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    Career in food processing after graduation in Chemical Engineering

    Planning to pursue a career in food processing after graduating in Chemical Engineering? Get quick expert advice on the right course to take up at the Post Graduate level and other options to stay on track on your career path.

    I am a student of the pre-final year of chemical engineering. I want to work in food processing industries like Nestle, Pepsi, Coca-Cola etc. So should I directly go with a Masters program in food processing? Please guide me through various options and career paths.
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  • There is a CSIR research center with Head quarters at Mysore by name central food training and research institute where in you can go for research there after completing your B Tech in chemical Engineering. You can contact them and try to get admission there.otherwise there are some PG Diploma courses in food processing. Once you complete that you will have good chances of getting a start for a good career in the line. Even with your B.Tech degree there are many chances for getting a job in food processing industry as a process engineer or as a production engineer. Once you put up a few years service there are many food processing jobs in private sector. You can try that. My suggestion is to start your career in the line you wanted and simultaneously improving your qualification by distant mode or correspondence course.

    always confident

  • You have chosen a field that has a good career growth potential and high returns. The Indian food processing industry accounts for around 30-35% of the total food sector.

    This 15 page article gives you the relevant insight into the food processing science which would help you to understand the concepts and the areas you can keep in him for further studies.

    The various core areas you can focus on would be
    food safety
    food processing engineering
    food supply chain
    food technology
    food cold storage
    food plant operations
    Human resources in Food processing
    food testing lab research or management
    Please take time to know about these areas and shortlist a couple that you like and pursue it.

    The premier centers are
    1.National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Managment.NIFTEM
    Deemed Univeristy. You can check the B.TEch,M.Tech,Ph.D courses offered by this university.

    2.Indian Insitute of Food Processing Technology. IIFPT
    It also offers similar courses
    The other centers would include
    3.IIT Kharagpur
    4.Institue of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai
    5.SRM Univeristy,Ghaziabad,UP
    7.Sadar Patel University,Vallabh Vidayanagar,Gujarat. This offers Msc in food processing

    Good luck

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