NIFTEM Admissions 2019-2020
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NIFTEM Admissions 2019-2020

NIFTEM Admissions 2019-2020. The official notification for the NIFTEM Admissions MTech and PhD to various courses for the year 2019-2020 has been released. Application portal closes soon, so hurry and apply. Check out all of the details regarding the eligibility, the application procedure and such below:

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The department aims at promoting innovations in the food processing sector and impart basic and practical knowledge so that students can take up challenging assignments in the food industry in India and abroad. Apart from imparting world-class education in the field of food science and technology, the department has research projects in the frontline areas of Food Science and Technology. The department is also involved in skill development of farmers and industry personnel.

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD ENGINEERING

Department of Food Engineering prepares prospective food entrepreneurs and food
techno-managers by providing them with basic concepts and practical experience of food
processing equipment design, process control and systems analysis. Equipped with this
knowledge, food engineers take up challenges in efficient and environmentally sustainable
manufacturing of high quality, nutritious and safe foods using state-of-the-art process
controls and incorporating the latest advancements in science and engineering.

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

This department has been conceptualized to groom future leaders in Food Science and
Technology who can make a difference in Agri-Food Business for India and the world. The main aim is to work for the development of managerial and entrepreneurship skills required in this industry. The immense knowledge potential may be channelized to function as a knowledge repository on various aspects of food processing such as product information, production and processing technology, market trends, safety and quality standards and management practices, among others.

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES

The department encompasses different fields related to basic sciences such as Physics,
Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Mathematics. The functional areas of the
department include: food safety and quality, food and human nutrition, chemical aspects of
foods, application of physics in food processing, food testing (microbiological and chemical)
and mathematical modelling in food processing.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

This department looks after pre and post-harvest management of food crops, fruits and
vegetables. A major focus of the department is on the cutting edge production technologies
such as plant tissue and cell culture and protected agriculture. The research also encompasses farm produce sustainability and profitability in Indian agriculture along with environmental issues such as climate change, waste management etc. NIFTEM’s Village Adoption Programme is coordinated by the department.

M.Tech Admission Guidelines

Eligibility Criteria

Four Years Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 60%
marks in aggregate.

ProgrammeMinimum Qualification
M. Tech.
(FTM)
B. E./B. Tech. in Food Science / Food Science & Technology/ Food
Technology and Management / Food Technology / Food Process
Engineering/ Food Engineering / Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology/
Agricultural & Food Engineering/ Dairy and Food Engineering OR M.Sc.
Degree in Food Technology/ Food Science & Technology/ Food Science/
Dairy Technology/ Food & Nutrition from a recognized University/
Institute. OR in the related allied field from a recognized University/Institute. Deficiency courses would be offered to the applicants with above prescribed non-food degrees.
M. Tech.
(FPEM)
B.E./ B.Tech. degree in Food Science/ Food Science & Technology / Food
Technology and Management/Food Technology/ Food Process
Engineering/ Food Engineering/ Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology/
Agricultural Process Engineering/ Agricultural & Food Engineering /
Agricultural Engineering / Bio-Chemical Engineering/ Chemical
Engineering or in the related allied field from a recognized University/
Institute. OR in the related allied field from a recognized University/Institute. Deficiency courses would be offered to the applicants with above prescribed non-food degrees
M. Tech.
(FPOM)
B.E./ B.Tech. degree in Food Science/ Food Science & Technology / Food
Technology and Management/Food Technology/ Food Process
Engineering/ Food Engineering/ Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology/
Agricultural Process Engineering/Agricultural & Food Engineering
/Agricultural Engineering / Mechanical Engineering from a recognized
University/Institute. OR in the related allied field from a recognized
University/Institute. Deficiency courses would be offered to the applicants with above prescribed non-food degrees.
M. Tech.
(FPOM)
B.E./ B.Tech. degree in Food Science/ Food Science & Technology / Food
Technology and Management/Food Technology/ Food Process
Engineering/ Food Engineering/ Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology/
Agricultural Process Engineering/Agricultural & Food Engineering
/Agricultural Engineering / Mechanical Engineering from a recognized
University/Institute. OR in the related allied field from a recognized
University/Institute. Deficiency courses would be offered to the applicants with above prescribed non-food degrees.
M. Tech.
(FSQM)
B.E./ B.Tech. degree in Food Science/ Food Science and Technology/Food
Technology and Management/Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Dairy
and Food Technology/ Agricultural Process Engineering/ Agricultural and
Food Engineering/ Bio-Chemical Engineering/Chemical Engineering
OR M.Sc. degree in Food Technology / Food Science and Technology /
Food Microbiology from a recognized University/ Institute. OR in the related allied field from a recognized University/Institute.
Applicants with M.Sc. Degree may be asked to register for deficiency
course(s) as per the curriculum
M. Tech.
(FSCM)
B.E./B.Tech. degree in Food Science / Food Science and Technology/ Food Technology and Management / Food Technology/ Dairy & Food
Technology/Dairy & Food Engineering/ Agricultural and Food
Engineering/ Four years Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Horticulture or
Two years Master’s degree in Agriculture with Agronomy/ Horticulture/Vegetable/Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology
OR M.Sc. in Post Harvest Technology OR M.Sc.in Food Science/Food
Technology/ Food Science and Technology OR Master’s degree in
Agribusiness Management from recognized University/Institute OR in
related allied field from a recognized University/Institute.
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PhD Admission Guidelines

