Department of Fish Processing Technology & Engg. (FPTE):
Brief overview of the Department:
The Department of Fish Processing Technology & Engg. is a merging of two departments, namely, Fish Processing Technology and Fisheries Engineering, constitute a major department of the College. Presently, the quality of fish and fishery products is a major concern in fish industry worldwide which encompasses harvest, handling, processing, distribution and marketing supply chain. Besides there is a growing tendency by the fish trader to use deadly chemicals like formalin to enhance the shelf-life of fish, and insecticides to prevent dry fish from insect infestation. In order to address above issues for providing safe fish and fish products to the consumers and also to utilize low value fishes and utilization of fishery wastes to reduce post harvest losses, the course curriculum of the dept. has been adequately designed with periodical modification to create manpower for the fisheries sector not only of the region, but also of the country and beyond. From 2007 onwards, Master programme, i.e., M.F.Sc. (FPT) has been started with intake capacity of 05 and so far 29 students have been awarded the degree. The dept. also started Ph.D. programme in the discipline of Fish Processing Technology from 2018 with intake capacity of 02. So far, the faculty members of the dept. has already published more than 100 research papers in both national and international journals and more than 25 book chapters. As a part of the research activity, the dept. has already completed 5 externally funded and 11 university funded research projects with valued outcome from all the projects. Besides, the dept. has also developed/customized 5 fish products with good market response and FSSAI certification. Last but not the least, the dept. is always devoted at level best to disseminate the technologies to the society for entrepreneurial development.
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