Department of
Food Technology and Nutritional Science


department of FTNS


Food Technology and Nutritional Science (FTNS) is an international discipline as technology based and food industry is a global business where Nutrition is the prime concern. Graduates in this discipline can travel the world and enjoy opportunities provided by national, trans-national and global food companies, as well as work in small to medium food enterprises and in different types of agro-processing industries. They can also play the role of national and international health and nutrition policies, panning and preventive and social active in the communities. Graduates from this department of MBSTU will be able to work in many parts of the world and well qualified by international standard which is our motto.

To meet the growing need of skilled personnel and face the challenges of global competition, knowledge about food process engineering like food chemistry, biochemistry, food microbiology, chemical engineering, food machinery and to study the nature and characteristics of foods as well as the nutritional aspects like community nutrition, public health nutrition, applied nutrition in various areas is very much essential. Food technology is the application of such knowledge to process, preserve, and package and distribution safe foods to consumers. The food industry is the largest sector of manufacturing industry in our countries, and its study enables graduates to enjoy a varied and fascinating career involved in areas such as quality and safety assurance, product and process development, regulatory affairs, research, manufacture and packaging, sales and marketing.

From this point of view this department started its journey from 02 November 2004 after approval of UGC, Bangladesh and academic activities started at 2005-2006 session with only 3 teachers and 50 students. But at present a group of 8 energetic, dynamic and talented teachers is created and now total number of students is about 250 with 9 official stuffs. It is also added that, there are many food scientist and highly qualified and skilled person come to teach our students.

Students of the Department

Session Total Students
2005-06 48
2006-07 39
2007-08 49
2008-09 40
2009-10 52
Total 238

The department of FTNS of MBSTU follows the modern and up to date educational system which competes those of developed countries in the world .The courses run by semester system. Each year consists of two semesters and medium of instruction is English. The total credit of the program is 160. Resulting system is CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average). At present the department of FTNS is offering 4 years undergraduate program. But the department is going to inaugurate€ post graduation degree very soon.

Research and Training

Every final year student must have to carry out the project work on the selected topics based on the burning issues in the field of food processing, preservation and developing new products with enrichment of nutritional values by using modern technology. This department arranged an appropriate workshop titled:

Title of workshop Time duration Aim of the workshop
Workshop on “Food processing and preservation technology for small and medium entrepreneurs to alleviate poverty” 01-09-2008 to 03-09-2008 • Creating concern about food processing technology
• Creating new job opportunity through training
Workshop on “Appropriate food processing and preservation technology for rural women to alleviate poverty”

01-09-2008 to 03-09-2008

• Give knowledge about how can they easily preserve and process food stuff by which they create new product and distribute to market

Laboratory facilities are increasing day by day with new instrument and machineries. The department is also trying to collaborate with the reputed universities, research institutes or organization in home and abroad.


The divine power lies in the understanding of science and the application of technology. Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University is aimed to provide its students with the knowledge of proper combination of science and technology to get them prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. The students of MBSTU hold not only the scientific knowledge but also the norm and values to become complete social human beings who would break all the obstacles of the society and lead it to a better one as they are influenced by the vision of the spiritual philosopher and the leader of the leaders - Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani. That is why the students of MBSTU are well prepared to face the challenges of day to day life anywhere.