College of Dairy & Food Science Technology

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College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Udaipur
Established 1982
Type Government
Dean Dr. L. K. Murdia
Location Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Campus Urban
Website www.cdfst.ac.in

College of Dairy and Food Science Technology is a public technical institute and a constituent college of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is a premier college in the field of Dairy and Food Processing, and currently conducts undergraduate programs in Dairy Technology and Food Technology. A new Biotechnology program has been recently introduced in the college.

History[edit]

A graduate programme of Dairy Technology was started in the erstwhile University of Udaipur in the year 1978 in Rajasthan College of Agriculture, which led to the establishment later on in 1982 into a separate College and Faculty of Dairy Science in the University. Since then the College has undergone various changes in the academic programmes and development of physical facilities. The students of the college after acquiring the knowledge and skills required in the industry are serving various organizations involved in Dairy & Food Processing in and outside the country.

Courses Offered[edit]

B. Tech. Dairy Technology[edit]

Since its inception in the year 1978, CDFST has been offering a graduate programme in Dairy Technology. This four year degree (8 semester) programme offers intensive training in processing and quality control of milk and dairy products and engineering aspects of dairy processing equipments. An integral part of the course is the Experiential Learning and Hands on Training in the 7th semester where students are involved in manufacturing and marketing of various dairy products. The students get a practical experience of working in the institute's own processing plant. In the last semester students take up in-plant training at various dairy and food processing plants across the globe.

B. Tech. Food Technology[edit]

On account of the fast development in the processing the packaging industry the requirement of processed foods has increased tremendously for the society for domestic consumption as well as for export. Hence, a need had arisen to diversify the academic activities of the existing College of Dairy Science by initiating a graduate programme in Food Processing so as to provide competent technical manpower to the fast developing industry. Keeping this in view, the Strategic Development Project of the Rajasthan Agricultural University accepted the suggestions of the college and consequently recommended the widening of the scope of the present Dairy Science College of by converting into College of Dairy & Food Science Technology.

Consequently the Board of Studies designed a graduate programme in Food Technology parallel to the existing programme of Dairy Technology, which was approved by the Academic council for initiation from the session 1999-2000. The University received financial assistance from the World Bank and a part of the grant was earmarked for developing infrastructure and purchase of processing machineries for this college. With effect from the session 1999-2000, the College was named as College of Dairy & Food Science Technology.

B. Tech. Biotechnology[edit]

Looking forward to the demand of trained professionals in the field, a new Biotechnology programme was started in 2010 under self-financed scheme.

Departments[edit]

The College has five departments viz.

  • Department of Dairy and Food Technology
  • Department of Dairy and Food Management and Economics
  • Department of Dairy and Food Engineering
  • Department of Dairy and Food Chemistry
  • Department of Dairy and Food Microbiology

Facilities[edit]

Library[edit]

The college library is e-library, where issue, deposition and search of books is made through computers. A special data bank of books has been made in our college library, where readers are having facility of accessing books through computer. The College has excellent automated library housing over 7828 volumes of science and technical books. In addition, 30 National and International Journals, CDs, etc. provides immense scope for rare information to its readers. The library provides digitized book lending facility using state of the art software. Internet facilities are also available to students in the Library with all possibilities of referring electronic journals. Most of the books relevant to various disciplines are available. Libraries attached to different colleges of the University are also available for consultation. Some rare books and literature donated by the family of Late Dr. R. S. Rawat, Shri S. K. Bansal, Dr. S. P. Ohri, Shri. B. S. Jerry and Dr. V.B.Sing are also available for consultation. The library is now Internet connected with 6 terminals. The library is adequately equipped with very effective electronic security system.

S. No. Particulars Availability
1. No. of titles of books 9408
2. No. of volumes of books 11500
3. No. of Journals 11
4. Seating Capacity 30
5. Internet Coactivity Stations 8

Internet Connectivity[edit]

The Internet accessibility is available to all the members of the college. High speed connectivity is available through university intranet and BSNL Broadband. The college has a well-equipped computer labs and the campus is thoroughly connected via high speed wi-fi

Cafeteria[edit]

Our canteen aims to make available a wide selection of menu choices to cater for the needs of all our students; including the health conscious and those with food allergies. With the help of our wonderful canteen service we aim to provide good and friendly service to the students and staff. Canteen is inside the campus in which North Indian dishes are available at reasonable rates. The canteen remains open on all working days. Beverages of different flavours are served on different days according to different seasons. A committee consisting of staff, students and trustees oversee the functioning of the canteen and its upkeep.

Bank ATM[edit]

ICICI Bank has opened a 24 hour ATM facility for the students. Bank also provides special account to the college students.

Hostel[edit]

Hostel facilities for girls is available at the CoHS Girls' Hostel. A new Boys Hostel costing ₨ 1 Crore has been constructed recently.

Noticeable Scientists[edit]

1. Dr. N. S. Rathore (Renewanle Energy) 2. Dr. A. K. Sankhla (Dairy and Food Chemistry) 3. Dr. G. K. Mathur (Dairy and Food Technology) 4. Dr. L. K. Murdia (Dairy and Food Engineering)

Noticeable Alumni[edit]

1. Vijay Sardana 2. S. P. Sidhu 3. Prakash Chandran 4. Sanjeev Gautam 5. Karun Chandalia 6. Rajbeer Singh Basera 7. Manohar Singh Chauhan 8. Prateek Sharma

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