PhD Food Technology

Food is at the epicenter of human existence. There’s a growing impetus on healthy food which eventually leads to a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, the applied domains of Food Technology can be of additional importance in entrepreneurial and commercial pursuits leading to the development of many products. The PhD program in Food Technology aims to provide students an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge through highly qualified HEC approved supervisors.

Scope of PhD Food Technology

Food technology is the application of a diversity of scientific and practical disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics and engineering, to the production, processing, preservation, packaging and distribution. There’s a growing impetus on healthy food which eventually leads to a healthy lifestyle. In this case, the knowledge about the Food Technology that’s used to prepare it, plays a vital role. Rapid urbanization around the world and lifestyle changes have led to tremendous growth in this field. It revolves around the composition, nutritional make-up and new processes designed to reinvent and increase food resources. Activities like enhancing food products, increasing its durability, checking its safety or making it healthier, together constitute Food Technology.

Food technology is associated with the study of selection, preservation and production of food. The degree ensures the good quality of food. . Maintaining the hygienic level of food also comes under the category of food scientist’s responsibility. It deals with all types of foods like meat, fruits, vegetables, cereals, fish, egg, milk, spices etc. This field is responsible for consumers to be more informed about the food they consume. Food scientists and technologists have jointly contributed to advancing this science and ensuring a healthy and abundant supply of food.

Ph.D. Food Technology employ zone is very diverse and after completion of degree various opportunities are available in Food Preparation and Serving Outlets, FMCG Marketing Sector, Teaching and Education, Personal Care and Service Occupations and Research institutes.

Moreover, the applied domains of Food Technology can be of additional importance in entrepreneurial and commercial pursuits leading to the development of many products. Food Technology is the most cost effective way to develop new products, new techniques with compliance to the requirements of second largest industry in Pakistan.

Outline

Road Map

  • Year 1, Semester-I (12 Cr. Hrs.)


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1FT8213Food Carbohydrates Chemistry and Technology3
  • 2FT8723Recent Advances in Food Science & Technology 3
  • 3FT8413Food Enzymology3
  • 4FT8063Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry 3
  • Total12
  • Year 1, Semester-II (12 Cr. Hrs.)


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1FT8322Processing of Milk and Milk Products3
  • 2FT8713Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals3
  • 3FT8612Advances in Food Packaging3
  • 4FT8013Biostatistics3
  • Total12

  • Year 2, Semester-III (6 Cr. Hrs.)


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1FT8816Research and Thesis6
  • Year 2, Semester-IV (6 Cr. Hrs.)


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1FT8921Research and Thesis6

Admission Criteria

To apply for PhD Food Technology, a candidate must have at least 3.00/4.00 CGPA or 60% marks from an annual system in MS Food Science & Technology, MS Food Technology, MS Food and Nutrition, MS Food Safety and Quality Management, MS Food Service Management or equivalent degree. All applicants are required to pass UCP Admission Test and Interview.

Prospects

Fee Structure

PhD Food Technology

  • Sr. No. COURSE NAME Per Credit Hour Fee Admission Fee Total Credit Hours Degree Fee
  • 1PhD Food Technology 25,0008,000484,09,000
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