Department of Food Science and Technology

Introduction

Food scientists perform a critical role in developing and maintain our food supply. They use their knowledge of chemistry, nutrition and biology to develop methods of packaging, preserving, processing and distributing the foods that we eat each day. Food scientists commonly work in product development, where they lead teams of food technologists who conduct research and experiments to learn more about food and nutrition. As a team, they are able to identify new food sources or develop ways of making processed foods safer and healthier. In Pakistan, Food Science and Technology plays an imperative role in the economy of the country. Due to this importance, this precinct is growing rapidly in the 21st century. So, there is an entire need to produce fresh food scientists and technologists in order to tackle the current issues in the field of food processing and preservation.

Vision

A program that focuses on applying biological, chemical and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption and the storage of such products. Food scientists and technologists can get jobs in different fields like food industries, teaching institutes, research institutes, food storage departments, Punjab Food Authority and many other related organizations. Government College Women University, Faisalabad aims to initiate MPhil Food Science and Technology and PhD Food Science and Technology to improve the safety and quality of our national food supply and explore the richness and depth of food and nutritional sciences.

Mission

Our mission is to pursue, excel and maintain a world-class women leadership role in the quest for knowledge by way of quality research, capacity building, consultancy and innovative outreach in order to contribute to food productivity and safety through sustainable value addition and natural resources management.

Programs Offered

BS Food Science and Technology [Four Years Degree Programme ]

  • Program Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility Criteria: 1. FSC (PRE-MEDICAL) or Equivalent 2. F.SC (PRE-ENGINEERING) or Equivalent
  • Seats Allocation :  50 seats in Morning / 50 seats in Evening
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M.phil Food Science and Technology [Two Years Degree Programme ]

  • Program Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility Criteria: 1. BS (HONS) FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2. BS(4 Year) FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION 3. B.Sc (HONS) AGRICULTURE WITH FOOD TECHNOLOGY (Major) 4. BS FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 5. BSC (HONS) FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION 6. Graduation in Medical Science (MBBS, BHMS, MEMS) 7. Graduation in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry, Biotechnology)
  • Seats Allocation:  50 seats Evening
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PhD Food Science and Technology [Three Years Degree Programme ]

  • Program Duration: 3 to 8 years
  • Eligibility Criteria: M.SC (HONS)/M.Phil/MS FOOD TECHNOLOGY 2. M.SC (HONS)/M.Phil/MS FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY/ M.Sc (Hons) FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
  • Seats Allocation:  10 seats
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DR MAHWASH AZIZ

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology

Doctorate Degree Ph.D. Food Technology




DR. NAILA SIRAJ

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology

Doctorate Degree Ph.D. (Food Technology)




HAFSA ASIF

Lecturer, Food Science and Technology

Qulification Not Present




MISS SANA AFZAL

Lecturer, Food Science and Technology

Qulification Not Present




DR MADIHA ROHI

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology

MS leading to PhD PhD Food Technology




SAHAR MAQBOOL

Lecturer, Food Science and Technology

Qulification Not Present




PALWASHA AFZAL

Lecturer, Food Science and Technology

Qulification Not Present




Students of the dpeartment displayed their products at Job Fair held on 4th and 5th March 2020


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Department arranged an awareness walk at World Food Day


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Honourable Vice-Chancellor and Professor Dr Javaid Aziz Awan inaugurating Citrus Festival held on 10th and 11th March 2020


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Incharge of the department Dr. Saima Tehssen addressing the inaugural session


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Prof. Dr. Naureen Aziz Qureshi Visiting Stalls at Food Product Development Competition


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Product Development Competition Held In Two Days Event On Emerging Trends In Food Safety


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Students displayed products at Strawberry Spring Salad Competition


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Judges evaluated products displayed by students


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Honourable Vice-Chancellor Awarding an Honorary shield to Incharge of the Department Dr Saima Tehseen


