Recruitment – NIFTEM

The National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management – Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T) is a pioneer Research and Educational Institution under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. Dr. V. Subrahmanyan. an eminent scientist and founder Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, after his retirement, started PPRC in 1967 as R & D laboratory in the Modern Rice Mill complex of Thanjavur Co-operative Marketing Federation (TCMF) at Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India under the dedicated leadership and the able guidance of late.

The mandate of the Institute at its inception was to seek solutions for preserving high moisture paddy because the paddy harvest season in Southern India coincided with the tail end of the South West monsoon. The Institute was later upgraded as a national laboratory with the name Paddy Processing Research Centre (PPRC) in 1972. At the time of up-gradation the mandates of the Institute were also changed and the scientists in the Institute focused their research in identifying technologies for post harvest procession and preservation of paddy. The Institute was moved to it current location at Thanjavur in 1984.

Considering the vital importance of strengthening R & D efforts in the post-harvest processing, preservation and value addition of raw agricultural produce, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) strengthened and upgraded the PPRC as a National Institute in February 2008 and renamed as Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT).

The Honorable Union Minister of Food Processing Industries has rechristened IICPT as Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) on 31st March 2017. In its upgraded form, IIFPT will focus on providing solutions to all food processing areas including fish, meat and dairy products processing through intensive research and development activities.

The Institute is located at Thanjavur, the ancient capital of Chola Kingdom and the granary of Tamil Nadu. The National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management – Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T) with its modern laboratories equipped with hi-tech instruments, is engaged in the R&D of food grain processing, value addition, by-product utilization through bio-processing, process and product development.

Our Food Quality Testing Laboratory is NABL accredited and FSSAI referral. We have a hi-tech and cottage level food processing incubation cum training center. Hands-on-training on different food processing technologies, renting facilities and other supports are offered all thought the year to help the entrepreneurs to put in their innovative ideas for the development of new products.

National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management – Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T) offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs in Food Process Engineering and M.Tech. programs in Food Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Biotechnology.


Online applications are invited from bright, dynamic and highly motivated candidates with requisite eligibility criteria as furnished below for the following temporary/time-bound positions on a contract basis as detailed below

Category I  (SRF)

Post I

Name of the Post–Senior Research Fellow (SRF) (Institute projects)

No. of Vacancies – 01

Post II

Name of the Post – Senior Research Fellow

No. of Vacancies – 01

Name of the Project – GAP-050 – “Development of process for production of coconut

(neera) sugar granules and crystals”

Category II  (Project Assistant)

Post III

Name of the Post – Project Assistant (PA) (Institute projects)

No. of Vacancies – 01

Post IV

Name of the Post – Project Assistant (PA)

No. of Vacancies – 01

Name of the Project – GAP-050 – Development of process for production of coconut sap (neera) sugar granules and crystals.

General Instructions –

  • Age Limit for as on date of Interview – SRF/PA – 35 years for men and 40 years for women
  • Application Fee: Rs.500/- (SC/ST/PWD/Women Candidates are exempted from payment of fees).
  • Tenure of the Project for SRF/PA: Tenure will be initially for a period of six months or till the completion of the Project Period whichever is earlier and renewal of tenure will be done every six months based on the performance.
  • Selected candidates will have to work six days a week except second Saturday and
    Government holidays.
  • The applicant must ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility conditions in accordance with the prescribed qualification, experience etc., before applying for the specific post.
  • The candidates must apply only through an online application form available on the Institute website No offline application sent directly to the Institute will be entertained.
  • The candidate must upload soft copies (PDF form) of all certificates and relevant documents in support of their claim in the online application form wherever necessary. In respect of publications, the first page of publications must be uploaded, failing which such publications will not be considered.
  • After successful submission of the online application, the candidates are instructed to sign the hard copy of the downloaded application. The signed application form, self-attested copies of supporting documents and copy of e-receipt generated in SBI collect are to be scanned as a single PDF file. The scanned PDF file has to be sent to the mail id: within THREE days from the last date of online submission.
  • The Institute reserves the right to Revise / Reschedule / Cancel / Suspend/withdraw the recruitment process without assigning any reason. The decision of the Institute shall be final and no appeal in this regard shall be entertained. The Institute reserves the right to withdraw any advertised post(s) at any time without giving any reason.

  • Selection process:
  • SRF/PA
    Eligible shortlisted candidates will be called for a written examination followed by an interview.
    The written examination followed by an interview will be conducted in person only at NIFTEM – Thanjavur main campus.
  • The shortlisted candidates will also be informed through e-mail about the date & time of the written exam & interview.
  • All communications with the candidate shall be through email. If required, NIFTEM-Thanjavur may seek additional/other documents after this date also.

Important Dates

  • The commencement of the online application is on 17th August 2022 at 10:00 AM (IST).
  • The last date for submission of online applications is 06th September 2022 at 6.00 PM (IST).

For Post I

Monthly Remuneration – Rs. 31,000/- plus applicable HRA

Essential Qualifications –

  • M.Tech / M.Sc. / Ph.D. degree (4 years of UG + 2 years of PG) in Food Process Engineering/ Food Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Food Technology/ Agricultural
    Processing/ Food and Agricultural Processing/ Processing and Food Engineering/Food Science/ Food Science and Technology/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Food and Nutrition/ Food Chemistry/ Food Technology and Management/ Food Process Engineering and Management/ Food Plant Operations and Management/ Food Safety and Quality Management/ Food Supply Chain Management/ Post Harvest Technology/ Food Process Technology/ Food Safety and Quality Assurance/ Biotechnology/ Nanotechnology/ Chemistry/ Analytical Chemistry / Biochemistry.
  • M.Sc. degree (3 years of UG + 2 years of PG) in the above disciplines with NET and 2 years of research experience (or) Ph.D. in the above disciplines.

For Post II

Monthly Remuneration – Rs. 25,000/- plus applicable HRA

Essential Qualifications – M.Tech degree (4 years of UG + 2 years of PG) in Food Process Engineering/ Food Science and Technology/ Chemical Engineering.

For Post III

Monthly Remuneration – Rs. 20,000/- (Consolidated) plus applicable HRA

Essential Qualifications –

  • B. Tech in Food Process Engineering/ Food Science & Technology or B.Sc., in Food Science and Nutrition/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology.
  • M.Sc. in any of the above disciplines.

For Post IV

Monthly Remuneration – Rs.12,000/- plus HRA as applicable

Essential Qualifications – B.Tech degree in Food Process Engineering/ Food Science and Technology/ Chemical Engineering.

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