Career In Food Processing

Food is very important part of our life, that’s why Food Processing has become a rewarding career option.

Now, the question comes to your mind:

What is Food Processing?

Food processing is the branch of Food Science, where a set of techniques and methods are used to change the raw ingredients into prepared food. It is a procedure in which food is prepared for consumption purposes by humans and animals.

Food processing is a broad term, in itself, which includes processing, preservation, manufacturing, packaging, and canning of various food items.

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In India, Food Processing industry is gaining momentum as the consumer food industry.

The modern food processing techniques have prompted the feasibility of the development of the present day stores.

In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Modern food processing technology was developed in a large part to serve military needs.

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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.

Courses & Duration

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Food processing can be learned through various courses that are conducted by different colleges in India. You can opt diploma, certificate, degree & doctoral courses to become an expert in food processing. The courses offered in this field is of different duration depending on the colleges/universities. The programmes under this course are given below:

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate Course in Food Processing and Preservation

Diploma Courses:

  • Diploma in Food Processing
  • Diploma in Food Preservation
  • Diploma in Food Processing & Technology

Bachelor Courses (Three/Four Years):

  • B.Sc in Home Science/ Food Technology/Food Science
  • B.Tech in Food Processing & Technology
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Master Degree (Two years):

  • M.Sc in Home Science/ Food Technology/ Food and Nutrition/Biotechnology
  • M.Tech in Home Science/ Food Technology/ Food and Nutrition/Biotechnology

Doctoral Courses:

  • Ph.D in Food Technology/Biotechnology/Food Preservation

Eligibility & Admission

  • If you are interested to do a certificate course, then you have passed your 10th examination.
  • The candidate has to pass 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Medical Stream) subjects for admission in Bachelor courses. You can also take admission through JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020.
  • Those Candidates opting for M.Sc & M.Tech, they have to qualify their Bachelor’s degree in Science. For M.Tech Course, you can appear for the GATE 2020.
  • Some private universities conduct its own entrance exam for admission in food processing course.

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Colleges offer Food Processing Courses:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
  • Rajasthan technical university, Kota, Rajasthan
  • SRM University, Department of Food Process Engineering, Ghaziabad, UP
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai
  • MS University, Vadodara
  • University of Bombay, Mumbai

Career & Jobs

“Career in Food Processing has a Bright Future.”

There are ample job opportunities for fresher and experienced professionals in the food processing industry. In India, Food processing is still in its blossoming stage that promises a plethora of employment options. It is an attractive and lucrative industry which ensures that experts from various areas find fruitful jobs for themselves.

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Before opting a career in food processing Industry, you have to analyze your strength, weakness, opportunities, and threat. It is necessary to judge you that you are prepared to work in this challenging sector or not.

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.

Job Profile:

  • Bacteriologists
  • Toxicologists
  • Food Technologists
  • Food batch makers
  • Food cooking machine operators and tenders
  • Baking and drying machine operators and tenders
  • Bakers
  • Jobs in Food Supply Chain

The food processing Industry also recruits professional in the different sector of the food industry such as analytical chemists, research scientists, biochemists, engineers (mechanical, electrical, agricultural, chemical, civil, and industrial), home economists and managers and accountants.


  • Dabur India
  • ITC Limited
  • Agro Tech Foods
  • Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Cadbury India Ltd.
  • Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
  • PepsiCo India Holdings
  • Britannia Industries Ltd.
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited
  • Godrej Industries Limited


Your salary will be depended on your educational qualification, work experience, skills & contribution in the Food processing industry. As a fresher, you can earn a salary between Rs. 2.5 Lac to Rs. 3 Lacs per annum. Those candidates have an experience in this field, they get the salary around Rs. 4 Lac to Rs. 5.5 Lacs per year.

Books & Study Material

  • The Complete Book on Managing Food Processing Industry Waste by H. Panda
  • Modern Technology of Agro Processing & Agricultural Waste Products by NIIR Board
  • Modern Technology on Food Preservation (2nd Edition) by NPCS Board
  • Food Packaging Technology Handbook (2nd Revised Edition) by NIIR Board
  • Food Processing and Preservation by B.Sivasankar
  • Food Processing by Carl J. Schaschke
  • Principles of Food Processing by Rchard W Hartel
  • Food Processing and Preservation by B.Sivasankar

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Displaying 44 Comments
  1. Rohit says:

    Hi, I am doing a small research in Food Processing field. If anyone has completed the course and interested in collaborating, do let me know.

  2. Mahendra ghotekar says:

    I have completed by BTech in agricultural engineering so what’s are job for mi in processing sector

  3. Risheb singh says:

    I am a student of B.voc food science sd college Chandigarh and I observed that the job rate are very less in India so opening your own food business or go aberoad is best options

  4. Deva says:

    I’m completed this b voc food processing & engineering but job. .. .. .. .. Job kaha milega.. .. 1 sal ho gya try kr raha.. .

