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

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Food Process industry has shown a tremendous growth from many years, generating employment for M. Tech Food Process degree holders. With numerous sectors in the industry, there are ample opportunities for freshers and experienced professionals in domains such as fruits and vegetables, milk products, grains, fisheries, plantation products etc.

Students studying food process can also set up their own firms and aim at earning high profits and setting up new brand names.

Some of the units of the industry are food process companies, food wholesaling shops, catering establishments, restaurants and retailers. Apart from these units, students can get into sectors of confectionery, beverages, packaged/convenience foods, health foods and supplements.

Job Profiles

The students can get placed in various sectors as following:

Job Profile

Description

Food Technologist

Food Technologists have to look after the storage conditions and hygiene along with supervising the process being followed.

Organic Chemist

Organic Chemists have to advise on methods by which the raw materials to be converted to processed foods.

Analytical Chemist

Analytical Chemists have to analyze food to maintain quality.

Biochemist

Biochemists have to suggest improvements in storage, flavor, texture and quality.

Research scientist

Research Scientists perform experiments to gain improvement in flavor, nutritional value and other aspects of food.

Production Manager-Confectionery

Production Manager-Confectionery has to manage the product being produced and get into the technicalities of process machines.

Food Process Engineer

Food Process Engineers have to improve, maintain, design and plan the whole unit of food process.

Home Economists

Home Economists are responsible for ensuring congruency of the instructions on the containers and food products.

Besides the technical professionals, non-technical personnel like managers and accountants are another job profiles prevailing in Food Process Industry, these people are responsible for supervision of the production process and management of process unit.

TOP RECRUITERS

Food process industry is an expanding field, top brands have set their mark and help many graduates make a successful career. Some of the top recruiters are as follows:

  • Amul
  • Godrej Industrial Limited
  • Dabur India Limited
  • MTR Foods Limited
  • PepsiCo India Holding
  • Cadbury India Ltd.
  • Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Agro Tech Foods
  • ITC Limited

M.Tech. Food Process Engineering: Salary Trends

Food process is a large industry that covers activities such as agriculture, horticulture, plantation, animal husbandry and fisheries. All these attributes have made Indian Food industry grow upto  INR 1800 billion and it is expected to grow till INR 3600 in the upcoming years.

The industry structure offers opportunities for many organized firms to invest and grow as the consumers of Indian market have become more quality and brand conscious, therefore creating a room for more skilled professional to enter this industry.

Indian Food Industry is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expect growth. The graph below shows the salary trend in Food process Industry:

salary graph for M. Tech food process engineering

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