F1rst - Business associate of Giract

PROMOTING 'PROCESSED INDIAN TRADITIONAL FOODS' RESEARCH AMONGST PHD STUDENTS

1 Best Thesis Award

5 Bursaries for 1st Year PhD Students

F1rst (Business associate of Giract) is proud to announce a programme to promote research on 'Processed Traditional Indian Foods' amongst PhD students, which will be applicable to the students in the academic year 2016/2017 across all universities in India.

Our business associate, Giract is successfully running a similar programme to promote Flavor Research amongst PhD Students in Europe. This programme is a great success with enthusiastic participation from many universities across Europe for both the first year bursary and the best thesis awards.

We are proud to announce to be associated with the following entities that have graciously agreed to sponsor the first edition of this programme in India:

* NESTLE

* TATA TRUSTS

The programme will be co-ordinated by F1rst and adjudicated by Prof. Usha Antony from Anna University, Chennai.

PURPOSE

To promote Processed Traditional Indian foods research amongst PhD candidates across Indian universities and research institutes. The project targets two different groups of PhD students:

Group 1: students who are about to complete their PhD and hence will soon be examining opportunities for employment

Group 2: students who are about to commence their PhD studies

This is translated into the following sub-objectives.

OBJECTIVES

Publicise the attractions of research on Processed Traditional Indian Foods so as to pull high calibre students into appropriate PhD courses and then into industry

For Group 1:

Solicit and evaluate innovative Indian foods research projects amongst these students

Download full details and application form for the Best Thesis Award in PDF or MS-Word format

For Group 2:

Provide bursaries to 5 selected students who are planning to commence their PhD studies in Processed Traditional Indian Foods during the 2016/2017 academic year

Download full details and application form for 1st year Bursary Awards in PDF or MS-Word format

For further details or enquiries, please contact: dhanu@firstmr.com or phd@firstmr.com

WHY TO BOOST RESEARCH ON INDIAN FOODS?

Indian foods are strongly influenced by regional, cultural and religious traditions and of large varieties, which are forgotten due to the rapid industrialization and busy lifestyle with higher working population in urban cities and towns.

FUTURE OF PROCESSED INDIAN FOODS

Current Indian food industry is worth USD 175 bio and expected to grow at 10% till 2020

In the last 3 years, over 50 food & beverage products have been introduced with 35% of which were based on Indian cuisines and flavors, showing a strong growth for processed Indian foods

Exports of processed Indian foods are growing over 20% YoY ? Most of the RTC/RTE manufacturers (MTR, Haldirams) target export markets (USA, Australia, Middle East etc.) with Non-Residential Indian (NRI) population and foreigners looking for unique flavors and taste

Industry needs aware and knowledgeable Indigenous Indian researchers to industrialize foods that are home-cooked and lost recipe in India

Thus, F1rst has initiated the Processed Indian Traditional Foods research promotional programme

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PROMOTING 'PROCESSED INDIAN TRADITIONAL FOODS' RESEARCH AMONGST PHD STUDENTS