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B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D Program 2014, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)

Updated on Mon, 14 April 2014 at 19:49 IST

Life at NIFTEM Campus:

i) Fully residential campus with separate hostel facilities for girls and boys
ii) Entire campus is High-Tech Wi-Fi
iii) Upcoming facilities include Auditorium, Amphitheatre, Recreational Area/Gymnasium, Health Club, Swimming Pool, etc
iv) Medical facility in the campus
v) Self contained campus with facilities like post office, bank and market complex

NIFTEM invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to the following academic programmes at its Kundli campus:

Under Graduate Programme:

B.Tech: 4 years regular degree in Food Technology and Management

Eligibility: Candidates who passed Class 12th Exam in 2012 or 2013; or Class 12th Exam in combination required in the qualifying examination shall be under: Physics, Mathematics and one of subjects from Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Sciences, along with 50% marks in total including all subjects
Besides a candidate must appearing in JEE (Main) 2014

Selection Process: Based on JEE (Main) All India Open Rank

Seats: For Indian Nationals 180 (reservation as per government norms); For Foreign Nationals 27 (including students from south east countries and Indian worker in Gulf countries

Five Years Post Graduate Programmes

M.Tech (2 years) regular: Food Supply Chain Management, Food Safety and Quality Management, Food Process Engineering and Management, Food Plant Operation Management, Food Technology and Management

Eligibility: Four Years Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks in aggregate is required for admission to these programmes

Selection Process: Based on valid GATE score

The remaining seats, if any, will be filled in by non Gate candidates on the basis of an Entrance Test and Interview conducted by NIFTEM

No of Seats: 18 in each M.Tech programme

Fellowship: Rs.8000/- per month (to GATE qualified candidate-Indian Nationals Only)

Ph.D Programmes:

NIFTEM offers Ph.D programmes in following areas: 1) Agriculture and Environment Sciences, 2) Basic and Applied Sciences, 3) Food Engineering, 4) Food Business Management, 5) Food Science and Technology

Eligibility: Master Degree in relevant discipline with at least 60 marks
Presences will be given to NET/GATE qualified candidates

Selection Process: Through Research Entrance Test to be organized by NIFTEM at NIFTEM campus, Kundli

No of Seats: A total of 20 seats for Indian Nationals in five areas as above

In each department, 2 additional seats for candidates holding JRF/SRF/ Inspire fellowship and 2 other additional seats for candidates holding fellowship in internally or externally funded projects of NIFTEM have been created

Fellowship: The NET/GATE qualified candidates shall be provided a NIFTEM Ph.D Fellowship (Rs.16000, 18000 and 20,000 per month in the first, second and third years respectively)

Those without NET/GATE shall be provided with NIFTEM Ph.D scholarship (Rs.12000/- per month)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates will apply online at, with effect from 04th April 2014

The application must also carry a non-refundable application fee, to be paid through demand draft or online through Debit and Credit card, of Rs.250/- (General/OBC) and Rs.125/- (SC/ST)

Candidates are required to take printout of application completion of online application filling process
Printed application should be sent by registered/speed post/ in person to Head, Admission Cell, NIFTEM, Plot NO-97, Sector-56, HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Kundli-131028, Distt Sonepat, Haryana so as to reach at the destination on or before the last date of respective programme as per brochure

Important Dates:

Last Date of Receipt of Online and Print Applications for Indian Nationals
B.Tech (online and print copy, respectively): 02th April 2014 and 20th June 2014
M.Tech (online and print copy, respectively): 02nd April 2014 and 20th June 2014
Ph.D (online and print copy, respectively): 02nd April 2014 and 30th May 2014

Entrance Test

M.Tech (Non-GATE) (If required, will be notified on website after): 08th July 2014
M.Tech (GATE) Interview: 02nd July 2014
Ph.D Entrance Exam: 10th June 2014 and Interview: 11th June 2014

Merit Notification for Indian Nationals

B.Tech: 11th July 2014
M.Tech (GATE): 02nd July 2014 (evening)
Ph.D: 20th June 2014

Counselling for Indian Nationals:

B.Tech 1st Counselling of Candidates: 15th July 2014
B.Tech 2nd Counselling of Candidates: 17th July 2014
1st Counselling M.Tech (GATE): 03rd July 2014
2nd Counselling M.Tech (GATE), if required 08th July 2014
Ph.D 1st Counselling of Candidates: 30th June 2014

Due Date for Foreign Nationals

Receipt of Application (C.V) and documents (by post or email): 15th May 2014
Issue of Provisional Admission letter: 31st May 2014
Reporting for Admission: 25th July 2014
NIFTEM English Proficiency Test (NEPT): if required, to be notified later

More Details :

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), New Delhi
NIFTEM is the brainchild of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). MoFPI in its Vision document-2015, envisaged creation of a world-class institution to cater to the various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, industry, exporters, policy makers, government and existing institution. NIFTEM would work actively in assisting in setting food standards, businesses incubation and information sharing. It would also be an apex institution in the field of food technology and management, networking and coordinating with other institutions in the same field.

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