Prof. R. L. Hangloo
Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad

Prof. Neelam Yadav
Director, Institute of Professional Studies, UoA


Organizing Secretary:
Dr. Pinki Saini, Secretary, AFST(I) Allahabad Chapter, Assistant Professor, CFT, UoA

Joint Organizing Secretary:
- Dr.Neetu Mishra, Assistant Professor, CFT, UoA
- Dr.Devinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, CFT, UoA
- Dr.Vinita Puranik, Course Coordinator, CFT, UoA
- Dr.Genitha Immanuel, Associate Professor, SHUATS, Allahabad

Dr. Rahul Agarwal, Centre of Food Technology, UoA


One of the oldest cities of India, Allahabad, is also known as 'Tirthraj Prayag'. The confluence of the three sacred rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati (Triveni, Sangam) marks the religious importance of the city. The highlight of the religious significance of the place is apparent even today. Every year a month long bathing fesval, 'Magh Mela' is held when Jupiter is in Aries of Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha (January-February). Every twelth year the occasion is marked by 'Kumbh Mela', which is so far the largest congregation anywhere in the world. University of Allahabad is one of the pioneer institutes of higher education in India. It is one of the four oldest Universities of the country. It has rich heritage of more than 125 years of learning. Many teachers and students of this University have been legendary figures in academic and social forte. Besides the University, the city can boast of several prestigious institutions and places of interest; Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Harishchandra Research Institute, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Motilal Nehru Medical College, The National Academy of Sciences, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Science (SHUATS), Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, and many others.


Centre of Food Technology, University of Allahabad has been created with a vision to encompass food science, food processing, food technology, food safety, food management, entrepreneurship development, agriculture and industry linkage and quality assurance for safe food along with health, nutrition and biotechnology aspects. This was facilitated by a grant from Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India under its "Manpower Development Programme". The Centre has established a NABL accredited Food Analysis and Research Laboratory with the grant aid of MFPI for commercial testing of food and water samples and serve the industry in surrounding areas by providing testing services for quality assurance and food safety. The lab has also been given status of Nodal Lab by FSSAI. The Centre is currently offering M.Sc. and PhD degree programmes in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences. In 2015, the Centre has also initiated B.Voc. Food Processing and Technology in linkage with Sector Skill Council with the grant from UGC. Centre has been granted externally funded projects from time to time through various nodal organizations such as UGC, DST, APEDA, UPCAR etc.


The AFST(I) has official head quarters at the Central Food Technological Research Institute Campus, Mysore. Its objective is the advancement of all aspects of Science and Technology relating to the production, processing and distribution of food. There are thirty four Chapters of AFST(I) in the entire country. The locations of some of the Chapters are at Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, NIFTEM etc. The chapters work in close association with the Headquarters to uphold the principles, policies and objectives as laid down in the Constitution. The AFST(I) Allahabad Chapter was iniated in the year 2016. It aims to bring together members on a platform along with the experts in the field not only from India but also from abroad, along with the captains of the industries to share the commonalities of the cutting edge technology in today's changing scenario. In this context, the AFST(I) Allahabad Chapter intends to organize lectures, workshops, and national seminars for a large number of National as well as International sciensts, technologists, entrepreneurs and students.


Abstract Submission: December 20, 2017

Registration : December 20, 2017

Abstract Acceptance : January 10, 2018

Accommodation booking : January 10, 2018