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

Last updated on August 26th, 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.

NIFTEM Cut Off

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.
  • CAFETERIA
  • 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.

NIFTEM: FAQs

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.

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Sonepat: Admissions via JEE Main, Fees, Courses, Scholarships and More

Last updated on August 26th, 2021

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM Sonepat) was started by the Government of India by the continuous request of the food industry to have an Apex authority as a One Stop Solution Provider for all the problems faced in the sector. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Government of India) has started this institute with an initial investment of about INR 500 Crore (US $125 million).

  • NIFTEM Sonepat campus area is around 100 acres. It is located at a prime location in North Delhi – Haryana border on NH-1. This Institute aims at becoming an international centre of excellence in the area of Food Technology and Management.
  • The institute has been granted the status of a Deemed to be University under De-novo Category by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • NIFTEM has been established with a view to meet the requirements of an ever-increasing population of the expanding food sector in the country.
  • Education at NIFTEM is a combination of technology and management to prepare techno-pruners and techno-managers for the food industry.
  • With a fully residential campus, NIFTEM provides wholesome experience of quality education with world class amenities and global linkages and where mentoring and grooming is in the hands of highly experienced faculty.

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NIFTEM Sonepat: Highlights

Official Website http://www.niftem.ac.in/site/niftem_home.aspx
Type of Programs B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA , Ph.D
Admission Criteria JEE Main, 10+2
Application Mode online

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NIFTEM Sonepat: B.Tech Admissions via JEE Main

NIFTEM Sonepat

NIFTEM (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management) is a public university, offering B.Tech degree in Food Technology and Management as the only under-graduate course.

  • Admission to this course is done on the basis of JEE Main ranks.
  • Admission seekers should apply in JOSAA Counselling for the admission. Registration for JOSAA/CSAB counselling starts in the month of June after the JEE Advanced results are declared.

Eligibility for B.Tech

Basic Eligibility criteria to pursue B.Tech is given below:

  • Candidates should have passed the 10+2 qualifying (equivalent) examination in 2019 or 2020. Those who are appearing for the examination in 2021 will also be eligible to join this college.
  • Candidates should have a minimum 50% marks in all of the subjects in 10+2.
  • To join this college, students should also qualify JEE Main by clearing the JEE Main cut off.

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NIFTEM Sonepat Cut Offs for Top B.Tech Courses

NIFTEM Sonepat cut off for the past 2 years is tabulated below.

Round 2019 Cut Off (Closing Ranks) 2020 Cut Off (Closing Ranks)
1 44664 51296
2 49309 56056
3 52708 58480
4 54726 60549
5 56055 62928
6 57469 68212
7 61228 108196

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Study at NIFTEM Sonepat During COVID-19

Due to the current situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, NIFTEM Sonepat has started offering online classes to the students. There is a delay in the admission process this year too because of the second wave of the pandemic.

  • The candidates are advised to check the website regularly for further details.
  • Also, the institute set up a task force to handle the issues related to COVID-19.

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Why Choose NIFTEM Sonepat?

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management is the first of its kind institute in India which offers education in food technology and management. To students who want to explore the field of food technology, this institute offers a great opportunity in various ways and that’s the reason why this will be the first choice for many who are interested in this field.

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NIFTEM Sonepat: Reservation through JEE Mains Counselling (JoSAA)

NIFTEM institute is mainly about Food Technology and Management and this is the reason why there aren’t any specializations in this institution. There is only one course and that is Food technology and management.

Program  Open Open PwD GEN-EWS SC ST OBC-NCL PwD Seat Capacity
Food Technology and Management 70 2 17 26 14 48 4 180

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NIFTEM Sonepat: Cut Off For B.Tech Specializations

As said earlier there is only one specialization in this institution and that is Food Technology and Management which is a 4 years course. The cut off for the course from 6th Round of JoSAA Counselling 2020 is given below.

