Food processing is one of the priority sectors to boost economic growth of the country as it provides vital linkages and synergies between the two pillars of the economy - industry and agriculture. Further processed food is a commodity which demands for wholesomeness, safety and convenience along with high sensory value. This has posed a need of trained manpower with the desired professional skills to handle industrial problems. The Centre of Food Science and Technology (CFST) at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi has come up in recent past to achieve academic excellence, create valuable human resource and to undertake R & D for driving economic growth of the country through food processing. Government of India has already acknowledged the importance of the Centre by funding its activities through Department of Biotechnology (DBT).