Assiduous, meticulous, organizational abilities, particular about cleanliness and hygiene, prudent, hard working, professional courses. There are several Food and Nutrition Extension Centers in different parts of the country providing short-term courses and training in home-based preservation of fruits and vegetables, preparation of bakery and confectionery items, rice milling, oil seed processing and so on.
Some universities in India offer degree courses in food technology and food science. There are also institutes offering Post Graduate courses in specialized aspects of food processing. Admission for under Graduate courses in food technology, food science and home science is open for candidates with Physics Chemistry Mathematics (PCM) or Physics Chemistry Biology (PCB) at 10+2 level. Food technologists have Graduate / Post Graduate degrees in the field, which are offered at various institutes in India. M.Sc. and Ph.D courses in food and nutrition, home science, food technology and biotechnology are also available in Indian universities.
Various programs are available in food technology courses including B.Tech, B.Sc., M.Tech., M.Sc. and Ph.D. The eligibility criteria for B.Tech., B.Sc., in food technology include 10+2 or equivalent in Science. It is four/three years full time course. The candidate opting for M.Sc. in food technology should have the Bachelor’s degree in Science with chemistry which is a two-year full time course. After completion of M.Sc., the candidate can pursue Ph.D. program in food processing engineering and technology. The candidate can also opt for M.Tech in food processing technology with a B.Tech degree and the course duration being two years. The challenge for the food technologist is to increase the variety and improve the quality and nutritional value of foods that are being consumed by people, while at the same time maintaining affordability through efficient manufacturing.
INSTITUTES OFFERING FOOD PROCESSING ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY COURSES
Karunya University, Coimbatore offers B.Tech and M.Tech in Food Processing Engineering, Coimbatore- 641114
MS University, Vadodara, Gujarat
Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore
Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Himachal Pradesh
Fruit Technology Institute, Lucknow
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore
IGNOU offers a Certificate Course in Food and Nutrition.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) - Food and Process Engineering
Anna University, Chennai - Bachelor of Technology
(B.Tech) - Food Technology
University of Delhi, Delhi- 110007
Gujarat Agricultural University, Sardar Krishinanagar-385506
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad- 580005
University of Mysore, Mysore- 570005
Mahatama Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills PO, Kottayam- 686560
Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Distt. Satna -485331
Dr. Babasabeb Ambedkar Marathawada University, Aurangabad- 431004
University of Bombay, Fort, Mumbai- 400032
SNDT Women’s University, 1, Nathibai Thackersay Road, Mumbai – 400020
Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Nagpur-440010
Manipur University, Imphal- 795003
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143005
University of Madras, Madras- 600005
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore-641043
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Pantnagar-263145
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur-208002
University of Calcutta, Kolkata- 700073, West Bengal
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Kharagpur-721302