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1 M.Sc. POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY PG DIPLOMA IN COLD CHAIN MANAGEMENT AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH

2 AMITY EDUCATION GROUP SNAPSHOT Indias leading private education provider 5 Universities, 150+ Institutions, 17 Schools & Preschools 85,000 Students 1000 Acres of Campuses and over 5 million sq ft of hi-tech buildings 8 Global Campuses in London, Singapore, New Jersey, California, Dubai, Mauritius, Romania & Taiwan. Several others under planning in leading countries Only private university to be part of Pan-Africa e-Network Project 4,000 Faculty & Scientists Over 250 Patents filed & 300 Case Studies developed by faculty in the last one year 300 hi-tech Science & Technology Labs 240 Programmes covering 45 disciplines 80 Collaborations with universities globally 12,000 on-campus Hostel seats 5,000 Scholarship Holders 250 Research Projects funded by Govt. Depts. 30,000 On-campus Placements in the last years 100 Technology ventures incubated Fully govt. recognized Programs & Institutions Accredited by various regulatory bodies Premier Status Accreditation from ASIC, UK IET, UK Accreditation for B Tech Programmes ACBSP, USA Accreditation in progress for Business Programs ISO certification Courses virtually in every field Innovative Courses and Research going on in cutting-edge areas of science and technology Highly reputed and successful ICT based Innovation Incubator Extremely focused industry specific MBA programs Strong Research & Development Focus

3 Lured by agri-production statistics which appear very attractive in print, we proudly proclaim that India is the second highest fruit and vegetable producer in the world, the highest producer of milk, fifth largest producer of eggs, sixth largest producer of fish, but when we look at the percentage of appalling wastage in the agricultural commodities, our spirits are instantly dampened. A considerable amount of the valuable produce is lost due to improper post harvest management and inadequate processing facility leading to instability in the prices, losses to farmers as well as the processors. Thus, impoverished India loses, 25-40% of the produce, a loss estimated at Rs. 40,000/- crores per year. The question is, how we can mitigate the staggering losses. India, the Land of Agriculture with all of its cultivable land, all the seasons for production of all the varieties of fruits and vegetables, a well-set agribusiness system that works, must gear up to tackle the challenges posed by post harvest losses which severely impact the small and marginal farmers. The imperative step that needs to be pursued vigorously involves building of sustainable supply chains, which assist the growers in accessing the marketing and processing centres. Minimizing wastage would necessarily maximize profitable return which requires a stable and integrated system encompassing post-harvest technology and cold chain management. Food safety and quality have not received the importance they deserve especially for domestic consumption. We need urgently to generate awareness regarding the global safety management systems and adherence to safety standards as laid down in Food Safety Standards Act of India. There is invariably a wide gap between the requirements and availability of trained manpower addressing such needs for the industry and other stakeholders. This requires inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach, which must include scientific creativity, technological innovations, commercial entrepreneurship and institutions capable of inter-disciplinary research and development in an integrated manner so as to meet the developmental needs of the country. Amity is currently the leading education provider in India, offering industry oriented professional courses with focus on cutting edge research and innovation. Amity University is deeply committed to nation building through quality teaching and research and is running several programmes of immense importance. This International Centre is running two unique programmes, first of their kind in the country, in which international experts of repute will also deliver lectures, interact with students to facilitate forging of collaborative research in the thrust areas of post-harvest technology, cold/cool chain management and food safety. Amity University in collaboration with Post Harvest Education Foundation, USA, US based Universities and Global Cold Chain Alliance, USA, will conduct joint research and upgrade the syllabi constantly to deliver world class education. We would be organizing regular workshop-cum- training programmes targeted to the industry, government and academia. I wish all success to this Centre in its teaching, training and research activities. Ashok K Chauhan Founder President Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF) (Sponsoring body of Amity University) Message from the Founder President

