Food Processing Business Management

Crafting from Farm-to-Fork


Program Outcome:

This program is designed to transform talent into techno-commercial roles across the farm-to-fork value chain as professionals and entrepreneurs.

Techno-commercial roles are a blend of specialised management skills coupled with technical skills in food processing that will be key to solving business challenges, creating business opportunities and transforming enterprises in the food processing industry.

After completion of this course, the participants are expected to apply management skills in their respective specialization, across the farm-to-fork value chain.

  • Train for critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills.
  • Upskill for a fast-track career in the high growth food processing segment.
  • Build entrepreneurial skills to start own venture
  • Transformation of personality and self

Program Delivery:

This will be a residential program with an experiential learning advantage.

Faculty for the program will be both in-house and external. Scientists and experienced professionals in the food processing domain from both Industry and reputed Institutes will be involved in delivering this curriculum. Students are expected to have own laptops.

This program will also include a stint at CFTRI, Mysore or equivalent and an industrial training internship with credits.

Program Partnerships:

XIME will collaborate with reputed Institutes, Industry players, government bodies to foster an exposure to the food processing sector for the latest trends, insights and skills updating.

Who Can Apply?

Students with a minimum of 50% marks in their graduate or post graduate qualification in any discipline, with an interest in the food processing sector can apply.

Preference for candidates who have completed their graduation / post-graduation in either science or engineering streams - Food Technology, Bio-Technology, Agri-Sciences, Bio-chemistry, Bioscience, Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology, Food Science & Nutrition and Microbiology.

Young professionals who are employed in the food processing sector looking to upskill can apply.

Candidates who have 1-5 years’ work experience in the food processing industry with relevant qualifications.

Course Pedagogy:

The course will be delivered in the form of lecture sessions, project based learning, DIY sessions, case-based discussions and industry interactions.


The course will have periodic evaluations during and the end of each term. The evaluations will be in form of quizzes, assignments, presentations, mini projects, and other objective/subjective assessments. The periodic evaluations are aimed at creating a suitable environment for student engagement and for boosting experiential learning process.

Certificates will be awarded to course participants who successfully complete all the academic requirements and have the necessary criteria.


XIME has an excellent placement record. Connecting students to placement opportunities will be an endeavor for this certification program. To replicate the XIME Advantage, a career management center will be integral to this curriculum.

Program Fees:

Application Fee Rs 500
Term I - Course Fee: 1st Installment Rs 75,000
Term 2 - Course Fee: 2nd Installment Rs 75,000
Term 3 - Course Fee: 3rd Installment Rs 75,000
Term 4 - Course Fee: 4th Installment Rs 50,000
Boarding & Lodging charges* Approx. Rs 9500/month for 12 months
*These are estimated charges paid quarterly. A refundable caution deposit of Rs 20000/- is mandatory.