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What should I do after my graduation in microbial and food technology?

I want to go for nutrition field. What shoul I do ..im confused.. is food tech a better option for me?

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RE: What should I do after my graduation in microbial and food technology?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Dear Sir/madam,


Greeting's for the day!!!

Food Processing / Food Technology:
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 was 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 technology, a certificate or diploma definitely adds to the Curriculum Vitae. the first step into Food Technology 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 and Food Technology. Most colleges offering courses in Food Technology conduct entrance exams to admit students.

Post Graduate Courses:
Various professional courses in Food Technology can be pursued after graduation. I can be "Msc in Home Science" or "Msc in Food Technology" and they have higher fees structure. One can also pursue courses into "Food & Nutrition Science or Technology" as a Specialization for Post graduation.

Job Prospects:
Despite the fact that food processing industry in India is at developing stage, if 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 the 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 services management can help you climb up ladder in industry. Similarly, certification in dietetics, applied nutrition, food science and preservation helps candidates advance in career.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul

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