M.Tech in Processing and Food Engineering


In response to the growing demands of man power, from the Research and Development Institutions of the Indian food processing sector as well as higher Educational Sector and Government Research Institutes, postgraduate degree programmes of M.Tech. and Ph. D (Processing and Food Engineering)  were started in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore. The Postgraduate scholars are trained in processing, preservation and handling of food, value-addition of agricultural and horticultural commodities, design of food processing equipment, packaging technology, dairy, meat, poultry and fish processing technology, etc., They are also equipped in all the latest instrumentation and mathematical skills so that they can plan and conduct independent research in the field of food process engineering. Totally 11 courses are being offered by this department. So far 172 M.Tech. Scholars have completed the programme.

Why this programme?

Study Programme

The Masters programme in Processing and Food Engineering has been designed as per the ICAR syllabus. The course imparts knowledge to students in the novel technology in food process engineering,

Colleges offering

M.Tech in Processing and Food Engineering is offered by the Department of Food Process Engineering, AEC and RI, Coimbatore campus.

Application and Admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of M.Tech in Processing and Food Engineering? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures. If you doubt whether admission is possible, feel welcome to apply online. The Admission Committee will check your admissibility.

Future Career

After completing PhD programme in Processing and Food Engineering the following opportunities and roles are available in various following sectors

Leading Food Industries (FMCG) both in India And Overseas

Fast Moving Consumers Goods

QA/QC officer

Production manager

Research and Development


Design Engineer

Government sector

FSSAI –  Food Safety officer

Aavin – Technical officer

Banking Sector  – Project manager  (Nationalized Banks)

Universities /Institutions – Teaching

Lead auditors- BIS, ISO, HACCP


Consultancy and NGO’s

Higher studies

Master’s in Processing and Food Engineering

Master Courses

After admission the students undergo a set of courses that help them understand the basics of Molecular Biology as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total credit load of 100 credits, of which 75 credits are exclusively earmarked for their Thesis Research.

Master’s thesis research

After completing the courses in the first year, the students start their thesis research. Each student is assigned to an experienced faculty, approved by the Dean of School of Post-Graduate Studies, who would guide the student on his/ her choice of research topic


Research internship

The students are exposed to several scientific events like symposia and conferences. Many are encouraged to have internship training at other institutes for a couple of months, either in India or abroad.

Student Experiences

I’m Sanuuja Bertini J, currently pursuing MTech in Processing and Food Engineering. The courses are nice and interesting. The teachers are also supportive and helping us to get a good exposure. The faculties are very friendly and take out time to explain our doubts. The trained faculty, conceptual teaching and doubt clarifying sessions have helped me out in building myself. I am proud to be a student of AEC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore.



The courses offered at Department of Food Process Engineering, AEC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore were Food Safety & Quality, -Heat and Mass Transfer, -Food Package, Horticultural Crops processing Engineering, Nutritional Food Biochemistry, Instrumentation and Sensors, -Food Microbiology. These courses have increased my practical knowledge and interest in the field of Study. These courses gave me confidence to do more advanced work in the subject as well as Research. Iam sure that these subjects will helpful for my research.

Aswathy T


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