Food Science Courses and eligibility, Top recruiters & Skills required.

Food Science generally deals with the study of the chemical and physical properties of foods and of changes that may occur during processing, storage, etc. It involves the processing, protection, preparing, selection, distribution, and utilization of nutritious and healthy food. The discipline essentially consists of concepts such as Food production and habits affected by urbanization and lifestyle changes worldwide.

Top Colleges:

  • Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • Sai Nath University, Ranchi
  • Sharda University, Greater Noida.
  • Queen Mary's College, Chennai
  • Manglayatan University, Aligarh
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Pondicherry University
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Noida

Highlights:

The exam type of this course is based on semester system and admission is Merit-based/ Entrance test.
The Average Starting Salary in this career is around 3 to 20 Lacs per annum.
Food Packing Company, Colleges & Universities, Food Processing Companies, Science Research Centers, Content Writing (health), etc are the top recruiting areas.

Courses and Eligibility:

Courses
Duration
Eligibility
Entrances
B. Sc in food science 3 years 10+2, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%. AIEEE, AICET, IIT JEE, etc
M. Sc in food science 2 years Bachelor’s degree in Food Science with at least 50% GATE, TANCET, etc

Top Recruiters:

  • Godrej Industrial Limited
  • Dabur India Ltd
  • Nestle India Pvt. Ltd
  • PepsiCo India Holdings
  • Amul
  • Britannia Industries Ltd
  • Parle Products Pvt. Ltd
  • ITC Ltd
  • Agro Tech Foods
  • Cadbury India Ltd
  • Perfetti India Ltd
  • Hindustan Lever Limited
  • MTR Foods limited
  • Milkfood
  • Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd
  • BEC Foods Ltd
  • MAFCO Ltd
  • Wockhardt

Admission Process: 

Most of the Institutes take admissions of the students based on their performance in the respective entrance exam.
The process also followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested.
Admission process generally varies across colleges.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to Food Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Principles of Food Science
  • Technical Writing in English
  • Technology of Fruits Vegetables and Plantation Crops
  • Foundations of Food & Nutrition
  • Food Processing and Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality Testing and Evaluation
  • Food Safety
  • Food Quality Management
  • Principles of Food Preparation
  • Technology of vegetable
  • Technology of Meat, Poultry & Eggs

Skills Required:

  • Numerical abilities
  • IT, analytical skills
  • Confident independent worker
  • Knowledge of a range of sciences and their applications to food
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to health, safety and hygiene.

Top Entrances:

  • AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination)
  • AICET (All India Common Entrance Test)
  • IIT JEE (IIT Joint Entrance Examination)
  • JNU Entrance Exam
  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test)
  • TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)
  • BISAT Entrance Examination

Job Prospects:

Job Post
Job Description
Salary
Food Technologist explore and grow new sustenance and refreshment items, or perform research to enhance the nature of existing items 3.5 lakhs onwards
Dietitians

promote healthy dietary habits and treat nutrition-related health conditions by counselling and treating such patients, designing food regimens.

3.8 lakhs to 5.9 lakhs
Research Scientist research how to improve existing methods of food packaging and processing, study the microbiological, physical and chemical properties of food and ingredients to make sure they are safe for consumers 3.5 lakhs to 5.5 lakhs
Quality Technician responsible for the quality, food safety and esthetics of the product, follow through on set processes and ensure adherence to good manufacturing practices (GMP), food safety, Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards and product quality standards 2.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Beverage Technologist  responsible for overall operation of restaurants, purchasing food and stock, etc. Food and Beverage Managers hire staff, and make they are trained on proper and legal alcoholic beverage service, kitchen safety techniques, food preparation, and understand and maintain health standards. 5.5 lakhs to 9.5 lakhs
Production Manager oversee food processing facilities and procedures. They supervise employees and monitor product quality at plants that turn raw materials, including livestock, seafood, vegetables, and grains into products that shoppers buy at stores 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs

FAQs:

Q: What is Food science?
A: Food Science generally deals with the study of the chemical and physical properties of foods and of changes that may occur during processing, storage, etc.

Q: What are the entrances which offers the course food science?
A: The entrances which offers the course food science are-

  • AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination)
  • AICET (All India Common Entrance Test)
  • IIT JEE (IIT Joint Entrance Examination)
  • JNU Entrance Exam
  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test)
  • TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)
  • BISAT Entrance Examination

Q: What are the skills required to build a career in food science?
A: The skills required to build a career in food science are-

  • Numerical abilities
  • IT, analytical skills
  • Confident independent worker
  • Knowledge of a range of sciences and their applications to food
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to health, safety and hygiene.

Q: What is the job role of a Food Technologist?
A: The job role of a Food technologist is to explore and grow new sustenance and refreshment items, or perform research to enhance the nature of existing items.

Q: What is the average salary of a Research Scientist?
A: The average salary of a Research Scientist is 3.5 lakhs to 5.5 lakhs.

Q: What are the top recruiting areas in Food science?
A: The top recruiting areas in Food science are Food Packing Company, Colleges & Universities, Food Processing Companies, Science Research Centers, Content Writing (health), etc.

Q: What is the job role of a Food Quality Technician?
A: The  job role of a Food Quality Technician is responsible for the quality, food safety and esthetics of the product, follow through on set processes and ensure adherence to good manufacturing practices (GMP), food safety, Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards and product quality standards.

Q: What are the top companies offering job in food science field?
A: The top companies offering job in food science field are-

  • Godrej Industrial Limited
  • Dabur India Ltd
  • Nestle India Pvt. Ltd
  • PepsiCo India Holdings
  • Amul
  • Britannia Industries Ltd
  • Parle Products Pvt. Ltd
  • ITC Ltd, etc

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