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Thermal Processing of Foods

Learning the art of decreasing food deterioration in the agrotechnology industry


IIT Guwahati and NPTEL

About the Course

This 12-week comprehensive course from IIT Guwahati equips you with the skills to revolutionise agriculture by decreasing food deterioration using particular food preservation technology. This is where you'll gain valuable knowledge and skills in the agrotechnology industry, such as how to increase the shelf life of food by applying heat in large-scale industries.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

The course provides a comprehensive curriculum to dive into various aspects of food preservation technology, facilitated in agriculture. Here's a glimpse of the key topics covered:

Food microbiology
Thermal processing equipment
Quality considerations and process optimization
Fundamentals of aseptic processing
Microwave and radio frequency heating
Advanced separation processes high pressure
Kinetics of reactions
Sanitary components and requirements

It is intended for those having a background in particular fields to make sure they can understand the ideas well. The intended audience for the course is:

BTech/MSc/MTech/PhD students or faculties interested inacquiring knowledge of thermal food processing technologies.
Those who are pursuing a career as a chemical engineer or food engineer or biotechnologist designing thermal processing technologies for food processing or working with thermal processing of foods
Executives, engineers and researchers from manufacturing, service and government organizations including R&D laboratories working in the area of thermal food processing
The course is free of charge, making it a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in food process control without any financial commitment.
Provides 31 high-quality video lectures to enhance the learning experience thoroughly.
BTech/MSc/MTech/PhD students or faculties from reputed academic and technical institutions interested in acquiring knowledge of thermal food processing technologies can opt for this course .
There are four categories of certificates- Silver, Gold, Elite or Completed that a student will receive depending on his/her final score.


Field of Study:Thermal Processing of Foods
Type:This is an elective and free course, recognized as an AICTE-approved FDP (Faculty Development Program) course.
Duration:The course runs for 12 weeks
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from ₹ 1.8 LPA to ₹ 15 LPA depending upon your skills, experience, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Quality control officer
  • Process optimization expert
  • Equipment designer
  • Thermal processing specialist