12,000 students have registered their names for admissions into the more than 38,000 B Tech seats in engineering colleges of the state.
Source: Times of India via India Newswatch
University of Agricultural Sciences has started a four-year B.Tech programme in food technology from this academic year in North Karnataka. The varsity received over 100 applications, but only 30 students could be admitted.
The four-year course will train students in food processing and technology, engineering, and industrial microbiology, food science and nutrition, food trade and business management.
Nodal officer of B Tech in food technology of UAS Ashok Rokhade said that the food industry is booming in the country and jobs are aplenty in the field. They will be placed as technicians, lab analysts, quality executive, quality manager, R&D manager in the food industry.
The only other college which offers B.Tech in food technology is in Hassan, he added.
TCS Insights: Canadian institutions with a specialization in food processing technology will note the interest in this area of expertise. With the recent visit of an Advanced Skills for Employment delegation to India in September 2012, Canada’s capabilities in this area are starting to be noticed. Institutions interested in further details should contact the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service education team in India for more information on opportunities with respect to prospective partnerships and exchange programs. NB: An Indian BTech, or Bachelor of Technology, is equivalent to Canadian engineering degree.