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Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, [IICPT] Thanjavur

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FPE(food processing engineering), batch of 2019
  • In Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, the classes generally start at 9:30 am and ends by 4:00 pm.
  • Classes are fully digital. Provides audio video to the students.
  • The method of teaching is through practical.

  • There are different clubs like sports, environment, music, cultural, science, entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology.
  • College celebrates club opening, club closing, hostel day, sports day, and all national and major festivals.
  • The college has very tidy and prosperous environment for study.

About Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, [IICPT] Thanjavur

The Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (Formerly Paddy Processing Research Centre) is a pioneer Research and Development Institute under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. The Institute has its origin way back in 1967 when it was started as R & D laboratory in the Modern Rice Mill complex of Thanjavur Co-operative Marketing Federation (TCMF) at Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India under the dedicated leadership and the able guidance of late Dr. V. Subrahmanyan. an eminent scientist and founder Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. The mandate of the Institute at its inception was to seek solutions for preserving high moisture paddy because the paddy harvest season in Southern India coincided with the tail end of the South West monsoon. The Institute was later upgraded as a national laboratory with the name Paddy Processing Research Centre (PPRC) in 1972. At the time of up-gradation the mandates of the Institute were also changed and the scientists in the Institute focused their research in identifying technologies for post harvest procession and preservation of paddy. The Institute was moved to it current location at Thanjavur in 1984. Considering the vital importance of strengthening R & D efforts in the post-harvest processing, preservation and value addition of raw agricultural produce, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) strengthened and upgraded the PPRC as a National Institute in February 2008 and was called as Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT).

The Institute is located at Thanjavur, the ancient capital of Chola Kingdom and the granary of Tamil Nadu. The IICPT with its modern laboratories equipped with hi-tech instruments, is engaged in the R&D of food grain processing, value addition, by-product utilization through bio-processing, process and product development. Our Food Testing Laboratory is NABL accredited. We have a hi-tech and cottage level food processing incubation cum training center. Hands-on-training on different food processing technologies, renting facilities and other supports are offered all thought the year to help the entrepreneurs to put in their innovative ideas for the development of new products. IICPT also offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs in Food Process Engineering.


  • To serve as a National Institution for research, education and training in the area of post harvest processing of crops of wetlands and storm prone regions.
  • To undertake basic, applied and adoptive research in post-production sector of cyclone/storm prone areas and wetlands, also including plantation, spices and other important crops.
  • To act as a National Organization for information on post-production systems of mandated crops.
  • To undertake transfer of technology, consultancy and analytical services for raw and processed agricultural commodities.
  • To establish linkages with related processing industries and other academic as well as R&D institutions for achieving its goals effectively.


  • Gaining an increased understanding of living organisms with a view to increasing its application in the grain industry.
  • Developing a strong human resource capacity for the processing industry.
  • Providing a sound scientific basis for decision making in food security, safe environment and addressing the concerns of the consumers.
  • Generate and upgrade the scientific knowledge in the area of food grains for maximizing, conservation and utilization of food grains.
  • Value addition to the food grains and development of food products with safety through the application of newer technologies by R&D work.
  • Assist the existing industries for better performance in terms of efficient functioning, by-product utilization and effluent management.
  • Promote growth of new food industry, entrepreneurship, upgrading the skill of industrial manpower and management by imparting training programme.
  • Storage of grains, insect pest management and safeguarding the quality of food grains and products.
  • Shelf-life improvement of food grains/products by packaging and improved technology.
  • Environmental protection and work safety measures in food industries.


Our campus has sophisticated boarding facilities separately for boys and girls. Reading rooms, recreation area, in-door and out-door games with state of the art amenities are provided for students to spend their leisure time. Living experience in IICPT is a mix of fun and learning.

Campus Lifestyle

It's a diverse community of students at IICPT, and the activities on offer are as diverse and varied too. From entertainment to extra-curricular or even religious pursuits, there's never a dull moment on campus.

IICPT provide training for upgrading the skills of academicians, research students and food processing entrepreneurs and manpower for promoting growth of new food industry and entrepreneurship in the country.

Meritorious students are offered short to long term trainings and research experiences in the international and national institutional laboratories

Various training in the institute:

  • One day Training programs in Food Processing Business Incubation Centre.
  • IICPT Business incubation centre conducts one week EXECUTIVE TRA


IICPT offers Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) for eligible M. Tech students of Rs.16000/- per month and Doctoral Research Assistantships (DRA) for eligible Ph. D students
of Rs.24000/- per month depending on the funds available in the R&D funded projects.

Eligible candidates can apply and obtain the assistantships on a competitive basis. Our IICPT graduate students are winners of CSIR and other national fellowships. The following are the
merit scholarships offered for the students


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