Food Technology

Food Technology is a science which deals with the techniques and principles involved in processing and preserving the food substances. The application of food science helps in manufacturing safe, wholesome and nutritious food products. The study of food technology is to develop new methods and systems for keeping food products safe and resistant from natural harms such as bacteria and other micro-organisms. Food processing helps in preservation enhances the flavor and reduces the toxins in the food product which results in better distributional efficiency and easy marketing of the food product.

The modern food processing techniques is the key to flourishing supermarkets we have today. Extra nutrients can be added while processing the food and processed food is less susceptible to spoilage. Some of the techniques used are spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colorants, and preservatives. Of late, many products such as dried instant soups, reconstituted fruits and juices, and self cooking meals were developed for the convenience of working people.

The food processing industries are involved in processes such as primary and secondary processing, preservation, quality management, packaging and labeling of a variety of products such as dairy products, fish products, fruit & vegetable products, meat & poultry products, confectionery products and food grains.

Few courses offered in this field are: -

 

  • Diploma Course in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance
  • Diploma in Food Science Technology
  • Diploma in Food Science, Preservation and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Preservation
  • Bachelor of Technology in Food Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (after Bachelor of Science.) in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Food Science
  • Master of Science in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Food and Fermentation Technology and Food Science
  • Master of Science in Food and Nutrition

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission into an undergraduate course in Food Technology/ Food Science, a candidate should have passed 10+2 pass in science stream from recognized Board examination.


PG:

 

For admission into a postgraduate course in Food Technology/ Food Science, a candidate must have completed his/her Bachelor of Science/ B.Tech in Food technology/ food science from recognized university.


Others:

 

For admission into a diploma course in Food science, a candidate must have completed his/her 10+2 pass in science stream from recognized Board examination.


Specializations

Few specializations in this field are: -

 

  • Dairy
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Bakery and confectionery items
  • Oil and oil seed processing
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat- Fish
  • Cereals

Job Prospects

There are plenty of job opportunities for food technologists in the country. Food technologists are in demand in the sectors such as hotels, quality control, soft drink factories, food industries, packaging, industries, hospitals, distilleries and rice mills.

The major food processing companies such as Perfetti India Ltd, Godrej industries Ltd, Amul, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd, Agro Tech Foods, ITC Limited, PepsiCo India Holding, Britannia Industries Ltd, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd, Cadbury India Ltd, MTR foods ltd and Dabur India Ltd take up food technologists for monitoring the storage, temperatures, experimenting, processing and hygiene.
 
Food technology graduates also have the option to take traditional professions such as teaching and working in food research laboratories or even start up own business venture as a food consultant. Public Sector such as Food Corporation of India also employ food technology graduates and diploma holders in food technology can work as food Inspector and junior executive in  the state government.

Pay Package: -

The compensation offered in the industry of Food processing depends on the factors such as qualification, skills, work experience, job profile and contribution in the production process. However those professionals working in the field of food processing units in metro cities can earn attractive remuneration.

For a professional at an entry level can earn a salary ranging between Rs.8,000 to Rs.12,000 per month. Similarly, those with work experience can get a salary between Rs.15,000 to Rs.25,000 per month. For those at Senior management level with years of experience can expect a much high salaries in comparison with others in this field.

Engineering Colleges for Food Technology in India

A. D. Patel Institue of Technology - Vitthal Udyognagar

Vitthal Udyognagar, Gujarat, India

A.D. Patel Institute of Technology, Vitthal Udyognagar was established in view of, the new economic order, the globalization of the market and competitive international scenario Charutar Vidya Mandal at Vallabh Vidyanagar has started a self-financed degree...

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A.D. Patel Institute of Technology

Anand, Gujarat, India

A.D. Patel Institute of Technology (ADIT), Anand a self-financed degree engineering college established by Charutar Vidya Mandal at Vallabh Vidyanagar. The college is affiliated to Gujarat Technical University and it’s an ISO certified institute. They...

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Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad was established in 1965 by Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. The university was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in 1996 in honour and...

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Amity University, Noida

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amity University, Noida is a leading education group in India with over 50,000 students studying across 700 acres of hi-tech campus. Amity is passionate about grooming leaders who are not only thorough professionals but also good human beings with values. This is...

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Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University , Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in engineering, technology and allied sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating...

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Annamalai University

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Annamalai University , Chidambaram was established in 1929. The university is a unitary, teaching, and residential university. It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late honorable Dr. Rajah...

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Bharath Institute of Science and Technology

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Chennai was established in 1984 under the aegis of Sri Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust with the aim of imparting higher knowledge in Science and Technology to the aspiring boys and girls so that they can emerge...

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Bharath University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Bharath University, Chennai was established in 1984 as Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) under the aegis of Sri Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust with the aim of imparting higher knowledge in Science & Technology to the aspiring boys and girls...

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Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology

Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology (BIT), Bhubaneswar the brain child of a group of US based academicians and industry professionals both from US and India is uniquely located adjacent to the Infocity-II (Infovalley IT SEZ) in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, with the vision...

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Bundelkhand University, Jhasi

Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Bundelkhand University, Jhansi was established in 1975. It was established under the provision of the U.P. Universities Act. However, though belonging to the younger generation of the Indian Universities, the Bundelkhand University has fast transformed into a...

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