Sonepat, Haryana, 06 Aug 2021: National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Sonepat, a deemed university operating under Ministry of Food Processing Industries, has released official admission notification for the academic year 2021-22. The various programmes – BTech, MTech, MBA and PhD are offered for AY 2021-22.
NIFTEM has recently received the tag of an Institute of National Importance (INI).
- BTech -189 seats
- MBA- 32
- MTech -90
- PhD -33 Seats
For BTech programme in Food Technology and Management, total number seats are 189.
MTech Programmes Details:
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 Admission to M. Tech programme will be based on valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) score. Merit list will be prepared based on valid GATE score only. The merit list will be displayed on the NIFTEM website. In case two candidates will have same GATE score then the bachelor degree marks will be considered for merit list for those candidates.
After the admission of eligible GATE qualified candidates, the remaining seats, if any, will be filled by Non-GATE candidates. The Non-GATE candidates would require to qualify the common entrance exam to be conducted by NIFTEM at NIFTEM Campus Kundli/ or *Online.
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 – 7 seats; Basic and Applied Sciences -05; Food Business Management & Entrepreneurship Development(FBMED)- 6; Food Engineering (FE)- 7; Food Science and Technology (FST) -7. 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: Selection & Mode of Programme: Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC- CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICAR-NET (including JRF/SRF)/Other JRF holding candidates (barring DST-Inspire) shall be exempted from Research Entrance Test (RET). Other candidates (opting for part time) will have to appear for RET.
JRF/SRF candidates already working in the externally funded projects of the NIFTEM can be enrolled as Ph.D. students provided they qualify RET and interview. Such candidates will get fellowship/JRF from the project till the end of the project. After project is finished, such candidates will get NIFTEM Ph.D. fellowship, provided he/she has secured NIFTEM Ph.D. fellowship at the time of admission 2021 as well as it will be as per NIFTEM Ph.D. regulations.
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 center within or outside the country. Due to current situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, these admission tests may be conducted online also.
Key Dates & Application Fees:
The closing date for Submission of Online application form is 15 August 2021.
Research Entrance Test (online/offline mode) 25 August 2021
SC/ST – Rs 500
General & Other Categories – Rs 1000
For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer the Admission Notification 2017-18, uploaded on the official website of NIFTEM, Sonepat.