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 equipments)
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 : 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.
Number of seats and fellowship matrix : 20
Scholarships and Financial Support : The fellowships will be provided only to limited PhD candidates as per the matrix placed.
Scholarship : Foreign Students admitted under direct applicant category (refer description at Admission Procedure under this section) are eligible to get ‘merit’ scholarship/‘earn-while-learn’ assistantship as per the prevailing norms.
Application Fee (Non Refundable) :
SC/ ST : Rs. 500
General / OBC: Rs. 1000
Selection Process : Candidates will be admitted through PhD Research Entrance Test (RET) followed by interview. CSIR-UGC JRF or any other JRF holders shall be exempted from entrance test but need to appear in interview. RET to be organized by NIFTEM at NIFTEM campus, Kundli. As per entrance paper choice, the syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. Qualifying marks is 50%. Syllabus for the entrance exam will be uploaded later in NIFTEM website.
How To Apply ForNIFTEM jobs for PhD Programmes in Sonipat.
Interested candidates should Apply Online.
Interested International students must read the admission brochure carefully before applying to NIFTEM. International students should submit their curriculum vitae clearly indicating their academic achievements along with self-signed copies of the following documents to the Head, Admission Cell, NIFTEM, Plot No. 97, Sector 56, HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli – 131 028, District: Sonepat, Haryana, India by post or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For submitting through email, all documents must be scanned in PDF format and named as indicated by bold letter in the document list below before attachment. Application either by post or by email must reach Admission Cell on or before 30th June, 2019.
About National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management NIFTEM
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) was conceptualized by Government of India on persistent demand of the food industry to have an apex body as a 'One Stop Solution Provider' for the various problems of the sector. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has set up this institute with an initial investment of Rs. 500 crore (US $100 million).