Food Technology and Management

Category Opening Rank Closing Rank
OPEN 33548 68212
EWS 11295 11538
OBC-NCL 19373 21889
SC 6032 13529
ST 6225 6852

NIFTEM Sonepat Cut off

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NIFTEM Sonepat Faculty 

NIFTEM Sonepat faculty is highly qualified and lecturers have immense knowledge of their respective subjects and international guest lecturers come and go once in a while. Since the total number of students is less , the student teacher ratio is good enough. Students can easily contact respective lecturers to clarify their doubts in the subject and that can explain how good the lecturers are in NIFTEM.

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Various Facilities Provided at NIFTEM Sonepat

Various facilities provided at NIFTEM Sonepat are given below:

  • Classrooms: There are eight 100 seater and nine 25 seater classrooms and in all these classrooms there are provided with a multipurpose podium, projection system, lecture recording and audio system. Such types of facilities can help the students to understand complex concepts.
  • Library: NIFTEM knowledge centre (NKC) is a five storey state-of-the-art building in the NIFTEM campus. It has a very unique library network system with modern infrastructure.
  • Cafeteria: Variety of hygienic food and beverages are made and are available to students.
  • Auditorium: The capacity of this auditorium is 650 and it is well equipped to support all kinds of programs and conferences
  • Hostels: It is mandatory for all the students to stay in NIFTEM Sonepat hostels. There are separate hostels for boys and girls. Ambience is quite good and the gymnasium is there for students so that they can improve their physical health.
  • Sports Facilities: Space for both indoor and outdoor games is there and required arrangements are made.
  • Medical Facilities: 24×7 medical facilities are available and doctors are available only during the institute hours and on phone. All the first aid medicines and an ambulance are present in the college. For emergency purposes, a dedicated paramedical staff is always present.

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NIFTEM Sonepat: Placement Report

Placements in this college are not 100%. Only 70-80% of students get placed every year.

Course Highest CTC Average CTC Lowest CTC
Food Technology and Management 8-9 lakh per annum 5-6 lakh per annum 3-4 lakh per annum

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NIFTEM Sonepat Scholarships 

The Board of Management in its 9th Meeting held on 20.03.2012 approved creation of a Scholarship Fund in NIFTEM by apportioning 5% of its Revenue Income for grant of following scholarships:

  • Merit Scholarship.
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

The Institute will Offer following types of Scholarship to its Students:

  • NIFTEM Merit Scholarship: The scholarship will be available to the first 3 students on merit in B.Tech. and one student on merit in each of the programmes of M.Tech. Merit Scholarship is given to the second semester students only. This means that the toppers of first year will be given this scholarship that includes tuition fee waiver and a fixed stipend for each month for a total ten months.
  • 5% students will be considered for 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 stipend for ten months.
  • NIFTEM Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: Institute merit cum means scholarship is awarded to students in M.Tech. of the institute strictly on merit-cum means basis and on the recommendations of the scholarship committee.

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NIFTEM Sonepat Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

The NIFTEM Sonepat fees for the B.Tech Course is tabulated below.

Particulars Fees (In INR)
Tuition fee 43,000
Hostel fee 9000
Fee including all amenities 85,700
Mess fee 5000
Total 1,42,000

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NIFTEM Sonepat FAQs

Q.Is NIFTEM Sonepat a good college?

Last updated on March 3rd, 2021

Ans. Yes, NIFTEM Sonepat is the best college in the country for students who are interested in the field of food Technology and Management.

Q.From which University NIFTEM Sonepat affiliated?

Last updated on March 3rd, 2021

Ans. It is affiliated with University grants commission UGC and MOFPI

Q.Is NIFTEM Sonepat a private or government University?

Last updated on March 3rd, 2021

Ans. It is a deemed university and it has been built with the help of the Government of India .

Q.How to get admission in this institution?

Last updated on March 3rd, 2021

Ans. Students need to apply online and the application form is available online on the college site and should pay a fee for admission.

Q. Is NIFTEM better than IIFPT?

Last updated on June 16th, 2021

Ans. NIFTEM and IIFPT, both are great colleges. However, many companies provide incubation for startups to NIFTEM students, so it can be considered as a better option.

Q. How is the average package offered during on-campus placements?

Last updated on June 16th, 2021

Ans. The average package offered during on-campus placements is INR 5-6 LPA.