Master of Science in Food Nutrition and Dietetics

2 Years Master Degree Programme

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  • The Programme offers various courses which provide a deeper understanding of different metabolic pathways and their importance in the health care system.
  • Aims at the clinical treatment of diseases through dietary modifications and counselling approaches to improve community health.
  • Provides necessary industrial and field exposure, and internship in hospitals and food industries.
  • Focuses on the design and implementation of research projects in the field of nutrition to meet demands of the society.
  • Emphasizes developing entrepreneurial skills among its students.

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Programme Specialization

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition

Programme Details

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The M.Sc. in Food Nutrition and Dietetics is a 2-year postgraduate programme that focuses on the fundamental and advanced study of food and nutrition. This programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the connection between food and human health. Food Nutrition and Dietetics is an interdisciplinary field with high demand for its various applications in research and development. Pursuing a degree in food and nutrition opens up opportunities for further studies, such as M.Phil and PhD, which increase job prospects. Additionally, a postgraduate degree in food and nutrition can enhance career opportunities in research-based jobs in fields such as education and human health, among others.

  • To demonstrate commitment towards a scientific understanding of the community concerned and to improve the quality of life of individuals, families, and people at large.
  • To apply theoretical concepts in a laboratory setting as per standard methods in food science and nutrition.
  • To gain the opportunity to conduct innovative independent research.

  • Scientific Knowledge: Apply Scientific knowledge for innovation and solving nutritional issues.
  • Laboratory skills: Develop skills with scientific, systematic experiential learning in the respective field of study or discipline.
  • Analytical skill: Ability to understand and analyze problems relevant to socioeconomics, environment, health, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills: Ability to find solutions to the problems and threats faced with the help of scientific research.
  • Proficiency: Develop proficiency in respective branches of science and scientific tools and equipment.
  • Communication skills: Develop communication skills to communicate among peers and society to promote scientific thinking and research outcomes.
  • Professional ethics: Develop knowledge of professional ethics and their strict application in the respective profession.
  • Research: Develop the temperament to take up research as a career to develop new knowledge in thrust areas.
  • Social Responsibility: Develop the sense of responsibility to do the utmost possible for the development of society by educating mass, solving problems, enhancing natural resources, removing superstitions, and thereby contributing to nation-building as a whole.
  • Environmental responsibility: Develop a sense of responsibility to maintain ecological balance. To be able to develop sustainable eco-friendly approaches favouring the livelihood of all the components of nature.

  • Acquire the management of a food service facility and maintenance of sanitation and hygiene.
  • Acquire different aspects of new food product development and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Develop an understanding of the various biochemical reactions related to nutrition and the impact of technology in the processing of food products.
  • Acquire skills in diet counselling and menu planning by undergoing dietetic internships.

Curriculum Details

Year wise Course Details

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

This course will help the students study different food group and their components and study the physical and chemical properties of food.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge of advance food science and function of different kinds of foods.
  • Acquire knowledge to apply the knowledge of toxic components in legumes and other food items.
  • Learn, understand and apply the knowledge of food nutrient by selecting foods from different food groups in planning of diet

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information and knowledge from global level top universities.
  • Develop insights from different perspectives.
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platforms.

Course Overview

The Co-Curricular Activity program provides students with enriching experiences beyond the academic curriculum. It encompasses a wide range of activities such as sports, arts, debate, community service, and leadership programs. Through participation, students engage in interactive learning, enhancing their teamwork, creativity, and leadership skills in a non-classroom setting. The program aims to foster holistic development, encouraging students to explore their interests and talents outside of formal academics.

Course Outcomes

  • Participation in diverse co-curricular activities hones skills like teamwork, leadership, communication, and time management, providing students with a well-rounded skill set.
  • Engagement in community service, ethical debates, and leadership initiatives nurtures empathy, integrity, and social responsibility, fostering well-rounded individuals.
  • Co-curricular activities encourage self-discovery, confidence building, and a sense of achievement, empowering students to explore their passions and develop a strong sense of identity.

Course Overview

This course will help review the importance of nutrients and their major metabolic uses and, also study the requirements and importance of different macro and micronutrients in different stages of life.

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge to estimate the energy required by individuals.
  • Acquire knowledge to understand Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Lipids.
  • Acquire knowledge to understand and apply the knowledge of food nutrients by selecting foods from different food groups in the planning of diet.

