description of the course
MSc in Food chemistry is two year course and focuses on analytical chemistry. The course aims at prevention of unnecessary risks that are harmful to our health through substances present in food. The program expands the knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology and biological analytics studied at graduate level. The student gain in-depth exposure of raw materials composition, consumer foods and fodder. They learn about production of food products,storage methods and its usage. Food chemistry is a scientific discipline, it prepares the students to analyse and improve the quality of foods. The study equips them with knowledge on bio-active compounds, chemical and biochemical reactions, health effects and properties of food.
Eligibility for the course: The aspiring candidates should posses’ bachelors degree from a recognised university with science as main stream/chemistry/food science /biology. The candidates should possess strong skills for observations, identifying, recording, detecting flavors/smells etc
Additional Information of the course
The course aims at building abilities of students to provide safe, wholesome food to the consumers. The curriculum covers theory with hands on experience in using technical equipment's. The students need to undergo internships and undertake project works. They would be enhancing their skills in creativity to innovate nutritious foods. The program trains students in research and development sectors of food and is designed to understand the importance of leading a healthy life styles. Study covers areas of food chemistry, food packaging, functional foods, marketing, distribution launching of new products, food safety and legislation, innovation and entrepreneurship. The syllabus includes learning the topics on inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry, food fermentation, toxicology, sensory evaluation of food, food quality, human nutrition, organic chemistry, biochemistry, nutritional dairy products, fundamentals of agro products, food processing, food additives, science and society, animal products, practical’s, scientific research, project work and seminars.
There are ample jobs available in food sectors and it is multidisciplinary. Food industry in one of the major industry across the globe. There is a huge demand for qualified candidates in food industry, research sectors, laboratories, and food processing units. The jobs involve exciting challenges to meet the demands of consumers for nutritious food. The job profiles includes freelance food chemist, food consultants/experts for importers, manufacturers, commercial chemist/experts, food researcher, professors in educational institutes, marketing managers etc. One gets opportunity to travel to different countries. One can also opt for catering services or have their own startups.
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