MoU on Food Processing
Research and Training Signed between USTM and IIFPT
Guwahati, 2 February
2018: To enhance the cutting edge research and
innovations, USTM has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with Indian Institute of Food Processing
Technology (IIFPT), Ministry of Food Processing
Industries, Govt of India on Friday, 2 February 2018.
This collaboration with the premier institute of the
country will to facilitate a collaborative program of
research, training, curriculum, institutional
development, information dissemination, and exchange of
faculty, students and staff.
Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan, Director, IIFPT for his kind
cooperation and support in this regard.
Presently, the Department of Food Science & Technology
of USTM is running successfully the Bachelor’s Degree in
Food Science & Technology and planning to start the
Masters Programme from the next academic session along
with the food processing unit. The MoU has become
effective immediately. It shall continue in effect for a
period of three years and may be extended by mutual
On the occasion of signing of the MoU at USTM,
insightful deliberations were presented by Dr. C.
Anandharamakrishnan, Director, Indian Institute of Food
Processing Technology and one of the most accomplished
Scientists of the country. The Indian Institute of Food
Processing Technology is a reputed R&D and educational
institution under the Ministry of Food Processing
Industries, Government of India. IIFPT offers B. Tech,
M. Tech, and Ph. D programs in Food Process Engineering,
M. Tech in Food Science and Technology and PhD in
Biotechnology. In pursuance of its corporate goals,
IIFPT has forged strong links with and between the
scientific and industrial community in India and abroad.
The Institute has formal agreements with major R&D
organizations/Universities for collaborative research,
student and faculty exchange programs.