MSc Food Technology Course Admission 2024-26 Batch at CSIR-CFTRI
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CSIR-CFTRI Food Tech Admission 2024-26 For MSc Batch. Admission Notification for M. Sc. (Food Technology), 2024-26 Batch. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

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Admission Notification for M. Sc. (Food Technology), 2024-26 Batch

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), Mysuru (a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi) came into existence during 1950 with the great vision of its founders, and a network of inspiring as well as dedicated scientists who had a fascination to pursue in-depth research and development in the areas of Food Science and Technology.

The Institute has geared up its R&D and the impact of globalization has given very good dividends with a large number of externally funded projects from national and international agencies. The present scenario in the country is very vibrant with rising capital investment in food industry, which is expanding at a rapid pace in urban markets for processed foods, especially for the traditional foods through eco-friendly technologies. This has consolidated CSIR-CFTRI to evolve its capabilities and to position itself as a global R&D one-stop center with a firm commitment in delivering its R&D outputs to population through adaptable, affordable and appropriate technologies.

These unique features of CSIR-CFTRI are of importance in building an everlasting partnership with industries and agencies for excellence in science and technology, sponsoring consultative research and business tie-ups for long term strategic research as well as unparalleled technology development in the area of food science and technology.

The role of CSIR-CFTRI has always been on a high pedestal in the areas of Human Resource Development and R&D partnerships cherished through the international linkages with institutions, such as the Institute of Food Technologists (USA), United Nations University (Tokyo), erstwhile European Economic Commission (Belgium), National Science Foundation (USA) and many more.

CSIR-CFTRI is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified Institute and NABL accredited laboratory (ISO 17025: 2017) for chemical and biological testing of food and allied products.

M.Sc. Food Technology course was started in the year 1964 as a part of International Food Technology Training Centre (IFTTC) in the prestigious R&D Institute – the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru. The vision of pioneers was to bring about revolutionary impact in the area of Food Science and Technology Training. The students are the pillars and torch bearers of food processing industry in India and other countries. M.Sc. (Food Technology) academic programme at CSIR-CFTRI is conducted in association with Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) since 2016.

AcSIR has been established by an Act of Parliament as an Institution of National Importance. AcSIR, as an institution of higher education, operates in ‘Hub and Spoke’ model with its headquarters at CSIR-HRDC Campus, Ghaziabad, and all the CSIR laboratories including CSIR-CFTRI as its Academic Centre. AcSIR has been ranked 3rd in the overall SCIMAGO Institutional Rankings among universities in India in 2023, ranked 8th in “overall institutional output” by NATURE Index among academic institutions in India in 2023 and has been ranked 12th in the National Institution Ranking Framework(NIRF) – 2023 of Ministry of Education, Government of India in the “Research Category”.

M.Sc. Food Technology

M.Sc. Food Technology is an inter-disciplinary course aimed to foster the food industries with highly trained food technologists. The extensive course curriculum amalgamated with hands-on-experience equip the students to address contemporary challenges and answer future challenges in the food sector. The Entrance Examination system is adopted to admit students to this course. There is also an intake of two seats from the Defence and two seats for industry sponsored candidates.

The in-depth knowledge gained by research investigation work in the second year gives the students an opportunity to add value and utility to existing processes and products through R&D. It further gives an impetus to sustainable development, address food security and food safety through human resource development.

Total No. of seats = 34

30* + 2 (Defense personnel) + 2 (Industry Sponsored, subject to availability of suitable candidates)

Eligibility Criteria for admission to the course

A Bachelor’s Degree in Science / Agriculture / Engineering / Technology with a minimum of 55% marks for General/ EWS/ OBC candidates/ Defence Personnel and 50% for SC/ST/PwD students from a recognized University (candidates waiting for final year results can appear for the entrance test, however, admission will be subjected to the above criteria).

For industry Sponsored candidates:- Bachelor’s Degree in Science / Agriculture / Engineering / Technology with a minimum of 55% marks. Two years of industrial experience in a Food and/or allied industry is mandatory.

