B.Tech Food Technology is a four-year undergraduate course. B.Tech Food Technology is a science branch that deals with the techniques involved in the production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The field also involves techniques and processes that are used to transform raw materials into food.
B.Tech in Food Technology is an undergraduate program which is of a total of 4 years duration, divided into 8 semesters. Through this course, the students are provided with a curriculum of the specialized concept of Food Technology and Engineering with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science concepts. Graduates or postgraduates in the course can seek jobs in different domains such as restaurants, catering establishments, hospitals, food processing companies, etc.
B.Tech Food Technology eligibility criteria for admission differ from college to college, there are certain minimum eligibility criteria which the candidates must fulfill for admission. The candidates must have passed 12th or an equivalent degree from a recognized institute/board. The candidate must have Mathematics and Physics, optional subjects as Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology.
To pursue a food technology course at the postgraduate level, candidates should possess a BSc (in Physics, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry) or BTech/ BE (in food technology) degree with the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed a university/ college.
There were different entrance tests that were conducted for admission in B.tech in Food Technology previously like AIEEE, NIT, IITJEE. All of the national tests have been merged into a single national entrance test that is IITJEE. IITJEE takes place in two steps, that is JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
Some state entrance tests on the basis of which students get admission in the colleges offering B.Tech in Food Technology-
KCET - Karnataka
MHT-CET - Maharashtra
TANCET - Tamil Nadu
UP State Entrance Test - Uttar Pradesh
WB JEE - West Bengal
CAREER & Jobs OPPORTUNITIES
Career after B.Tech Food Technology has a plethora of options due to the heavy demand of manpower in companies. After B.Tech in Food Technology, the candidates can opt for various career opportunities and job prospects. Food technology works in the field of development related to packaging materials, storage containers, preservative, colorant and flavors, long term storage food, etc. that complies with the standards benchmarked by the government bodies at the national and international platforms.
B.Tech in Food Technology graduates have massive job openings in hospitals, hotels, restaurants, food processing industries, food research and development laboratories, dairy products industries, etc.
Food Quality Controller
Food Product Development Director
Major Recruiters (Govt. & Private sector)
Godrej Industrial Limited
PepsiCo India Holdings
Britannia Industries Limited
Hindustan Lever Limited
Dabur India Limited
B.Tech in Food Technology Course details list -
Bachelor of Technology in Food
50% marks in 10+2 with PCM subjects
by Entrance Exams or by Merit
Food Engineer, Production Manager, Food Processing Engineer, Nutrition
Specialist, Food Storage Manager, Food Executive, Analytical Science, etc.
Up to INR
35,000 - 2 LPA
INR 2 to 6 LPA (Source: PayScale)
Govt and Privet sector