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M.Tech. in Food Technology

M.Tech. in Food Technology


B.E / B.Tech in Food Engineering / Agricultural Engineering / Mechanical engineering/ Dairy Technology / Biotechnology / Chemical Engineering/ Genetic Engineering (or) M.Sc in Food Science / any branch of Life Sciences / Home Science / Nutrition & Dietetics/4-year technology/science program. B. Sc. (4 yrs) - Agriculture, Forestry, Home Science, Aqua Culture. B.V. Sc. (4 yrs). (or) it's equivalent in the above discipline degree and at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying exams as per AICTE norms.

Study Campus
JGI Global Campus
School of Engineering & Technology
NH-209, Bangalore - Kanakapura Main Road
Jakkasandra Post, Kanakapura Taluk
Ramanagara District - 562 112
Admissions Office
JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 560069
P +91 80 46650130
About the Programme

The Department of Food Technology at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) top M.Tech Food Technology college in Bangalore, established in 2014 with funding from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, offers the best Food Technology courses in Bangalore. Our interdisciplinary programmes cater to diverse backgrounds, including biotechnology, engineering, and home science. With industry collaboration, students receive value-added programmes, industry training, and certifications, enhancing their skills in the FMCG sector. Our faculty, with doctoral degrees from esteemed institutions, brings rich academic and industry experience. Equipped with modern facilities and specialised laboratories, students can access the necessary research and entrepreneurship tools. We organise international conferences, expert lectures, workshops, industrial visits, and seminars, providing holistic development and practical learning experiences in the food technology course.

Why take this course?

M.Tech. Food Technology - Being a sunrise sector, the food industry is going to be a major employer in the coming future and food engineering is one of the core areas of interest for upcoming new students. Food engineering is a multidisciplinary field of applied physical sciences which combines science, microbiology, and engineering education for food and related industries. Center for Emerging Technology, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) is one of the food engineering universities that provide various scholarships and provisions as a part of program for attending international conferences and workshops at IIMs, AFSTI meetings, IITs, etc. Research level laboratories funded by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India and on campus placements are also available.

What will I experience?

M.Tech. Food Technology course will help you combine a lot of concepts and sciences to bring out the best ways to make sure the processed food stays neat, safe, tasty and healthy. From the process of the food, involving things like packaging, processing, preserving and things that are required for the distribution. You will also have guidance for doing research in India/abroad. Training in food industries and internships are also provided.

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What opportunities might it lead to?

Opportunities in this is really vast now a days as food is one of the necessary needs. And that being on the right track is extremely important. Here are few opportunities the course will lead to

  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Food Analyst
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Food Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Product Development Manager/Specialist
  • Sensory Scientist
  • Food Ingredient Manager
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Food Chemist
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Fermentation Scientist/Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Research Scientist
  • Retail or Supply Chain Manager
  • Advanced Food Chemistry
  • Industrial Food Microbiology
  • Novel Processing Techniques
  • Open Elective - 1
  • Discipline Specific Elective - 1
  • Discipline Specific Elective - 2
  • PCL I - Research and Entrepreneurship
  • Project
  • Food Chemistry Lab
  • Food Microbiology Lab
  • Food Packaging Technology
  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Food Processing Equipment and Plant Design
  • Unit Operations in Food Industry
  • Discipline Specific Elective - 3
  • Discipline Specific Elective - 4
  • Open Elective - 2
  • PCL II - Research and Entrepreneurship
  • Project
  • Unit Operations in Food Industry Lab
  • Food Safety Management Systems Lab
  • Discipline Specific Elective - 5 (Hybrid Mode)
  • Discipline Specific Elective - 6 (Hybrid Mode)
  • Open Elective - 3 (Hybrid Mode)
  • Dissertation Phase - I
  • PCL III - Research and Entrepreneurship Project
  • Internship
  • Dissertation Phase - II
  • PCL IV - Research and Entrepreneurship Project

These are the careers that an M. Tech Food Technology graduate can follow on successful completion of the programme:

  • Research & Development (R&D) Scientist
  • Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) Specialist
  • Academician/Teacher
  • Food Safety Officer (Government/Private Sector)
  • Food Entrepreneur
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Food Consultant and auditor
Further Study Options Available After Completing M. Tech Food Technology

After completing M. Tech Food Technology course, there are several further study options available to enhance your knowledge and skills in this field:

  • Ph.D. in Food Technology
  • Certificate or Diploma Programmes
  • Professional Certification
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management Programmes
  • Infrastructure (pilot-scale food production unit) funded by MoFPI.
  • Wide assortment of industry certifications facilitated via MoUs.
  • NCrF compiled and Industry 4.0 primed curriculum
  • Project Centric Learning approaches.
  • Courses tailored to foster entrepreneurship and support start-ups.
  • 100% internship support.
  • Multidisciplinary courses and live research opportunities.
  • Curriculum integrates Universal Human Values, Leadership, Management, Communication, and Professional skills.
  • Capability to design and develop both products and equipment for the food sector.
Value Added Certifications
  • Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
Industry Training and Certifications
  • GMP / PRP for Food Industry
  • HACCP Implementation Training
  • ISO 22000:2018 Awareness Training (Including Industrial Visit)
  • Internal Auditor Course
  • FSSAI Regulatory - Licensing & Registration
  • FSSAI Regulatory - Display & Labelling
  • Soft Skills required for Aspiring Food Technology Graduates
  • FSSAI- FoSTaC Manufacturing - Basic / Advance, Level - 2
  • BRC - Food, Awareness Training
  • TACCP / VACCP Awareness Training (Including Industrial Visit)
  • Design of the Food / Dairy Plant
  • Sensitisation Program for attending Interviews in the FMCG sector