NIFTEM Admission 2017 – NIFTEM has released notification for admission to the B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes for the academic year 2017-2018. Interested candidates can read the complete details regarding NIFTEM Admission 2017 such as application form, eligibility criteria, selection process etc. on this page.

NIFTEM Admission 2017

NIFTEM offers B.Tech. (Food Technology and Management), M.Tech. and Ph.D. Programmes. This year a new programme of MBA (Food Business Management) is also being started. The schedule for MBA programmes is not announced yet officially. The complete detail of NIFTEM Admission 2017 for UG, PG, Ph.D programmes is given below.

Schedule for NIFTEM Admission 2017 is given below.

Events Dates
Online Application Form Available from 24 May 2017
Closing date for application form 30 Jun 2017

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Eligibility Criteria

For B.Tech Programme –

  • Candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or equivalent examination in 2015 or 2016; or those who have appeared in Class 12th Exam in 2017 are eligible.
  • Candidates who appear in class 12th/ equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2014 did not pass in 2014, but passed in 2015 are not eligible for admission.
  • Candidates must secure at least 50% in aggregate of all subjects.
  • Besides, a candidate must have appeared in JEE (Main)-2017.

AGE: Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Physically Challenged (PC) candidates, upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years.

Note 1. A candidate, who gets a compartment in the 10+2 examination held in March/April,
2017 will not be eligible for admission even if he/she clears the same (by appearing in the
supplementary examination) before the reporting/ counseling dates.

Note 2. Percentage of marks in each subject in qualifying examination shall be worked out as
suggested by the certificate awarding Board/University/Council. If the Board/University/Council
awards grades without providing equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the
candidate, should obtain a certificate from the respective Board/ University/Council specifying
equivalent percentage conversion formula, and submit the same at the time of
reporting/counseling. In the absence of such a certificate, the decision of NIFTEM Admission Cell
regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Note 3. The date of birth as recorded in the high school / first Board/ Pre-University certificate
will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, a candidate must submit
along with the application, an authenticated document by a competent authority indicating the
date of birth.

For M.Tech Programme –

Four Year’s Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks in aggregate. Additional programme wise requirement are as below:

Programmes Minimum Qualification
M.Tech. (FTM) B.E./B.Tech. in Food Science/ Food Science and 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 and Technology/ Food Science/ Dairy Technology/ Foods & Nutrition from a recognized University/ Institute. Deficiency courses would be offered to the applicants with above prescriber non-food degrees.
M.Tech. (FPEM) B.E./B.Tech. in Food Science/ Food Science and 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 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 Sciences/ Food Science and Technology/Food Technology and Management/Food Technology/Food Process Engineering/ Food Engineering/Dairy Engineering/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Process Engineering/ Agricultural and Food Engineering/ Agricultural Erigineenng/ Mechanical Engineering 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 & Technology/Food Technology and Management/Food Technology/Dairy Technology/ Dairy and Food Technology/Agricultural & 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. 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 or a Master’s degree in Agriculture with Agronomy/Horticulture/ Vegetable Sciences OR M.Sc. Food Science/Food Technology/ Food Science and Technology from a recognized University/Institute. Non agriculture/Non Food candidate would be asked to register for relevant deficiency courses.

For Ph.D. Programmes –

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

Programmes Minimum Qualification
Agriculture and Environmental 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 f ram recognized institute/university.
Basic and Applied Sciences (BAS) M.Tech. in Food Science/ Food Technology and Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Dairy and Food Technology/ Food Process Engineering and Management/ Food Safety and Quality Management / Food Supply Chain Management from a recognized University/ Institute. In addition Masters degree in Food Science and Technology / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Chemistry / Biotechnology / Life Sciences / Agricultural Sciences/Environmental Sciences / Mathematics / Statistics/Operational Research/Physics/Materials Science from a recognized University / Institute.
Food Business Management (FBM) M.Tech in Food Plant Operations Management/ MBA (two years program) or equivalent from a recognized University / Institute.
PGDM (two year 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.
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/ Agricultural Process Engineering/ Agricultural & Food Engineering/ / Mechanical Engineering/Automatic and 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 Engineering / Dairy Engineering / Dairy Technology / Agricultural Process Engineering / Agricultural & Food Engineering 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 are also eligible for admission. Such candidate may be required to go deficiency courses as per curriculum.

Selection Process

Selection Process for NIFTEM Admission 2017 for B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D programes are given below.

Selection Process for NIFTEM B.Tech Programme

The merit list will be prepared purely based on All India Rank of JEE (Main)-2017 (overall rank) of the eligible applicants. On-line counselling procedure for admission will be followed. Kindly refer to NIFTEM’s website from time to time for any changes.

Selection Process for NIFTEM M.Tech Programme

The Admission to M.Tech programme will be based on valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) score and personal interview (30 marks). Merit list wilt be prepared based on valid GATE score multiplied by 0.07 (70% Weightage of GATE Score) and will be added to marks obtained in the personal interview. The merit list will be displayed on the NIFTEM website NIFTEM reserves the right to decide a cut off in GATE score. Candidates whose GATE score is more than or equal to cutoff marks, will only be called for interview. After the admission of eligible GATE qualified candidates, the remaining seats, if any, will be filled by Non- GATE candidates (B.E./B.Tech/ M.Sc.). Non- GATE candidates would require to qualify the entrance exam (70 marks), conducted by NIFTEM at NIFTEM Campus Kundli, NIFTEM reserves the right to decide a cut off marks in entrance exam for non -GATE candidates. Candidates whose score is more than or equal to cutoff marks, will only be called for interview, The Non-GATE applicants common entrance exam shall not be conducted, if all seats have been filled by GATE candidates. In that case, the claim for refund of application fee shall not be entertained.

Pattern of Entrance Test

The written test conducted for non-GATE candidates shall consist of seventy (70) multiple choice questions of one mark each, there shall be negative marking and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. The duration of the test will be one hour. The test shall consist of two parts.

Part-A shell contain twenty (20) questions to test the Mental Ability. English and General Knowledge.

Part-B shall contain fifty (50) questions to test candidates knowledge base in their eligibility areas. Due to varied nature of eligibility areas, Part-B shall consist of five sections and candidates may attempt any one of them. Broad description of each section under Part-B is given below:

  • Part-I: Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering, Dairy Technology, Foods and Nutrition.
  • Part-II: Food Engineering, Agricultural Process Engineering, Bio-Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Part-III: Food Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • Part-IV: Food Science and Technology, Foods and Nutrition, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry.
  • Part-V: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Food Science and Technology.

Selection Process for NIFTEM Ph.D Programmes

Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICAR-NET (including JRF) /SLET shall be exempted from Research Entrance Test (RET) in line with clause 5.1 of UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M. Phil and PhD Degrees) Regulations 2016.

RET to be organized by NIFTEM at NIFTEM campus, Kundli. As per entrance paper choice, question papers for RET shall consist of seventy (70) multiple choice 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 Ability, 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. Qualifying marks is 50%. Syllabus for the entrance exam will be uploaded later in NIFTEM website.

Both NET (including JRF) qualified and RET qualified candidates will appear for interview /presentation where the candidates would be required to discuss their research areas/interest before the interview panel. Separate department-wise (subject specific) merit lists to be prepared based on the interview performance only.

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

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