Food and Industrial Microbiology (2141402)   Old Code : 141402

3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem

  1. Food and industrial microbiology is the study of the microorganisms that play pivotal role in preparation of foods at small and large scale.
  2. It includes the propagation and preservation of microorganisms at large scale
  3. In addition, concept of use of high & low temperature, chemicals and radiation for improvement of shelf life of food is essential part of this subject.
  4. Another indispensable aspect of food and industrial microbiology is screening of microorganisms for desirable characteristic essential at industrial level (example: metabolite, and enzyme production), separation and purification of particular bio-substance using chromatography, blotting, centrifugation, precipitation etc
Course Outcome

After successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of microorganisms in reducing shelf life of foods
  2. Understand and optimize the storage and processing treatment of foods to reduce the microbial load
  3. Mechanism and types of foodborne diseases
  4. Isolate and screen microorganism with potential to produce particular metabolite
  5. Enhance the efficiency of microorganisms to produce particular metabolite and produce the same at largescale.
  6. Processes involved in production of microbial metabolite

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.