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NIFTEM: Ranking, Courses, Cutoff, Admission, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on May 25th, 2021 by Mansi Topa

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) is an institute deemed to be a university located in Sonepat, Haryana.

It offers an educational curriculum in food technology and supplies in (B.Tech), (M.Tech), and PhD degrees. The institute started with several Bachelor of Technology programmes. Master of Technology programmes have been granted since the academic year 2012-13, and a PhD programme was added from 2013-14. It was set with a primary expense of INR 500 crores, on 100 acres of land.

Admission can be done by direct application or by clearing entrance examinations.

New additions such as, In 2018, the Minister of Food Processing Industries inaugurated four incubation hubs for product examination and advancement and a food-testing laboratory, with an expenditure of INR 50 crores.

By the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in the 2020 NIFTEM was ranked 121 under engineering rankings.

NIFTEM: Highlights

Established in 2012
Location Sonepat, Haryana
Approved By UGC, MOFPI
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ category
Campus area 100+acre
Courses offered B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education
Recognised by UGC
International Collaboration Wageningen University, Netherlands, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), U.S.A.
Accepted Entrance Exams JEE Main, GATE, NET
Ownership Deemed to be University
Total Courses 6 Main Courses and PhD courses.
Official Website http://www.niftem.ac.in/site/niftem_home.aspx

NIFTEM: Ranking

Magazine/ Body Ranking
NIRF 2020 121
NIRF 2019 117
NIRF 2018 123

NIFTEM: Courses Offered

Course Subjects Eligibility/ Duration
B.Tech Food Technology and Management
  • Eligibility: The minimum eligibility expected for admission is that candidates must pass the JEE Main merit list and 10+2 with 50% aggregate marks.
  • Duration: 4 Years
M.Tech Food Supply Chain Management, Food Safety and Quality Management, Food Process Engineering and Management, Food Technology and Management, Food Plant Operations Management
  • Eligibility: The Candidates are allowed for admission on basis of passing the GATE examination merit list and Candidates need to have 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate.
  • Duration: 2 Years
MBA Food & Agri-Business Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business
  • Eligibility: The Candidates are allowed for admission on basis of passing the GATE examination merit list and Candidates need to have 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate.
  • Duration: 2 years
PhD Department of Agriculture & Environmental Science, Department of Basic & Applied Sciences, Department of Food Engineering, Department of Food Science & Technology, Department of Food Business Management & Entrepreneurship Department
  • Eligibility: The acceptability standard is M.Tech./M.E./Master’s Degree with at least 60% marks. Preference will be given to NET/GATE qualified applicants.
  • Duration: 1-5 Years

NIFTEM: Admissions

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM) grants different degree applications to applicants at UG, PG, and PhD level. The programmes administered are mainly in the streams of Food Technology, Business & Management Studies and Engineering.

For Under Graduate courses candidates have to pass JEE Main cut-off for NIFTEM and courses will be allotted according to their merit score.

Post Graduate courses applicants have to pass GATE cut-off marks and score 60% aggregate marks and then appear for a PI (Personal Interview) round. NIFTEM conducts Common Entrance Exam in place of GATE examination for non-GATE applicants.

For MBA candidates, the university accepts the CAT and MAT scores for the merit listing of the applicants. Then valid candidates are required to attend the Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI) round. The Candidates who have not appeared for the CAT or MAT examinations have to appear for the NIFTEM Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) conducted by the university.

Applicants who are foreign students/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can secure admission at NIFTEM in different UG/ PG/ PhD courses. Admissions at NIFTEM for foreign candidates are based on merit concluded through the candidate’s marks in the last qualifying exam.

Foreign applicants can attempt admission in various UG, PG, and PhD courses offered by the varsity under two categories:

Direct applicants and ICCR Cultural Exchange Fellowship Programme.

How To Apply?

  • Go and visit the official Website of NIFTEM.
  • During the Admission Cycle of the year admissions are taken, Generally at the May/June window each year.
  • Click on the Admissions portal.
  • A new page will appear, click on apply now.
  • Application fee has to be submitted via online Netbanking, Credit Card, Debitcard, etc.
  • The application fee is INR 1000 for general and INR 500 for the reserved SC/ST category.
  • Fill the form with your desired and eligible course with your details and photographs.


CAT 2020

The cutoff of CAT 2020:

Categories Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Overall Percentile
General 70 70 70 80
NC- OBC – Cum Transgender 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
DA 50 50 50 60

JEE Mains (2020, 2019)

The cut-off of JEE Main 2020 and 2019:

Category JEE Cut-off 2019 JEE Cut-off 2020
Common Rank List (CRL)/ General Category 89.7548849 90.3765335
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 78.2174869 70.2435518
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557 72.8887969
Scheduled Castes (SC) 54.0128155 50.1760245
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 44.3345172 39.0696101
People with Disability (PwD) 0.1137173 0.0618524

NIFTEM: Placements

  • Companies now visit the campus for Pre-Placement Talks which include a 20-minute presentation and 10 minute Q & A round.
  • The company conducts the campus drive for placement and displays the final list of students selected.
  • The average salary after B.tech Food Technology and Management is 5.2 lakhs.

