The Department of Livestock Products Technology came into existence in November, 2005 vide notification of the Registrar, AAU, Jorhat dated 7th November. 2005. The department was created by bifurcating the erstwhile Animal Production and Management Department. A separate full fledged building was allotted for the newly bifurcated Department of Livestock Products Technology. The new department has all facilities offering UG, PG courses along with modern laboratories state of the art slaughter house. Even prior to that, the department/discipline has been offering U.G. and P.G. courses related to meat, dairy, egg and poultry products technology.
At present,the LPT department offers 1 U.G. courses and 12 Masters and 6 Ph.D. courses related to the subject. It is worthwhile to mention that necessary input have been prepared, made available to the concerned authority and special efforts were made by the department soon after its creation and the AAU administration subsequently permitted the opening of M.V.Sc. and later on Ph.D. degree programmes within a year of its establishment. At present, there are 4 M.V.Sc students 5 Ph.D students on roll
The department of LPT is also presently working on a few externally funded research projects/schemes. Out of these, few projects have already been completed and another two are going on in the department.
The teachers/scientist of department further takes part in various extension and training programmes organized by the Directorate of Extension Education, AAU (Kh), time to time. In addition, some of the meat and dairy value-added products and by-products developed by this department were exhibited in State and national level exhibitions/trade fair. The department through the AICRP on PHET developed few machineries and mobile meat processing and marketing carts which are in the process of patenting.