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    B Tech Food Processing Technology

    About B.Tech - Food Processing Technology

    Food technology, one of the upcoming fields of science and technology, is a branch of food science that deals with the numerous production processes through which food is prepared. Food processing, a part of the field, is one of the modern practices that enhances marketing and improves the distributional efficiency of the food products. Food processing is a branch of food science and it means transforming of raw ingredients into food by using various methods and techniques.

    The concept of food processing existed during the pre-historic period. However, due to the development of technology, the preservation of food, flavour and others have been enhanced. The development of technology also resulted in regulating the toxins in food products and brought a revolution in the entire food processing industry.

    B.Tech Food Processing Technology Highlights 

    Following are the major highlights of B.Tech Food Processing Technology course;

    Course Name

    B.Tech Food Processing Technology


    Class 12th in PCM/ PCB 

    Admission Process 

    Entrance Exam

    Course Fees 

    Rs 50,000 to 1.00 Lakhs per Year

    Starting Salary

    Rs. 3.00 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh per Annum

    Job Roles 

    Food Technologists, Analytical Chemists,  Engineers, Research Scientists etc. 

    B.Tech - Food Processing Technology Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates who want to take admission in B.Tech Food Processing Technology course must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • The candidate must have passed Class 12th in PCM/ PCB stream.

    • Minimum percentage in the qualifying exam should be 60%. 

    • He/ She must qualify the required entrance exam for admission. 

    B.Tech Food Processing Technology Admission Process 

    Admission in B.Tech Food Processing Technology course is considered on the basis of entrance exam. Different institutes accept separate entrance exam scorecard for admission. It can be a national level engineering entrance exam, state-level engineering entrance exam or institute level engineering entrance exam. 

    Some of the popular entrance exams are IIT JEE, UPSEE, LPU entrance exam etc. Those who qualify the entrance exam are eligible for admission in the respective college. 

    B.Tech - Food Processing Technology Syllabus

    First Year:

    Professional Communication

    Environmental Studies

    Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

    Engineering Mathematics – 1

    Engineering Physics

    Engineering Mathematics – 2

    Engineering Chemistry

    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

    Technical Communication

    Fundamentals of Electronics Engineering

    Engineering Drawing

    Fundamentals of Computer

    Second Year:

    Engineering Mathematics – 3

    Kinematics of Machinery

    Unit Operations in Food Processing

    Heat And Mass Transfer

    Applied Mechanics and Strength of Materials

    Food Process Engineering

    Food Microbiology

    Fruit and Vegetable Processing

    Momentum Transfer

    Crop Processing Technology

    Stoichiometry and Engineering Thermodynamics

    Third Year:

    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

    Instrumentation and Process Control

    Computer Skills

    Food Fermentation Technology

    Dairy Plant Engineering

    Food Industry Waste Management

    Biochemistry of Processing and Prevention

    Fat and Oil Processing Technology

    Post-harvest Physiology of Fruits and Vegetables

    Food Plant Safety and Hazard Analysis

    Fourth Year:

    Management of Food Processing Industries

    Cane Sugar Technology

    Food Packaging Technology

    Beverage Processing

    Bakery and Confectionery Technology

    Food Plan Layout and Design

    B.Tech - Food Processing Technology Career Options and Job Prospects

    There are extensive career opportunities in food processing. One needs to understand that it is in developing stage and more jobs are expected to be created in the coming years. The food processing industry will require trained professionals as there are around 500 million upper and middle-class consumers in the country with a rising demand for processed goods.

    On the other hand, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has plans to set up more than 500 food parks across the country and in each parliamentary constituency. Therefore, there will be a food revolution in the coming years and more employment opportunities are expected to be generated. The students who complete a course in food processing will have a chance to be placed in the following roles:

    • Home Economists
    • Analytical Chemists
    • Biochemists
    • Organic Chemists
    • Engineers
    • Food Technologists
    • Research Scientists

    There are various reputed firms in India that offer jobs in food technology with salaries ranging from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum. Salaries at MNCs vary from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh per annum. Pursuing MBA or gaining 2 to 3 years of work experience can also help in securing lucrative jobs in this field.

    FAQs about B.Tech - Food Processing Technology

    What is the duration of the B.Tech food processing and technology programme?

    The duration of the B.Tech food processing and technology programme is 4 years.

    What job profiles are offered to a student who completes B.Tech food processing and technology from a reputed institute?

    B.Tech food processing and technology candidates are offered job profiles like a technical brewer, quality manager, nutritional therapist, food technologist etc.

    Is B.Tech food processing technology a good course?

    Yes, B.Tech food processing technology course is a good programme which leads to decent career prospects and job opportunities.

    Which is the best B.Tech food processing technology college in Jaipur?

    Several colleges in Jaipur offers the B.Tech in food processing technology programme out of which Amity University Jaipur is counted among the top food technology colleges in the region.

    What is the average salary of a Bachelor’s degree holder in food processing technology?

    A bachelor’s degree holder in food processing technology can get paid in the range of INR 4 LPA to INR 5 LPA at the beginning level.
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    Related Questions


    ankita, Student / Alumni

    CSE is one of the most sought-after programs these days. India being global hub of software and back-office industries, this field has immense job opportunities. You must know the parameters on which to compare. Some are mentioned as follows: Curriculum: The course curricula of any tech degree must be very unique and dynamic. It must be developed with extensive consultations with industry. Tech trainings: The must students undergo many training like cutting edge technologies of SAP, Workday, waterfall other MOOCs, Advance Excel and many more. These skills come in handy for the students not only at the time of interviews and tests but also throughout their careers. Soft skills: There must be a dedicated effort by college/university in continuous improvement of personality, soft skills, professional ethics, interview skills, public speaking, presentation style development etc in students. These are must for placements as well as performance in the jobs. Exposure: The students must be exposed to large number of guest lectures and talks by industry experts, large number of events in university to enhance their organizing and networking kills, large number of social work initiatives to develop the right orientation and many more.

    Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    There are various premier institutes in India for B.Tech in Food Technology that offer quality education including Shoolini University, LPU, Chandigarh University, etc.

    You can check B.Tech in Food Technology Colleges in India to get the complete list of government, private and semi government colleges in India. 

    You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


    Kumari Neha, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student, 

    The cutoff for admission at Alagappa College of Technology depends on various factors like the number of candidates who apply for admission and the candidate’s performance in the exam. 

    The previous years closing rank for Food Technology course is given in the following table:


    Closing Rank





    Also Read: Career in Food Technology

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