Master of Science in Food Technology

Post Graduate Courses M.Sc. Food Technology
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Master of Science in Food Technology

Food technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods. M.Sc. Food Technology is a 2 years regular degree program, divided into 4 semesters. The M.Sc. in Food Technology degree at BFIT is affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University.

Food technology specialists are in high demand. We all have to eat every day and make sure our diets are healthy and nutritious, which means better and healthier products will always be necessary. Immerse yourself in a food product as a product developer, or dedicate yourself to food production processes and technologies. Quality managers make sure that a product reaches the consumer as fresh as possible and that it is properly checked for quality. If your ambition is to lead a department or an entire food company, you will be pleased to know that a degree in food technology qualifies you to work as a production manager. As a commercially oriented technologist, you can advise large-scale buyers on ingredients and raw materials. Some food technologists end up working at research institutes or even at the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.

Food Processing Industries are presently being given preference all over. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, National Horticulture Board, State Industries Development Corporation are focusing on food industry. The growth is so rapid that there is an urgent requirement of a technology which makes the growth and development sustainable. It is only Food Technology which can reduce the gap between harvested food and available food by changing the mode of finished product, i.e., processing, packaging and storage conditions, etc. The focus is on healthy food, diets, calories, nutrition status, etc. Very recently the country has entered the era of Food safety and a food safety authority of India has also been created.
Main objective of this course is to enable the students to have understanding about  composition of food, their nutritional, physio-chemical, microbiological properties , different techniques related to food preservation and processing and to study  the importance of, food quality, plant sanitation, food laws and regulations, food engineering and packaging in food industry. The department has a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in sciences and engineering which prepares the student for industry as well as research programs.

In Food Processing Industry, there is an extensive range of job opportunities for a varied range of professionals: managers, food technologists, and engineering graduates. You can be employed in Food processing companies, food research laboratories, Hospitals, Catering establishments, Retailers, Food Wholesalers, and Restaurants. Various jobs can be explored in the area of food processing such as milk products, grains, fruits and vegetables, fisheries, confectionery, beverages, packaged/convenience foods, plantation products and health foods and supplements.

+ Additional Value Added Certification

Food Chemistry, Food Toxicology, Food Microbiology, Milk and Meat Products, Food Safety & Quality assurance, IPR, Bakery.

 

Eligibility

• The candidate should be passed the Bachelors examination from any recognized University or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% marks (45% is case of SC/ST candidates) .
• Candidates who have appeared or who are likely to appear for the qualifying examination i.e. B.Sc. with science group or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

 

Career Scope

Food processing industries lead to the highest employment in all industry. So, giving employment indirectly to the almost lakhs of people. Food processing industry in India provides numbers of direct and indirect employment opportunities because it somehow connects the Agriculture to the Manufacturing. In the upcoming years, there will be good demand for healthy, modern food products. India is the second largest producer of food next to China.

It is expected that in upcoming of few years the total food production in India is maybe double and there is an opportunity for the graduates of food processing technicians. The most common areas of employment are Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food / Refrigeration and Thermo-Processing. Some of the sub-sectors of the food processing industry are Fruits & Vegetables Processing, Fisheries, Milk & Milk Products, Meat & Poultry, Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks and Grain processing. You can also employ in the consumer product groups like confectionery, chocolates and cocoa products, Soya-based products, mineral water, high protein foods, soft beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic fruit beverages, etc.

Job Prospects

The most common employment areas for M.Sc in Food Technology graduates include:

  • Food processing Sector
  • Quality control units
  • Rice mills
  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Research labs
  • Hotels
  • Soft drink factories
  • Distilleries

Salaries after M.Sc in Food Technology in Government Organizations

M.Sc in Food Technology pass outs has a lot of career opportunities in several units in the Government sector. Food Corporation of India is the top most firm in the Public sector that recruits these graduates. They can choose research as a profession or can move to teaching profession as well. The most demanded job profile in the field is Food Technologist.