4 MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN Keeping in tune with the developments in the educational strategies around the globe, The Amity University is pioneering courses in Industry-oriented subjects. The establishment of the Amity International Centre for Postharvest Technology & Cold Chain Management is an outcome of this visionary approach, which aims at catering to the needs of the community it serves providing the students a competitive edge in their professional pursuits. The mission of the Centre is to ensure an interaction between the national and international experts to direct the discussions towards the local needs of Indian Agribusiness, depending upon our resources and constraints. The students will be trained with focus on inter-disciplinary and multi- dimensional approach, which would include scientific creativity, technological innovations, and commercial entrepreneurship. Besides quality teaching, emphasis will be laid upon research and innovation all of which would respond in an integrated manner to the developmental needs of the country. The curriculum of each course/program has been framed, in consultation with international experts, which combines classroom teaching with strong laboratory work, field studies, industrial visits and interactive sessions with eminently successful persons in respective areas to prepare students/trainees who can efficiently tackle problems related to horticultural losses and cold chain management as scientists, trainers, technocrats, consultants and entrepreneurs. Sunil Saran Ph.D (Oklahoma State) (Former Vice-Chancellor, Bhagalpur University) Chairman Amity International Centre for Postharvest Technology & Cold Chain Management

5 Vision The Amity International Centre of Post harvest Technology and Cold Chain management has been envisioned to develop into a strong centre for study and research in post harvest technology and cold chain management, the two areas of horticulture imbued with potentials of revolutionizing agriculture and agribusiness in India and to provide a strong foothold on the world map. Mission The mission of the Centre is to facilitate interaction between national and international experts to direct their attention towards the local needs of Indian Agribusiness, depending upon our resources and constraints. Bring about a new awakening in students so that they comprehend the vistas being unraveled by the ever changing Indian scenario in post harvest technology and prepare themselves for the challenges of the millennium. Train students to develop a strong knowledge base which serves to prop applications of the diverse branches of post harvest technology. Help students to discover their latent potential so that they can pursue with vigour, set and achieve the highest goals for life. Instill in students, a sense of responsibility regarding their role and purpose and help them to develop our traditional, social, moral and spiritual values on which we, as Indians, pride upon. Provide a programme/course with emphasis on continued up-gradation keeping in tune with the dynamic nature of post harvest technology as an innovative plan of work.. Stimulate creative thinking in students so that their quest for excellence is unending. Post-harvest technologists to take the country on the path of 100% utilization of the horticultural produce in general and fruits and vegetables in particular. Objectives To enhance the knowledge of the students about post harvest management for horticultural crops To provide practical training highlighting the of the post harvest management of horticultural crops To enhance the knowledge of the participants regarding use of appropriate cold/cool chain technology based on sound scientific and technical principles To create knowledge about the benefits of an efficient supply chain management To equip the personnel with sound technical knowledge and arm them with skills to combat post harvest losses To generate awareness regarding the global food safety management systems (HACCP ISO- 22000, GAP, GMP, GHP etc. To promote good practices of safety and quality and their strict adoption in food sector. About the Institute Amity, a leading education provider in India, offering industry oriented professional courses with focus on cutting edge research and innovation, established Amity International Centre for Postharvest Technology & Cold Chain Management (AICPHT & CCM) to develop trained personnel to fill in the huge demand in developing countries for tackling the problems emerging from postharvest horticultural losses. Amity International Centre for Postharvest Technology & Cold Chain Management is targeting to produce scientific and technical manpower in the areas of postharvest technology and cold chain management through teaching, training and research.