Industry sponsored candidates have to submit an authentic Certificate of Sponsorship from
the sponsor (format for sponsorship certificate)

Course Fee

The course will span for four semesters. The course fee per Semester will be Rs. 30,000/- (Rupees Thirty Thousand Only). For Defence Personnel and Industry Sponsored candidates, the course fee per semester will be Rs. 60,000/- (Rupees Sixty Thousand Only).

Application Fee (Non- refundable):

Application fee for the General/OBC/EWS/Defence/ Industry sponsored candidates is Rs. 2000/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%), and for the SC/ST/PWD candidates is Rs. 1000/- (inclusive of GST @ 18%).

Payments may be made through SBI Collect and copy of e-receipt of the same must be uploaded with the application.

Reservation Guidelines

Reservations will be as per guidelines given by AcSIR. Candidates claiming reservations under specific categories are required to provide attested documents as proof in support of their claims as per the format of Government of India.

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) is governed by Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD Act 2016).

Admissions reserved for OBC category are available to OBC candidates belonging to ‘’Non- creamy layer”. The criteria for Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) will be as per the notification of Government of India. The OBC category candidate should submit the OBC certificate in format prescribed by Govt. of India, having “Non-Creamy Layer’’ clause.

Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under ‘’CREAMY LAYER’’, are not entitled for any relaxation/reservation available to OBC category and should indicate their category as General in the application. Such candidates are considered in the general (GEN) category, i.e. unreserved category and they will be eligible only for the OPEN seats. Candidates claiming reservations in OBCs category should also be listed in the current updated CENTRAL list of OBCs ( OBCs present in the state list but not covered in the central list of OBCs (as per the list in are not eligible to claim the reservation.

Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in selection is governed by Government of India notification No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II, dated January 17, 2019 and issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The benefit of EWS reservation will be given only to those General category candidates who satisfy the condition given in the above notification.

Provision of reservation for candidates belonging to EWS/OBC/SC/ST/PwD will be as per the Government of India instructions issued from time to time.

Examination Pattern and Examination Centres

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) based entrance Examination will be conducted at Mysuru, Jammu, Guwahati, Ghaziabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru in coordination with respective CSIR laboratories / Centres at these places. Candidates will have to provide three options while filling the application form. In most cases, the first choice of centre opted by the candidate will be assigned to the applicants. However, Examination authority reserves the right to change the centre due to operational reasons. This will be intimated to all the applicants well in advance.


a. Candidates shall be ranked exclusively based on their performance in the Entrance Test subject to reservation as described above.

b. There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in the MCQ test. One fourth of the mark will be deducted from the total score assigned to the question. However, if the question is left unanswered (i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate) there will be no negative marking.

c. While deciding merit, in case of a tie, the candidate answering higher number of questions correctly will get the preference in the order of (a) Total Questions (b) Mental Ability (c) General Awareness.

Any misrepresentation of your credentials may lead to the cancellation of the application at any stage. Any dispute(s) with regard to the selection / admission process will be under Mysore Court Jurisdiction only.

Documents to be uploaded

  1. One recent passport size colored photograph
  2. Candidate signature
  3. All Semester marks / Grade cards of qualifying exam
  4. Proof of Date of Birth
  5. Certificate for the claim of reservation (If any)
  6. Parent / Guardian’s latest Income Tax Return filed or income Proof
  7. Proof for remittance of application fee through SBI collect (E-receipt /Transaction reference)
  8. Experience and sponsor certificate for industry candidates
  9. Nomination and sponsor Certificate for Defense candidates

For further correspondence, kindly contact

Head, Human Resource Development CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysuru – 570 020 Email: [email protected]

For online application, please visit

Any update regarding entrance examination will be hosted in the Institute website (

Important Dates

April 10, 2024 Wednesday Start of Online Application
June 05, 2024 Wednesday Closure of Online Application
June 26, 2024 onwards Wednesday Admit card can be downloaded
July 07, 2024 Sunday Entrance Examination
July 30, 2024 onwards Tuesday Candidates can view the result after logging in
August 09, 2024 Friday Admission to 2024-26 Batch
August 12, 2024 Monday Commencement of the classes


If the Final Marks / Grade Card is not available by closure date then the same can be submitted through email to [email protected] latest by July 25, 2024.* Reservations as per AcSIR Guidelines.


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