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About Us

“Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it.” ~Alton Brown “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates Food Science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; and the concepts underlying food processing. Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and usage of safe food. The ultimate objective of food science is to understand the principles of food processing and to improve the food quality for the general public. Whatever food item (especially packaged ones) you come across in the supermarket (or retail store), had some contributions from a food scientist, food technologist or food engineer. Food Science, Food Technology & Food Engineering Though Food Science, Food Engineering and Food Technology overlap each other, there are few subtle differences. So the below illustrations might be beneficial to understand the difference between these three: Food Technology:Fire can be used to cook food. Food Science:Burning wood produces heat, water, and carbon dioxide. Heat denatures proteins in food. Food Engineering:Building a fireplace and chimney makes it easier to cook with fire without filling the room with smoke.

Career Way

Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10 +2 or Equivalent
Entrance Exam  JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)
Specialization --
Average Course Fee INR 25 K approximately
Mode Regular
Goal Nursing Homes, Food Service Departments

Colleges

Allahabad University, Allahabad
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi3 Delhi University (DU) , New Delhi
Dr. Y. S. Parmer University of Horticulture and Forestry (Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University) , ,Solan
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Institute of Chemical Technology , Mumbai
Lovely Professional University ,Jalandhar
Mount Carmel College (MCC), Bangalore
Osmania University ,Hyderabad
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad
SRM University, Chennai
Stella Maris College , Chennai
University of Madras , Chennai
University of Mysore

Key Skills

Communication Skills
Discipline
Flexibility

Career Prospectous

Diary Technologist
Technical Brewer
Quality Assurance Manager
Laboratory Supervisor
Food Packaging Manager
Dietician
Nutritionist
Dietician & Lifestyle Counselor
Product / Process Development Scientist
Food Stylist
Production Manager
Bio care Nutrition Specialist
Quality Controller
Food Inspector
Hygiene & Quality Executive
Quality Assurance Assistant
National Sales Manager
Catering Manager
Regulatory Specialist
Quality Technician

Salary

  1. Dietician - Fresher with a diploma can get anywhere around INR 10,000 to 15,000 per month. Those with a master’s degree can expect a higher package ranging between INR 21,000 to 58,000 per month. The salaries get higher with experience.
  2. Nutritionist - A Nutritionist earns an average salary of INR 26,000 per month.

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