Food Technology


food_technology“Food technology”!!!

Guess the combination of technology with food. Food is simply the stuff that need to make us alive. Food is the plant, animals, vegetable, milk, glucose and many things what we eat.

Technology is the process of working with latest engineering methods & technique.

“Food technology is the science that compact with all technique and activities involved in preserving, processing and manufacturing the food stuff”.

Food technology is not only the branch of engineering but also the branch of food science, hotel management and home science.

All techniques and processing method to develop, research, manufacturing, production, preserve and process the food or related substance are covered by the food technology.

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A food technologist work for the new method development for the food manufacturing and preserving for keeping the food safe and hygienic and enhance the color, flavor and resistance from the natural harms like microorganism and toxins.

The food processing organizations are involved in the processing, preservation, packaging, labeling development, quality management and research and development of the dairy products, food grains, confectionery products, fish products, meat & poultry products and fruit & vegetable products.

Science like chemistry, biology, engineering, nutrition and microbiology is used by the food technology to make the food safer and make available throughout the year in case of seasonal food.

Course & Duration

In the past, the food technology was adopted and discovered for just preserving and adding the flavor and color into the food stuff, but later on, by the development of science and engineering this technology has been used for the drying, de-caffeination, self-cooking food and for various research areas in the food science.

As deep as we are going into the dimensions of food technology, we require the experts and professionals in this field.  The subject comprises of both science and engineering. Many academies and colleges in India have started to offer variety of courses in the field of food technology.

There are four types of programmes in the field of food technology in India. They are described as follows:

  1. Polytechnic diploma course with the duration of 3 years after 10+2 examination
  • Diploma Course in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance
  • Diploma in Food Science Technology
  • Diploma in Food Science, Preservation and Management
  1. UG degree courses leading to the B.Sc and B.Tech with the duration of 4 years after 10+2 examination
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food and Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food Preservation
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Food Engineering
  1. PG degree courses leading to the M.Sc and M.Tech with the duration of 2 years after the completion of UG degree in engineering.
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Food Science
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Food Technology
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Food and Fermentation Technology and Food Science
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Food and Nutrition
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Food Technology
  1. Doctoral degree courses leading to the PhD domain with the duration of 1-2 years after the completion of PG degree.

In these courses, the students are taught about the engineering and science techniques and activities which are involved in food processing, fermentation, preservation, microbiology, analytical chemistry, home science and flavor & color index.


For admission in diploma programmes and the UG degree leading to the B.Tech and the B.Sc degree courses, the candidate must have passed the plus two examinations/12th class/10+2 with the minimum of 50% with science subjects out of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology, home science.

The students from the different domain in education degree in the UG programme such as the UG in hotel management, B.Sc with life science or the UG in home science may get the admission in PG degree courses in the field of food technology.

Many of Indian colleges or the universities have marked the criterion of entrance examination before the admission in any of the above programmes. Some of the entrance examinations includes the following, which are conducted by the various universities in India:

  • JEEP 2021 (Joint Entrance Examination Polytechnic)
  • CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute Entrance Examination)
  • IICPT (Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Entrance Examination)
  • GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test Examination)

For admission in diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma, the candidates must have to appear in JEEP entrance examination, and for admission to UG programme, the candidates must have to appear in JEE Main 2021 entrance examination. Some of the universities conduct their own entrance examinations. You can also get admission through NCHMCT JEE 2021 in various hotel management courses in different institutions.

The admission is based on the minimum 50% marks in the qualifying examination and the score in the entrance examination, followed by the counseling and personal interview.

For admission to PG programmes, the students need to attain the GATE entrance examination after the completion of UG degree in the same or related field.


The specializations in the field of food technology are as the following:

  • Cereals
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Bakery and confectionery items
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Oil and oil seed processing
  • Meat- Fish


Some of the preferred books and references are as the following:

