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About M.Tech.

NIFTEM offers M.Tech Programmes in five different discipline:


1) M.Tech. (Food Supply Chain Management)

Masters in Food Supply Chain Management is a unique concept of NIFTEM with an idea to generate talented, resourceful and a practical oriented workforce meeting the demands of Indian Industries. The course curriculum has been designed to address the real time issues which include case studies, class room discussions and virtual modeling. The professionals are shaped to excel in technical and management skills as demanded by the industries. The idea of the programme is to impart the knowledge of perishable and non-perishables supply chain, with emphasis on managing the losses incurred in current scenario. Also, it helps in understanding the importance of quality, price, shelf life of products and gap between demand and supply of the consumables. It also comprises of basic food knowledge at every level from farm to fork. The perfect blend of science, technology, management and entrepreneurial attributes makes the students ready to take up the challenges of the industries.


Core Courses:

  • Pre and Post-Harvest Management of Fresh Produce.
  • Food Supply Chain Management.
  • Cold Chain Management.
  • Principles of Management.
  • Human Resource Management in Supply Chain.
  • Advances in Food Biotechnology.
  • Food Mycology and Microbiology.
  • Inventory Management, Scheduling and Forecasting.
  • Research Methodology.
  • Food Quality and Safety in Supply Chain.


Electives:

  • Introduction to Agriculture
  • Principle of Crop Production
  • Extension Methodologies for Transfer of Agriculture Technology
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Laws

 

2) M.Tech. (Food Safety and Quality Management)

Food Safety and Quality Management is the first initiative of its kind by NIFTEM to generate pioneering techno-managers in the field of food safety, food security and quality assurance. Food safety has become a critical factor that needs to be addressed and ensured in global food markets. With India being in an infant era of risk assessment, food biotechnology, microbiological source tracking, public health and food security; this particular program of NIFTEM focuses on imparting applied knowledge of these fields encompassing food safety laws and regulations on national and global front.


Core Courses:

  • Food Toxicology.
  • Advanced Food Microbiology.
  • Advanced Instrumentation for Food Safety & Quality.
  • Advances in Food Biotechnology.
  • Computer Simulation & Modeling for Food Processing.
  • Food Safety and Public Health.
  • Food Legislations and Standards.
  • Food Quality Management Systems.
  • Risk Analysis of Foods.
  • Research Methodology.


Electives:

  • Biosensor Design and Application
  • Food Physics
  • Computer Simulation and Modeling for Food Safety
  • Data Warehouse and Data Mining
  • Nano Technology and its Applications in Food
  • Bio-ethics, Bio-safety and Intellectual Property Rights


3) M.Tech. (Food Process Engineering and Management)

The programme aims to produce world class food engineers equipped with all necessary tools to handle the problems of food industry. The programme is designed to promote the growth of the food processing industry in India in the global context by mechanization and automation, engineering intervention for transforming agriculture into food processing industries and motivating entrepreneurship for promoting food processing sector.
The curriculum brings synergy in the aims and aspirations of the food industry. The case studies in each course enable the student from varied backgrounds to quickly grasp the fundamentals of the processes & technical knowhow.


Core Courses:

  • Engineering Properties of Biomaterials and their Applications.
  • Advanced Food Packaging.
  • Advances in Food Engineering - I.
  • Fruits and Vegetables Process Engineering.
  • Computer Simulation and Modelling in Food Processing.
  • Advances in Food Engineering - II.
  • Processing of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds.
  • Process Equipment Design.
  • Agro Industrial Project Planning and Management.
  • Research Methodology.


Electives:

  • Process Instrumentation and Control
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Grain Storage Technology
  • Automation in Food Processing


4) M.Tech. (Food Technology and Management)

The programme aims at promoting innovations in food sector and catalyzing the growth of Food Processing Industry in India in global context. Apart from imparting world-class education in the field of food science and technology, the programme also aims encompasses cutting edge research in frontline areas of Food Science and Technology.


Core Courses:

  • Advances in Food Processing and Packaging.
  • Energy Management In Food Processing Industries.
  • Advanced Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety.
  • Advances in Food Chemistry and Nutrition.
  • Computer Simulation and Modelling in Food Processing.
  • Post-Harvest Management.
  • Food Texture and Rheology.
  • Novel Product Development.
  • Research Methodology.
  • Agro Industrial Project Planning and Management.
  • Principles of Management.
  • Human Resource Management.


Electives:

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Business Analytics
  • Bakery and Confectionary Technology
  • Beverage Technology
  • Flavour Chemistry and Technology


5) M.Tech. (Food Plant Operations Management)

Food Plant Operations Management is a unique program designed to cater the needs of food processing industry. It involves a unique blend of food technology and operations management to foster improvement in production processes of food industry. It deals with the design and management of products, processes and services. It considers the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver the goods and services, their clients want. The purview of Food Plant Operations Management ranges from strategic to tactical and operational levels. Representative strategic issues include determining the size and location of food manufacturing plants, deciding the structure of service or production system.Tactical issues include plant layout and structure, project management methods, and equipment selection and replacement. Operational issues include production scheduling and control, inventory management, quality control and inspection, traffic and materials handling, and equipment maintenance policies. The students are exposed to advanced lean manufacturing and operation optimizing techniques. Case studies form an integral part of learning and 5 months industrial training allows students to solve operational issues in food industry.


Core Courses:

  • Production and Operations Management.
  • Innovation Management and New Product Development.
  • Principles of Management.
  • Food Economics.
  • International Business in Food Sector.
  • Advances in Food Processing and Packaging.
  • Project Planning and Management.
  • Strategic Business Management.
  • Inventory Management, Scheduling and Forecasting.
  • IT Applications and MIS in Operations Management.
  • Research Methodology.


Electives:

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Analytics and Project Report (Consultancy)
  • Sales and Distribution Management