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:

Duration
Eligibility
B. Sc in food science3 years10+2, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
AIEEE, AICET, IIT JEE, etc
M. Sc in food science2 yearsBachelor’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 Description
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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