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Admission Process (Ph.D.)

Eligibility Criteria:

M.Tech./M.E./Master's Degree in a relevant discipline with at least 60% marks. Preference will be given to NET/GATE qualified candidates. Candidates can apply only in one department.

 

From a recognized Indian University Science / Engineering / Technology with a degree in MBA (two year course) by the AICTE approved PGDM from recognized institutes (two year course) but the institute is to provide 'PGDM course' by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to MBA have been approved.


S. No. Department
Essential Qualification(s)
1. Agriculture and Environment Science (AES) M.Tech. in Food Science/Food Technology and Management/Food Safety and Quality Management/Food Supply Chain Management OR M.Sc. Degree in Food Science & Technology / Life Science/Agriculture/Environmental and Allied area from a recognsied institute/university.
2. Basic and Applied Sciences (BAS) M.Tech. in Food Science/Food Technology and Management/Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Dairy and Food Technology from a recognized University/Institute. In addition M.Sc. Degree from a recognized University/Institute in Food Technology/Food Science and Technology/Microbiology/Biochemistry are also eligible for admission. Such candidate may be required to undergo deficiency courses as per the curriculum.
3. Food Business Management and Entrepreneurship Development (FBM)
M.Tech. in Food Technology and Management/Food Process Engineering and Management/Food Plant Operation and Management/Food Safety and Quality Management/Food Supply and Chain Management. OR
MBA (two years program) from a recognized Indian university with a Bachelor`s degree in Science/Engineering/Technology.
PGDM (two years program) from a recognized institute duly approved by AICTE, provided that the institution awarding "PGDM" should be approved by Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to MBA.
4. Food Engineering (FE) Applicant must have Four year BE/B.Tech. followed by two years of M.E/MS/M.Tech. degree in any of the following disciplines of Food Technology and Management/Food Process Engineering and Management/Food Technology/Food Process Engineering/Food Engineering/Dairy Engineering/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Process Engineering/Agricultural and Food Engineering/Agricultural Engineering/Biochemical Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
5. Food Science and Technology (FST) M.Tech. in Food Science/Food Technology and Management/Food Technology/Food Process Engineering/Food Engineering/Dairy Engineering/Agricultural Engineering(with process and Food Engineering electives)/Bio-Chemical Engineering/Chemical Engineering from a recognized university/institute. OR
M.Sc. in Food Technology/Food Science and Technology/Food Science and Nutrition, Meat Science/Meat Technology/M.V.Sc. in Animal Products Technology/Livestock Products Technology.


Selection Process:

All candidates shall have to appear for Research Entrance Test (RET) to be organized by NIFTEM in its campus followed by interview for the candidates who qualify RET. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of RET (70% weightage) and interview (30% weightage). Due weightage will be given to NET/GATE qualified candidates.
The RET shall consist of seventy (70) objective type questions of one mark each. The duration of the test will be one hour. The test shall consist of two parts. Part-A shall contain twenty (20) questions to test the Mental Agility, English and General Knowledge of the candidate. Part-B shall contain fifty (50) questions to test candidate`s technical background in their eligibility areas. There shall be negative marking, and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted and the merit would be prepared by combining the scores of RET and Interview. As mentioned earlier, due weightage will be given to NET/GATE qualified candidates for preparation of merit list.


Foreign Nationals:

For foreign nationals admission is based directly upon the merit and the applicants do not have to appear in the Entrance Test and Interview. The eligibility for foreign nationals shall be 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. For detailed guideline, applicants may refer relevant section for foreign students in this brochuer.