About AFST(I)

The Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) has been in existence since August 1957. The official head quarters of AFST(I) is at the Central Food Technological Research Institute Campus, Mysore. It is is registered under the registrar of Societies in Mysore, Karnataka State Societies Act (Reg. No. 8/1963-64. The objective of AFST(I) shall be the advancement of all aspects of Science and Technology relating to the production, processing and distribution of food.

There are thirty four Chapters of AFST(I) in the entire country. The chapters work in close association with the Headquarters to uphold the principles, policies and objectives as laid down in the Constitution. The AFST(I) Delhi Chapter is one of the active chapters. The locations of some of the chapters are at Mumbai, Bengaluru, Calcutta, Chennai, NIFTEM etc. One of the fundamental duties of the Association is to bring together members on a platform along with the experts in the field not only from India but also from abroad, along with the captains of the industries to share the commonalities of the cutting edge technology in today's changing scenario. In this context the AFST(I), Mysore organizes the annual conference ICFOST, which is attended by a large number of National as well as International scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs. AFST(I) Mysore also hosts an international conference IFCON once in every five years.