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B. Tech. Food Sciences is an undergraduate 4-year degree course.It is a preferred choice for individuals who want to make a career in the food industry or start a new venture of their own. It is a new industry and therefore, the opportunities for growth are very high. It deals with Food Microbiology, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetable Processing, Grain Milling and Baking technology, etc.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • Aditya College of Food Technology, Maharashtra
  • College of Agriculture, Hassan
  • The Neotia College, Kolkata
  • Chandigarh University
  • BITS, Hyderabad

anyone wants to get admission into this course then that person has to successfully pass 10+2 from a recognized board. Some colleges require a candidate to score minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM).

In the majority of the institutes, this course is divided into 8 semesters i.e. 2 semesters per year. The tuition fee for B.Tech Food Sciences is between INR 60, 000 to 2,00,000. The food industry is a fast growing sector as millions of people in India are now eating packaged foods.

The students who pursue B.Tech. Food Sciences have a variety of Career Options and Jobs. They can work as a food technologist, dietician, food scientist, food and beverage executive, etc. Some top companies that hire the pass-outs of this course are Cadbury, MTR Foods, Unibic Biscuits and Maiyas Foods and Beverages. The average payout after passing this course may range from  INR 20,000 to 40,000 per month.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Food Science)

  • BE/B.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • BE/B.Tech in Maharashtra
  • BE/B.Tech in Chennai
  • BE/B.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • BE/B.Tech in Telangana

What is B.Tech. Food Sciences about?

This course helps a student in understanding scientific concepts of foods as established by means of biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, physics, and other related subjects.It gives knowledge about the procedures of converting scientific breakthroughs into novel food processes.

B.Tech.Food Science is the key to the change of raw agricultural materials into a huge variety of correctly processed and conserved foods, therefore contributing to the health, financial system, standard of living, and development of humankind. CheckB.Tech Food Sciences Syllabus

Who should opt for B.Tech. Food Sciences?

A person who possesses good technical and analytical skills and interested in making his or her career in the food industry should opt for this course. An individual who is capable of working alone or in a team and can handle responsibilities is suitable for this course. This course also requires a student to have time management and organizational skills. The candidates that are interested in research can also go for B.Tech. Food Sciences.


B.Tech Food Sciences is a 4-year course and is divided into 8 semesters. Each year has 2 semesters. Although it is good for your career if you complete this course on time, still it can be extended up to a maximum of 7 years.

Academic Options after B.Tech. Food Sciences

After B.Tech. Food Sciences, there are many options in higher education for interested students. Some of these options are:

  • Master of Science in Food sciences
  • Ph.D. in Food sciences
  • PG Diploma in Food Science and Technology
  • PG Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Top Institute for B.Tech. Food Sciences

There are many B.Tech. Food Sciences colleges. Some of the top institutes are mentioned below:

Name of the Institute


Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University


Navsari Agricultural University


University of Agricultural Sciences


North Maharashtra University


National Dairy Research Institute


Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University


How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Food Science)

If you want to take admission in a government college, IIT or NIT, then you have to clear a national level entrance test - JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).

This exam occurs in two stages:-

1.      JEE Mains

2.    JEE Advance

Given below is the brief information regarding this exam:-

The syllabus for the entrance test consists of 10+2 level questions from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The number of questions varies from 100-150 and time allotted is mostly 2-3 hours. 

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