M.Tech. Food & Nutrition or Master of Technology in Food & Nutrition is a postgraduate Food Technology course. Course covers subjects such as Product development, quality management as well as applied nutrition. Course focuses on the interface between human nutrition and food science, an area of increasing importance to consumers, government and the food industry. Course includes the nutritional significance of processed foods in the diet, the effects of nutrition labelling and nutrition claims, functional foods and catering technology and nutritional quality. The duration of the course is two years and its syllabus is divided into four semesters. The Master degree course is an important and career orienting in nature that opens a lot of job scopes for the candidates.
M.Tech. Food & Nutrition Eligibility
B.E. / B.Tech. in relevant subject with 60% or equivalent CGPA
Some of the very reputed universities and institutes conduct entrance examination to get admission to the degree course.
One should have practical work skill, communication and team-working skills, attention to detail and ability to accurately record results and to become teacher and lecturer also are good match for it.
The Course is suitable for those who want to develop an in-depth understanding of food science, food processing and composition in relation to nutritional quality.
Candidates must have good analytical and problem-solving skills as well as an ability to interpret data critically.
How is M.Tech. Food & Nutrition Course Beneficial?
Candidate can find employment in hospitals, health and recreation clubs, canteens, nursing care facilities, teach the science of nutrition and dietetics in colleges and universities, catering departments of star hotels, research labs of food manufacturers, in health departments of government etc.
The degree course is beneficial to equip students to fulfil multifarious roles of Nutritionists / Dieticians / Scientists / Academicians for community and Public Nutrition.
The Course provides good base for further studies such as M.Phil. and Ph.D.
They can also work as consultants or do private practice.