  5. Jagdish Pawar says:

    Food production complete job

  6. Ashika says:

    I’m going to complete my B.E Food Processing and Preservation Technology. Is there any short time course which can improve my skills on food technology field

  7. prashant chavan says:

    I have studying in b voc food processing
    and preservation from
    m.s.s. collage ambad
    i have completaed my one year diploma and now i am studying seocond year

  8. MD Amir says:

    Ham Graduate hain kisi tarah ka job chaiye sir

  9. Faith Monday Dickson says:

    I have my basic diploma in catering and hotel management, but I want to further my studies in food processing, preservation, packaging and marketing. How do I go about that since I was art-orientated and not science in my high school.

  10. Krushna Devrao Barde says:

    i have studing B.voc food processing and preservation in arts,science and commerce college,ambad dist:jalna,maharashtra

  11. NEERAJ KAHAR says:

    I have completed ITI FOOD PROCESSING in all trade and I have diploma of 6 months ADVANCE MODULE FOOD BEVERAGES DIPLOMA , you have any vacency for this related trades or industry , beverages company

  12. Dinaz says:

    My son is right now in 12th commerce,if he wants to persue his future in frozen foods is it possible for him to get admission. As we have our own ice-cream parlour .pls. kindly guide me.

  13. Manash deka says:

    I am complete my 3 years diploma in food processing technology. Sir, how can i start my job career?? Plz ask me which are experienced in that field. It would be very helpful for me. Thank you

  14. pavani reddy says:

    How to get free seat in food technology

  15. Gyanendra Singh says:

    I recently completed 12 th and I got chance in ECC college allahabad in B. Voc(FP) any scope in that field plz tell me!! I only wanted a placement in good industry!! Any suggestions here!!


    What is the career opportunities for the students doing B.Voc. in food processing and preservation from colleges like Dayal Bagh Educational Institute Agra?

  17. Vaishnavi Narsinga says:

    I had completed my 12th recently and I got admission in osmania university in food processing technology. Can I have better future with this course?

  18. diksha says:

    i have just completed my B.SC in zoology in Goa. i wanted to do my PG in food technology.
    is there any scope for food technology in Goa.

  19. Rutik Pilane says:

    Does someone guide me about food processing technology
    Anyone tell me the use of food processing license

  20. Sheshan Verma says:

    Right now I’m studying in 12 so how much percentage should I score so that I can get admission in best college of food technology?

  21. Chaithanya says:

    I have completed my graduation I want to join my pg in food technology what is the process

  22. Santosh Madhukar says:

    I complete ITI in food processing.any job vacancy…..please SMS

  23. m.vijeytha says:

    I have completed B.E. ( Food Processing and Preservation Technology) I am looking for higher studies M.Tech or M.S food processing and research colleges in Tamil Nadu

  24. Neetisha srivastava says:

    I am interested in art ,crafts n other imaginative works. is there any placement with good packages in chocolate industry after graduation . Which courses can I relate to .

  25. Devina Vyas says:

    What is the scope of doing the nutrition & food science course???

  26. Anjali kumari says:

    i am completed 12th class by bseb . I want to admission in food processing . I have no more information about it . Please help me.

  27. dishapatil says:

    I don’t have knowledge abt what I do firstly..? where I got training in this sector in India only.

  28. narayand datt says:

    now i am working food MNC company from 3 years but i haven’t food diploma course. so i need your help i want join food diploma course but only part time because i don’t want leave my job.

    i need your help urgent basis.

    • Abhishek chitransiYour Name... says:

      Brother, i hv completed 2 year diploma in food processing and canning with 6 month factory tranning, can i hv sm job opportunity like you?

  29. Gajendra kumar says:

    Canning &food technologist

  30. vashifuzzma says:

    I hv complete B.Sc.A.g.
    U hv any vacancy for this job.

  31. Sai mahesh says:

    I’m completed my 12th standard so I want to do food technology…it is an best course r not

  32. SHARAD JADHAV says:

    i have complit food tech .have any vacenacy for thise job.

  33. Rahul Chavan says:

    I have completed 12th standard in science general group please help me for additional information about the food technology

  34. Manoj kumar says:

    Canning and food preservation

  35. mahi says:

    I hv compltd n want to setup a food processing industry.. can you please help me.. In this field… I don’t have knowledge abt what I do firstly..? where I got training in this sector in India only

  36. Firoj ali mondal says:

    I want a good job in FPT

  37. seema says:

    I hv completed food nutrition..u have any vacency for this job.

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