NIFTEM offers PhD programmes in the following departments and areas.

a) Agriculture and Environmental Sciences: (Post Harvest Management and Processing of fruits and vegetables, Environmental issues in Food Sector)

b) Basic and Applied Sciences: (Food Safety, Food Microbiology, Food diagnostics, Lipid
Oxidation, Food fortification, Prebiotics, Biosensors, Active Packaging, Green Energy
Technology, Smart materials and nano-composites, Mathematical Biology, Queuing Theory,
Studies for setting up of MRL values for various toxicants in food products, Analytical
instrumentation & New Analytical method development & validation, Shelf life studies, Risk
Assessment studies for various toxicants in food products, Packaging compatibility studies,
Structure-Activity correlation, Bio-availability & ADME studies, Nutraceuticals &
Functional food, Quality standardization, Harmonization of standards, Calibration for Quality
Assurance, Food Quality Systems, Food Regulation & Policies)
Note: All research work undertaken would be related to their application in the Food Sector.

c) Food Engineering: (Static and Dynamic analysis of the Components, Drying Technology, Energy and Energy analysis, Design and development of processing equipment)

d) Food Business Management and Entrepreneurship Development: (Agribusiness,
Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource, Operations, Decision Sciences,
Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, Food Supply Chain Management, etc.)

e) Food Science and Technology:(Food Technology, Waste Utilization, value addition,
New Product Development, in vitro and in vivo safety evaluation, Nutraceuticals, etc.)

Eligibility Criteria

M. Tech. /Master Degree in a relevant discipline with at least 55% marks at Masters.
Candidates can apply ONLY IN ONE DEPARTMENT.

A relaxation of 5 % of marks (from 55% to 50%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layers)/Differently-abled category.

DepartmentEssential Qualification
Agriculture and
Environment
Sciences(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
recognized Institute/ University
Basic and Applied
Sciences (BAS)
M. Tech. in Food Science/ Food Technology and Management/
Food Technology/Dairy and Food Technology/ Process Engineering
and Management/Food Safety and Quality Management/Food
Supply Chain Management from a recognized University / Institute.
In addition or a Masters degree in Food Science and Technology
/Biochemistry /Microbiology/ Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Life
Science/ Agriculture Science/ Environmental Science/
Mathematics/ Statistics/ Operational Research/ Physics/Materials Science from a recognized University / Institute
Food Engineering
(FE)
M.Tech in Food Science/ Food Technology and Management / Food
Process Engineering and Management/ Food Technology/ Food
Process Engineering/ Food Engineering / Dairy Engineering/ Dairy
technology /Agriculture and Food Engineering/ Mechanical
Engineering/ Automation & Robotics engineering / Chemical
Engineering / Biochemical Engineering
Food Science and
Technology (FST)
M.Tech. Food Science / Food Technology and Management / Food
Safety and Quality Management / Food Supply Chain
Management/ Food Technology / Food Process Engineering / Food
Process Engineering and Management/ Food Engineering / Dairy
Engineering / Dairy Technology / Agriculture Process Engineering /
Agriculture & Food Engineering/ Food Biotech/ Food and
Fermentation from a recognized university/institute. In addition
M. Sc. in Food Technology / Food Science & Technology / Food
Science & Nutrition / Meat Science/ Meat Technology/ OR M.Sc. in
Animal Product Technology/ Live Stock Product Technology is
also eligible for admission. Such candidate may be required to go
deficiency courses as per requirements
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Note: Applicants are advised to see eligibility requirements above before applying for PhD. Candidates appearing for final year examinations of minimum educational qualification prescribed above in 2019 may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted provisionally. They shall submit their proof of passing the qualifying examination within one month of admission, failing which provisional admission will be cancelled.

GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION

ATTENTION: Aspirants must read this section before referring to the programme of interest
and filling up the online application form.

  1. Reservation for Indian Nationals: The number of seats in each of the programs in
    NIFTEM, as announced in this admission guideline, shall be strictly adhered to,
    except for such minor adjustment as may be necessary on account of rounding off of
    fractions to accommodate reservations, as given below:
    (a) 27% reservation to Other Backward Class (from non-creamy layer and with a
    valid certificate indicating eligibility for admission to central government
    institutions only. Please refer to Annexure-I at the end of this brochure for
    format of certificate for claiming reservation under this category)
    (b) 15% for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
    (c) 7.5% for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes.
    (d) 5% seats for Economically Weaker Sections (not included in PhD admissions)
    Further, 3% seats are reserved (horizontal reservation) for Persons with Disabilities
    (PWD) candidates.
  2. The PWD should have a minimum of 40% disability, provided that the claimant in
    this category is otherwise capable to pursue the course for which the admission is
    sought. All physically challenged persons should produce a certificate of their
    permanent physical disability from a CMO/Civil Surgeon of a District or
    Director/Principal or a Professor of a Medical College affiliated to University or an
    institution of national importance.
  3. Due reservation and concessions would be given to Kashmiri migrants as per
    Government of India Norms, provided they clearly mention their category in
    application forms.
    •Relaxation in cut off percentage up to 10% subject to a minimum eligibility
    requirement.
    •Increase in supernumerary quota up to 5% in each programme.
  4. For foreign nationals, 15% supernumerary seats have been created including 5%
    reserved seats for students from South East African countries and wards of Indian
    workers in Gulf Countries. In case of non-availability of applicants from South East
    Asian countries and wards of an Indian worker in Gulf countries the seats reserved for
    they under foreign student category will be made open to other foreign nationals.
    Being supernumerary seats, these will not be made open to Indian Nationals.
  5. The M. Tech entrance test for Non-GATE candidates, MBA entrance test for non
    CAT/MAT candidates and PhD entrance test (RET) will take place at NIFTEM
    Campus, Kundli, District – Sonepat, only. There would be no other centre within or
    outside the country.
  6. Application forms for admission in M. Tech, MBA and PhD Programmes of NIFTEM
    are to be filled online only. Applicants should not send the printed copy of application
    form to NIFTEM. Admission brochure/guidelines are available on the website.
  7. Final merit list, counselling schedule and counselling would be uploaded on the
    institute website only. For such information/updates, the website should be visited
    frequently. It may be noted that no postal communication will be made to any
    applicant in this regard.
  8. However, in the interest of the applicants NIFTEM also attempts to send SMS and email
    alerts on the numbers and mail ID provided in the application forms. The onus of any
    delivery failure in this regard would depend on the applicant. It is advised that DND
    facility and other restrictions if opted on the mobiles, should be deactivated during
    the admission period. The entries of mail ID and mobile numbers in the application
    form must be made correctly with utmost care.
  9. Under unavoidable circumstances, any prescheduled event/activity given as admission
    timeline in the brochure may be changed. All such official notifications including
    merit notification and change in date, if any, will be made on the NIFTEM website
    only.
  10. Admission of Foreign Nationals will be strictly under Guidelines/ Instructions
    provided in the section- ‘Admission Guidelines for International Students’.
    Scholarships/ Fellowships mentioned are available to Indian Nationals only unless
    otherwise mentioned. Vacant seats of the foreign national quota will NOT be transferred
    to Indian nationals.
  11. Documents required for admission:
    •Class X Certificate (as proof of DoB)
    •Class XII Certificate
    •Undergraduate Marksheet and Certificate
    •Postgraduate Marksheet and Certificate (wherever applicable)
    •GATE Scorecard (if available for M. Tech candidates)
    •CAT/MAT Scorecard (if available for MBA candidates)
    •NET Certificate (For PhD candidates only, if qualified)
    •Caste Certificate(s) (if applicable) of SC/ST/OBC (OBC candidates must refer AnnexureI at the end of this brochure for valid format. The certificate to be issued on or after 1st
    April 2019).
    •EWS certificate as per Annexure II
    •Character Certificate from School/College/University last attended (for all candidates)
    •Medical certificate of the handicap for Physically Handicapped candidates
    •Migration Certificate, if applicable
    •Passport size coloured photographs (04)
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Important Dates:

