Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Food Process Engineering)

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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 INR 4 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.

Duration

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:

Name

State/City

Anand Agricultural University

Gujrat

Indian Institute of Crop Process Technology

Tamil Nadu

National Institute of Food Technology Entreprenuership and Management

Haryana

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

Punjab

Tezpur University

Assam

SRM University

Tamil Nadu

Process and Food Engineering, CCS Haryana Agricultural University

Haryana

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Food Process Engineering) Fee Structure in India


56.26 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES4.43 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.68 L (Average Fee)
1.44 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES4.20 L (Maximum Fee)
2.42 L (Average Fee)

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Placement Experience :

Placements in our college is pretty decent. Many companies visited our campus this year compared to the previous batch. But still there is a lot of scope for improvement. The average salary package offered is around 3-4 LPA. There is a placement cell which deals with all the placement activities. Students have to search for internships on their own.

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College organise many extra-curricular activities to promote the overall development of the students. Along with sports and games, cultural events and scientific program are also conducted in the college. Seminars are conducted every week. Industrial visit and many field trips are also organised to give a hands-on experience to the students.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The practical exposure was off the charts. We saw a lot of machinery in action. The college is pretty flexible in terms of education. The curriculum is a mix of both theory and practical classes. We learned about different food processing techniques and tools. A special class was dedicated for the training of the machinery.

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