Course Overview

This course introduces the students to the basics of human physiology and understands how the various physiological function of different parts of the body and their metabolism.

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge to understand the basics of human physiology.
  • Acquire knowledge to understand the functioning of the various parts of the body and the nutrient uptake from food.
  • Provide knowledge on the rheological properties, their measurement, and their food application.

Course Overview

This course will help to understand the different biochemical metabolism reactions of the body. It will also cover how this metabolism takes place in co-relation with the nutrients.

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge to understand the basic metabolic reactions of the body.
  • Develop a clear picture of the biochemical Para meters of the body in normal and disease conditions.
  • Acquire knowledge to understand the concept of solutions of solid in liquid and liquid in liquid and the properties related to the concentration of solute.

Course Overview

This course will help the students understand the concept of writing research articles and reviews. Students will apprehend and understand the importance of different types of scientific writing /documentation.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop competence in writing and abstracting skills.
  • Evaluate and understand technical writing skills.
  • Acquire knowledge of comprehending different methods and techniques of research review.

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to develop analytical skills among the students and enhance their proficiency in English language use. It introduces the students to various types of sentences used in different situations. Students will learn to ask questions, make connections among multiple texts and improve their comprehensive skills.

Course Outcomes

  • Enable students to analyze and identify the different types of sentences.
  • Integrate the skills of reading and speaking in professional communication.
  • Boosts their confidence and morals with the help of Dress code Etiquette sessions.

Course Overview

This course will help review the importance of nutrients and their major metabolic uses and, also study the requirements and importance of different macro and micronutrients in different stages of life.

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge to estimate the energy required by individuals. Acquire knowledge to understand Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Lipids.
  • Acquire knowledge to understand and apply the knowledge of food nutrients by selecting foods from different food groups in the planning of diet.
  • Acquire knowledge to understand body composition and recommended dietary allowances for different age groups. Gain knowledge of the sources of different nutrients

Course Overview

This course introduces the students to the basics of human physiology and understands how the various physiological function of different parts of the body and their metabolism..

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge to understand the basics of human physiology
  • Acquire knowledge to understand the functioning of the various parts of the body and the nutrient uptake from food.
  • Provide knowledge on the rheological properties, their measurement, and their food application.

Course Overview

This course will help to understand the different biochemical metabolism reactions of the body. .

Course Outcomes

  • Cover how the metabolism takes place in co-relation
  • Acquire knowledge to understand the basic metabolic reactions of the body.
  • Develop a clear picture of the biochemical Para meters of the body in normal and disease conditions.

Course Overview

This course will help the students study different food group and their components and study the physical and chemical properties of food. Develop knowledge of advance food science and function of different kinds of foods.

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge to apply the knowledge of toxic components in legumes .
  • Develop culinary skills to satisfy sensory and nutrient needs
  • Learn, understand and apply the knowledge of food nutrient by selecting foods from different food groups in planning of diet.

Course Overview

This course will help the students understand the concept of writing research articles and reviews.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will apprehend and understand the importance of different types of scientific writing /documentation. review.
  • Develop competence in writing and abstracting skills.
  • Evaluate and understand technical writing skills.Acquire knowledge of comprehending different methods and techniques of research

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information and knowledge from global level top universities.
  • Develop insights from different perspectives.
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platforms.

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to develop analytical skill among the students and enhance their proficiency in the English language use.

Course Outcomes

  • It introduces the students to various types of sentences used in different situations. Enable students to analysis and identify the different types of sentences.
  • Integrate the skills of reading and speaking in professional.
  • Learn about the effective and efficient utilization of time. communication.

Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses/ courses per semester based on the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided by international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments and quizzes.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities.
  • Develop insights from different perspectives.
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform.
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

To study about different aspect of nutrition and health and study about the importance of child and maternal health.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspects of community health.
  • Give them a clear picture of importance of health programs polices related to maternal and child health.
  • Apply the knowledge of nutrition science to human health across the life span.