Important Dates for M.Tech. Admissions, 2019-20

16.04.2019 – 25.05.2019Online application form submission
28.05.2019 (Wed)Announcement of Merit list for GATE candidates
29.05.2019 – 03.06.2019
(Thurs-Mon)
First Counselling for GATE candidates
Email Intimation for 1st Counselling will be sent to eligible
candidates.
1st counselling-Fee payment by students
(10.00AM to 5.00PM)
06.06.2019 (Thurs)List of provisionally selected candidates after 1st counselling
Declaration of waitlisted candidates for 2nd counselling
07.06.2019 – 11.06.2019
(Fri – Tue)
Second Counselling for GATE candidates
Email Intimation for 2nd Counselling will be sent to eligible
candidates.
2nd counselling-Fee payment by students
(10.00AM to 5.00PM)
13.06.2019 (Thurs)List of provisionally selected candidates after 2nd counselling
(GATE)
Declaration of vacant seats after GATE counselling
Announcement of shortlisted non-GATE candidates for
examination as per seat availability
17.06.2019 – 24.06.2019
(Mon-Mon)
Issue (online) of admit card for shortlisted non-GATE candidates
for examination as per seat availability
25.06.2019 (Tue)The entrance exam for Non-GATE*
26.06.2019 (Wed)Merit list for Non-GATE candidates
27.06.2019 – 01.07.2019
(Thurs-Mon)
Counselling for Non-GATE candidates
Email Intimation for Counselling will be sent to eligible candidates.
Counselling-Fee payment by students
(10.00AM to 5.00PM)
03.07.2019 (Wed)The final list of provisionally selected candidates after NON-GATE
counselling

 

Note: The above dates are tentative and may change due to any unavoidable
circumstances. NIFTEM shall not be responsible for the inconvenience if caused any. *Refer Admission Brochure 2019-20

Important Dates for PhD Admissions, 2019-20

 

16.04.2019 – 25.05.2019Online application form submission
28.05.2019 (Wed)Announcement of List of eligible/shortlisted candidates
(fellowship holders if any) and
Announcement of List of eligible/shortlisted candidates for
Research Entrance Test (RET)
31.05.2019 – 07.06.2019
(Fri-Fri)
Issue (online) of admit card/interview authorization slip
11.06.2019 (Tue)RET *
12.06.2019 (Wed)Interview for PhD candidates
17.06.2019- 21.06.2019
(Mon-Fri)
Counselling for PhD
Email Intimation for Counselling will be sent to eligible
candidates.
Counselling-Fee payment by students
(10.00AM to 5.00PM)
25.06.2019 (Tue)The final list of provisionally selected candidates will be
declared

 

Note: The above dates are tentative and may change due to any unavoidable
circumstances. NIFTEM shall not be responsible for the inconvenience if caused any. *Refer Admission Brochure 2019-20

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