Overview

An advanced post-graduation course, MSc in Food Science and Technology is one popular option once you have completed your bachelor’s. The course is designed to impart in-depth and complete knowledge on advanced food science and industry-leading technology. The syllabus includes advanced learning on food production, packaging, and distribution involving in-depth study into Food Chemistry, Food Hygiene, Food Microbiology, Diary Technology, Poultry Technology, etc. 

The course has been attracting aspirants who want to do their higher studies after BSc in Food Processing and Technology. There are many top universities offering the course with admissions done through various entrance exams. At this level of career, a student is exposed to more career options including job opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

Program Details

The Master’s program in Food Processing and Technology program is all about studying further in-depth what a student has learned in their BSc degree. The course contains learning of genetic structuring crops and plants with recent advancement studies going on to invent alternative nutrition sources for humans. Not only in food science, but the course also dives deep into the concepts of automated technology and food chemistry.

Syllabus

The course syllabus includes the following subjects;

  • Food Microbiology 
  • Food Chemistry 
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition 
  • Fermentation Technology 
  • Dairy Technology
  • Poultry Technology 
  • Food Toxicology 
  • Food Biotechnology 
  • Food Packaging 
  • Technology of Oilseeds and Fats
  • Plantation Crops
  • Post-Harvest Technology 
  • Dietetics 
  • Cereal and Legume Technology

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for an MSc in Food Science and Technology, a candidate has to qualify the following;

  1. The candidate must have a BSc degree in Food Technology, Biology, or Chemistry with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. 

Admissions to universities can be done based on merit or entrance exam depending on the college criteria. Most of the colleges set different admission processes and can best be known from the college.

Future Scope

Once a student has completed their post-graduation in Food Science and Technology, there are many job opportunities as well as options for higher studies. The Food and Beverage industry is ever growing and the demand for skilled employees growth alongside. The future scope after doing your MSc Food Science is high. Candidates are offered jobs in various domains in and around the food & Beverage industry like catering establishments, restaurants and hotels, food manufacturing industries, food packaging industries, and so on. 

The scope of the course also extends further with higher studies. After post-graduation, the student can opt for an MPhil degree.  This will provide the aspirants with opportunities to further research and development studies in specialized disciplines of the Food and Beverage Industry.

top colleges in India

  1. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  2. Calicut University, Calicut
  3. Pondicherry University, Puducherry
  4. Lovely Professional University
  5. Karunya Insititute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore. 
  6. MAKAUT, Kolkata
  7. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

FAQ

Some of the popular entrance exams for admission to MSc in Food Science are;

    1. CFTRI Entrance Exam
    2. MDU CEE 2020
    3. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

Some of the popular job options after completing your MSc in  Food Science are;

    1. Food Technology Specialist
    2. Food Production Manager
    3. Food Packaging Manager
    4. Quality Control Manager
    5. Brewer Manager

Once you have completed your post-graduation in Food Science and Technology, you will be offered an annual package of INR 5-6 lakhs at an entry-level.