  • Food Process Engineering and Technology by Zeki Berk
  • Food borne Infections and Intoxications by J. Glenn Morris, Morris Potter
  • Food Preservation Process Design By Dennis Held man
  • Sensory Evaluation Practices By Herbert Stone, Rebecca Bleibaum,
  • Wine Science By Ronald Jackson
  • The Produce Contamination Problem by Karl Matthews, Gerald Sapers
  • Starch: Chemistry and Technology by Roy Whistler, James Be Miller,
  • Introduction to Food Toxicology By Takayuki Shibamoto, Leonard Bjeldanes
  • Thermo bacteriology in Food Processing By C. Stumbo
  • Microwaves in the Food Processing Industry by Bernard Schweigert, Richard Mudgett, Robert Decareau
  • Statistical Methods in Food and Consumer Research by John Hawthorn, George Stewart, Bernard Schweigert
  • The Chemistry and Technology of Pectin by Steve Taylor, Reginald Walter
  • Practical Design, Construction and Operation of Food Facilities By J. Peter Clark

Jobs & Career

India is a growing country in order to the food industries. There are around 500 million high and medium class consumers and any industry that is involved in the food sector, do not want to spoil the opportunity to grab the consumers. That’s why the demand of food technologist is increasing day by day in India.

A professional in the field of food technology can find the employment in the field of food manufacturing plant, research and development labs, catering companies, food whole sellers, restaurant and the hospital.

People can choose the area of their working as per the interest of their subject. Some of the regulatory positions are also available by the introduction of new food law. There is a big opportunity to work with across the countries with multinational companies.

Job Profiles

Some of the job profiles in the field of food technology are as the following:

  • Food Technologists
  • Organic Chemists
  • Biochemists
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Home Economists
  • Engineers
  • Research Scientists
  • Managers
  • Accountants
  • Senior Food Technologist
  • Head Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Senior Manager


Some of the reputed recruiters in the field of food technology are as the following:

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


It is one of the best paying professional fields in India. A fresh graduate of food technology may get the 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh per annum. By getting some experience and higher degree you may get the 2.5 lakh to 4 lakh per annum.

Some of the reputed food industries offer the 6 lakh to 10 lakh per annum to the skilled, qualified, experienced and expert professionals. You may get the height of remuneration by gaining the lots of experience in this field.

For any other queries about Food Technology, you can ask us by leaving your queries below.

Displaying 132 Comments
  1. jahnavi says:

    i’m interested in fdt can i know further steps after completing and jobs offered to this course plz

  2. Pradipraje says:

    Food processing la admission lene ke liye entrance jarrori ahet Ka

  3. Vineet Agarwal says:

    Subjects required in xi,xii for doing food engineering???

    Can a food engineer start his own business of manufacturing food items

  4. Atharva Gunjbhare says:

    PCB students to can do this its not that only it depend on maths. Bio is compulsary.

  5. Marliya says:

    Is food science and food technology different from home science? Is this the best course for male candidate? How far is this course valued in other countries?

  6. Mehdi Abbas says:

    I’m pursuing from a private university and completed 1 one year is it worth to join TECHNOLOGY from Delhi university or colleges affiliated to DELHI UNIVERSITY ?

  7. raman kumar says:

    dairy engg se maine dilpoma kiya hai aur ab mai kya karo meri samajh me nahi aaa rha hai pls help …. sar

  8. Dr Patel says:

    What will be fee structure in BSc/B tech in food tech course of reputated institute

  9. Avantika Jadhav Inamdar says:

    I was confused which course was best,(according to my opinion,I was choose this three course)plz help me
    1)food technology
    2)cosmetic technology
    3)polymer technology

  10. Carino Estibeiro says:

    Hello sir/madam.i am pursuing my final year of bsc graduation in zoology .my questions are 1. can I join in for MSc in food technology after my graduation?
    2.what is the scope / jobs available for msc food technology personnels ?
    3.what is the salary range in India and in abroad ?
    4.possible working hours and stress level in this fields.
    5.can a post graduate in food technology join FDA India .

  11. Utkal says:

    For B.tec. in food technology,jee exam is must or neet exam is also eligible

  12. nitinsavar says:

    Sir, I have completed my bsc(chemistry) in 2016 with 62% from psed, I can i do food tech course bqz i have a gap of 2 year..

  13. nitin savar says:

    Sir, I have completed my bsc (chemistry)in 20175, with 62% from psed, I can i do food tech course bqz i have a gap of 1 year..

  14. sankavi says:

    after tweleth whether pcm can do this course

  15. Jasleen says:

    My sister has done BSc in industrial chemistry and she wants to do a diploma or a degree course in food technology. Can she get admission in MSc course for food technology?

  16. Arsh says:

    Sir, I have completed my +2 in 2017, with 82% in non medical from psed, I can i do food tech course bqz i have a gap of 1 year..

