The Department of Food Science and Technology was established in June 2007 in the university as self supporting department. Its primary objective was to produce competent food scientists and technologists who can take leading roles in improving the socio-economic status of regional people. The department is also intended to provide technical support to farmers and entrepreneurs to establish small scale industries. Food Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary course which includes subjects on processing, preservation, chemistry, quality, safety and marketing aspects of food and food products. The department has framed the curriculum in such a manner that by the time the student completes this degree program, the entrepreneur skill is already developed and they are fit to work in research, teaching and industry.
The department has following facilities/ services- Processing facilities for food products, Analytical facilities for food and food products, Technology transfer of the food products.
Library:The departmental library of food science and technology has books worth of 2 lakhs and national journals.
Shivaji University boasts of three fully furnished and spacious boys’ hostels on its campus.
Shivaji University has achieved rare distinction of being the first ever University to launch the scholarship scheme for students of PG deptts and under graduate students of affiliated colleges.