New Delhi: National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), New Delhi, a deemed university operating under Ministry of Food Processing Industries, has released official admission notification for the academic year 2017-18. The various programmes BTech, MTech, MBA and PhD courses are offered for AY-2017-18.
For BTech programme in Food Technology and Management, total number seats is 180. MTech programmes are offered in five departments: M.Tech in Food Technology and Management (FTM); M.Tech in Food Process Engineering and Management (FPEM); M.Tech in Food Plant Operations and Management (FPOM); M.Tech in Food Safety and Quality Management (FSQM); and M.Tech in Food Supply Chain Management (FSCM). Each department has 18 seats in MTech programmes. Hence, total seats is 90 under various MTech Programmes.
The MBA programme in Food & Agri-Business Management is a unique two-year full time degree programme. There are 30 seats available for MBA degree. The selection procedure to MBA Programme is based on last two years’ score of CAT/MAT and an Internal-Test for Non-CAT/MAT category applicants. The final selection of shortlisted candidates will be made on the basis of GD/PI, past academic performance, and work experience.
PhD Programmes: NIFTEM offers PhD programmes in the following departments and areas: Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Basic and Applied Sciences; Food Business Management (FBM); Food Engineering (FE); Food Science and Technology (FST). Under PhD programmes there are 30 seats available for admission. Further, there are another 4 seats available for foreign students including one student from South East Countries & Indian worker in Gulf countries.
Selection Process for PhD: 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. 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.
Key Dates: The Online application has started for B. Tech, M. Tech PhD and MBA programme from 24 May 2017. The Closing date for B. Tech, M. Tech, PhD and MBA programme applications is 30 June 2017. Application fee for B. Tech / M. Tech / Ph. D/MBA is Rs 1000/- for General / OBC candidates and Rs 500/- for SC/ ST candidates.
Scholarships & Financial Support for PhD Programmes: The NET qualified candidates (without JRF) selected through the above process shall be allowed to enroll for PhD degree program at NIFTEM and it shall provide a NIFTEM Ph.D. Fellowship ( Rs. 16,000/-, Rs. 18,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- per month in the first, second and third year, respectively). Those without NET shall be provided with NIFTEM Ph.D. scholarship (Rs. 15,000/-, Rs. 16,000/- and Rs. 17,000/- per month in the first, second and third year, respectively).
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer the Admission Brochure 2017-18, uploaded on the official website of NIFTEM.