Scheme of Studies
Vision & Mission
To produce high caliber graduates in the field of Food Science, Nutrition & Home economics who will be well equipped through the training they receive, to support the rapid changes in food industries and sustain the industrial and economic development of Pakistan. This vision is pursued in par with core values of the University which are integrity, excellence, teamwork, discipline and dedication to work. The Institute has pursued its teaching and research program in recognition of the fact that the food industry in Pakistan is still in its fledging state. Hence it is important that this program is offered to train the needed manpower and expertise that will help the industry and will produce the healthy community that will contribute to accelerate the economic development of country.The Institute selects courses that are aimed at offering the students a good understanding of the basic principles of Food technology according to the growing and dynamic needs of Food industry. According to the international education standards for Degree program in Food technology, the course content of any undergraduate syllabus should cover the following five categories: Food Chemistry and Analysis, Food Safety and Microbiology, Food Processing and Engineering, Applied Food Science. Poor nutritional indicators for Pakistan demanded some initiatives to uplift the nutritional status and initiation of Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree is important mile stone in this context. This degree is not only produced skill nutritionist but also enhance the awareness regarding the issue that ultimately will uplift the nutritional status of the country. Home Economics is committed to be a leading academic center of excellence in teaching, research and skilled programs at national and international level. This field provides an opportunity to study five major discipline of Home Economics i.e. Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Clothing, Applied Art and Design, Human Development & Family Studies, Interior &Environmental Design and Resource & Facility Management a unique blend of science and other related subjects opens future revenue for personnel professional, skilled income generating and social enhancement.
The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Home economics at Government College University Faisalabad was established in 2013 and is one of the best food science departments in the country. The outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art building and laboratory facilities, and friendly and dedicated staff members make the Department a pleasant place to study and conduct research. Our undergraduate Major offers students hands-on science dealing with real-world applications; small, friendly atmosphere world-class internship experiences in collaboration with international institutions like: • University Sains, Malaysia • Research institute of Food Science and Technology, Mashhad, Iran • Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Biomolécules (LIBio), Université de Lorraine, France • Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, USA • Punjab Medical College • Faisalabad Confectionary Association, Pakistan • Punjab Food Authority, Lahore • Engro Foods Limited, Karachi • Halal Research Council, Pakistan • The Halal Science Centre Chulalongkorn University, Thailand • Pakistan council for scientific and industrial research • The University of Gambia • Kyungpook National University, South Korea • Iowa State University, USA • Amanah Halal Research Centre, Germany Our graduate program offers graduate study leading to Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Graduate students receive in-depth training in the core disciplines of food & nutrition, food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering & processing, food safety, food service management, human nutrition & textile & clothing.