Major objectives of NIFTEM drawn from its mandate are:
Working as a “One Stop Solution Provider” to all the problems of the sector.
Working for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Development for the sector.
Facilitating business incubation services with its ultra modern pilot plant for processing of fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and grain processing.
Conducting Frontier Area Research for development of the Sector.
Developing world class managerial talent with advanced know how in food science and technology.
Providing intellectual backing for regulations which will govern food safety and quality and at the same time foster innovation.
Functioning as a knowledge repository in food processing Domain such as production formation, production and processing technology, market trends, safety and quality Standards, management practices among others.
Working for up gradation of SME food processing clusters.
Promoting cooperation and networking among existing institutions within India and as well as with international bodies.