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Food Technology : Eligibility & Course Areas

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The general criteria for admission to undergraduate food technology courses is twelve years of schooling in science related subjects. A post graduate course will require the student to complete his graduation in Food technology or other related fields. The courses cover the various aspects like food science, food biotechnology, food analysis, microbiology, food preservation techniques, genetics and food packaging, marketing and advertising, food logistics management, operations management etc.

Personnel Attributes:
A food technologist should have a scientific bend of mind, power of observation & concentration, interest in scientific and technological development and an interest in health and nutrition. Other useful traits required for aspiring food technologists include a sense of responsibility, ability to work well on their own as well as a part of a team, effective communication skills and a discerning approach to food items. A genuine interest in science, high standards of cleanliness, commitment, enthusiasm and motivation are other requisites for this job. A high level of accuracy is also very essential to be a good food technologist.


Food technologists having professional qualifications are easily absorbed by food processing companies, food research laboratories, hotels, restaurants and catering establishments etc. Earnings vary by industry, skill, geographic region, and educational level. Entry level pay and perks tend to be around Rs 10,000 - 15,000 per month. However with experience, as one specialises in a particular area of food technology, pay packages keep soaring.


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