In India sugarcane becomes industrial crop and sugar industry becomes as an integrated cane processing unit wherein sugar, alcohol, energy and allied products are manufactured, thus it is needed to provide technologist and scientists to the industry. At present there are two institutes which provide technical education related to the sugar industry, namely National Sugar Institute, Kanpur and Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune. Both the institutes are providing the education in the area of Sugar Technology, Sugar Engineering, Alcohol Technology, and Instrumentation Engineering at Post Graduates Diploma level. There is no provision for the Bachelor and Master degrees in Sugar Technology in India. Recently, Government of Maharashtra gave us the permission to start this carrier oriented course under science faculty. We are running B.Sc. (Sugar Technology) course since last five academic years. Due to growing demand from industries we have started M.Sc. (Sugar Technology).This course consists of technologies & engineering with in-plant training. The technologies covers advance subject related to sugar & allied manufacturing processes. Engineering part covers subject related to various input for process like juice, steam,power, instrumentation and process automation.
The objectives of the M.Sc. (Sugar Technology) Course shall be as follows:-
The duration of M. Sc. (Sugar Technology) course shall be of two years.
Semester pattern, theory paper and practical at end of each semester.
After completionof this course, students have opportunities to work as a process manager or assistant process manager in sugar & allied industry. Student also has opportunities for higher education like Ph.D. in Sugar Technology.