M.Sc. in Food Technology is a 2-year postgraduate course. Food Technology is the branch of food science involving the processing, protection, preparation, selection, distribution, and utilization of sheltered, nutritious, and healthy nourishment.
The discipline is about:
Graduation (B.Sc.), completed from a recognized university and with a minimum aggregate score of 50% marks is the minimum criterion of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.
Graduation needs to have been completed in any of:
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 2 years. The average initial salary offered in India to such postgraduates ranges between INR 25,000 to 70,000, increasing with the candidate’s experience and expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Examination Type||Semester System/ Yearly|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on performance in entrance test|
|Course Fee||INR 5,000 to 5 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 12 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Amul, Godrej Industrial Limited, Dabur India Ltd, PepsiCo India Holdings, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd, Britannia Industries Ltd., ITC Limited, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd., Agro Tech Foods, Perfetti India Ltd., Cadbury India Ltd., Hindustan Lever Limited, Milkfood, MTR Foods limited, Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd., MAFCO Ltd, Wockhardt, BEC Foods Ltd., ITC Ltd., etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Nestle India, Marketing or Quality Assurance Companies, Production Management Units, Process and Product Development, Logistics Departments Research and Development Centers, Hotels & Restaurants, Colleges & Universities, and such.|
|Job Positions||Dietician, Food Technologist, Product/Process Development Scientist, Technical Brewer, Production Manager, Purchasing Manager, Retail Buyer, Quality Assurance Manager, Laboratory Supervisor, Food Packaging Manager, among others such.|
Food Technology is the application of food science for:
The program covers the following components of study:
Successful postgraduates of the course can find gainful employment in organizations such as:
They also have the option of becoming Research Scientists, and pursuing advanced research in the field. Research scientists are employed in a wide variety of projects with the government, food research institutes, and food companies.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course, along with their corresponding details.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees in INR|
|Lovely Professional University||Phagwara||49,500|
|Mount Carmel College||Bengaluru||66,500|
|Lady Irwin College||Delhi||18,030|
|Ethiraj College for Women||Chennai||20,000|
|Institute of Home Economics||New Delhi||25,300|
|Mata Gujri College||Punjab||25,395|
|J. D. Birla Institute||Kolkata||37,100|
|Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration||Karnataka||1,68,000|
|Vidyavati Mukandlal Girl College||Ghaziabad||30,950|
|St. Joseph's College for Women||Kerala||1,800|
|School of Science-Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University||Jaipur||12,000|
|Sharda University-School of Basic Sciences and Research||Noida||90,000|
|D Y Patil University||Maharashtra||2,40,000|
|Lovely Professional University||Delhi||1,98,000|
|BFIT Group of Institutions||Dehradun||1,37,000|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes also admit students based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation, while some conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
Some such entrance tests held in the country for admission to the course are:
Listed here are the institutes that participate in the aforementioned entrance tests.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Food Chemistry||Unit Operations in Food Processing|
|Principles of Food Engineering||Dairy Technology|
|Food Microbiology||Technology of Fruits and Vegetables|
|Principles of Food Processing & Preservation||Lab-III (Dairy Technology)|
|Lab-I (Food Microbiology)||Lab-IV (Fruits and Vegetables Analysis)|
|Lab-II (Food Preservation)||Program Elective I|
|Open Elec. I||-|
|Technology of Cereals||Programme Elective I|
|Technology of Meat, Fish and Poultry||Packaging Technology|
|Lab-V (Chemistry and Technology of Cereals)||Pulses & Oilseeds Technology|
|Program Elective II||Technology of Beverages|
|Program Elective II||Program Elective III|
|Food Standards and Quality Assurance||Bioprocess Technology|
|Food Additives||Food Biotechnology|
|Nutrition and Health||-|
|Program Elective III||Research Project|
Qualified Food Technologists are hired in areas such as:
Food Technology Experts are hired in the Food industry for job roles such as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Food Technologist||Food Technologists explore and grow new sustenance and refreshment items, and work towards enhancing the nature of existing items. They may likewise create or enhance the processing, packaging, storage, and safety of food items in accordance with government and industry guidelines.||10,00,000|
|Dietitians||Dietitians promote dietary health and treat medical conditions by suggesting healthy dietary habits to patients. Dietitians provide healthy eating tips and suggest such regimes to patients of all ages.||6,02,003|
|Technical Brewer||Technical Brewers are in charge of an extensive variety of specialized and administrative errands including overseeing the blending procedure, managing and maintaining involved hardware.||6,60,236|
|Production Manager||Production Managers create and execute plans for surveying, assessing, arranging, and tallying expenditure plans and timescales with customers and other managers.||7,18,149|
|Purchasing Manager||Purchasing Managers design and facilitate the work of purchasers and specialists. Thy ensure that their organization secures the best quality and quantity of raw food material.||7,14,557|
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