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Food Technology Career Options in India

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Food science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food and the concepts underlying food processing. Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food. In this article we can find some Food Technology Career Options in India .

In India the Food Processing industry is gaining momentum as the consumer food industry, which mainly includes various ready to eat food is seeing an upward trend. The country has witnessed a remarkable growth in the field of dairy and agriculture sectors over a period of around 3 and a half decades. It has increased the need of quality food processing. The Indian food processing colleges and institutions offer varied courses to the aspirants. The courses range from diploma to undergraduate and postgraduate degree level. Some of the commonly pursued courses on food technology are:

B.Sc in Food Technology

Eligibility-
•10+2 with 50% out equivalent CGPA
•Qualification marks in entrance exam (Of any conducted)

Colleges offering B.Sc in food technology-

•BFIT (Baba Farid Institute of Technology), Dehradun
•Gobind Ballabh Pant Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
•D.G.M.M.E.S Mampad college, Malappuram
•Silver Arts and Science College, Kozhikode

Jobs after doing B.Sc in food technology-

•Laboratory Technician
•Food Handler
•Food Processing Operator
•Food Inspector
•Food Science Teacher
•Bacteriologist
•Toxicologists
•Organic Chemists
•Biochemists
•Analytical Chemists
•Home Economists
•Research Scientists
•Managers and Accountants

Higher studies you can pursue after a B.Sc in food technology-

•Master of Science in Food Biotechnology
•Master of Science in Food Nutrition
•Master of Science in Food Processing Technology
•Master of Science in Food Science and Technology
•Master of Science in Food Technology
•Master of Science in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
•Master of Science in Microbial & Food Technology

Diploma Course in Food Science Technology

Eligibility-
•10+2 or equivalent

Colleges offering diploma in food technology-

•All India Institute of Public and Physical Health Sciences (AIIPPHS), Delhi
•Ballarpur Institute of Technology(BIT), Chandrapur
•Desh Bhagat Engineering College, Punjab
Doaba Polytechnic College, Mohali
•Government Polytechnic, Goa
•Government Polytechnic, Malvan
•Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jaipur
•King's Tourism and Hotel Management Institute, Vellore

Higher studies after doing diploma in food technology-

•B.Sc in food technology
•M.Sc in food technology

Jobs after doing diploma in food technology-

•Analysts in Food Analysis Laboratories
•Quality Control Departments & Food Inspection Departments
•Supervisors in Food Processing and Production Factories
•Chemists in Research & Development
•Self employed small-scale entrepreneurs
•Home Economists
•Hygiene Executives in Flight Kitchens
•Product Development Executives
•Technical Marketing Personnel

MSc in Food Technology, food science and nutrition

Eligibility-

•10+2 (With chemistry, biology and physics as the main subjects)
•Minimum of 50% marks in graduation

Colleges offering M.Sc in food technology-

•Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad
•Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
•Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana •Agricultural University, Haryana
College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology, Sikkim
•D.G.M.M.E.S. Mampad College, Malappuram
• Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Himachal Pradesh

Jobs after doing M.Sc in food technology-

•Processing / Food Technologist
•Process Development Scientist
•Consultant - Life Sciences
•Lecturer & Professor
•Lab Technician
•Food Chemist
•Livestock Product Technology Scientist
•Manager in Sales

Major employers in this industry-

The major players in private sector in this industry in India are:

•ITC Limited
•Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
•Agro Tech Foods
•Amul
•Perfetti India Ltd.
•Cadbury India Ltd.
•PepsiCo India Holdings
•Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
•Britannia Industries Ltd.
•Hindustan Lever Limited
•Milkfood
•MTR foods limited
•Godrej industries Limited
•Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd.
•Dabur India Ltd.

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