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Judges evaluating the products displayed by students at Citrus Festival 2020


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A student is having a media talk at citrus festival 2020


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Students posing for a group photo at their product stall


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Prof. Dr. Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Dr, Zill-e-Huma and Dr. Mahwash Aziz Presenting Certificate to Winners


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Inauguration of Food Product Competition by Prof. Dr. Naureen Aziz Qureshi


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Different products were displayed at World Food Day


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Judges evaluated products displayed by students


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Students won 1st and 2nd position and were awarded shields


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A group photo of participants with Incharge Food Science and Technology Dr Saima Tehseen and faculty members


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Students diplayed products at Science exhibition organized by Physics department


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Students made doughnuts filled with chicken and broccoli


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Department celebrated World Food Day


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Faculty group photo with honourable guests


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Products evaluation by Honourable Judges


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Judges evaluating the products displayed by students at Job Fair 2020


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Publications

1. Books

2. Research Paper
DR TANZEELA NISAR.In: Characterization of citrus pectin films integrated with clove bud essential oil: Physical, thermal, barrier, antioxidant and antibacterial properties,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN: 0141-8130,NIL;ELSIVIER,14-AUG-17. p.670-680
DR TANZEELA NISAR.In: Low methoxyl pectin gelation under alkaline conditions and its rheological properties: Using NaOH as a pH regulator,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN: 0268-005X,NIL;ELSIVIER,21-APR-18. p.560-571
DR TANZEELA NISAR.In: Physicochemical responses and microbiological changes of bream (Megalobrama ambycephala) to pectin based coatings enriched with clove essential oil during refrigeration,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN: 0141-8130,NIL;ELSIVIER,04-DEC-18. p.1156-1166
DR TANZEELA NISAR.In: Citrus pectin films enriched with thinned young apple polyphenols for potential use as bio-based active packaging ,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN 1947-6345 ,NIL;Taylor and Francis,02-JUL-19. p.695-705
DR TANZEELA NISAR.In: Effect of superfine-grinding on the physicochemical and antioxidant properties of Lycium ruthenicum Murray powders.,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN: 0032-5910,NIL;ELSIVIER,01-JUN-20. p.68-75
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Suitability of spring wheat varieties for the production of best quality pizza,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,0975-8402,NIL;Springer,12-MAR-14. p.1517-1524
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Effect of cabbage or its aqueous extract incorporated croquettes on chemical composition and storage stability in relation to antioxidant potential and sensory profile,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1745-4549, https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.14291; https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.14291,14-NOV-19. p.1-12
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Bioefficacy of red cabbage against hypercholesterolemic diet mediated oxidative stress,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,21991197,https://doi.org/10.1186/s40816-019-0126-y.;Springer International Publishing AG,22-NOV-19. p.1-9
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: In vitro probiotic potential and safety evaluation (hemolytic, cytotoxic activity) of Bifidobacterium strains isolated from raw camel milk,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,2076-2607,doi:10.3390/microorganisms8030354;MDPI,02-MAR-20. p.1-21
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Comparative assessment of free radical scavenging ability of green and red cabbage based on their antioxidant vitamins and phytochemical constituents,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1875-6646,DOI: 10.2174/1573407216666200127130014;Bentham Science,28-MAR-20. p.1-10
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Safety Assessment of Milk And Indigenous Milk Products From Different Areas of Faisalabad. ,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1338-5178,doi: 10.15414/jmbfs.2020.9.6.1197-1203;Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, NITRA,01-JUN-20. p.1197-1203
