Food Technology :
Food Technology in simpler terms is the application of food science in manufacturing food products, which are safe, and nutritious. The food processing industry covers a range of food products. These include the basic or primary foods, such as wheat and rice products, sugar, oil ,pulses, and the processes for converting them into edible form.

The FPI encompasses basic foods like wheat and rice products and the processes for converting them into edible form; besides processed foods such as bakery & confectionery products, dairy products, meat & fish products, fruit & vegetable products in short, everything which is processed and packaged to enhance and prolong the edible life. This technology has indeed revolutionized the food habits of the people in our country by having cooked and packed foods in attractive packages in their homes.


Food Processing Industry is a growing industry with good job prospects. Some universities in India offer degree courses in food technology and food science. There are also institutes offering postgraduate courses in specialized aspects of food processing.

Admission for under graduate courses in food technology, food science and home science is open for candidates with PCM or PCB at 10+2 level.

For admission in M.Sc/Management eligibility criterion is B.Sc. Food technologists have graduate/postgraduate degrees in the field, which are offered at various institutes in India. Since the work varies, the professionals are taken from different disciplines.

Home Science graduates or higher degrees in Dietetics/Nutrition and Hotel Management graduates (food & beverage) can work as a team in food production industries, marketing, preservation and so on. This is why graduates in Home Science or Nutrition have a wide range of options before them.

Career prospects :

After a course in Food Technology, there are a number of job prospects in the following areas: The food processing companies which cater to manufacturing the right quality of food products and the packaging companies which deal with the manner in which the product must be packaged for preservation. Research laboratories evaluate and analyze the food ingredients present in the products. Public sector undertakings in the Department of food also recruit people in this field.

Institutions :

  • B.Sc. with Food & Nutrition Dr. Babasabeb Ambedhar Marathawada University, Aurangabad 431004
  • University of Delhi, Delhi 110007
  • B.Sc. with Food Preservation University of Madras, Madras 600005
  • University of Calcutta, Calcutta 700073
  • B.Sc. with Food Technology Manipur University, Imphal 795003
  • Mahatama Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills PO, Kottayam 686560
  • B.Tech. (Food Engineering) Chitrakoot Gramodaya Visbwavidyalaya, Distt. Satna 485331
  • Jadavpur University (after B.Sc.), Calcutta 700032
  • Kanpur University, Kanpur 208024 (UP)(M.Tech. is also available)
  • B. Sc. Tech (after B.Sc) Nagpur University, Nagpur 440001
  • University of Bombay, Fort, Mumbai 400032 (M.Sc. Tech is available in Food Tech. & Fermentation Tech.)
  • M.Sc. Food Technology Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Pantnagar 263145 (UP) (M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition is available)
  • M.Sc. in Food & Fermentation Technology and Food Sc. Tech Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143005 (Punjab)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad 580005
  • University of Mysore, Mysore 570005 (after Home Sc.)
  • Diploma Courses Food Analysis and Quality Assurance/Food Science Technology
  • University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore 570005