Food science is a wide area of study, usually focusing on chemistry, microbiology, physics, and nutrition. A food scientist can have a wide range of career ahead
They can be a research & development specialist, quality assurance, food safety auditor, technical sales of ingredients/equipments
Food science is a great degree and there is demand for food scientists. You need a good background in chemistry, as well as a feel for flavors – seasoning, spices etc – and some knowledge of foods to do really well.
Following Jobs are directly related to your Food Science Degree:
• Food Technologist
• Process/Product Development Scientist
• Quality Manager
• Technical Brewer
Jobs where your degree are useful include:
• Production Manager
• Purchasing Manager
• Nutritional Therapist
Depending on the qualification and experience, one can start as:
One could get ample job opportunities in the country. The food and technology science industry offers high salaries and benefits. A beginner in the industry can earn a salary ranging between Rs 15,000 – Rs 20,000 per month whereas those with relevant work experience in the industry can earn between Rs 30,000 – 40,000 per month. Senior management professionals can expect much high salaries.
Major food processing companies where one can apply include:
Cadbury India Ltd
Godrej Industries Ltd
Agro Tech Foods
PepsiCo India Holding
MTR Foods Ltd
Dabur India Ltd.
Parle Products Pvt. Ltd
Britannia Industries Ltd
Nestle India Pvt. Ltd
Colleges that offer courses in food technology or food & nutrition:
Indian Institute of Business Management & Studies (IIBMS) – Bangalore
(LPU) – Punjab
Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic (S.N.D.T Women’s University)
John Bauer College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition – Kolkata
Mumbai College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology.