B. Tech. Food Technology

4 Years Program

Program Overview

Food Technology is a branch of science in which knowledge of food science is applied in manufacturing and preservation of food products. Food Technologists delves into the chemical, physical, and microbiological composition of food, playing a crucial role in its processing, preservation, packaging, and secure storage, ensuring its quality, safety, and nutritional value. The need for skilled individuals in the food industry, as well as in research and development within government and industrial settings, is substantial and continually expanding.


The B. Tech in Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Science and Technology, Food Packaging and Food Process Engineering is a comprehensive four-year program offered by Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering, IILM University, Greater Noida. This program produces skilled students who address the challenges of animal health and welfare, livestock farming, dairy processing, Dairy farm management, Dairy chemistry and Microbiology, Dairy Engineering, Dairy Economics and Marketing. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the dairy industry, covering both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.


  • Traditional Dairy Products
  • Dairy Biotechnology
  • Introductory Dairy Microbiology
  • Packaging of Dairy Products
  • IT in Dairy Industry

B. Tech in Food Technology with a specialization in Food Packaging aims to gain knowledge about various packaging options for Fresh & Processed Foods viz. Paper, metal, glass and plastic based Materials. Food packaging is a multifaceted subject that encompasses various aspects related to the design, materials, technology, regulations, and environmental impact of packaging used in the food industry. This specialized programme will also cover trends and developments in some of the key are as in packaging like smart packaging and intelligent packaging and edible cutlery. The course will also focus on how food packaging plays a significant role in economy as well as in increasing the shelf life of the fresh and processed food products in our country.


  • Status of Packaging Industry, India and International and Export Packaging
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Data Analysis of Packaging Industry
  • Basic Concept of Printing on Packaging
  • Packaging Standards, Laws and Regulation

B. Tech in Food Technology with a specialization in Food Process Engineering aims to gain knowledge about a multidisciplinary professional field that interprets the application of engineering principles food matrix, and mathematical solutions to food manufacturing and operations, including the processing, production, handling, storage, conservation, control, packaging and distribution of food products. Due to the complex nature of food materials, food engineering also combines the study of more specific chemical and physical concepts such as biochemistry, microbiology, food chemistry, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, rheology, and heat & mass transfer etc.


  • Food Process Equipment and Plant Design Laboratory
  • Process Control and instrumentation in Food industry
  • Food Refrigeration and Cold Chain
  • Separation Techniques in Food Processing
  • Food Industry By-Product and Waste Management

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What Make It Different at IILM University, Greater Noida?

  • Collaboration with top leading industries like Biocon, Bikano, CSIR-IIP and Rapture Biotech.
  • Specializations are designed in collaboration with industry experts and incorporate the latest advancements in each specialization.
  • The Department is well equipped with processing and analytical equipment.
  • Research Opportunities and Innovation in food technology.
  • Expert faculty and industry connections.
  • Apart from an extensive curriculum, students receive guidance and mentoring during their academic tenure supporting their professional and personal development.

Candidate should have passed Senior Secondary (10+2) from any recognized Board / University or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics as their subjects at 10+2 level.

The Food Technology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills essential for a successful career in the food industry. The program typically begins with foundational courses introducing students to the principles of food science and technology, covering topics such as food chemistry, microbiology, and engineering, dairy sciences and food packaging. As students’ progress, they delve into specialized areas such as food processing technology, quality assurance, and food safety regulations. Practical aspects of the field are emphasized through courses in food product development, sensory evaluation, and food packaging technology. The curriculum also addresses the role of biotechnology in the food industry, including genetic modification and its applications. Furthermore, students engage in hands-on experiences through internships, gaining exposure to real-world food processing environments. The program culminates with research methods, seminar presentations, and project work, providing students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and contribute to advancements in the field of food technology.

While studying your B.Tech in Food Technology with specializations in Dairy Science and Technology, Food Packaging and Food Process Engineering securing an internship is a great approach to get research and industrial expertise in Food Technology Field. Getting relevant certifications from well-known platforms can also help you stand out from the competition when applying for internships. Certifications from well-known food industries serve as a valuable addition demonstrating practical skills and knowledge that align with food industry standards.

List of companies that offer placement opportunities after B. Tech Food Technology with specialization in Dairy Science and Technology, Food Packaging and Food Process Engineering are:

  • Nestle
  • TagTaste
  • Intertek
  • TuvSud
  • Haldiram
  • Mother Dairy
  • Britannia
  • Danone
  • Heinz
  • Kellogg’s
  • Cadbury
  • Kraft Food
  • Hind Agro Foods
  • Duke Food
  • Pepsico
  • AVON
  • Symrise

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The widespread adoption of food technology across diverse industries has garnered significant attention, making it a focal point for various employment opportunities. As a consequence, the field of food technology is intricately associated with a myriad of employment roles that cater to the evolving needs of modern businesses. The following are some typical positions in the food industry:

  • Food Safety Officer and Food Analyst
  • Food Technologist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Research and Development (R&D) Scientist
  • Quality Assurance and Quality control Manager,
  • Nutritionist/Dietitian (Both in private and Govt Sector)
  • Food Packaging Technologist
  • Sensory analyst
  • Dairy Technologist
Admissions Open for 2024
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