Career In Food Technology

Chaynika Tewari
Post Category : Food Technology

5/8/2019 2:30:32 PM


Career In Food Technology

What is Food Technology all about?

Food Technology deals with a blend of physical, chemical or microbiological techniques and processes for transforming raw ingredients into food and also other forms in food processing industry.

Food processing refers to converting the raw ingredients into edible components or transforming food into other edible forms. BE/B. Tech in Food Technology is a 4-year program. Food Technology deals with the various chemical processes that food products undergo to make them consumable and ready to market. Food processors typically take clean, harvested crops or butchered animal products and use them to produce attractive, marketable food products with long shelf-life. Similar processes apply to animal feed. You can pursue M. Tech in Food Technology after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.

Though Food Science Food Engineering and Food Technology are very overlapping, there are few subtle differences. I am not going to get into too many details on this.


Eligibility Criteria for Admission

For pursuing B. Tech course in Food Technology a student should have 50 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2. Students aspiring to pursue the  Master level course need to have completed B. E./B. Tech. in Food Science/ Food Science and Technology/ Food Technology and Management/ Food Technology/ Food Process Engineering/ Food Engineering/ Dairy Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural & Food Engineering/ Dairy and Food Engineering, from a recognized institute with a minimum aggregate score of 45 - 50%.


Courses in Food Technology

There are two major courses available in Food Technology in India. These are B. Tech in Food technology and M. Tech in Food Technology.


Entrance exams for Food Technology

List of Entrance Exams for B. Tech in Food Technology


  • CFTRI:  Central Food Technological Research Institute Entrance Exam: conducted for admission into M.Sc Food Technology Course by the CFTRI, Mysore


  • IICPT: Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Entrance Exam


  • AIJEE: All India Joint Entrance Exam Exam is conducted for admitting students into the B.Tech course in Food Technology and Biochemical Science. The candidates must qualify the state Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) or the All India Joint Entrance Exam (AIJEE) for joining the course.


Food Technology Subject and Syllabus

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


Jobs type for a Food Technology Graduate

  • Food technologist
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Quality manager
  • Regulatory affairs officer
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Technical brewer
  • Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
  • Production manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Toxicologist


Top Food Technology Colleges in India

  • Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)
  • National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)
  • Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT)
  • National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)
  • Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre (FDTRC)
  • National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)
  • Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR)
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
  • Department of Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University


Food Technology Recruiters

  • Dabur India
  • ITC Limited
  • Agro Tech Foods
  • Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Cadbury India Ltd.
  • Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
  • PepsiCo India Holdings
  • Britannia Industries Ltd.
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited
  • Godrej Industries Limited


Salary after Food technology engineering

A fresh graduate in Food Technology earns minimum 3 Lakh Per annum in India.