Internships in Food Technology
Food technology is the application of food science for the selection, processing, preservation, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food and beverages. Related fields include analytical chemistry, nutrition, quality control, biotechnology, engineering, and food safety management. There are plenty of opportunities for food technology. Food Technology includes various chemical processes that food products undergo to make them consumable and ready to market.
Food technology is a vast field of study. There are numerous fields that can fetch you many opportunities in food technology like Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering, Food Chemistry, and Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Quality and Safety, Food Laws and Agri-Business Management.
What do Internships in Food technology offer you?
Doing internships in reputed institutes like CSIR-CFTRI, Dabur etc helps you to step into the food industry. Jobs directly related to your food technology degree includes various posts like Food technologist,Nutritional therapist, Regulatory affairs officer,Scientific laboratory technician,Product/process development scientist, Technical brewer,Toxicologist, Research scientist (carries out experiments to improve yield, flavour, taste, shelf life, nutritive value and general acceptability of food including packaged food), Scientific laboratory technician and Quality manager.
The main employers of the food industry are food manufacturers. Research institutes and government departments are also concerned with providing employment. You can either start your career in a food company or in food research institutes. To have a career in R&D, Quality Control and Quality Analysis, you will require a higher degree of Masters/Ph.D. You can join also join as a project assistant/ associate in any of the food-based research institutions like CSIR-CFTRI Mysore and NIN Hyderabad. Alternatively, you can also join as a faculty but the prospects will be much brighter if you do your Masters and then qualify CSIR NET and join Ph.D. Pursuing post-graduation or further can help you to secure better salary packages and also to acquire more knowledge about the subject and trends.
List of institutes that offers internships in food technology:
- Punjab Agricultural University – [PAU] Ludhiana, Punjab (India)
- Faculty of Food Safety and Quality
- Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET)
- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)
- National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases
- CSIR- CFTRI, Mysore
- NDRI-National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University)
- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)
- Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR)
- National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIAM)
- Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE)
FSSAI internship in food technology is a very famous internship in food technology in India. Students pursuing a full-time post graduation degree/diploma from a Recognized Institute within India/ abroad, in any of the following: Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Food Modern Technology, Microbiology, Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Sciences or any type of other relevant field
Company Management & Administration consisting of Policy Regulation & associated areas
Media & Communications and students in 3rd year of their 4-year Bachelor’s program in Food Modern technology can likewise apply for this internship.
Teaching fellowships will certainly be offered throughout the year at different factors of time. All internships supplied will be for a duration of minimum 6 weeks.
Internships in Food technology
There is a number of research institutes that can offer opportunities in food technology like short term courses, internships and even post-graduation diploma courses which will help you to attain hands-on experiences on the various industrial process used in food industries. One of the opportunities in food technology after doing a short term course in food nutrition or related disciplines can fetch you a job as dietician or nutritionist in the healthcare industry and hospitals. If possible, tailor your work experience according to the type of role or profile you would like to fill. For example, if you want to become a food technologist, QC/QA manager, or a product developer, look for work and placements in a food manufacturing company. If you would like to choose a nutritional pathway, try to get some experience in a healthcare setting like in hospitals, to show your interest in the area. You can try to qualify the FSSAI examination for the best jobs in the industry.
Watch our video on opportunities in Food Technology.
Salary in Food Technology field:
A fresher in food technology can earn between Rs. 10,000 to 25,000 per month. After gaining a good experience, you will get around Rs 30,000 per month. In government hospitals, the salaries of a nutritionist have risen up to Rs. 25,000. Nutritionists working in private sectors will have differing pay amounts according to the management. A Food Technologist/ Scientist can expect an average pay ranging from Rs.48000 – Rs.72000 based on years of experience.
List of Entrance Exams for Food Technology:
- CFTRI: Central Food Technological Research Institute Entrance Exam for M.Sc Food Technology Course
- IICPT: Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Entrance Exam
Food Technology Companies that provide internships in food technology:
- Dabur India
- ITC Limited
- Agro Tech Foods
- Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
- Cadbury India Ltd.
- Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
- PepsiCo India Holdings
- Britannia Industries Ltd.
- Hindustan Unilever Limited
- Godrej Industries Limited
You can also refer to our previous article on food technology for more details
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