India is fourth largest producer of alcohol in the world. It is also the leading producer of alcohol in the South-East Asian region with about 65% share. In India alcohol is largely produced in the form of rectified sprit for industrial application in the form of ENA for portable liquor and in the form of fuel ethanol for blending with petrol. Now, Government of India looking ethanol as renewable energy.National biofuels policies envisage the blending of alcohol 10% to petrol by 2017, which will force to produce alcohol for fuel ethanol for blending. Existing production of alcohol is about 2500 million liter per annum, out that 1800 million liter is consumed in portable liquor and industrial sector. Therefore, net availability of ethanol for blending is 700 million liters per annum. However, at current rate of petrol consumption ethanol requirement for 5% doping is 1100 million liters and for 10% blending 2200 million liters per annum. As such there will be huge demand of alcohol, it may be noted that industries need alcohol technologist and scientist.
This course consists of fermentation technology, alcohol technology & general engineering required in alcohol industry. This course also covers production of extra neutral alcohol (ENA) and ethanol, subject related to the effluent treatment plant for spent wash generated, and production of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL)
The objectives of the M.Sc. (Alcohol Technology) Course shall be as follows:-
The duration of course shall be two years consist of four semesters
Semester pattern, theory paper and practical at each end of semester.
After complete this course student have opportunities to work as distillery chemist, distillery manager in distillery attached to the sugar factory and research.