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Degree in Food Technology & Management

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Opportunity -

Indian food industry is growing at a rate of 15.9% p.a. as compared to the total industrial growth of 3.7% in the country. The food processing sector has attracted a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of $188.67 million in 2010 – 11. Food industry is going to a major employer in the coming future. Job prospects for the Graduates and Postgraduates are extremely bright and comparable to the best in other economic sector of the country. Food technologists may find the opportunities as -

  • Product Development Scientist
  • Sensory Scientist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Food Analyst
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Food Ingredient Manager
  • Food Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Food Fermentation Specialist
  • Retail or Supply Chain Manager
  • Entrepreneurship

Under Graduate Program

B.Tech (Food Technology & Management) – 4 years regular


  • Passing in 10+2 or its equivalent with minimum average of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology (PCMB). Candidates awaiting the results or appeared in Class XII may also apply. They will required to produce results in the counseling.
  • Should be completing the age of 17 years on 31 December of the year of admission.

Selection Process

The selection of the students will be done by National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) based on all India rank in Engineering Entrance examination prescribed by Govt. of India.

Number of Seats

120 (including reserved for SC/ST as per the normal policy)

Postgraduate Programs

M.Tech (Food Technology & Management) – 2 years regular in any of the following 5 fields -

  • Food Supply Chain Management
  • Food Safety and Quality Management
  • Food Process Engineering Management
  • Food Plant Operations Management
  • Food Technology and Management


Four years degree in -

  • Food Science
  • Food Technology
  • Food Technology and Management
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Dairy Engineering
  • Dairy Technology
  • Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


M.Sc. degree holder from recognized university / institute in -

  • Horticulture
  • Post Harvest Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Fruit Production and post harvest technology
  • Microbiology or Industrial Microbiology
  • Biotechnoloyg

Selection Process

  • Merit formed by adding valid GATE score to marks obtained in an interview conducted by NIFTEM.
  • Non-GATE candidates (for seats if remaining) on the basis of an entrance test and interview to be conducted by NIFTEM.

Number of Seats

18 in each stream of M.Tech. (Reservation as per Govt. Norms)

Financial Support & Scholarships

  • Merit scholarships and fellowships (for up to 10% students in a program)
  • Teaching assistanceship and assistance through earn while you learn program

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply in prescribed application form, downloadable from NIFTEM Website along with information brochure. The form and the brochure can also be obtained by post on a written request made to the admissions cell along with a DD of Rs. 350 towards brochure fee and postal charges. The duly filled applications forms along with necessary enclosures and a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1000 (General) and Rs. 500 (SC/ST) should be sent by registered / speed post / in person to Head, Admission Cell, NIFTEM, Plot number 97 Sector 56, HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli – 131028, Dist. Sonepat, Haryana. All DD should be in favor of NIFTEM payable at SBI, branch NIFTEM campus, Kundli (branch code : 15479)

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