10th Asia Pacific drying conference 2019

Integrating innovations with cost  effectiveness for competing drying technologies

Conference VENUE       

National Institute of Technology Rourkela is an institution of national importance funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development. NIT Rourkela was established as Regional Engineering College (REC) on August 15, 1961. It is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in the country. The main objective of the institute is to produce quality engineers and scientists in graduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels in various branches of Engineering and Science. NIT Rourkela was ranked 601-800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018 and 126th in Asia. In India, it was ranked 15 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.

For details about the institute please visit the Institute Website


Vadodara, formerly called Baroda, is a city in Gujarat, a state in western India. A maximum number of drying and related industries (>3000) are in Pune, Mumbai, Vapi, Surat, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Jamnagar. Vadodara is center to all of these places. There are four airports easily connecting to Vadodara city (Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad) as well as Vadodara is well connected by rail and road (expressway).


Vadodara airport is well connected to all major international airports of India. Also, Ahmedabad airport is nearest international airport connecting to the Vadodara city by road (117 kms by express highway).


Venue address: Conference and meeting halls, Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara, Gujarat.


To know more about the Palace and Convention center please click on Video 1, Video 2 and Video 3

Conference and meeting halls, Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara, Gujarat


Geographic location of VADODARA city

Department of Food Process Engineering

The Food Process Engineering Department at National Institute of Technology Rourkela blends engineering disciplines with a strong understanding of food and food science. The academic and research activities in the department focus on the frontier areas of food process engineering such as food properties and prediction, post-harvest operations, food quality and safety, transport process and kinetics, product development and ingredients innovation, food packaging and storage engineering, computer aided food engineering, energy efficiency, process control and efficiency, automation and manufacturing systems. Food process engineers can specialize in design, development, research, maintenance and operations such as processing, packaging, storage and transportation.

Currently department offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in Food Process Engineering

For details about the department please visit the Department Website