Dr. Harinder Singh Oberoi

Director, NIFTEM-K

Our Mission is to “transform NIFTEM to IIFTEM (International Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management) through creating entrepreneurship among the students, farmers, FPOs, rural and urban youth”

NIFTEM, Kundli was established under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India in the year 2012 to provide a conducive ecosystem for education, research, industrial promotion, support and entrepreneurship in the food processing sector. Over more than a decade, NIFTEM, Kundli has emerged as a leading academic and research Institute in different aspects of food science and technology.The Institute has been a harbinger in academic innovations, peer-reviewed research publications in high impact factor (IF) journals, filing patents, obtaining research grants from external sources, developing technologies and creating entrepreneurship in Food Processing.

The different initiatives and contributions made in the sector by the Institute during the last decade or so earned NIFTEM a brand name in India and NIFTEM got recognized as an Institute of National Importance (INI) in the year 2021.

Today, NIFTEM is positioned to upscale the strength of the Indian food processing sector and is committed to working closely with the Food Processing Industry and the start-ups in order to ameliorate the existing processing levels across different food products and generate more employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the food sector. The route to these key achievements includes a targeted approach, knowledge advancement, global perspective, development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies, technology transfer to industries and enterprises, solution-based research, resource sharing, incubating start-ups, and outreach activities. In the process, NIFTEM’s human resource (talented faculty and staff) has been accoutered with the latest advancements in the 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 in food processing.

The institute commits to providing an encouraging and affable ambience to nurture the young minds (students and scholars) of the country for innovation, creativity, and excellence by inculcating scientific acuity and multi-dimensional learning, ethics. We all at NIFTEM, strongly support these goals of immediate and long-term societal benefits through holistic development and synergistic interdisciplinary participation in the 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 heartily welcome everyone who visits our website and look forward to closely working with all our stakeholders.