Diploma in Food Technology

Food Technology is a science branch that deals with the techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The field also involves techniques and processes that are used to transform raw materials into food. Extensive research goes behind making food items edible as well as nutritious.

Given the vast dimensions of food technology, it requires professionals and this has led to the emergence of food technology courses. There are a plethora of opportunities for students who wish to pursue a course in food technology. Graduates or postgraduates in the course can seek jobs in different domains such as restaurants, catering establishments, hospitals, food processing companies, etc.

Career Prospects

Diploma holders in food technology can take up jobs in different domains such as hospitals; restaurants; food processing companies; catering establishments; soft drink manufacturing firms; spice, cereal and rice mills; quality control organizations; food research laboratories; and packaging industries. Students with a graduate and postgraduate degree can also secure jobs at places such as biotechnology and bioinformatics companies, water conservation and research institutes, and pharmaceutical industry.  

Program/ CourseDurationAdmission Criteria/ EligibilitySeatsFee (Per / Year)
Diploma in Food TechnologyTwo Years10th Pass and/ or 10+2 with 45% marks (40% for reserve category) from a recognized Board/ University5020, 000/- INR

Indian Academy of Rural Development (IARD)

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