Genesis and Growth

Indian agriculture widens its horizon by catapulting the generation of farm produces beyond requirement of our populace but the availability factor in finished form to the intended consumers is not guaranteed due to faulty or delayed post-harvest management practices. Food technology is a newer discipline which assures food security by safe guarding and improving the quality of vast resources of food stuffs that suits the saying 'food saved is food produced and provided' to all the intended consumers especially to deprived class of society. With this background, Government of Tamil Nadu has issued a G.O Ms. No. 376 dated 19.11.1991 to start "Institute of Dairying" in Tiruvallur District at Koduveli over a landscape of 82.12 acres in the outskirts of Chennai on Redhills to Tiruvallur highway located at an equidistance of 25 km from Chennai Central Railway station and Koyambedu bus terminus.

Food Technology

  • To cater to the rising demand in skilled manpower requirement in food processing sector, a degree programme in B.Tech (Food Technology) with an intake capacity of 20 seats per year has been incepted during the year 2006 at this Institute of Food and Dairy Technology which attained a state of full-fledged educational organization under the ambit of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University for the ultimate output of professional graduates specialized in food processing, quality control, novel nutritious product development, food trade and business management. Institute of Food and Dairy Technology has been renamed as College of Food and Dairy Technology (CFDT) in the year 2012 with the induction of Post Graduate programmes in M.Tech and Ph.D (Food Technology) from the year 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 with the present intake of 10 and 5 seats respectively. The number of seats has been increased to 40 in B.Tech (Food Technology) from the year 2017. In the year 2019 Post Graduate programmes viz. M.Tech (Dairy Technology) and M.Tech (Dairy Chemistry) with annual intake of 3 seats in each programme was also introduced at CFDT.

Dairy Technology

  • Milk is considered as an essential food item, the availability of which is a significant mandate of state owned Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers Federation Ltd. (TCMPF) - Aavin by regulated procurement through Milk societies from producers and supply of processed milk to consumers through its retail outlets at concessional price. To handle the milk surge at production points in villages with urging demand for milk among urbanites and requirements of skilled technocrats in milk processing industries operated by Government and Private sectors as well, Government of Tamil Nadu has instituted a degree programme in B.Tech (Dairy Technology) with an annual intake of 20 seats from the academic year 2014 vide its G.O.Ms No.220 dated: 30.10.2014. The institute of this stature is duly recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi for the degree programmes in B.Tech / M.Tech (Food Technology) and accredited to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, for the Under graduate degree programme B.Tech (Food Technology) offered by this organization. Technology business incubation scheme encompasses well equipped food processing plants for pilot and commercial scale production of Pasteurized milk, Ice cream, Fruit & Vegetable products, Shelf stable food products, Meat and Egg products. This college has implemented 14 numbers of Research and Extension Development projects funded by the various Ministries under Government of India and State Government, which has carved a niche in the area of its expertise developed through schemes with the involvement of 23 numbers of full time Teaching faculties and Research Scientists.


  • To offer academic programmes in Food Technology/Dairy Technology
  • To take up the need based research programmes in Food Technology / Dairy Technology
  • To create strong linkage with food industries and in extension education programmes

Mission & Vision


  • To create skilled manpower in the area of Food and Dairy technology by providing professional education, conducting quality research and extending experiential training on innovative technologies with a view to ensure food safety and security in the Nation.


  • To impart high quality technical education in the disciplines of Food and Dairy Technology to propagate knowledge on importance of availability of quality food through creation of outstanding technocrats.
  • To undertake need based innovative research work in the areas of food processing in order to enrich and extend the shelf life of the products with application of intervention technologies.
  • To provide quality consultancy services for the promotion of food processing industries by converting entrepreneurs in to small scale food processors at production points to augment product safety.
  • To disseminate the inventory to the ultimate beneficiaries through various modes of technology transfer programmes.

Faculty in position

  • Professors - 7
  • Associate Professors - 3
  • Assistant Professors - 11

Further Information, Contact:

The Dean, College of Food and Dairy Technology,
Alamathi - Koduvalli, Chennai - 600 052, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: +44-27680214/15; Telefax: +44-27680220