B.Tech. Food Science and Technology is an undergraduate full- time course spread over 4 years and 8 semesters. The curriculum is divided between theory classes, practical lab sessions, and workshops.
Top Institutes offering this course are:
The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 60,000 and 7 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.
A variety of food processing, collecting, packaging, and storage techniques are involved in B.Tech. Food Science and Technology discipline, such as studying the nutritive values of food and its chemical composition, studying the microbiology of food and food products, as food technologist explore and understand food in its raw form. Food Technologists are also called Food Technocrats or Food Scientists.
The average salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of B.Tech. Food Science and Technology course ranges between INR 2 and 6 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Given below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||Based on performance in AIEEE|
|Course Fee||INR 60,000 to 7 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 6 Lacs|
Provision of food security to the teeming millions is a day–to–day challenge that developing countries are facing today. An advanced familiarity with this discipline would enable the industry to combat such difficulty. Advanced technology could work towards providing such food security.
These applications are essentially relevant in the realm of food production, maintaining food services, and food processing and preservation, aimed at transforming the economic and cultural structure of developing nations across the globe.
The first two semesters of B.Tech. Food Science and Technology course include a common set of engineering subjects. The specialty is essentially about food production, packaging, maintaining, processing, preservation and the use of technology and engineering techniques in aiding the above-mentioned stages involved in the food processing industry.
Food Science and Technology consists of various stages, such as growing, harvesting, storing fruit, and usage of preservatives to prevent it from going bad, processing fruit to make other edible items in processing plants, packaging fruit and fruit products, transporting edible items and fruit from one place to another etc.
Some of the leading institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE FEES IN INR|
|Islamic University of Science and Technology||Jammu and Kashmir||INR 2,24,000|
|Raja Balwant Singh Engineering Technical Campus||Agra||INR 3,16,000|
|Ch. Devi Lal State Institute of Engineering and Technology||Haryana||INR 1,29,000|
|Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology||Hisar||INR 2,22,000|
|Haldia Institute of Technology||Midnapore||INR 3,61,000|
|Kalasalingam University||Krishnankovil||INR 4,00,000|
|Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramadaya Vishwavidyalaya||Madhya Pradesh||INR 2,05,000|
|Vignan University||Guntur||INR 3,80,000|
|Laxminarayan Institute of Technology||Nagpur||INR 1,76,000|
|Bannari Amman Institute of Technology||Coimbatore||INR 2,80,000|
|Gautama Buddha University||Noida||INR 2,85,000|
|North Maharashtra University||Jalgaon||INR 60,000|
|OPJS University||Rajasthan||INR 2,25,000|
|Mewar University||Rajasthan||INR 3,75,000|
|Eternal University||Himachal Pradesh||INR 2,20,000|
|Central Institute of Technology||Assam||INR 95,250|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar||INR 5,56,000|
The basic eligibility for pursuing B.Tech. Food Science and Technology course is a Higher Secondary (10+20) or equivalent qualification completed from a recognized educational Board, with Physics, Chemistry, and Math as main subjects, and a minimum aggregate score of 60%.
For admission to B.Tech. Food Science and Technology course, most institutes and universities in the country follow a merit-based admission process. Marks scored by applicants at the Higher Secondary level and/ or relevant entrance test are taken into consideration. Seats are accordingly allotted to deserving candidates.
Candidates need to have scored a minimum aggregate score of 60 % in the qualifying exam. Selection is based on the candidate’s performance in the AIEEE. Some universities also conduct their own entrance exams for admission.
A semester - wise syllabus of the course is tabulated below.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Mathematics||Statistics and data analysis|
|Electrical engineering||Energy generation and conservation|
|Engineering graphics||Workshop practices|
|Village adoption||Village adoption|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Food and nutrition||Food microbiology and safety|
|Principles of food processing||Food engineering I|
|Food storage and transport engineering||Technology of milk products processing|
|Fruits processing technology||Food industrial economics|
|Computer programming||Environmental science|
|SEMESTER V||SEMESTER VI|
|Instrumental method of food analysis||Food additives and ingredients|
|Food engineering II||Instrumentation and process control|
|Food packing technology||Meat, fish, and poultry product technology|
|Food biotechnology||Food laws, standards, and regulation|
|Cereals, pulses, and oilseeds technology||Food production trends and programs|
|-||Business plan development|
|SEMESTER VII||SEMESTER VIII|
|Minor Project - I||Major Project|
|Concepts of Food Product Development||-|
|Career Planning Development||-|
Lucrative career opportunities are available for such graduates in both government private sectors, such as the Department of Food and Public Distribution, and other State- sponsored food processing plants, and private food production firms, processing plants, storage and preservation firms, firms manufacturing food processing equipment and machinery.
B.Tech. Food Science and Technology graduates are hired in capacities such as Food Inspector, Quality Assurance Officer etc., and paid an average annual salary depending upon the nature of the job.
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Some of the professionals have opportunities open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Food Technologist||Food Technologists are responsible for the safe and efficient development, production, modification and manufacture of food products and processes. They also plan recipes and manage their production on a large scale.||INR 3,46,000|
|Analytical Scientist||Analytical Scientists assess the chemical structure and nature of substances. They have skills which are needed for a variety of purposes including drug development, forensic analysis, and toxicology. They specialize in areas as varied as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, and forensics.||INR 2,98,000|
|Nutritionist||Nutritionists mostly work with people who are healthy. They examine the process of nourishment and the association between diet, disease and their health. They are also responsible for providing health- based advice and promoting healthy eating.||INR 2,89,000|
|Food and Beverage Executive||Food and Beverage Executives are responsible for the overall operation of food establishments such as restaurants, they hire staff for food and beverage handling, purchase food and stock, and make sure everyone is trained on proper food preparation. They also ensure proper and legal alcoholic beverage service, kitchen safety techniques, and health standards.||INR 5,01,000|
|Dietician||Dieticians are responsible for promoting good dietary health and treating medical conditions by devising eating plans for patients based on the science of nutrition. They may be able to access NHS funding, whether their course is undergraduate or postgraduate.||INR 3,00,000|