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NIFTEM Sonepat, Haryana Admissions 2021: Dates, Selection Criteria, Eligibility, Application Process

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

National Institute of Food and Technology (NIFTEM) is located in Sonepat, Haryana. The institution is deemed to be university which is founded by Ministry of Food Processing Industries. The institution was established in 2012. NIFTEM proffers B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA and Ph.D. programmes under different specializations.

  • Applicants looking for admission in B.Tech course ought to have passed 10+2 examination in a specific field.
  • Selection to B.Tech is done on the basis of JEE Main results which is lead by Online Counselling conducted by NIFTEM.
  • Applicants are given admission for M.Tech course is done on the basis of GATE results or entrance test for the applicants who are Non-GATE followed by personal interview.
  • Eligibility for MBA is, the applicant must be a graduate in any specific field with minimum marks of 50%.
  • Candidates for MBA is choosen on the basis of CAT/MAT score or internal test followed by GD/PI, work experience and academic performance.
  • Selection in Ph.D is done my pass in M.Tech or any specific Master’s Degree with minimum 60% marks.
  • Admission to Ph.D is done on the basis of Research Entrance Test (RET) lead by Interview/Presentation taken by NIFTEM.

NIFTEM is inviting applicants for an online Women Entrepreneurship programme from February 1, 2021 to February 27, 2021. Interested students can submit an application form by January 30, 2021. NIFTEM is also appealing students for an online workshop “Solar Energy in Food Processing Industries” held from January 21, 2021 to January 22, 2021.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date of registration for women entrepreneurship programme January 30, 2021
Last date of registration for two day workshop January 20, 2021
Date of “Solar Energy in Food Processing Industries” January 21, 2021- January 22,2021

NIFTEM B.Tech Admissions 2021

NIFTEM offers admission in B.Tech programmes as the rules are given by the Academic Council and Government of India in Food Technology and Management. The time duration for the B.Tech course is 4 years and the total capacity for intake is 180 students.

Course Specialization Seats
B.Tech Food and Technology Management 180

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 examination with science stream and minimum of 50% marks should be obtained in all subjects.

Selection Criteria

The candidates are selected on the basis of JEE Main which is led by online counselling taken by NIFTEM.

NIFTEM M.Tech Admissions 2021

NIFTEM roffers courses in five specializations in the field of M.Tech the time duration of two years and total capacity is 18 in each specialization courses.

  • Admission to the courses are done on the basis of GATE results led by personal interview.
  • Merit List will be prepared based on a valid GATE score multiplied by 0.07 (70% weightage) and the marks will be added to the marks which will be obtained in the Interview.
  • For those applicants who have not appeared for GATE, for those Non-GATE applicants the college will hold an entrance test led by interview.
  • Applicants who will score more than the cut off or equal to that will be called for an interview. In case all the seats are taken by GATE candidates no entrance exam will be held for the Non-GATE ones.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Eligibility for the candidates for M.Tech should have passed Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a specific degree with minimum 60% marks.

Selection Criteria

The candidates are selected on the basis of GATE Exam which is led by online counselling taken by NIFTEM.

NIFTEM MBA Admissions 2021

NIFTEM offers admission in MBA two specializations. It is compulsory for a student to pursue Food & Agriculture Business Management along with any one of the Finance, Marketing or International Business stream.

Course Specialization Seats
MBA Dual Specialization: Compulsory Food & Agricultural Business Management & Optional Marketing/ Finance/ International Business 40

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Eligibility for the candidates for MBA is that they should have passed bachelor’s degree in any course with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates).

Selection Criteria

Final selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of CAT/MAT score, GD/PI, academic performance and work experience. For Non- CAT/MAT candidates, the college holds an entrance test.

NIFTEM Ph.D Admissions 2021

NIFTEM offers five specializations with a total capacity of 22 students. Minimum eligibility for Ph.D. is M.Tech/ Master’s degree in specific courses with at least 60% marks. Preference will be given to NET qualified candidates.

  • Admission will be conducted on the basis of Research Entrance Test (RET) followed by Interview/ Presentation conducted by NIFTEM.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility for Ph.D. is M.Tech/ Master’s degree in specific courses with at least 60% marks. Preference will be given to NET qualified candidates.

Selection Criteria

  • RET led by Interview/Presentation held by NIFTEM.

How to apply at NIFTEM?

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of NIFTEM and click on Admission 2021.
  • The candidates will be directed to a new page where one must click ‘Apply now’.
  • Candidates have to fill up the form and upload a passport size photograph which should not be more than 1 mb in png, jpeg, gif and jpg format.
  • Application fee needs to be paid of INR 1000 through any form of monetary transaction.

NIFTEM Admission FAQs

Ques. How difficult is it to get admission into NIFTEM?

Last updated on July 6th, 2021

Ans: It is not that difficult to get admission in NIFTEM, the reason being it’s a unique institute with specialization in a single course for undergraduate i.e food technology one of its own kind. Any rank upto 70K to 80K in AIEEE mains can get admission in general category in B.Tech and if one wants to pursue M.Tech he/she must be qualified in GATE.

Ques. How is the faculty of NIFTEM?

Last updated on July 6th, 2021

Ans: All the teachers are well-qualified and experts in their fields. Some teachers are very helpful towards the students and knowledgeable. The course curriculum is well-modified for students to fit with the industry demands. The course is relevant to the curriculum and the course gets updated every year.

Ques. Is the curriculum helpful?

Last updated on July 6th, 2021

Ans: The course curriculum even though revolves around food, there are many other disciplines which are touched upon. The curriculum is very unique and engaging. There is also a flagship programme of village adoption, which helps students understand problems in the food sector on grass root level.

Ques. How is the infrastructure of the college?

Last updated on July 6th, 2021

Ans: Infrastructure is one of the best things about NIFTEM. From the academic block to the hostels, from the sports complex to the auditorium everything is well maintained. All laboratories, classrooms and hostels are spacious. The library is digital and very informative.

Ques. How are the placements for an MBA in NIFTEM?

Last updated on July 6th, 2021

Ans: Average package for MBA graduates are around 4.5- 6 LPA which is quite identical to the B.Tech placements. More than 45 firms visit the campus.