POST-GRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS - M.Sc.(Nutrition & Dietetics )



The Post-Graduate Department of Nutrition & Dietetics was established in the year 2013. Every year the department has been giving cent percent results.

Admission:

The admission to the course is through CPGET, and it is mandatory to have studied both Nutrition and Chemistry at the under-graduation level.

The main Objectives of the course are:

  • To make students understand the chemistry and metabolism of all major and minor nutrients.
  • To impart in-depth knowledge of the prevalence, aetiology, dietary treatment of various diseases in adults
  • To familiarise the students about the food composition of various foods and their chemistry
  • To create awareness about the major public health problems in our country and the various approaches to tackle them
  • To familiarise the students with basics of food microbiology, contamination and spoilage in foods
  • To make them understand the management of Food Service Establishments
  • To familiarise the students with recent advances in Nutrition
  • To impart knowledge on the requirements of children in normal and diseased conditions
  • To familiarise students with diet counselling skills and acquaint them with basic principles of psychology

The course comprises of four semesters, with four papers in each semester. It is a rigorous course; the students intern at the hospital for two months to have a hands-on experience in Clinical Dietetics. It is also mandatory for the students to take up research projects in the IV semester.

At the end of the two years, the students are well trained in different components of the subject like

  • Dietetics
  • Bio-chemistry
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Food Service Management
  • Diet Counselling Skills

The Post-Graduate Department of Nutrition & Dietetics was established in the year 2013. Every year the department has been giving cent percent results.

Seminars / Workshops / Visits

The department celebrates the Dietetics Day, Nutrition Week, Diabetes Day etc. every year. This has given opportunity for the students to interact with Scientists, Doctors, Nutritionists, Dietitians of repute. Students are encouraged to attend workshops, seminars, inter-collegiate competitions organised by various colleges and Institutions.

The students are taken for a visit to the library of National Institute of Nutrition. The department regularly organises field trips to various organisations. So far, we have visited Masqati and Vijaya Dairy, Ramada Hotel, Akshaypatra Kitchen.

Placements

Our students have been successfully placed as faculty in colleges from the twin cities, and also as dietitians in hospitals and fitness centres.

Career opportunities after M.Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics)

After completing the master’s program, number of avenues open up for the students.

Research

Students can pursue their higher studies by enrolling for the doctorate program or can even join as Research Assistants, Research Fellows in the Research Laboratories.

Child Development Project Officers

The State Public Service Commission conducts exams for these posts. Students with Nutrition as their specialisation are eligible for writing the exam.

Registered Dietitians (RD)

Students can become Registered Dietitians (RD) too. Student has to be a Life Member of IDA (before the commencement of internship). Six months of continuous internship from hospitals recognized for RD training is mandatory and then write the RD qualifying exam. They can join hospitals or even start their own consultancy. They can then be specialised as Pediatric Nutritionist, Diabetic Counsellor.

Sports Nutritionist

They usually work with athletes and coaches to ensure top athletic performance. Apart from this, they make a diet plan according to the requirements of nutrient of each athlete. They also collaborate with athletic trainers to prevent injuries and help athletes in recovering. This is an upcoming area in India.

Public Health Nutritionist

She is involved in nutritional issues of people in the communities. They assess the health and dietary requirements of patients. Many NGOs today need the services of Nutritionist.

Faculty:

  1. Avanti Rao, Ph. D., 27 years
  2. A.V. Vasundhara, Ph. D., 20 years
  3. Varsha Rekha Peram, M.Sc. NDTR(USA), 6 years
  4. Amina Majid, M.Sc., 3 years

Lab Assistants:

  1. Nikhat Begum, B.Sc., M.A., B.Ed, 11 years
  2. Basharat Un Noor, B.Sc., PG Dip in Nutrition, 1 year