Thinking about further study?
In today's fast-moving and demanding world, gaining a postgraduate qualification can be a very smart career move.
The joint delivery of M.Sc. in Food Bioscience or Clinical Microbiology programme through the collaboration of staff at Deccan Education Society's Fergusson Institute of Advanced Studies and GCU, offers students an opportunity to undertake studies in a field which is not otherwise an option for them. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, students will have the choice to articulate directly onto MSc at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Students will benefit from the shortened period of time spent within the UK (10 months instead of usual 12 months) while acquiring a highly valued British University education leading to a GCU Masters award.
British Council has recently launched a new scholarship programme' Jubilee Scholarships' which will be awarded in India to students for pursuing a one year Masters course in the UK, starting September 2012. The awards will be open to applicants from all over India.. the information on the scholarships programme and applications process is available on website http://www.britishcouncil.org.india-scholarships-jubilee_scholarships.htm Scholarship programme is open for applications with a deadline of 30th April,2012
What is the difference between Food Bioscience and Food Technology?
This programme differs from the traditional Food Bioscience & Technology which lays more emphasis on the engineering aspects, vis-a-vis DES's FIAS- GCU Food Bioscience focuses on microbiological, quality assurance and molecular biology aspects, equipping you to get ready for the 21st Century Food Industry.
Why this collaborative programme??
Unlike other international academic programmes, The FIAS - GCU Programme attempts to lower tuition fees in order to facilitate deserving students like you to avail an international degree and ambience. This is without compromising on the quality of training imparted. The programme is divided between FIAS tenure at Pune which begins on 6th Aug 2012 followed by GCU tenure at Glasgow beginning on 16th Jan 2013 and ending on 17th Aug 2014; the Pune tenure accepting fees in
र denomination and Glasgow tenure in deferred
£ denomination. Pune tenure is designed to equip you with the basic training which is preparative and delivered by highly qualified faculty including two stints by GCU professors in person. The GCU professors will interact with you in classroom as well as in laboratory. Pune tenure is run as a replica of
simultaneous Glasgow tenure to give the exact flavor of the GCU training.
The MSc Food Bioscience provides theoretical and practical skills needed for a career in food bioscience and technology within the food and drinks industry, academic, and research organizations.
- Structure and properties of carbohydrates
- Structure and properties of plant and animal lipids
- Naturally occurring food toxins
- Carbohydrates and nutrition
- Physiology and fermentations-
Aureobasidium pullulans and Bacillus coagulans
- Food poisoning
- Fungal toxins
|Trimester A at DES's FIAS||Trimester B at GCU||Trimester C at GCU|
|Microbial Food Safety
||Analysis of Food
|Bio-molecular Studies||Food Toxicology||Research Project|
|Post Harvest Storage of Food||Research Project||Food Toxicology|
|Skills for Professional Practice for Bioscience 1
||Skills for Professional Practice for Bioscience 2|
You need minimum of 55%* marks at under graduate level
Food Bioscience : Microbiology, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Agriculture Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and relevant areas with some course work / exposure to basic Microbiology.
English Language Proficiency requirement
- For other english language tests accepted refer this link
* Unconditional admission (no entrance) if under graduate marks equal to or above 60%
Conditional admission (need entrance) if under graduate marks between 55% to 60%
The Indian scenario is highly promising India being the world's second largest food producer. Its food industry is coming of age as seen in the food processing sector itself which is valued at approx USD 70 B, including USD 22B f value added products. Currently India is fifth largest retail market, with an impressive growth of 7%.
Due to the continued growth of the food and drink industry turning over > GBP 70 B per annum, which results in employment opportunities for 500,000 people representing 14 % of total UK work force. There is currently a major skills shortage in the UK and throughout the world. Job opportunities in this area are very broad and include a cross section of food and drinks industry verticals like food manufacturing, food processing, food produce development and research, food safety, process development, marketing, and academics.