Mangaluru, Nov 16: Food Science is a multi-disciplinary field involving chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology and engineering to give one the scientific knowledge to solve real problems associated with the many facets of the food system. This course aims at providing adequate skills required for a successful career in food related fields. This three year degree course was established in St Aloysius College in the year 2015.
The department BVoc Food Processing and Engineering recently organized the launch of 'Choco-lite' a brand of customizable chocolate formulated by Jumana, student of second BVoc Food Processing and Engineering. The programme held in the Mother Theresa Peace Park of the college.
The dignitaries of the event were principal Dr Praveen Martis SJ, registrar and COE of the college Dr Alwyn D’Sa, director of BVoc Dr Denis Fernandes, dean of B Voc Chethan Shettigar, director of LCRI block Dr Richard Gonsalves, Dr Narayan Bhat, director of Xavier block, head of the UG Food Science Department Dr Adarsh Gowda and the entrepreneur Jumana.
Jenissa D’Souza, assistant professor, department of B Voc Food Processing and Engineering gave a brief introduction about Jumana and her product. Principal Dr Praveen Martis SJ, president of the event revealed the logo to launch the brand. Following the launch, the principal gave inspiring words of advice to the students gathered there about the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation.
The launch event was hosted by Niyaz Ali of second B Voc FPE. Amogh Shetty, second BVoc FPE welcomed the gathering. Albi Thomas, lecturer, department of BVOC FPE proposed the vote of thanks.