Course Overview

This course review the importance of micronutrients and its major metabolic rate and to study about the requirements and importance of different micronutrients in different stages of life

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge on different micronutrient
  • Learn about different micronutrient deficiency and the related causes
  • Understand the program and policies in connection to food and health

Course Overview

This study review about the different biochemical metabolism reaction of the body and to understand how this metabolism takes place in co-relation with the nutrients of the food.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the basics metabolic reaction of the body
  • Give them a clear picture of the biochemical Parameters of the body in normal and disease condition
  • Understand biochemistry behind chromosomal disorders

Course Overview

This course study about different aspect of nutrition and health and learn about the importance of child and maternal health.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspects of community health
  • Give them a clear picture of importance of health programs polices related to maternal and child health
  • Apply the knowledge of nutrition science to human health across the life span

Course Overview

This course study about different microbiological aspects of the food and understand the positive and negative reaction of the microbes on food and human health.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different principles of food safety.
  • Give them a clear picture of role in food preservation and food spoilages
  • Apply the knowledge of microbiology on food product development
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Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

This course overview about different aspect of Food Science and processing and to study about the application of principles of food science in product development.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different application of food science in food production and packaging
  • Give them a clear picture of recent trends and advancement in food science and technology.
  • Learn different food standard and regulations governed by Indian government.

Course Overview

This course provide some basic concepts of research and its methodologies. To remind the students about their responsibilities towards themselves and society, and promotes creativity among them by providing detailed insight into intellectual property rights.

Course Outcomes

  • Familiarize students with basic of research and the research process
  • Develop understanding on various kinds of research, objectives research process, research designs and sampling
  • Impart adequate knowledge in the use of genetically modified organisms and its effect on human health

Course Overview

This course will overview on different aspect of diet modification and adaptations and to study about the different nutrient modification at different disease state.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspect of food nutrients and its affect in health and well being
  • Learn and apply different aspect of diet modification and adaptations in diseases state
  • Acquired knowledge on planning of different hospital diet

Course Overview

This course will study a different aspect of food standards and safety and to study the different regulatory bodies of food safety and production.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different applications of food science in food production and packaging
  • Give them a clear picture of regulatory bodies of food science and technology
  • Understand the recent trends of health foods

Course Overview

This course overview on the different biochemical metabolism reaction of the body and to understand how this metabolism takes place in co-relation with the nutrients of the food.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspect of food nutrients and interactions
  • Understand and apply different aspect of diet modification and adaptations in metabolic and systemic diseases state
  • Analyze and understand different diet for inborn error metabolism

Course Overview

The course will provide knowledge on different concepts of advance nutrition and nutritional requirement in special conditions and to study about the recent trends in nutrient modifications and their applications.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the efficacy and importance of functional and bioactive components
  • Understand and apply nutritional knowledge in various aspects like sports nutrition, space nutrition, sea voyage, emergency care etc
  • Acquired knowledge on recent advances in nutrition

Course Overview

This course will impart knowledge to the students on different statistical tools for the daily design of experiments, data collection, and analysis of results and to understand the principles of various statistical analysis of data.

Course Outcomes

  • Improve understanding on the descriptive statistics and demography
  • Understand the probability theory, distribution and sampling method
  • Prepare and Understand the methods for hypothesis testing

Course Overview

To study about different aspect of Food Science and processing and study about the application of principles of food science in product development.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different application of food science in food production and packaging
  • Give them a clear picture of recent trends and advancement in food science and technology.
  • Learn different food standard and regulations governed by Indian govt

Course Overview

To study about different aspect of diet modification and adaptations and study about the different nutrient modification at different disease state.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspect of food nutrients and its affect in health and well being.
  • Learn and apply different aspect of diet modification and adaptations in diseases state
  • Acquired knowledge on planning of different hospital diet

Course Overview

To study a different aspect of food standards and safety and study the different regulatory bodies of food safety and production.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different applications of food science in food production and packaging
  • Give them a clear picture of regulatory bodies of food science and technology.
  • Understand the recent trends of health foods

Course Overview

To review about the different biochemical metabolism reaction of the body and understand how this metabolism takes place in co relation with the nutrients of the food

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different aspect of food nutrients and interactions.
  • Understand and apply different aspect of diet modification and adaptations in metabolic and systemic diseases state
  • Analyse and understand different diet for inborn error metabolism
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

This course will gain hands on experience of working in various institutions related to the area of Food and Nutrition. The students could work with NGOs / Government agencies / International agencies/ Hospitals / Food Industries etc.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand and apply technical writing skill
  • Apply the techniques for writing review and research articles
  • Learn different writing techniques for various journal

Course Overview

This course imparts training to design and implement research project in the field of nutrition.

Course Outcomes

  • Give the students opportunities to perform a research project within the field of nutrition
  • Learn the novel concept and ideas of research in terms of nutrition related field
  • Construct a research project that includes original research, deliberate and well considered methodological choices
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