About IIFPT Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) is one of the premier Educational and Research and Development Institutions operating under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. The institute focuses on various research activities related to food processing and preservation. IIFPT provides high standard education, training and research activities in the area of post-harvest processing of crops of wetlands and storm/cyclone-prone regions. To conduct training, research, and development activities, IIFPT has world-class teaching and research laboratories. The institute has nearly 13 academic departments and it offers various UG, PG and Ph.D. programs related to food processing and technology. All the academic programs at IIFPT are affiliated to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).
PG admission notification for the academic year 2019 is announced by both TNAU and IIFPT. Candidates seeking admissions into the PG degree courses in food processing and its related areas are requested follow the below-mentioned application process of IIFPT PG admissions 2019.
Postgraduate programs at IIFPT Listed below are the 2-years full-time PG degree courses offered at IIFPT -
PG admissions 2019 Admissions for the PG degree programs are open at IIFPT for the academic year 2019. Candidates who wish to study M.Tech in Food process engineering, Food science & technology and Food Safety & Quality Assurance must satisfy the following eligibility criteria as prescribed by IIFPT.
How to apply To get admissions into the PG programs at IIFPT, candidates must submit the application form through online mode.
Online application form for M.Tech degree programs are available at the official website of IIFPT. As a part of the application process, eligible candidates must fill all the mandatory fields in the application form, upload the scanned copies of necessary documents, pay the application form fee and submit the application form.
Application form fee for General/OBC candidates is Rs 1000 and for SC/ST candidates, the application fee is Rs 500. The application form fee must be paid online through credit card, debit card or net banking at the time of filling the application form. Application form fee once paid will not be refunded in any circumstances.
Note: After the successful submission of the form and payment of application form fee, applicants are advised to keep a printout of the completed application for future references. Candidates need not submit the hard copy of application form.
Before filling the application form, candidates are requested to read the academic prospectus available at IIFPT website. All the fields in the application form must be filled with the appropriate information. Candidates must upload the scanned copy of X, XII mark sheet, supportive documents for degrees, provisional certificate and recent passport size photograph at the space provided in the online application form. The file format for the scanned copies must be in PDF/ PNG/JPG/JPEG/GIF with size not more than 500KB.
The last date to submit the online application form for M.Tech degree courses is 16th July 2019.
Applicants are advised to be in touch with the official website of IIFPT as all the information related to admissions and important dates will be updated only at the website. However, for the registered applicants, IIFPT will intimate through SMS and email. So, candidates are requested to provide a valid mobile number and email id at the time of registration.
Selection process The selection of candidates for PG degree programs is purely based on merit. IIFPT will conduct IIFPT Entrance Examination-2019 at IIFPT Thanjavur main campus.
After completion of the entrance exam, IIFPT will publish a rank list considering the undergraduate marks (30% weightage) and the score of IIFPT Entrance Examination-2019 (70% weightage). Based on the rank of the candidate and the reservation policy of the government, IIFPT will select the candidates for admission through the counselling process.
Total number of seats Mentioned below are the total number of seats(all India level) available for the full-time PG degree programs offered at IIFPT.
Scholarships offered IIFPT offers the below-mentioned scholarships for the meritorious postgraduate students.
Institute Merit Scholarship : It is available for 2 meritorious students during the first year of the program. The scholarship amount is Rs 5000/- per month. The renewal of the scholarship for every semester is subjected to a minimum OGPA of 8.0.
MoFPI Scholarship : This scholarship is available for top 5 students from each batch for his/her outstanding performance in the first year. The scholarship amount is Rs 10,000/- per month. The renewal of the scholarship for every semester is subjected to a minimum OGPA of 8.0.
Scholarship for GATE Qualified Students : It is available for top 3 GATE qualified students for each M.Tech degree program during the regular study period. The scholarship amount is Rs 10,000/- per month.
Contact details For admission related information, contact -
Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology
(Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India)
Pudukkottai Road, Thanjavur – 613 005, Tamil Nadu
Fax: +91-4362 -227971
Official website: www.iifpt.edu.in
This appears a good course as food processing, food safety and food quality assurance are going to be important developing areas to meet the food and related demands of the ever-growing population in our country. Only thing is the number of seats is very less and so the competition will be very stiff.
After this M.Tech. degree one has the opportunity to apply in the industry against various career options like Research Scientist in institutions or organisations, Research Associate in firms or companies, Food Quality Assurance Technologist or executives, Quality Control executives or Managers, Technical Services Managers, Research and Development Manager etc.
There is good scope in the industries dealing with basic food processing, canning, general food packaging, dairy food processing and packaging, frozen foods, thermo-processing industries, organic food development, food additives and preservatives etc. India having a big agricultural production is able to support these industries with the basic food material and there is a good scope of product activity in this field. The eligible candidates must apply for this M.Tech. course.