Top recruiting companies are:

Amul DS Group
GlaxoSmithKline Haldirams

According to the reviews, the statistics of past years are presented of the placement of candidates in different courses in B.Tech and M.Tech.

B.Tech Placement Graph

NIFTEM BTech Placement Stats

M.Tech Placement Graph

NIFTEM MTech Placement Stats

NIFTEM: Scholarships

  • The Board of Management recommended the creation of a Scholarship Fund in NIFTEM by allocating 5% of its Revenue Income for allowance of the following scholarships:
    • Merit Scholarship
    • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • NIFTEM Merit Scholarship: The scholarship will be open to the first 3 students on excellence in B.Tech and one student on merit in each of the programmes of M.Tech. Thereafter toppers of the first year will be bestowed a scholarship for next year. It covers a tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly pay for ten months.
  • NIFTEM Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: Institute merit-cum-means scholarship is bestowed to M.Tech. students of the institute strictly on merit-cum-means basis for needy students having household annual income from all sources not surpassing Rs. 2,50,000/-. 5% of students will be acknowledged for the award of scholarship i.e. six students in M.Tech. (one each in all the five streams). It includes a tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly pay for ten months.

NIFTEM: Facilities

In the name of facilities, NIFTEM has one of the most diverse infrastructures and yet fulfilling the needs of the aspirants. Like,

  • CLASSROOMS: To produce a pleasant environment, favourable to learning, there are eight 100 seater and nine 25 seater classrooms. All the classrooms and tutorial rooms have been equipped with a multipurpose podium, projection system, etc.
  • LIBRARY: The NIFTEM Knowledge Centre (NKC) came into permanence as a part of the NIFTEM, Kundli. A multi-level five-storey 5474.29 sqmt. state-of-the-Art NKC is housed in an aesthetically composed boat-shaped building amidst the NIFTEM campus.
  • AUDITORIUM: The institute has a fully furnished auditorium with an accommodation capacity of 650.
  • HOSTELS: There are separate hostels for boys and girls. Ambience with the right combination of studies and extracurricular exercises has been created in the hostels.
  • SPORTS FACILITIES: Ground for outdoor & indoor sports activities.
  • LABS: Available Facilities: Chemistry Lab, Computer Lab, Electrical Lab, Electronics Lab, Physics Lab, Central Instrumentation Lab, Microbiology Lab, Biochemistry Lab, Animal Product Lab, Food Science and Technology Lab, Communication Lab, Software Lab, Simulation Lab.

NIFTEM: Faculty

Here is the table given below for the faculty’s name and their posts.

Name Post
Vice Chancellor Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa
Dr Neeraj Assistant Professor, Department Of Agricultural And Environmental Sciences
Dr Tripti Agarwal Assistant Professor, Department Of Agricultural And Environmental Sciences
Dr Vijendra Mishra Associate Professor, Department Of Basic And Applied Sciences
Dr Kalyan Das Associate Professor, Department Of Basic And Applied Sciences
Dr P.K. Nema Associate Professor And Head, Department Of Food Engineering
Dr S. Thangalakshmi Assistant Professor, Department Of Food Engineering
Dr Ashutosh Upadhyay Professor And Head, Department Of Food Science & Technology
Dr Prarabdh C. Badgujar Assistant Professor, Department Of Food Science & Technology
Dr Sanjay Bhayana Associate Professor & Head, Department Of Food Business Management And Entrepreneurship Development
Dr Vikas Saxena Associate, Department Of Food Business Management And Entrepreneurship Development

There are over 40+ faculties for over 800 students which can be considered a pretty well-balanced teacher to student ratio in such a big university.


Ques. Is NIFTEM a government college?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. NIFTEM is an apex institution under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India. It is deemed to be a University (De-novo Category) under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

Ques. Is staying on the official campus mandatory?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. Yes, all educational programs at NIFTEM are residential. You will have to stay at the official campus during your study.

Ques. What is the highest, lowest and average package in B.Tech in NIFTEM?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. The highest is for INR 13 lakhs. Whereas the lowest is for INR 3.5 lakh and the Average is INR 5.2 Lakh.

Ques. What is the Average package after M.Tech from NIFTEM?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. The Average Package differs from courses to courses in M.Tech. But a Median calculation can say INR 5.25 Lakhs per annum package in M.Tech.

Ques. Is NIFTEM a co-ed University? And What is the ownership status of the university?

Last updated on May 25th, 2021

Ans. Yes, NIFTEM is a co-ed University. Currently, the ownership of the deemed to be university is Public/Government-owned.