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Food technology is taught in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in colleges of India. The different
post-graduate course you can consider :
M.Sc in Food Science,M.Sc in Food Technology,M.Sc in Food and Fermentation Technology,M.Sc in Food Science Technology
M.Sc in Food and Nutrition,Diploma in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance,Diploma in Food Science Technology,Certificate Course in Food Science Preservation Certificate Course in Food Science Technology,Ph.D in Food Technology
For admission to the postgraduate programs in food technology, you must have a graduation degree in food technology/life sciences or biological sciences.
Listed below are the entrance tests which you will have to qualify if you want to pursue higher studies in food technology.
*GATE Entrance Examination for admission to Food Technology courses
*CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute entrance examination) for admission to the M.Sc course in food technology in CFTRI, Mysore
*AIJEE (All India Joint Entrance Examination) for admission to the B.Tech course of study in food technology. The state level JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) will also get you admission to the course.
*IICPT (Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology entrance examination) for admission to B.Tech and M.Tech courses of study in food process engineering.
Hotel Management, Dairy Technology and Home Science are some industries where the knowledge of food technology courses can be put to practice. You can pursue a lucrative career as a food technologist in government owned and private organizations in India. Food technologists are employed in restaurants, food processing companies, food research laboratories and catering companies. Food manufacturing companies also employ food technologists who test the quality and taste of food before it is
distributed in the world market. The average starting salary for an amateur food technologist in India would be anything between INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month. Experience and performance lead to rise in salary structure.
Listed below are the top institutes to pursue higher studies in food technology in India.
Central Food Research Technological Research Institute in Mysore, Karnataka
University of Delhi in New Delhi
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad,Maharashtra
University of Calcutta in Kolkata, West Bengal
University of Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal
Andhra University in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
University of Mumbai in Mumbai, Maharashtra