faculties of the University .

CSR Fund Received

The Department received two significant CSR funds in 2022. The first sponsorship, amounting to Rs. 27,25,865, was provided by the CSR Department of JSW Bhushan Power & Steel Limited, Rengali, Sambalpur, with the aim of supporting the development of a new computer Training Centre. The second sponsorship, totaling Rs. 10,00,000, was generously contributed by UCO Bank's General Administrative Department, Zonal Office, Ainthapali Road, Sambalpur, with a specific focus on establishing a computer Training Centre tailored to the needs of SC/ST students. These funds signify a meaningful partnership between industry and academia, enhancing educational opportunities in computer science and applications for the benefit of students at Sambalpur University, with a particular emphasis on empowering underprivileged communities.