6 Major Achievements of the Centre Held a One-day workshop (March 4, 2008) on Horticultural Cold Chain Management Supported by World Food Logistics Organisation, The Peoples Group, Ltd., USA. and Ministry of Food Processing Industries.Horticultural Cold Chain Management Conducted 7-day workshop-cum-training (Nov. 14-20, 2008) on Post Harvest Technology, Cold Chain Management and Food Safety Issues supported by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.Post Harvest Technology, Cold Chain Management and Food Safety Issues Conducted India Cold Store Operations Course, held from 13 th – 15 th April 2009 in collaboration with Global Cold Chain Alliance, USA National Horticulture Board and US Department of Agriculture. Participated in a week long The Institute on Cold Chain held at Norman, Oklahoma from Feb 9-13, 2008 organised by World Food Logistics Organisation, USA As Collaborative partner of World Food Logistics Organisation (WFLO) worked on a research project titled Identification of Appropriate Postharvest Technologies for Improving Market Access and Incomes for Small Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Participated in the Preparation Workshop held at University of California, Davis (Nov. 10 – 12, 2009), organized by the Postharvest Technology Research and Informative Centre, UC Davis funded by Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationWorkshop held at University of California, Davis (Nov. 10 – 12, 2009 A collaborative partner in a project entitled Coolrooms & Cool Transport for Small Scale Farmers funded by HortCRSP-USAID. Participated in Post harvest Short course June 14-July 02, 2010 at University of California, Davis along with a week long training program on Coolbot- installation, functioning and data collectionPost harvest Short course Partner from India in a project funded by Leverhulme Trust of UK entitled International Network on Preserving safety and nutrition of indigenous fruits and their derivatives. The participating countries are India UK, France, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Vietnam. Invited for participation by Asia- Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) as a resource person for Expert Consultation Meeting on Post Harvest and Value Addition of Horticultural Produce held in Malaysia Nov. 29-Dec 2, 2010. Consecutively participated in ICE – India Expo 2009 & 2010 held at Hotel –The Ashok, New Delhi, as a Strategic partner of Global Cold Chain Alliance, IndiaICE – India Expo 2009 & 2010 held at Hotel –The Ashok, New Delhi, Prof. Susanta K. Roy, Professor Emeritus has been selected by All India Food Processors Association for SOILENDRA KRISHNA MITRA MEMORIAL AWARD The National Horticulture Board, Govt. of India has recognized Amity as its Centre for Training Programmes on Cold Chain Operations In the last two years 10 scientific papers have been published in International/national journals. published in International/national journals

7 Infrastructure First wireless campus of India Each student is provided with a smart card for access control/e-wallet Residential Accommodation - Your private comfort zone Computing Facilities - Imparting knowledge in the most hi-tech environment Medical Facility - Caring for the students, all along the way Library - The Knowledge Resource Centre Sports Facilities - Developing Agile Leaders Online Digital Library - For Amity Students Cafeteria - Forging life-long friends, leisurely Laboratories - Training grounds for budding professionals Auditorium - A platform of interface Syndicate Rooms - Arenas for cultivating team spirit Foreign Languages :French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Hostel Facilities : Modern amenities separate blocks for boys and girls Learning at AICPHT & CCM Teaching : The amphitheatre-style classrooms provide the most conducive atmosphere for dynamic and focused discussions between the students and the faculty. Interactive learning is augmented by a variety of teaching methods combining the traditional lecture with seminar teaching, team-based group projects, laboratory practical and advanced audio-visual aids. The objective of this is to develop the analytical, presentation and communication skills of the students. Assessment :The units in each course are assessed individually, with methods of assessment varying according to the nature of the subject being taught. It consists of a combination of course work (seminars, projects, lab work, orals, practical), continuous assessment and examination. Mentoring :A faculty member is assigned to a group of students as a mentor to address each students problems on an individual basis and to ensure that they develop their best possible potential through counseling and guidance. Placement :The vast corporate network built up by the Amity Corporate Resource Centre actively helps the students in placement and career counseling. The M.Sc Post Harvest Technology and PG Diploma in Cold Chain Management course find placement avenues in Industry and academia, as scientists, researchers, consultants, cold chain operators, managers and of self-employment - as well as careers in agribusiness, health care, pharmaceuticals and related industries.

