CFTRI – M.Sc. - Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore M.Sc. (Food Technology)
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Applications are invited for 2 year M.Sc. (Food Technology) Degree Course of the University of Mysore
for the years 2012-2014.
The question paper will contain short and objective questions on the following topics. There will be balanced distribution of questions from each of the subjects listed below, so that students from various streams at B.Sc. will get equal opportunity to score in the Test.
55% in optional subjects of B.Sc. pass course, (50% for SC/ST
50% for B.Sc.(Hons.) course (45% for SC/ST category)
Minimum second class for Agriculture / Engineering / Technology
Bachelor Degree in Science with Chemistry/Biochemistry as one
of the subjects or Agriculture /
Engineering / Technology. Mathematics as one of the subjects in Plus 2
Pre-University or at Degree level is
compulsory for admission.
Elements of mechanics, colliogative properties, Laws of Thermodynamics: Mode of heat transfer : Electrostatics, magnetism and electrodynamics: Outlines in optics and sound :Electro-magnetic radiation : Radioactivity and elements in quantum physics.
The gas laws, properties of gases electrolytes, thermo-chemistry, chemical equlibria, chemical kinetics, concept of pH and buffer, molecular orbital theory, chemical bonds and the forces involved therein: periodic table; Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, Organic substitution reactions, electrophilic and neucleophilic reactions; Isomerism; structural and optical isomers. Food Chemistry: Composition of foods, minerals in foods, water activity in foods. Carbohydrates: Mono and di-saccharides, reducing and non-reducing sugars, mutarotation, starch, cellulose, pectins, plant acids and Proteins: Primary, secondary and tertiary structure of proteins. Protein denaturation, peptide bonds, amino acids.
Theory of quadratic equations; Binomial theorem; uses of natural and common logarithms; Exponential series: Differentiation, successive differentiation, maxima minima. Differential equations; First order and linear. Integration and Integral equations. Trigonometry; Ratios and their relations; Matrices, vector, determinants
Botany: Systematics of plants, Ecology, cytology and physiology of plants, Economic botany. Zoology: Molecular basis of life, Nucleric acids and their role in life, Elements of genetics, Organisation of animal tissues, Elements in hyman physiology, endocrine glands, digestion, absorption, respiration, General physiology of animals, Systematics of animals
Historical development in Microbiology, Morphology, Cytology; reproduction and genetics of bacteria, yeasts and moulds. Culture technique and identification; Stains and staining techniques, Growth, Nutrition and physiology of micro-organisms. Economic importance of bacteria, yeast and moulds; Food contamination, control and food safety; General principles of food preservation; Microbiological standards
Biochemistry & Nutrition
Enzymes, Coenzymes and cofactors; Hormones. Elements of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism; elements of photosynthesis; Vitamins and their function in the body; Minerals and their function in body; Elements in protein biosynthesis; Nucleic acids and their importance
Agriculture and Dairy Technology
Agriculture: Weather and crops; Soil and water resources; Soil and water conservation, soil fertility and fertilizer use; Cropping patterns and weed control; Diseases, insect pests and nematodes of crops: Agricultural Engineering; Agriculture marketing and storage; Farm management; Field crops, Plantation crops: Commercial crops, Horticultural crops; Foliage crops and Grasses; Condiments, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic plants
Dairy science: Dairy cattle management; Diseases of cattle, Chemistry of milk, Microbiology of milk and milk products; milk standards
Units, dimensions and conservations; Fundamental of fluid flow; Pressure, energy and head relationships and their measurements; Emulsions – basics and examples; Basics of mixing; Equipment and applications; Separation processes; Centrifugation and filtration; Mechanical operations; Size reduction and sieve analysis; Power and steam generators; Strength of materials – Basics; Heat exchangers
Students who meet the eligibility criteria are required to take an entrance/ aptitude test which will be held at Mysore on 22nd July, 2012