Post-Graduate Diploma is diploma level course available for graduates. Po Diploma in Food Science and Technology is related to the food industry and focuses on fulfilling the food industrial demands in providing skilled professionals. Candidates learn about new advancements and innovative applications in biotechnology in the food industries to satisfy the demand of gradually increasing population globally.
This course requires lab sessions and it not completely theoretical hence regular candidates are preferred and is not available through correspondence.
Candidates capable of doing teamwork as well as on their own and have a great passion for food, are suitable for this course.
This course is available for graduates in science. Candidates who have studied Biology, Botany, Life Science, Micro-Biology, Chemistry during their graduation from a reputed institute are eligible f this course.
The age criteria and minimum required marks vary from one to another institute.
Admissions require submission of duly filled application forms enclosed with all other required documents before the last date of application. Admissions can be availed directly, on the merit basis or through entrance tests depending upon the institute you select to take admission.
The duration of this course varies from one institute to another and ranges from 1 year to 4 years depending upon the institute and mode of the course in which a candidate is pursuing it. In most of the cases, the duration is divided into semesters and each semester is having 6 months duration.
Further Study options
After completion of this course, candidates can go for higher studies in the form of Master or Post Graduation degree in the same or related field like M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Food Technology, Microbiology, etc.
After that Ph.D. is an option for candidates having research aptitude.
The main highlights of the course are food technology, food packaging, food microbiology, food analysis, cereal technology, etc. Candidates also learn about ilk, Fish processing, Meat processing and packaging, food hygiene, sanitation, and marketing.
The topics like fermentation and bakery technology, fruits, cereal vegetables and oilseeds technology, etc are also included in the course to have broadened knowledge about the field.
These candidates can work in food industries, food export and import firms, food processing and packaging industries, bakery firms, etc as per their interest.
They can also work in research labs and academic institutions.
PGD Food Technology Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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