School of Food Science and Technology


Food Science and Technology

Food science & technology is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; the causes of food deterioration; and the concepts underlying food processing. Food scientists and technologists apply scientific disciplines including chemistry, engineering, microbiology, and nutrition to the study of food to improve the safety, nutrition, wholesomeness and availability of food. Depending on their area of specialization, food scientists may develop ways to process, preserve, package, and/or store food according to industry and government specifications and regulations. School of Food Science & Technology is a well-established department of Minhaj University Lahore. It comprises of highly qualified and experienced faculty including PhDs and M.Phil. Along with outstanding infrastructure, this school has well-established laboratories which enable the students to enhance their practical expertise in the field of food testing and quality assurance.

Scope of the field

Food science & technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food Food processing is the treatment of food substances by changing their properties to preserve it, improve its quality or make it functionally more useful. Food processors take the raw animal, vegetable, or marine materials and transform them into edible products through the application of labour, machinery, energy, and scientific knowledge. Chemical, biological, and mechanical processes are used to convert relatively bulky, perishable, and typically inedible food materials into shelf-stable, convenient, and palatable foods and beverages.

Facilities available in the department

  • Food Analytical & Quality Control Laboratory
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Food Process Engineering Laboratory
  • Food Sensory Evaluation Laboratory
  • Semi-commercial Water Filtration and Standardization Plant
  • Nutritional Screening Laboratory
  • Well-furnished and fully Air Conditioned Classrooms

Career Path

  • Punjab Food Authority
  • Ministry of National Food Security & Research
  • Academia in public and private sector universities
  • Agricultural and Food research sectors
  • Punjab Livestock & Dairy Development Board
  • Halal Foods Research & Development organizations
  • Government Food Testing Laboratories
  • Food Industries
  • Dairy Industries etc.

Programs Offered