8 M.Sc. Post Harvest Technology The post graduate programme has been designed in consultation with international experts, which combines classroom teaching with strong laboratory work, field studies, industrial visits and interactive sessions with eminently successful persons in respective areas to prepare students/trainees who can efficiently tackle problems related to horticultural losses as scientists, trainers, technocrats, consultants and entrepreneurs Duration of the course: Two years Eligibility conditions prescribed for admission : Minimum 60% (1 st Division), B.Tech (Food Science & Technology/ Biotechnology/ Agricultural Engineering) /B.Sc. Horticulture/ B.Sc. Agriculture/ B.Sc. (H) Botany Careers: Employment: This professional course opens up avenues for its post graduates for self-employment as consultants as well as careers in agribusiness, processed food and beverages, industries and companies dealing with export of fruits and vegetables. Higher Studies: The course provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation to enable the upward mobility of the students through Doctoral studies and research either in the same subject (Post Harvest Technology) or allied inter-disciplinary subjects like Food Security and Nutrition, Agricultural Business etc., in recognised universities across the country and abroad.

9 M.Sc. Post Harvest Technology – 2 Yr : Course Curriculum Semester I Introduction to Horticulture crops Microbiology of Fruits and vegetables Chemistry of Fruits & vegetables Pre-Harvest Crop Management Post Harvest Technology-I Importance, physiology & Technology Practical/Viva Voce Semester II Biochemistry & Nutrition Fundamentals of Postharvest Engineering Fruit & vegetable processing I Postharvest Technology II :Handling, storage and Transportation Packaging and Container Practical/Viva Voce Semester III Postharvest Technology III: Prevention of losses, Waste Management & Value Addition Biology Fruit & Vegetable Processing II Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Issues Postharvest diseases and disorders Marketing of Horticultural produce Practical/Viva Voce Semester IV Integrated Postharvest Management Project

10 PG Diploma in Cold Chain Management The PG Diploma programme has been designed in consultation with international experts, which combines classroom teaching with strong laboratory work, field studies, industrial visits and interactive sessions with eminently successful persons in respective areas to prepare students/trainees who can efficiently tackle problems related to Cold Chain Management as scientists, trainers, technocrats, consultants and entrepreneurs Duration of the course: One year Eligibility conditions prescribed for admission : Minimum 60% (1 st Division) B. Tech Mechanical/Refrigeration Engineering/B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering. Work experience in any Cold Chain Industry will be an additional and preferred qualification. Careers: Employment: This job oriented professional course opens up avenues for self-employment as well as careers in agribusiness, pharmaceuticals and cold chain industries. Scope : Cold Chain is a logistic system that provides a series of facilities for maintaining ideal storage conditions for perishables from the point of origin to the point of consumption in the food supply chain. The job opportunities in cold chain management are immense covering various levels of supply chain to operation of cold storages. Government of India is planning to subsidize heavily storage establishment of new cold storages creating high placement potentials for technical manpower.

11 PG Diploma in Cold Chain Management - 1-Yr: Course Curriculum Semester I Basic of Refrigeration & Fundamentals of cold store operations Glycol System, Compressor & Refrigerant Control Refrigeration system and Latest trends in cold storage construction & Thermal insulation system Controlled Atmosphere Storage Importance of Quality and Nutrient retention of frozen food Merchandising, Energy use and security practices Best Practices, Emerging Technologies and Food safety issue Fruit Ripening Unit Project Semester II Basic knowledge of chemistry & Microbiology of food Low cost cooling technology Importance of pre-cooling in cold storage and their methods Control and Maintenance of Cold storage Packaging, transportation and storage of frozen food Loading and unloading operation in cold storage Recent advances in cold storage practices Project

12 Dr. Sunil Saran, Chairman / Dr. Susanta K.Roy, Professor Emeritus Amity International Centre for Post Harvest Technology & Cold Chain Management Amity University Uttar Pradesh Amity University Campus Office Sector-125, Expressway NOIDA-201303 Phone: 0120-4392182/4392894 Fax. : 0120 – 4392502 Email : ssaran@amity.edu / skroy@amity.edussaran@amity.eduskroy@amity.edu For details, Please Contact Web: www.amity.edu/ Amity Helpline: 1800-11-00-00 (Toll Free)www.amity.edu/ Admission Office, Sector – 125, Noida- 201 301 Phone : (0120) 2445252 Email : admissions@amity.eduadmissions@amity.edu


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