Prof. Prabhat K. Nema


NIFTEM was established under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) Govt. of India and inaugurated in 2012 to generate cognizance and provide significant ecosystem for education, research, industrial promotion and support in food processing sector. Over a span of more than a decade, NIFTEM has emerged as a leading pioneer in the field of food technology, management and allied areas. Fruition results have been achieved in academic innovation, peer-reviewed research publications in top 10% journals, patents, diversified funded projects and technology developments.

The different initiatives and contributions made in the sector during the era destined NIFTEM to become a brand name in India and got recognized as an Institute of National Importance (INI) in 2021. Today, NIFTEM is positioned to upscale the strength of the Indian food processing sector globally and stand as pillar of strength with food processing industries including start-ups. The route to these key achievements includes

goal-orientation, multi-dimensional sustainable approach, knowledge advancement, global connect, development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies, promotion of technology transfers to industries and enterprises, conduction of solution-based research, resource sharing, incubating start-ups and outreach. In the process, NIFTEM human resource (talented faculties and staff) has been accoutered with latest advancements of field (unique, novel and updated academia, research insights, facilities, and technical skills) to aid in creating trained and committed next-generation techno-managers and budding entrepreneurs, who will participate at diversified platforms of the food processing sector, become the country’s assets and lead the path in years ahead.

The institute commits to provide an encouraging and affable ambience to nurture the young minds (students and scholars) of the country for innovation, creativity, excellence by inculcating scientific acuity, multi-dimensional learning, ethics, setting their own businesses and much more. We, all at NIFTEM, strongly support these goals of immediate and long-term societal benefits through the holistic development and accrue synergistic inter-disciplinary participations in food sector. Together we shall uphold the trust and responsibilities conferred to us as INI and thrive to reach the pinnacle, thereby generating a legacy.

   I wish you all the best for future endeavors as you navigate towards new responsibilities and goals. Warm wishes for your auspicious voyage with us!