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Characterization and comparative evaluation of milk protein variants from Pakistani dairy breeds.,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,2636-0780,KOREAN SOC FOOD SCIENCE ANIMAL RESOURCES, 615, COLL ANIMAL BIOSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY KONKUK UNIV SEOUL SOUTH KOREA,143-701;Guhmok Publishing,26-JUN-20. p.1-20
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Foxnut (Euryale ferox Salisb.): A Health Promising Fruit,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,2581-365X,Acta Scientific Agriculture India;Acta Scientific Agriculture,28-NOV-20. p.68-72
DR SAIMA TEHSEEN.In: Evaluation of a Bitter Gourd protein isolate in a cookie formulation,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,19315279,Haworth Press Inc. United States;Haworth Press Inc. United States,27-DEC-20. p.1-10
DR MADIHA ROHI.In: Recent developments in minimal processing; A tool to retain nutritional quality of food,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1040-8398,2&4 Park Square Milton Park Abingdon OX14 4RN;Taylor & Francis Group,03-JAN-14. p.340-351
DR MADIHA ROHI.In: Modification of Barley Dietry Fiber Through Thermal Treatments,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,0034-6659,North America. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 90 Eglinton Ave;Wiley Online Library,09-APR-19. p.16-20
MISS SIDRA-TUL-MUNTAHA.In: Safety assessment of milk and indigenous milk products from different areas of Pakistan,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1338-5178,Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences;Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences,01-JUN-20. p.1197-1203
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Comparison of mitigation strategies to reduce acrylamide in prepared Maillard model systems.,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,Nil,Nil;UAF,25-JUN-13. p.555-559
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) fruit: hidden phytochemicals and health claims,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1611-2156,Nil;Nil,04-MAY-15. p.542-561
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Wheat allergy and intolerance; recent updates and perspectives,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1040-8398,CRC Press, United States;Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press,19-NOV-16. p.13-24
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Exploring the Effect of Apricot Addition on Nutritional, Antioxidant, Textural and Sensory Characteristics of Cookies: Apricot Supplemented Cookies.,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1120-1770,Italy;Nil,20-AUG-20. p.831-844
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Evaluation of a Bitter Gourd protein isolate in a cookie formulation.,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1931-5260,United States;Nil,27-DEC-20. p.1-16
DR RIZWANA BATOOL.In: Nutritional and Functional Properties of Some Promising Legumes Protein Isolates,editor,(eds.)title series title and number, 1680-5194 ,Nil;UAF,15-JUN-10. p.373-379
DR RIZWANA BATOOL.In: Aqueous garlic extract and its phytochemical profile; special reference to antioxidant status,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,doi.org/10.3109/09637486.2011.634786,NIL;NIL,20-NOV-12. p.431-439
DR RIZWANA BATOOL.In: Effect of Nigella sativa Meal Protein Isolates Supplementation on the Physical and Sensory Characteristics of Cookies During Storage,editor,(eds.)title series title and number, 1680-5194 ,NIL;UAF,15-JUN-13. p.521-528
DR RIZWANA BATOOL.In: Protein???Energy Malnutrition: A Risk Factor for Various Ailments,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1040-8398,CRC press united state;Boca Raton, Fla. :CRC press,18-AUG-15. p.242-253
DR RIZWANA BATOOL.In: Wheat Allergy and Intolerence; Recent Updates and Perspectives,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1040-8398,CRC press united state;Boca Raton, Fla. :CRC press,19-NOV-16. p.13-24
3. Chapter Contributed

NAZIA KHALID.In: Food Biotechnology,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,0,University of Agriculture Faisalabad;University of Agriculture Faisalabad,09-JAN-17. p.281-297
4. Seminar Information

DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Development and effects of edible coating on apple quality,Lahore;2,03-DEC-10 to 04-DEC-10
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Acrylamide: a known human carcinogen,University of Agriculture, Faisalabad;2,15-NOV-11 to 16-NOV-11
DR MAHWASH AZIZ.In: Application of enzymes in the sustainability of food industry,Faisalabad;1,30-MAR-16 to 31-MAR-16
AIZA ZAFAR.In: Enhancement of The Quality Attributes of Set-Type Low-Fat Yoghurt By Whey Protein,University of Sargodha, Pakistan;4,26-FEB-19 to 27-FEB-19
5. Conference Proceeding