  17. Rucha Ramesh kumbhare says:

    Sir/mam, I’d I want a career in food technology and I if am first going towards bsc.agriculture then in msc can I get career and admission in food technology?

  18. Rachna says:

    After 12th with pcb can I able do this course?

  19. Urvashi says:

    Its really helpful to me the variety of definitions helped me a lot! Thanx..

  20. srinu says:

    I want this job please tell me any chance i have above 75 percentage in 12th standard c c thanking you

  21. Jyoti Rawat says:

    Plss help in telling me…..
    Food tech k liye kya kya subjects lene pdenge….or iske completitin k liye kitna tym lgega

  22. Akshara says:

    I m studying BSC chemistry .
    Am I eligible for MSc food technology?

  23. shraddha says:

    I am a master in food technology, i want to know how to get in to the big food companies how can i apply to them to recruit me???

  24. Tamil says:

    Dear sir
    I have diploma hotel management and BBA, is possible’ to do pg courses of food technology… Sir pls rely

  25. Ruchi says:

    Can you plz tell me the name of some good colleges of bsc food science and technology in North India?

  26. Pranshul gupta says:

    I am the student of b.voc (food processing technology ) if i want to appear in cftri exam what is its procedure..

  27. Santhosh says:

    I am 11 th student my subjects are physics maths chemistry computer science am I eligible for b tech food technology .pls advice

  28. mishi jain says:

    hello sir,
    i am in 12th and am really keen about in food engineering. but i’m having only PCM and not biology and home sc. as subjects in 12th. so am i eligible to pursue career in this

  29. latha anusha says:

    sir,i am having my btech degree under computer science i can have msc in food technology
    please reply

  30. phileshia says:

    i need to do my msc in food tech i need help about the course available in food technology which is useful for the research in phd

  31. Aditi shah says:

    hello sir i am a student of 11th sci.and am concerned for a field of food processing engineer and a clinical dietitian. wanted to request you to mail me the basic difference b/w the both felds and future ….and any other scope related to my interest.THANK U

  32. ABC says:

    Is CET applicable to adhere admission in B.Tech Food Technology?

  33. Dhivya dharshini says:

    Hiii sir…Iam 12th std student.I need the informations about food technogy course .What is the cut off to be get through food technology?is there any entrance exam to be written?which is the best college in Tamilnadu to enter through?please Irequest you to proceed me the clear details about it.THANKYOU……

  34. indhrani devi says:

    i got 34020in apeamcet can i get seat in b tech food technology.

  35. Pratham says:

    I’m student of 12th sci I want detail knowledge about Dairy technology plz mail me info

  36. Dhamal Akshay Vijaykumar says:

    I am iterested in job my qualifications in wine technology

  37. Simranjeet says:

    how will i become a store manager from food technology diploma?
    like….burger king store,
    MacDonald, dominoz etc…
    Can i will do a manager job from in these store by food technology??

  38. Irshad says:

    Can i fill BTC form I have completed B.Sc. food technology?

  39. sudarshan bansode says:

    Hii sir/mam Sudarshan bansode I am 12th science student I passed in year2016 .but still I am confused after 12th what to do .i request plz give me guide lines and i lot of think then i decide i do dmlt .

  40. Akshita says:

    Sir. I passed 12th class right now with PCB as my subjects. I’m taking a drop this year for clearing certain examinations next year. I wasn’t aware so much so about food processing. Now I know after reading this. And I want a career in this. And I’m sure I’ll do this with full hard work and dedication.
    Sir could you please guide me how to fill forms and apply for it or what may be the best in it I can do ? Now I’ve taken a drop so I’ll do it in the next attempt. It would be a great help sir if you guide me.

  41. Mrutyunjay Suryawanshi says:

    Sir, now i am pass out 12th exam with hsc bord. Sir i am so confused about my carrier.
    But I am select food technology but sir in food technology have a scope and good salary job.

  42. Sheetal says:

    Sir/mam, I would like these food technology can I got a course is this pizza sir reply me as soon as

  43. Prathamesh Gurav says:

    Sir,I am Prathamesh I am in 12th std with subjects PCB and Geography I want to do career in food tech please give me a guidance for this

  44. Preeti says:

    I have completed my std 12 and want to join bachelor of science and food managment course of three years.Is it a good option…..
    And Aslo there is a scope ahead ????

