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How can I make a career In food processing?

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RE: How can I make a career In food processing?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Dear Sir/Madam,


Greeting's for the day!!!

Food Processing:
Food Processing is a modern practice that improves distributional efficiency and enhances the marketing of the food products. It is considered as a branch of food science, where a set of methods and techniques are used to transform raw ingredients into food for safe consumption by humans or animals.

Though the Food Processing existed even during prehistoric period, the technology input to enhance preservation of food, flavour, etc and to reduce the toxins in the food product is relatively new and has revolutionized the entire food industry.

Pre-Requisites:
Though some jobs in food processing may not require a person to possess specific qualification in food processing, a certificate or diploma definitely adds to the curriculum vitae. The first step to get into food processing industry is to pass 10+2 with physics, chemistry and biology as it is the minimum qualification for most of the courses in food processing. Most colleges offering courses in food processing conduct entrance exams to admit students.

Course Fees:
Various professional courses in food processing such as "BSc in Home Science" or "BSc in food Technology" have higher fees structure. The fee usually depends on the kind of institute and its infrastructure. Similarly, specialization in food processing such as sugar, alcohol, bakery, oil, fruits, vegetable etc requires considerable money.

Job Prospects:
Despite the fact that food processing industry in India is at developing stage, it offers exponential career opportunities to trained professionals in food processing as there are nearly 500 million middle and upper class consumers and food processing companies do not want to miss opportunity. Moreover, the Ministry of Food Processing industries has ambitious plan to set up more than 500 food parks across India in every parliamentary constituency so that a real food revolution can be brought about and employment can be generated.

With aptitude to work and requisite skills one can find employment in companies, food research laboratories, catering companies, food wholesalers, hospitals, restaurants, etc. Higher education and special qualification helps in getting attractive positions within the food processing sector. Qualification in Home Science and specializations in food technology, nutrition or food service management can help you climb up the ladder in the industry. Similarly, certifications in dietetics, applied nutrition, food science and preservation helps candidates advance in career.

Roles:
Like any industry, food industry too offers varied range of roles and positions to professionals:
1. Research Scientist
2. Food Technologist
3. Engineers
4. Organic Chemists
5. Biochemists
6. Analytical Chemist
7. Home Economist
8. Managers and Accountants

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

RE: How can I make a career In food processing?

manojjnu Kumar
manojjnu Kumar

Hi
Food Technolohy is one of the emrging technolgy, it is such a delecious technology which attracts entire biological community along with other fellow technocrates where you are also intend to join----great---go ahead.

First of you have to know minimum qualification to join B.Tech/B.Sc food technology / food sciences. Please do not confuse with B.Tech versus B.Sc. B.Tech is based on technical inputes where Physics, Chemistry and Maths while B.Sc requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology at twelve level.

There are various institutes offering B.Tech and B.Sc; M.Tech and M; Ph.D in food tech or food sciences
:
1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
2. University of Maadras
3. University of Kolakat
4. Amity University, Noida
5. G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
6. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
7. Mhatama Gandhi University, Kottyam
8. University of Mysore
9. Manipal University, Imphal
10. University of Bombay
11. SRM Institute of Sciences and Technology

Apart from food sciences and food technology, Food Processing is also available at Graduate level but Post Graduate level is not being offered in any university to my knowledge if any one is there then i will forward it latter----
Food Tech and Sciences both having multidisciplinary approaches where biochemist, analytical chemistry, nutritionist, enzymologists, bio-engineers, bio-physist, mathematicians, biologist etc share the joint platform to develop any world class protocol. Though Ministry of Food Processing Industries , Govt of India have several mendates to attract the young generations to bring this sector at world level.

Basis requirement at academic level is just to reach the food world but genuine requirements are your hard work, creative mind, personality, attitiudes, aptitudes, ability to perform in short notice- wuick performer, intelligent, descent presenter etc.

If you are serious about food tech career then first make up your mind and accordingly prepare yourself to crack the entrance exam at UG level, Irrespective of your current qualification Just see below the points:

1. NCERT book preferebly ---8th to 12th sciences and maths to make your basic solid
2. 12th Biology score well and try to understand the prerequisites
3. Attend all entrance test to join B.Tech or B.Sc spend three to four years as per course structure
4. After B.Tech you can join any industry or food park at junior or entry level of food technolist or scientist
5. Further your higher degree will enable you to reach the world level of exposures.

For the details you can talk to us

Best
Dr. Manoj







RE: How can I make a career In food processing?

Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar
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Counselor / Subject Matter Expert in Microbiology
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Dear friend, many thanks for your question, and i am happy to answer it. Infact now a days the job opprotunities in food processing are huge. Food processing is a branch of food science, and it is aset of methods and techniques used to tarnsform raw gradient and materials into food for cunsumption for humans and animals. Processing of food leads to preservation of foods, enhances its flavor and reduces the toxin and also increases the shelf life of the food product.
The modern food technology have led to the feasibility of the development of present day supermarkets. The risising consumarism in the societies and the peoples habit of variety of food peoducts have led to the development and flourishing of food processing technology. Now a days, the consumption of soups, dried products and fortified milk and juice products has generated the huge market for producers and consumers.
At present In India the food processing industries are getting momentum as consumers food industry. At present there are around 300 million consumers to consume the processed food products and new 500 food parks are also planned in the country.

Keepking the above in view, there are many courses offered by Indian universities and institutes. The courses are B.Sc Food Science, BTech in Food Science and technology, BTech in Food Processing, B.Sc Home science and then MSc in Food and Nutrition. There are many diploma courses in food processing and food science. Technically speaking the degree crouses have more opprtunities in market compared to the diploma courses.
Food processing
To make career in food processing, you have to choose any one course mentioned above, then you have to pursue master degree in Food Technology or Food Processing or Food Preservation discipline. Now after MSc you will be technically qualified to work as food technologist in any private industry. The job opprotunity will also depend upon the specialization of the subject. In food processing industry the specialization in Food Processing aspects will give you an edge.

If you wish to make your career in academicia then you should go for doctoral degree and then you may join any university or institute as lecturer, assistant professor or assistant scientist. Here you can carry out research work on food processing aspects. You may develop new methods and techniques in food processing. You may work on improving the taste, flavor and aroma of processed foods.

With all my best wishes,

Good Luck..

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