M.TECH. (Food Plant Operations Management)

Food Plant Operations Management is a unique program designed to cater the needs of food processing industry. It involves a unique blend of food technology and operations management to foster improvement in production processes of food industry. It deals with the design and management of products, processes and services. It considers the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver the goods and services, their clients want. The preview of Food Plant Operations Management ranges from strategic to tactical and operational levels. Representative strategic issues include determining the size and location of food manufacturing plants, deciding the structure of service or production system.

Tactical issues include plant layout and structure, project management methods, and equipment selection and replacement. Operational issues include production scheduling and control, inventory management, quality control and inspection, traffic and materials handling, and equipment maintenance policies. The students are exposed to advanced lean manufacturing and operation optimizing techniques. The courses from semester I to IV are categorized in to core subjects and electives that are as follows:

Core Courses

  • Food Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Food Plant Operations Management
  • Management Process and Organisational Behaviour
  • Research and Business Analytics
  • Operation Research
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Research Project
  • Status Paper and Seminar

Elective Courses

  • Business Strategy
  • Village Adoption Program
  • Two Generic Electives from Other department

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NIFTEM’s innovative MBA Programme is a two-year, full-time degree program that is offered with dual specializations-(I) Compulsory: Food & Agri-Business Management, (II) Optional: One of Marketing/ Finance/ International Business to fulfill the industry demands. The program is designed to deliver world-class graduate business education to develop professional managers, imaginative leaders and entrepreneurs with outstanding abilities, motivation, creativity and professionalism, who create value for their organizations and communities.

The academic component is supported by various workshops, seminars and personality development programs to enable students succeed and excel in professional career. All students will have the opportunity to get global exposure through international immersion with internationally collaborated universities / institutions / industries. The faculty combines the highest standards of teaching and mentoring with diverse backgrounds as senior professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and consultants. The industry-interface ensures continued acquaintance and interaction with industry. The courses from semester I to IV are categorized in to core subjects and electives that are as follows:

Core Courses

  • Management Process and Practices
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Communication & Negotiation Skills
  • Management Information System & Application of Software
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • International Business Management

Core Courses

  • Operations Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Operations Research
  • Food and Agribusiness Environment & Policy
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics & Human Values
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Governance

Elective Courses

  • Five Professional Electives (PE) Courses
  • Summer Internship Project, Presentation & Viva Voce
  • Village Adoption Program
  • Research Project & Viva Voce

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The department offers Ph.D. program in Food Business Management and aims to prepare students for academic, consulting and research careers in this sector. It aims at developing skills and competencies in budding researchers and inculcating in them the requisite aptitude to conduct research in a rigorous and scientific way.Following coursesare offered by the departmentduring thecoursework.


  • Research Methodology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Research Ethics
  • Research Seminar

Departmental Major Course (Any one)

  • Emerging issues in Entrepreneurship Research
  • Emerging issues in Finance and Accounting Research
  • Emerging issues in Marketing Management Research
  • Emerging issues in Operations Management Research
  • Emerging issues in Human Resource Management Research
  • Emerging issues in Food and Agribusiness Research