Department of Food Technology and Nutrition Science (FTNS Dept.) started its journey from Session 2011-12 with two faculty members and thirty six students. The Department offers Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Technology and Nutrition Science and Master’s in Food Safety and Public Health Degrees, which mainly focused on the interrelation among Food Technology, Human Nutrition and Public Health. The Department is currently situated on the 4th Floor of the beautiful Academic Building-2, Noakhali Science & Technology University. The Department boasts of having separated and specialized laboratories, seminar room and research facilities for its students, faculty members and researchers. At present there are 15 faculty members (Assistant Professors and Lecturers) who are involved in teaching and performing their research with brilliance and perseverance.
The aim of this Department is to produce highly qualified graduates with both theoretical and practical knowledge on different branches of Food Technology & Nutrition Science in order to meet the global high standards of academia as well as industrial and development sectors. The curriculum are mainly ranges from basic knowledge of Human Nutrition and Food Technology to recent innovations in these fields featuring on Nutritional Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Dietetics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Development Economics, Public Health, Food Science, Food Microbiology, Food Safety Regulations, Food Security & Climate Change, Public Health & Community Nutrition etc. The academic curriculum also includes compulsory training on field surveys & surveillance methods, individual project planning and execution, case study, industrial and hospital visits as well as participation on community health promotion. All these activities empower students to learn about different problems, how to solve them and come up with better and fitter plans which our society and country need for the development.
Graduates can choose their career from wide varieties of fields ranging from basic research in Human Nutrition and Food Technology to applied experimental research at universities or at public and private research institutes. They can also get involved in quality management and product development in the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as diet and clinical nutrition field in various hospitals and diet counseling centers. Furthermore, there are myriad of opportunities in the field of public health and community nutrition in various Government, non-government and international development organizations working in our country. So, there are limitless possibilities in this vast field which are largely unexplored in so many areas.