M. Tech. Food Process Engineering is 2 year post graduate course which educate students with the principles of different aspects of food and specialization in an area of food process engineering. The general prerequisites needed for the course is a B. Tech. or B.E. graduation degree. The students opting for this course acquire skills of plant design, innovation of products and processes with their optimization techniques.
Admission to this course in most of the colleges is done through GATE score. The approximate tuition fee of the course varies from INR 2 Lakh to INR4 Lakh depending on the stratum of the colleges.
Different profiles waiting for M. Tech Food Process degree holders are Food Technologists, Organic Chemists, Product Developer, Food Microbiologist and Marketing specialist. If studied thoroughly, this course can help students build a lucrative career for themselves. On completion of M. Tech. Food Process Engineering students can earn approximately 25,000 INR to 30,000 INR monthly and get well placed in government as well as private sectors.
What is M. Tech Food Process Engineering about?
M. Tech Food process Technology is the study of food chemicals, nutrition value and biochemistry concepts related to different arenas of food and packaging items. Students are trained on basic engineering topics in reference to fruits and vegetables, grains, oil seeds, plantation crops, meat, poultry, milk process and preservation techniques.
Different studies related to Post Harvest Technology such as drying and dehydration, heat and mass transfer, Storage Engineering, Seed Technology and physical properties of biological materials are an integral part of the course.
The program makes the students well aware with the science of commercial production of safe wholesome food from raw material. Along with this Physics, Thermo bacteriology and predictive microbiology are also some important concepts of M. Tech Food Process Engineering.
Who should opt for M. Tech Food Process Engineering?
Students who have a genuine interest in science and high standards of cleanliness can go for M. Tech Food Process Engineering and those who possess a sense of responsibility and have high level of accuracy with effective communication skills can go for this course as well.
Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Food Process Engineering)
- ME/M.Tech in Delhi-NCR
- ME/M.Tech in Maharashtra
- ME/M.Tech in Chennai
- ME/M.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
- ME/M.Tech in Telangana
The duration of M. Tech Food process is 2 years, which is divided into 4 semesters, each year has 2 semesters which have examination in the end of each term.
Academic Options after M. Tech. Food processing Engineering
Students can go for M. Phil in similar field such as Food science Technology offered by Jiwaji University, Gwalior and GITAM University Visakhapatnam Campus, Visakhapatnam.
Where to study?
M. Tech. Food process involves mechanism that needs proper training and a functional structure, which is provided in many Engineering colleges in India, which have significant infrastructure and highly qualified faculty. Some of the best colleges are:
Anand Agricultural University
Indian Institute of Crop Process Technology
National Institute of Food Technology Entreprenuership and Management
Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University
Process and Food Engineering, CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Eligibility Of the Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Food Process Engineering)
Students who have minimum 60% in B. Tech. or B.E. are eligible for the course. Some colleges conduct entrance exams which students need to clear to apply for M. Tech. Food Process Engineering.
How to Get Admission in Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Food Process Engineering)
For admission to M. Tech Food Process Engineering, students need to clear the entrance test and the personal interview round. Students should also qualify the eligibility criteria in order to take admission to the program.
Many colleges give admission on the basis of GATE score, which is followed by an interview having 70% and 30% weightage respectively.
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GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the most sought after entrance exam for engineering programs, which has questions related to Mathematics and General Ability.
Some universities like Amity University, Noida offer direct admission to the course, which have 60% in B. Tech./B.E program as eligibility. Some colleges like National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management conduct separate written exam for Non-GATE applicants.