Sugar Engineers

Sugar Consultants

Sugar Technologists

Sugar Researchers

Minimum Bachelors Degree in Sugar Technology

Not required

The tasks a Sugar Technologist is expected to perform include:

Conducting research for devising improved methods for manufacture of high quality sugar and by-products

Studying physical and chemical properties of raw cane juice

Conducting alkaline and acidity test of juice

Selecting the appropriate juice boiling equipment

Ascertaining the quantity of lime or sulphur to be added during chemical processes

Setting up pilot plant and studying its working under given conditions

Designing or manufacturing latest machinery and equipment or suggesting changes to existing machinery or equipment

Studying corrosive action on metals, formation of scales on pans, loss of heat to pans, etc.

Undertaking measures to eliminate corrosion on metal for increased production

Testing and examining various by-products

Undertaking conversion processes to produce commercial products such as alcohol

Knowledge of juice extraction systems

Familiar with filtration and clarification processes

Knowledge of extraction of sugar and other by-products

Knowledge of properties of sugar and other by-products of cane juice

Knowledge of research principles and experimentation methods

Knowledge of the latest developments in extraction and clarification techniques

Post-graduation in Sugar Technology


Analytical bend of mind

Attention to detail


Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)One may develop occupational hazards like poor eyesight, joint pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 25,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 42,000 to INR 1,25,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Sugar Industry in India

Sugar industry is an important agro based industry that impacts rural livelihoods of about 50 million sugarcane farmers and around 5 lakh workers directly employed in sugar mills.Today Indian sugar industrys annual output is worth approximately 80,000 crores. There are 682 installed sugar factories in the country as on 30.11.2012, with sufficient crushing capacity to produce around 300 lakh MT of sugar. Two standalone refineries have also been established in the country in the coastal belt of Gujarat and West Bengal, which produce refined sugar mainly from imported raw sugar as also from indigenously produced raw sugar.Sugar is an essential commodity under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The Central Government has been following a policy of partial control and dual pricing for sugar. India being the second-largest producer of sugar in the world plays a dominant role in the global sugar business. Indian sugar is also exported from time to time in different countries. Our professionals are engaged in key positions in various sugar producing countries. With footprints in more than 90 countries, Indian machinery and equipment are now globally accepted and have been widely used.

With the deregulation of this sector, the private players are also emphasising on research in improved production techniques of sugar and its by-products. The importance of research is felt by the government also and various state governments is running facilities for research in the said field.

Hence it can be said that Sugar Technologists have great potential in future.

Sugar factories

Beverage production companies

Sugar research labs

Government research labs

Food processing units

Consulting firms

Cities and towns across India

National Sugar Institute

Kanpur, Utter Pradesh

Government Polytechnic

Nizamabad, Andra Pradesh

Government Polytechnic

Tiruchirapplli, Tamil Nadu

Vasanliada Sugar Institute

Pune, Maharashtra

Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology

Karaikud, Tamil