CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), Mysuru (a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi) came into existence during 1950 with the great vision of its founders, and a network of inspiring as well as dedicated scientists who had a fascination to pursue in-depth research and development in the areas of Food Science and Technology.

The Institute has geared up its R&D and the impact of globalization has given very good dividends with a large number of externally funded projects from national and international agencies. The present scenario in the country is very vibrant with rising capital investment in food industry, which is expanding at a rapid pace in urban markets for processed foods, especially for the traditional foods through eco-friendly technologies. This has consolidated CSIR-CFTRI to evolve its capabilities and to position itself as a global R&D one-stop center with a firm commitment in delivering its R&D outputs to population through adaptable, affordable and appropriate technologies.

These unique features of CSIR-CFTRI are of importance in building an everlasting partnership with industries and agencies for excellence in science and technology, sponsoring consultative research and business tie-ups for long term strategic research as well as unparalleled technology development in the area of food science and technology.

The role of CSIR-CFTRI has always been on a high pedestal in the areas of Human Resource Development and R&D partnerships cherished through the international linkages with institutions, such as the Institute of Food Technologists (USA), United Nations University (Tokyo), erstwhile European Economic Commission (Belgium), National Science Foundation (USA) and many more. CSIR-CFTRI is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified institute and NABL accredited laboratory (ISO 17025: 2017) for chemical and biological testing of food and allied products.

M.Sc. Food Technology course was started in the year 1964 as a part of International Food Technology Training Centre (IFTTC) in the prestigious R&D Institute – the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru. The vision of pioneers was to bring about revolutionary impact in the area of Food Science and Research. The students are the pillars and torch bearers of food processing industry in India and other countries. At present, the M.Sc. (Food Technology) degree is being awarded by Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), which was established in 2010 by a resolution of the Government of India and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Act, 2011 notified as an 'Institution of National Importance'. For further queries and details, please contact : The Coordinator (M.Sc. Food Technology), Contact No. 0821-2416028, Emailid : hrd@cftri.res.in