The Department of Post Harvest Technology was established in 2013. This department offers courses as Fundamentals of Food and Nutrition, Post-Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops, Processing of Horticultural Crops, Horticultural Work Experience and Rural Horticultural Work Experience. Fundamentals of Food and Nutrition course cover major topics as energy, carbohydrates, protein, lipid, minerals, vitamins and food additives. Post-Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops covers post-harvest management, structure, maturity indices, pre cooling, sorting and grading of fruits and vegetables, plantation crops, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants along with systems/methods of storage, packaging and transportation. In the course Processing of Horticultural Crops student learns about various preservation methods, food pipe line, losses, unit operations, methods of preparation of juices, squashes, syrups, cordials, fermented beverages, jam, jelly, marmalade, candies, crystallized fruits, pickles, chutneys, sauces etc. along with spoilage, quality control, government policy and food laws.
Under the Horticultural Work Experience, students have to undergo for various aspects as market survey, procuring of raw materials, planning and preparation of products, calculation of costs, production and quality analysis at commercial scale, packaging, labelling and marketing. In the course, Rural Horticultural Work Experience, students have exposure of visits of various research stations, KVKs, campus of SAUs, progressive farmers’ field, horticultural based industries, Co-operatives, NGOs, etc... The department has established PHT laboratories having necessary equipment’s to conduct various practical’s. Department is also involved in different research, extension and co-curriculum activities of the college and university.
Mr. Nikhil Ankalagi, M.Sc. (Horticultre [Post Harvest Technology] ), NET
|Sr.No.||Course No||Name of Course||Credit|
|1||H/PHT-231||Fundamentals of Food and Nutrition||2(1+1)|
|2||H/PHT-362||Post-Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops||3(2+1)|
|3||H/PHT-363||Processing of Horticultural Crops||3(1+2)|
|4||HORT EL-483||Processing of Fruits and Vegetables for Value Addition||10(0+10)|
|Total 18 ( 4+14)|