Salaries after M.Sc in Food Technology in Private Organizations

M.Sc in Food Technology pass outs has several employment opportunities in Food Technology firms and related fields in the Private sector. A lot of job profiles can be chosen by experts in the field. Amul, Nestle, Cadbury, Britannia etc are the top firms which offer job opportunities for these graduates. They have good opportunities in the catering services as well.

  • Admission Process

    1. Admission in Post Graduate Course- M.Sc. Food Technology is on the basis of merit of graduation marks and personal interview.

    2. You can fill the online registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 5000/- online as the registration fee. If interested and eligible, Apply Online here

    3. Alternatively, for the Seat registration you can deposit money by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.

    4. Selected students will be intimated over email/phone.

    5. On the date of scheduled joining time the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc. shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    * 8 passport size photographs.
    * TC & Migration Certificate. * Character certificate from the last school attended.
    * Marks sheet of Graduation & pass certificate.
    * 10th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * 12th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * Two sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    * Copies of extracurricular / sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall appear for their Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
    1. If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 25th July 2018.
    2. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under-

    Graduation – 50%
    Personal Interview – 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted, an offer/short listing letter will be sent to them. On Receipt of the above letter, students need to confirm their admission within 15 days of receiving the communication and deposit the course fee.
    The fee can be deposited online through our website or by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.
    Account Details:

    BANK NAME- ICICI BANKA/C NO.-243801000031

    A/C HOLDER-BFIT TECHNICAL CAMPUS

    BRANCH- ANURAG CHOWK, DEHRADUN

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    A/C HOLDER-BFIT

    BRANCH- IMA, DEHRADUN

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    A/C HOLDER-BFIT

    BRANCH- GMS ROAD, DEHRADUN

    IFSC CODE –IBKL0001764

     

    3. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fee for the first year within next 30 days of confirmation of admission. Those students wishing to avail a bank loan and requiring extra time shall make a request within 3 weeks of confirmation of admission. Additional time to deposit the fee or as deemed fit by the selection committee will be granted only on an undertaking that in case the fee is not deposited till the due date, the seat may be allotted to another candidate.

    In case of sanction of higher loan amounts, the balance will be refunded to the students.

  • Course Structure

    FIRST SEMESTER
    * FT 501 Principles of Food processing
    * FT 502 Food Microbiology
    * FT 503 Food Chemistry
    * FT 504 Enzymes in food processing
    * FT 505 Techniques in Food Analysis
    * Practical-I
    * Practical-II

    SECOND SEMESTER
    * FT 506 Post harvest management of fruits and vegetables
    * FT 507 Cereal, legume and pulses technology
    * FT 508 Principles of Food Engineering
    * FT 509 Beverage Technology
    * FT 510 Food quality systems and management
    * Practical-I
    * Practical-II

    THIRD SEMESTER
    * FT 511A Technology of milk and milk products or
    * FT 511B Technology of meat and meat products
    * FT 512 Food additives, contaminants and toxicology
    * FT 513 Principles of food analysis and sensory evaluation
    * FT 514 Food Packaging Technology
    * FT 515 Nutraceuticals and functional foods
    * Practical-I
    * Practical-II

    FOURTH SEMESTER
    * FT 516 Thesis Research and Presentation

  • Fee Structure

    DetailsIst YearIInd Year
    Form FeeRs.500NA
    Registration FeeRs.3,000NA
    Campus FeeRs.7,500NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab Practical, Seminar etc)Rs.11,500NA
    Tuition FeeRs.59,500/-Rs.59,500/-
    LibraryRs.3,000/-Rs.3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.)Rs.940N.A
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4,000/- Rs. 4,000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)Placements (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam FeeAs per the University NormsAs per the University Norms
    TotalRs.90,740/-Rs.67,300/-
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BFIT Dehradun runs M.Sc. Food Technology, a two year regular degree program affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University (UGC Approved University -University Grant CommissionMinistry of H.R.D. Human Resource Development Govt. of India & NAAC Accredited).

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Awarded Best Technical & Professional College in Uttarakhand (North India).

Awarded Best Academic Leadership Award in IT And Management Education.

Awarded Best B-school & Mass Comm. College in North India.

Awarded Best Leading Management And Technical Institution.

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