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B. Tech. Food Process Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course. It is a branch of food science and involves techniques used to convert raw materials into food for the use of humans. A candidate who has passed XII and scored minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) is eligible to pursue this course.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • NIT, Rourkela
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Rai University, Ahmedabad
  • The Neotia College, Kolkata
  • Chandigarh University

The average tuition fee for B. Tech Food Process Engineering ranges between 50,000 rupees and 1, 50,000 rupees.

At present in India, Food Processing Industry is growing at a rapid rate as millions of people are consuming processed and packaged food all over the country. Each year of this course is divided into 2 semesters.

The students who pursue this course can make find a variety of Career Options and Jobs in the food industry and work in different job profiles such as Quality control executive, Production Manager, Product Development Executive in companies like Cadbury, Venky’s, Anmol. The average salary package a fresher can get after passing this course is INR 2 to 4 Lacs per annum.

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

  • 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

B.Tech. Food Process Engineering: What is it About?

This course teaches a student how a particular process is performed to get the best results. It also teaches working out of new ways and improving the earlier ones for preserving, conserving and processing food. A student also gains knowledge about various quality control procedures that are involved in the checking of contamination, adulteration and controlling the nutritional value of the food products.

B.Tech. Food Process Engineering syllabus gives students detailed information about storing and preserving of food products.

B.Tech. Food Process Engineering: Who Should Opt?

Any individual who wants to make a career in the food industry can pursue this course. An individual should possess technical skills to opt for this course. If you are looking for a professional course and possess organizational skills, then this course may be a right choice for you. Candidates who are interested in research and laboratory testing profiles can also go for this course.

B.Tech. Food Process Engineering: Top Institutes 

There are many reputed Colleges and Universities which offer B.Tech. courses in Food Process Engineering. These institutes can be either government or private. If you want to make a good career ahead, then getting admission in one of these colleges is a good start. Some of the top institutes are as mentioned below:

Name of the Institute


Karunya University


MS University


Central Food Technology Research Institute


National Dairy Research Institute


SRM Institute of Science and Technology


University of Delhi


Anand Agricultural University


University of Agricultural Sciences


University of Mysore


Mahatma Gandhi University


Manipur University


Guru Nanak Dev University


University of Madras


G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology


Indian Institute of Technology


CheckB.Tech. Food Process Engineering Colleges in India

Eligibility Of the Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech.] (Food Process Engineering)

A student who has successfully passed XII exams with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is eligible to pursue this course. Many Institutes require minimum 50% in all the three subjects.

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

The admission to this course is based on an entrance exam mainly JEE (Joint Entrance Examination).

This exam occurs in two stages:-

1.     JEE Main

2.   JEE Advanced

A student has to clear JEE Main exam to get admission into various colleges and Universities. An individual who has cleared JEE Mains is eligible to JEE Advanced that is required to get admission into IITs all over India.

·       JEE: A person has to clear JEE Mains exam to get admission into B.Tech Food Process Engineering.

·       Counselling: A person has to clear JEE Mains exam to get admission into B.Tech Food Process Engineering.

Lateral Entry

Some colleges also offer lateral entry to this course like Karunya University and IFTM University. For lateral entry a student must possess a Diploma degree in Food Technology or or Diploma in Food Processing or B.Sc. in Food Science or as mentioned by the respective university.

Distance Mode of Education

This course is also available through distance learning mode from colleges mentioned below:-

  • Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • Abhinav Institute of Technology and Management(Karnataka open University)

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