  45. Akash Nawkhare says:

    Can I get the admission for food technology on the basis of MHT CET.

  46. Husna mohammed says:

    I HV cmpltd my +2 crs.I wanna join bsc in food technology.sir please assure me the best reputed colleges in Kerala for my best future

  47. Sahanashreebm says:

    Tell me the best colleges in bangalore

  48. abhishek dawkhar says:

    sir what is admission procedure for bsc food technology.where can i fill online addmission form and when it is available,

  49. vijay says:

    sir I have completed 12th science I am interested In food technology please tell me when applications form started and give information about admission process 2017

  50. Prathamesh surve says:

    iam prathamesh , sir iwant to know is there really good scope for food engg after 12 and how to get job after completing in food engg plz reply as fast as possible

  51. apoorvaa says:

    Hai sir,
    I am Apoorvaa.I am instersted in in food technology.please give me some private collages in coimbatore for this course

    • Rahul says:

      Hi, I would like to study food technology for government colleges pls let me know the availsblities. My +2 marks 1075 and cut off 184.

  52. Sarangthem Pradeep Kumar says:

    After passed food technology can get jobs in government office

  53. armi says:

    i hv completed my bchlr degree in horticulture…. can i pursue masters degree in food technology…. if yes how can i?

  54. prajwal jadhav says:

    I have completed food technology and I do job.plz suggest me some any jobs process

  55. shruthi nair says:

    I have completed my graduation in Botany and Horticulture.
    I wish to do my further postgraduation in food and technology.
    please let me knw about the criteria or exams to get clear it out.

  56. sinto says:


    I study in +2 due some medical problem i have low mark in +2 but i 8nterest in this course how i get an admission in this

  57. Mansi kukreja says:

    I have done bsc medical..what should I do now to become a food inspector?

  58. Saili Hovale says:

    Hello, currently I am pursuing bsc degree in biotechnology. I wish to do my masters in food technology. Please let me know about all the entrance exams that I’ll need to appear. Thank you!

  59. angel says:

    Currently m pursuing my bachelors degree in chemistry ….in may i will be graduated afer my six sem i just wanted to know wht r the entrance xams neceesary to get admission for the msc in food technology..nd wht are its tentative dates

  60. Rohit Kumar says:

    Hello sir this is rohit. I done my btech in food tech but still jm job less. So sir help me what can i do. Im scared for my future

    • Sarvgyan says:

      You should work on your core subjects, look for a job (though less paying) but your first AIM should be to get a job, start your preparation subject wise also work on ur comm skills, you can also appear for UPSC, Banking entrance exams.

    • Sarvgyan says:

      You should work on your core subjects, look for a job (though less paying) but your first AIM should be to get a job, start your preparation subject wise also work on ur comm skills, you can also appear for UPSC, Banking entrance exams.

  61. Sneha says:

    I am going to complete my bsc chemistry degree by this yrs next ic can able to do mtech in food processing technology

    • venkat krishna says: is a doubt one but you can do in … I am gonna complete ug chem by the next year.. We can discuss about in privately! As you wish!

  62. Kaddy says:

    I have dropped maths I am a PCB student is there myself eligible to become food technologist after 12 th if I am than which exams I need to give and how much I should score

  63. prince philip says:

    I am going to complete my post graduate food technology…I need a short term course or a training which leads me to work in production of alcoholic and distilleries companies…please suggest me some places and courses…

  64. surabhi naza says:

    I have completing my bsc 1 year from microbiology….after completing bsc .can i got job in food tech. after pG from food tech.and how???

  65. Abhinay says:

    I got 16000 rank in ts eamcet.can i get bsc foodscience seat please replay me

  66. Abhinay says:

    I got 16000 rank in ts i get bsc foodscience seat please replay me

  67. N.Simitha says:

    I have completed my bsc 1st year in food science and management in ou campus….After completing my bsc how should I appear to food technologist???????

  68. Omkar Neware says:

    Please give me full information about food enginearing

  69. Prudhvi says:

    Can I get seat in food technology course through eamcet rank- 13,000

  70. Sheshadri says:

    Please mail me details for Post Graduate course available in Food Technology and nutrition

  71. hanisha.maddela says:

    i’ve appeared TSEAMCET 2015,i secured 68642 rank,im i eligible to get seat in food technology through eamcet couselling process….?

    thanking you.

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