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CFTRI announced program for food microbiology

In tune with the National Mission of Transforming India as the skill capital of the world, the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has announced a programme starting from May 28 for training life science graduates to work in food and allied industries.

Food microbiology is a broad area that covers various aspects of the microbial world in association with food. The proposed skill development programme focusses on important areas of food microbiology such as microbial food safety and fermentation. The course will help those interested in working on microbial food safety, hygiene, quality assurance in food and allied industries, and production of value-added products using microbial fermentation, a release said.

The beneficiaries of the course include students aspiring for a career in food safety, quality testing and fermentation technology, budding entrepreneurs in the food industry, food inspectors and food handlers, sanitation and hygiene practitioners, and self-help groups in the food and catering sector. Upon successful completion of the programme, the course takers will be equipped with the knowledge to pursue careers as quality control managers, lab technicians and assistants, shift engineers, food safety consultants, and entrepreneurs in the field of microbial food safety and testing.

The course is open to graduates/postgraduates in life sciences and also to candidates with 10+2 qualification and 3-5 years of experience in the food industry. The course fee is Rs. 30,000 and the last date for submitting applications is April 30. For details, call 97395 99259 or send an email to


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