While the production and sale of food is of immense economic importance all over the world, this industry is set to increase at a very fast pace in India. Indian culture is changing rapidly and people are eager to try out different ways of consuming food, especially processed foods that are convenient to eat. Therefore, it makes a great deal of sense to get a degree in food technology if you are exploring different career options in India. If you are armed with an MSc Food Technology then you open up a large number of exciting job opportunities for yourself.
The science of food technology is concerned with ways of getting food to last longer without losing any of its taste or nutrition. This science combines different fields such as nutrition, chemistry, microbiology and even engineering. As a food technologist, you will be tasked to develop various methods of protecting food from micro-organisms whereby their freshness and taste can be preserved for as long as possible. At the same time, you will have to develop food products that match the changing tastes of customers. Cost is also a very important criterion in the food industry. The various technologies you will have to gain expertise in are freezing, drying, canning and packaging in foil packs.
A food technologist can get a job in the private and public sector very easily. There is great demand for food technologists in hotels, hospitals and even in food manufacturing and packaging companies. There are many Government sponsored laboratories and research facilities that hire people with degrees in this field. You can even start and run your own business in the food sector if you have this degree.
Make sure that you get your MSc Food Technology from a very reputed college in order to ensure the best job prospects. As a matter of fact, it is best to select a college that has established contacts with the food industry so that job offers are easy to come by.
There are many excellent institutes of higher education where you could pursue your dream of becoming a food technologist. The following institutes offer a 2 year program for Master of Science in Food Technology:
* Baba Farid Institute of Technology, (BFIT) Dehradun
* Gobind Ballabh B Pantnagar University, Uttarakhand
* NDRI, Karnal, Haryana
* Delhi University, New Delhi
You do need to put a lot of effort into choosing the right course but the long term rewards will definitely be tremendous.
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