What to do after B. Sc in Food Technology?


Bachelor degree in Food Technology is an undergraduate program in the field of Food Science. The course includes the application of scientific principles and methods in manufacture and preservation of food products. The course also covers the areas of food processing and packaging of food materials. Higher study options in Food Technology offers diverse specializations in Food Science. This helps students to grab an excellent career in their area of specialization.

Higher Studies Options after B Sc Food Technology

Those who have successfully completed Bachelors degree in Food Technology can undergo Masters Degree in the same. The M.Sc courses offered by different Colleges and Universities in India are

  • Master of Science in Food Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Food Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Food Processing Technology
  • Master of Science in Food Science and Technology
  • Master of Science in Food Technology
  • Master of Science in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Master of Science in Microbial & Food Technology

After completion of this postgraduate course in Food Technology aspirants who wish to continue their education can opt for M. Phil or Ph.D programs. The Ph.D level courses in Food Technology are:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Food and Dairy Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science and Technology

There exists a lot of institution in India offering higher studies in Food Technology. The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore can be considered as a pioneer institute offering Master of Science in Food Technology. Other institutes offering advanced study programs in Food Technology are

  • Acharya N.G Raga Agricultural University
  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute
  • Annamalai University
  • Assumption College
  • BCM College
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Food Technology
  • G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Government College for Women
  • Haryana Agricultural University
  • Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies
  • Periyar University
  • Sri Padmavati Mahila Vishva Vidyalaya
  • St .Thomas College
  • St. Mary’s College for Women
  • St. Teresa’s College
  • The Gandhigram Rural Institute
  • The Institute of Food Technology
  • The School of Health Sciences
  • University Institute of Chemical Technology
  • Women’s Christian College

Major Institutes offering Ph.D programs are

  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
  • Sardar Patel University

Short Term Courses for B Sc Food Technology Graduates

  • Advanced Diploma Course in Food Science and Quality Control
  • Certificate Course in Food Science & Quality Control
  • Certificate course in Food Technology
  • Certificate Courses in Food Technology and Processing
  • Diploma Course in Food Science and Quality Control
  • Diploma in Food & Nutrition
  • Diploma in Nutrition and Food Technology

Job Opportunities for B Sc Food Technology

Enormous job openings await skilled professionals in Food Technology. Both national as well as international food processing companies recruits professional’s from this sector. A food technologist can work in a variety of profiles such as

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Food Handler
  • Food Processing Operator
  • Food Inspector
  • Food Science Teacher
  • Bacteriologist
  • Toxicologists
  • Organic Chemists
  • Biochemists
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Home Economists
  • Research Scientists
  • Managers and Accountants

Some Employment Areas offered for Food specialist are

  • Food Processing Companies
  • Food Research Laboratories
  • Food Wholesalers
  • Hospitals
  • Catering Establishments
  • Retailers
  • Restaurants
  • Rice Mills
  • Distilleries
  • Packaging Industries

Graduates in Food Technology can also work as Food Consultants in public and private sector companies. Government sector organisations such as Food Corporation of India, Indian Airlines, Railways etc also recruit these professionals.



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7 Responses to “What to do after B. Sc in Food Technology?”

  1. 7

    among m.sc,cat preparation, or ias prep. what is best?

  2. 6
    Nitish kumar:

    How much salary i will get after doing b.sc food technology ?

  3. 5
    Shradha soni:

    can i do M.tech food tech after Bsc food tech

  4. 4

    Sir Iam BSc chemistry gra: can I do the courses of
    food prosessing of one yr plz send me college name
    and courses

  5. 3

    which is better field food preservation or food processing technique

  6. 2
    Sneha kulkarni:

    I’m studying bsc cbz combination and interested in msc in food technology. Give me the suggestion

  7. 1
    ishika sharma:

    what are the courses provided by CFTRI after gradution. is it provide any course to become food inspector?