Food Engineering- Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Food Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves principle used in agricultural engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering. This involves new packaging materials, food safety and protection and innovation of modern tools among others.

If you wish to pursue a career in Food Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Food Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Food Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration: 4 Years

Number of Semesters: 8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.Tech Food Engineering

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech Food Engineering

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of B.E./B.Tech Food Engineering.

1. Baking and Confectionery Technology

2. Dairy Products and Technology

3. Fermentation Technology

4. Flavor Technology

5. Food Biochemistry

6. Food Chemistry

7. Food Drying and Dehydration

8. Food Engineering (Thermodynamics)

9. Food Engineering Operations

10. Food Equipment

11. Food Microbiology

12. Food Nutrition

13. Food Processing Equipment Design

14. Food Processing Technology

15. Food Quality Assurance

16. Food Transportation Technology

17. Formulation of Foods

18. Industrial Microbiology

19. Management and Entrepreneurship skills

20. Packaging Technology

21. Process Instrumentation and Control

22. Refrigeration and Preservation Technology

23. Storage Engineering

24. Technology of Grains

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Food Engineering colleges in India.

1. Central Food Technology Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), Mysore

2. Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai

3. Fruit Technology Institute, Lucknow

4. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

5. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Himachal Pradesh

6. MS University, Vadodara

7. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and Bengaluru

8. National Sugar Institute, Kanpur

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Food Engineering students.

1. Analytical Chemists

2. Assistant General Manager

3. Biochemists

4. Food and Beverage Associate

5. Food Inspector

6. Food Processing Equipment Designer

7. Food Processing Operator

8. Food Research Analyst

9. Food Technologist

10. Home Economists

11. Manager

12. Marketing Executive

13. Organic Chemists

14. Plant Manager

15. Purchase Manager

16. Quality Assurance Officer

17. Research Scientists

18. Sourcing and Procurement Contractor

19. Toxicologists

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Food Engineering.

1. Agro Tech Foods

2. Amul

3. Britannia Industries Ltd

4. Cadbury India Ltd

5. Central Warehousing Corporation

6. Dabur India Ltd

7. Gits Food Products Pvt Ltd

8. Godrej Industrial Limited

9. Hindustan Lever Limited

10. ITC Limited

11. Milkfood Limited

12. MTR Foods limited

13. Nestle India Pvt Ltd

14. Parle Products Pvt Ltd

15. PepsiCo India Holdings

16. Perfetti India Ltd


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 400,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.Tech Food Engineering: Rs 900,000+ per annum

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