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Diploma in Food / Dairy Technology


Diploma in Food and Dairy Technology is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within the technical education in Nepal. Food inspection profession has been helping the world to assure quality food production and it has also been creating salary base employment and selfemployment opportunities in public and private sectors. This curriculum is based on the academic requirements to enter bachelor as well as designed with the purpose of producing middle level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of food and dairy technology so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country to contribute in the national food quality of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well as national needs in the field of quality especially in food and dairy sector. The foundational subjects like English, Nepali, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (offered in diffusion model of curricular programme) are applicable in the technical field. The disciplinary subjects of food and dairy are included in all four semesters. This curricular programme also makes the provision of project works as well as work experience program (WEP) in the specific areas, which can be very instrumental in helping the students develop analytical skill and confidence. The curriculum structure and the subject wise content reflect the details of this curriculum. In brief, this curriculum will guide to its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle level technical workforces in the field of food and dairy industry.

Curriculum Title: Diploma in Food and Dairy Technology


Aim: The program aims to produce middle level technical personnel with sound academic knowledge equipped with perfect technical skills that can be faced in real life situation.

Program Objectives

After the completion of this program, the graduates will be enabled to:
  • 1. Apply the professional knowledge and skills in the respected field of food technology
  • 2. Develop the positive attitudes towards the professions with greater initiative and selfconfidence
  • 3. Apply critical thinking for problem-solving and decision making during the service delivery.
  • 4. Follow the quality standards set by the organization for quality assurance of the services offered to the customer.
  • 5. Get employment in governmental, semi-governmental, non-governmental organization as well as other projects and programs.
  • 6. Start their own enterprise and create employment.
Target Location: The target location of this program will be all over Nepal.
Group Size: The group size will be maximum of 40 (forty) in a batch.

Entry Criteria

  • 1. SLC Pass or SLC/SEE with minimum C grade in any two subjects and D+ in any one subjects of Compulsory Mathematics, English & Science.
  • 2. TSLC in Food technology with minimum 66.68%.
  • 3.  Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT.

  • Duration:
The total duration of this curricular program is three years. The program is based on semester system. Moreover, one semester consists of 19.5 weeks and one academic week consists up to 40 hours excluding evaluation period.
  • Medium of Instruction:
The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.
  • Pattern of Attendance:
Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.


Diploma in Food / Dairy Technology


  • 1. English-I
  • 2. Mathematics
  • 3. Physics-I
  • 4. Chemistry-I
  • 5. Biology-I


  • 1. Basic principles of Engineering
  • 2. Principles of food preservation
  • 3. Milk and milk products
  • 4. Basic and food microbiology
  • 5. Statistics and mathematics
  • 6. Fermentation technology


  • 1. English-II
  • 2. Nepali
  • 3. Physics-II
  • 4. Chemistry-II
  • 5. Biology-II


  • 1. Biochemistry and Human Nutrition
  • 2. Computer Application
  • 3. Principle of milk processing

Speciialization in Food Technology


  • 1. Food Chemistry
  • 2. TFP-I (Cereal Technology)
  • 3. Food Engineering


  • 1. TFP-II (Fruits and Vegetables)
  • 2. TFP-III (Tea, Coffee & Spices)
  • 3. TFP-IV (Meat & Poultry)
  • 4. Elective (Any one) Fat & Oil Technology Sugar Technology
Speciialization in Dairy Technology


  • 1. Dairy Chemistry
  • 2. Dairy Microbiology
  • 3. Dairy Engineering


  • 1. TDP-I
  • 2. TDP-II
  • 3. TDP-III
  • 4. TDP-IV
  • 5. On the Job Training



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