I have completed B. Sc. (Life Sciences). I want to join M. Sc. Food Technology. Which Universities offer this course? Please give details of admission process and eligibility. What are the opportunities?
Very few Universities offer M. Sc. in Food Technology or a related course.
Mysore University, Crawford Hall, Mysore 570 005
Course: M. Sc. Food Tech
Eligibility: Bachelor degree in Food Tech, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) or Agriculture with Chemistry as main subject and should have had Mathematics for at least 2 years at University or college level.
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005
Course: M. Sc. in Food & Fermentation Tech/M. Sc. in Food & Science Tech
Eligibility: B. Sc. in a relevant subject with 50% marks.
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar 125 001
Course: M. Sc. in Food Processing and Technology
Eligibility: B. Sc. with 50% marks in Agriculture/ Biological Science, etc.
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
Pantnagar 263 145, UP
Course: M. Sc. in Food Tech/ Food & Nutrition
Eligibility: B. Sc in Biological Science/ Home Science/Physical Science with Chemistry as a subject and with 55% marks in aggregate.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003
Course: M. Sc. in Food & Nutrition
Eligibility: 2nd class Bachelor degree or OGPA of 3.00/4.00 or 7.00/10.00 in a relevant subject.
Admission in all the above courses are made through a written admission test.
Food processing industry provides ample job opportunities to persons with specific skills and abilities. You will get job opportunities in:
Food processing companies like Nestle, Britannia etc.; Milk co-operative organisations like Amul; Food research laboratories; Food wholesalers and retailers, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other catering establishments; Public sector undertakings in the Department of food.