Department of Food Processing (Agri.) : Morigaon College


The department of B.Voc. Food Processing Agri is focused on educating and training students in the field of food processing and agriculture, with the goal of developing professionals who are well-equipped to meet the challenges of the industry. We offer bachelor's degree in Food Processing  Agri, as well as certificate courses for those seeking specialized training in areas such as Human Nutrition, Food Preservation  and Food Packaging. Our efforts are focused on developing innovative solutions to address the challenges facing the industry, such as improving food safety and quality, developing new food products, and optimizing production processes etc. Our B Voc Food Processing Agri degree program is designed in collaboration with industry partners to ensure that our students develop the skills and knowledge that are in demand in the workforce.


The Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) program in Food Processing was introduced by Gauhati University in 2019, under the University Grants Commission's (UGC) Skill Development Initiative. The first batch of B.Voc. Food Processing Agri, Morigaon College started with 20 students. The program aims to provide students with industry-oriented training and skills in the field of food processing.

             The establishment of the B.Voc program in Food Processing at Gauhati University is a significant step towards bridging the skill gap in the food processing industry in the region. It is expected to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in various areas of the food processing industry and contribute to the growth and development of the sector in the region.


The department aims 

  1. Provide a comprehensive understanding of food processing and agri-related technologies, and their applications in the industry.

  2. Foster innovation and creativity in the development of new food products and processes

  3. Promote research and development in the field of food processing and agri to address challenges facing the industry.

  4. Develop a strong understanding of food safety and quality management systems, and their importance in the industry.

  5. Encourage entrepreneurship and help students develop the skills needed to start their own businesses.

  6. Offer experiential learning opportunities such as internships, apprenticeships, and industry projects to help students develop practical skills and gain industry experience.


"Hands-On Learning for a Career in Food Processing"


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  1. Developing practical skills in areas such as food production, food packaging, food preservation, and post-harvest management.

  2. Providing students with an understanding of the science behind food processing, including microbiology, food chemistry, and food engineering.

  3. Preparing students for careers in the food processing industry by providing industry-specific training and exposure.

  4. Promoting the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in food processing.

Courses Offered

1. Food Processing Agri.

2. Offline certificate course on "Human Nutrition".

3. Food Preservation.

4. Food Packaging.

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1. Qualified faculty.

2. Various certificate courses and training prpgramms helps student's overall development.

3. Industry partnership

3. Free wi-fi facility



  1. Inadequate number of faculties.

  2. Department is not provincialised.

  3. Lack of proper laboratory and food processing equpments and tools.

  4. Limited resources: The department in colleges has limited resources, such as funding, equipment, and facilities, which can limit the quality of education and research.

  5. The communication skill of the students need to  be improved


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Publication of the Department

Wall magazine- "EMANCIPATOR" (Session 2022-23)

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