Top Food Technology Colleges in India

Food Technology deals with a blend of physical, chemical, or microbiological techniques and processes for transforming raw ingredients into food and also other forms in the food processing industry.

Food processing refers to converting the raw ingredients into edible components or transforming food into other edible forms. BE/B. Tech in Food Technology is a 4-year program. Food Technology deals with the various chemical processes that food products undergo to make them consumable and ready to market. You can pursue M. Tech in Food Technology after the successful completion of BE/B.Tech.

Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)

CSIR−Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore (A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi) came into existence during 1950 with the great vision of its founders, and a network of inspiring as well as dedicated scientists who had a fascination to pursue in-depth research and development in the areas of food science and technology. The research focus of CSIR-CFTRI has been revolved around broadly into the following areas:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Technology Development
  • Translational Research
  • Food Protection and Safety

The courses offered by the institute is as follows-

  • M.Sc. Food Technology
  • Integrated M.Sc – Ph.D. Program (Nutrition Biology)
  • Flour Milling Technology
  • Ph.D ProgrammesCourse

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)- It was conceptualized by the government of India on the persistent demand of the food industry to have an apex body. The institute provides a world-class education hub in food technology and management.

The institute offers Btech, Mtech, and Ph.D. programs in the food industry and management.

The academic programmes of NIFTEM comes under five following departments:

  • Food Science and Technology (FST)
  • Food Engineering (FE)
  • Agriculture and Environmental Science (AES)
  • Basic and Applied sciences (BAS)
  • Food Business Management and Entrepreneurship Development (FBM&ED)

Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT)

The Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) is a pioneer Research and Educational Institution under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.

The Honorable Union Minister of Food Processing Industries has rechristened IICPT as the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) on 31st March 2017. In its upgraded form, IIFPT will focus on providing solutions to all food processing areas including fish, meat, and dairy products processing through intensive research and development activities.

The Institute is located at Thanjavur, the ancient capital of Chola Kingdom and the granary of Tamil Nadu.

The institute offers Btech, Mtech, and Ph.D. courses in food technology and management. The admission is based on the JEE entrance examination.

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is the first Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, established in India on 18th February 2010. The institute aims at catalyzing the transformation of the Agri-food sector in India.  The institute has the vision to be a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value-added products based on Agri-Food biotech innovations. 

Activities undertaken at NABI under different areas includes,

  1. Agricultural Biotechnology,
  2. Food and Nutritional Biotechnology,
  3. Human Resource Development,
  4. Meeting and Courses 
  5. Technology Transfer and Outreach

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)

National Institute of Nutrition– It is established in the year 1918. It is an Indian Public Health, Nutritional and Transnational Research center located in Hyderabad, India. The institute is one of the oldest research centers in India, and the largest center, under the Indian Council of Medical Research, located in the vicinity of Osmania University

NIN offers advanced education courses and MS-MD-PhD program(s) for nutrition, biochemistry, dietetics and laboratory animal sciences.

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