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CSIR-CFTRI M.Sc. Food Technology admissions 2018

Do you want to pursue higher education in Food Technology? Admissions are open at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) for M.Sc. Food Technology programme 2018-2020. Follow this article to know more details about the eligibility criteria, admission process and the selection procedure of CSIR-CFTRI into M.Sc. Food Technology admissions 2018-2020.


CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) was started in the year 1950 to conduct detailed research and development in the areas of Food Science and Technology. The institute contributes more in the food industry by undergoing various research programmes and externally funded projects from international and national agencies.

CSIR-CFTRI is an ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified organization which also has NABL accreditation for biological and chemical testing of samples. To excel in the area of food science and technology, the institute has a partnership with food industries and international institutions such as Institute of Food Technologists (USA), National Science Foundation (USA), European Economic Commission (Belgium), United Nations University (Tokyo), and many more.

About M.Sc. Food Technology programme in CSIR-CFTRI

M.Sc. Food Technology programme was established in the year 1964 at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru as a part of International Food Technology Training Center (IFTTC). It is an inter-disciplinary course aimed to develop the food industries with trained food technocrats. The vision of the course is to create a revolution in the food industry. The course curriculum gives hands-on experience and technical knowledge to the students on food industries and the process involved in food industries. M.Sc. Food Technology degree programme at CSIR-CFTRI is awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR).

M.Sc Food Technology admission notification 2018-2020

M.Sc Food Technology admissions are open at CSIR-CFTRI for the academic year 2018-2020. Candidates who wish to pursue the postgraduate degree in food technology must satisfy the eligibility criteria and must follow the admission guidelines of CSIR-CFTRI as mentioned below.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree in Science/ Agriculture/Technology/ Engineering

  • Candidate must have secured minimum 55% (General/OBC/ Defence personnel) and 50% (SC/ST) marks in the degree examination.

How to apply?

Candidates can submit the online application form at

The application fee for SC/ST students: Rs.354/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%)
The application fee for other students: Rs.708/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%)

Application form fee must be paid via NEFT/RTGS/ Bank Transfer as per the bank details provided below

Name of the Beneficiary: Director, CFTRI, Mysore
Account Number: 64018311818
Name of the Bank: State Bank of India
Branch Name: CFTRI Branch
IFSC Code: SBIN0040055

Candidates can also pay the application form fee by cash in any SBI branches. Additional charges for cash transactions by the respective banks should be paid along with the application form fee. Candidates should quote the trace number given by the cashier of the respective banks.

Points to remember

  1. Application form fee is non-refundable.

  2. Candidates must fill the electronic application form carefully after reading the general instructions for filling the form.

  3. All the mandatory fields in the form should be filled correctly.

  4. While filling the application form, candidates must fill the account number from which the amount has been transferred in the space provided for the payment details in the form. Insufficient information will lead to rejection of the application.

  5. Do not press refresh or go back button in the browser while entering the data.

  6. The communication regarding the admission processes will be sent via email. So, the mobile number and email id mentioned in the application form should be retained till the completion of the admission process.

  7. Admit card for CFTRI entrance test will be generated immediately after filling the application form.

  8. Only one application should be submitted by an applicant. The candidate who has submitted more than one application will be rejected.

After filling the electronic application form, a copy of filled in application form will be delivered to the email id mentioned in the application form. Candidate must take a print out of the application form and sign where ever applicable and send the filled in application form(with photo and signature) along with the below mentioned documents to The Co-ordinator (M.Sc. Food Technology), CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Cheluvamba Mansion, KRS Road, Mysuru - 570 020.

  • A copy of 10 / 12th Class mark sheet

  • Self-attested photocopies of all semesters mark sheet of qualifying exam

  • A copy of proof of Date of Birth (10th Marks Sheet)

  • A copy of Caste/Community Certificate

  • A copy of Parent / Guardian's latest Income Tax Return filed or Income Proof

  • A copy of NEFT/Bank Transfer / RTGS transaction details

Note: Do not send original documents. The printout of the application form along with the necessary documents should reach on or before 08.06.2018

Selection process

After submitting the application form, the candidates will be called to attend the entrance test conducted by the institute at Mysore.

Candidate must score minimum 50 marks (General / OBC / Defence personnel) and 45 marks (SC/ST) in the entrance examination conducted by the institute.

Based on the aggregate marks scored by a candidate in bachelor's degree and the entrance examination ( both equal weight of 50%), All India merit list subjected to the reservation will be released.

Candidates will be admitted into the M.Sc. Food Technology programme based on their rank and the seats available for each category.

Number of seats available for each category is listed below

  • General category - 15 seats

  • Defence (Sponsored) - 1 seat

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) -8 seats

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) -4 seats

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) -2 seats

Important dates

Start of online application form: April 23, 2018
Close of online application form: May 25, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Last date to submit the printout of the application form along with the relevant documents and bank transfer details: June 08, 2018
Date of entrance examination: July 08, 2018
Last date for receipt of final year marks card: July 13, 2018
Announcement of results on the web: July 25, 2018
Enrollment: August 10, 2018
Commencement of session: August 13, 2018

Contact details

For any queries regarding the course, the candidates are requested to contact HRD department.

Address: CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Cheluvamba Mansion, Opp. Railway Museum, Devaraja Mohalla, CFTRI Campus, Kajjihundi, Mysuru, Karnataka 570020
Phone (HRD department): (0821) 2416028

Refer: http://www.cftri.com/PDF/M.Sc.FTADM2018-20.pdf

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