Food Technology & Processing

8/13/2013 Career

Next to breath, life of Human being is solely dependent on
Food and health, and hence the
importance of food technology in keeping us healthy can never be overlooked.

The fast paced life of today has ushered in the era of convenience food or more
popularly the fast food culture in our country. On one hand this has led to the
growing demand for packed and processed food and on the other it has made the
consumer more quality and nutrition conscious. All these factors pose a very
encouraging picture on the future of Food
Processing Industry
in India.

The FPI encompasses basic foods like wheat and rice products and the processes
for converting them into edible form; besides processed foods such as bakery &
confectionery products, dairy products, meat & fish products, fruit & vegetable
products in short, everything which is processed and packaged to enhance and
prolong the edible life.

This technology has indeed revolutionized the food habits of the people in
our country by having cooked and packed foods in attractive packages in their

Food Technology Eligibility Criteria


  • Some universities in India offer degree courses in food technology
    and food science. There are also institutes offering postgraduate
    courses in specialized aspects of food processing.

  • Candidates with PCM or PCB at 10+2 level can opt for under graduate
    courses in food technology, food science and home science.

  • For admission to M.Sc( Food science/food technology), eligibility
    criteria is B.Sc.( Food science/food technology).

Food Technology Personal Skills

As this career requires intense research; hence aspirants for this field must
have inquisitive mind-set, commitment to the profession and keen observation
skills. As research in this field is often a team work, hence a food
technologist must also be a team player.

Technology, one can find jobs in the following areas:

  • With the food processing companies engaged in R&D of the highest
    quality of food products as they constantly require the services of
    skilful food technologists.

  • With the packaging companies
    which conduct research on best modes of preservation of food-items.

  • With Research laboratories which are evaluating and analyzing the
    food ingredients present in the products.

  • With manufacturing industries, where a food technologist can
    contribute the area of monitoring the storage, processing, hygiene
    temperatures and experimenting etc.

  • With research laboratories to conduct R&D, test current food
    products and to take measures to manage the overall food quality.

  • Also with Public sector undertakings in the Department of food of
    the government.

Hence there is a plethora of opportunities for food technologists, mainly in
institutions like hotels, food industries, quality control, hospitals, packaging
industries, distilleries, soft drink factories and rice mills etc.

Today being a food technologist is all about success and quick career growth.
To start as a fresher/ trainee, one can
earn a salary ranging from Rs.8000 to Rs.15000 per month. As a food technologist
gains some expertise in the field, sky is the limit for him as far as
remunerations and other benefits are concerned.

Food Technology Institutes & Courses

  • B.Sc with food technology

University of Delhi

Delhi 110007

  • B.Sc with food technology

Manipur University

Imphal 795003

  • B.Sc. with Food & Nutrition

Dr. Babasabeb Ambedhar Marathawada University

Aurangabad 431004

  • B.Sc with food technology

Mahatma Gandhi University

Priyadarshini, Hills PO, Kottayam 686560

  • B.Sc. with Food and Nutrition

Kakatiya University,

Warangal 506009

  • B.Sc. with Food and Nutrition

University of Calcutta

Calcutta 700073

  • Diploma Course Food Analysis and Quality Assurance/Food
    Science Technology

University of Mysore

Crawford Hall, Mysore 570005

  • B.Sc. with Food Preservation

University of Madras

Madras 600005

  • B.Sc. with Food Technology

Manipur University

Imphal 795003

  • Mahatama Gandhi University

Priyadarshini Hills PO

Kottayam 686560

  • B.Tech. (Food Engineering)

Chitrakoot Gramodaya Visbwavidyalaya

Distt. Satna 485331.

  • Jadavpur University (after B.Sc.)

Calcutta 700032

  • Kanpur University

Kanpur 208024 (UP)(M.Tech. is also available)

  • B. Sc. Tech (after B.Sc)

Nagpur University

Nagpur 440001

  • University of Bombay

Fort, Mumbai 400032 (M.Sc. Tech is available in Food Tech. & Fermentation

  • M.Sc. (Food Science)

Andhra University

Visakhapatnam 530003 (A.P.)

  • M.Sc. Food Technology

Govind Ballabh Pant University of
and Technology

Pantnagar 263145 (UP) (M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition is available)

  • M.Sc. in Food & Fermentation Technology and Food Sc.

Tech Guru Nanak Dev University

Amritsar - 143005 (Punjab)

  • M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition)

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore 641003

  • University of Agricultural Sciences

Krishinagar, Dharwad 580005

  • M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition)

University of Mysore


  • Diploma Courses Food Analysis and Quality Assurance/Food
    Science Technology

University of Mysore

Crawford Hall, Mysore 570005

  • Food Science Preservation/Management and Food Sc. Technology

SNDT Women's University

1, Nathibai Thackersay Road, Mumbai - 400020

University of Madras

  • Centenary of Madras

Centenary Buildings, Chepauk

Chennai 600005

  • M.Sc. Food Technology

Guru Jambheshwar University

Hisar. (DOU 27112007)

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