Ph.D. (Food Science and Technology)

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PhD Food Technology is a research-based doctorate degree programme in Food Technology and related fields. It covers all aspects of food technology, such as food chemistry, vegetable and cereal technology, dairy and poultry technology, food quality control, and so on. During the PhD in Food Technology programme, candidates will conduct research on any of the major topics in Food Science and Technology and will be required to submit a thesis in order to obtain a PhD. The course has a minimum duration of three years, but it can be extended to five years depending on the length of the research. PhD Food Technology admission is primarily competitive. UGC NET, CSIR-UGC-NET, and other popular entrance exams for this course are listed below. Following the entrance exam, candidates will be required to attend a personal interview for final selection. In India, the average annual fee for completing a PhD in Food Technology ranges from INR 50,000 to INR 1,25,000. The top colleges that offer PhD Food Technology are listed in the table below. Food Technologist, Food Quality Control Manager, Food Quality Inspector, Quality Assurance Manager, Nutritionist, and other major job profiles are available to PhD Food Technology candidates. PhD Food Technology candidates can expect to receive a placement package ranging from INR 400,000 to INR 100,000. The salary increases with experience and can reach INR 20,00,000 depending on the candidates` skills. Candidates with a PhD in Food Technology can also launch their own businesses. If the candidates wish to continue their studies, they can continue their research work and earn a DSc degree.


Duration: 3-6 years Level: Doctorate Candidates seeking admission to the PhD Food Technology programme must meet the following eligibility requirements: Candidates must have a Master`s degree in either Food Science and Technology or Food Technology from a reputable university. To be eligible for a PhD in Food Technology, candidates must have at least a 55 percent aggregate mark in their Master`s degree. Candidates should keep in mind that the minimum required marks may differ from one college to the next. Some colleges may set the minimum grade point average at 60% or higher. Candidates must have a clear understanding of their research topic, as they will be questioned during the interview.


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