Food Science & Technology


Food Science and Technology is one of the rapidly developing areas of current industrial importance in Sri Lanka. It is identified as one of the thrust areas for human resource development assistance by national and international agencies. About 120 large‐scale industries and over 300 medium‐small enterprises in Sri Lanka are engaged in food processing while more than 6 research institutes are involved in research on processing of foods. Absence of intense value addition and post‐harvest handling and preservation technologies have become a major constraint in making available the agricultural produce to the consumers, thus creating economic losses to the farmers. The advanced module in Food Science and Technology is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to Food Science and Technology to undergraduates in Agricultural Technology and Management so that they will be able to combine the concepts on production of agricultural raw materials for quality processing, and meet the demands of the food industry.