Postgraduate Diploma/ M.Sc. Degree in Food & Nutrition

Recent advances in the nutritional science have promoted a greater understanding of the role of nutrition in health and diseases.  At the same time, there has been a realization of the role of food and nutrition in national development and national policy planning.  There is a significant demand for trained personnel in nutrition and dietetics, in medical, educational, agricultural and developmental fields.  The Master of Science in Food and Nutrition is a postgraduate course designed to address many aspects of human nutrition..

Objectives of the postgraduate programmes in Food and Nutrition are as follows:

  • To promote teaching and research activities in Applied Nutrition.
  • To initiate manpower training and establishment of training facilities in Applied Nutrition and related disciplines.

On completion of M. Sc. in Food and Nutrition programme, a student

  • Will have a thorough understanding on the principles of nutrition,
  • Will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in different fields in applied nutrition,
  • Will have the  skills necessary for engaging in and interpreting nutrition research,
  • Will be able to identify and asses nutritional problems in the country and to determine their underlying causes,
  • Will be able to plan, implement and evaluate strategic nutrition intervention programmes to overcome nutrition problems.

Food & Nutrition Syllabus

Year 1
Course Title
FONT 51012  Introduction to Food and Nutrition
FONT 51023  Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics related to nutrition
FONT 51033  Food and Diets
FONT 51042  Agricultural Nutrition, Parasitology and Environmental Sanitation
FONT 51053  Principles and Practices in Dietetics
FONT 51062  Statistics for Applied Nutrition
FONT 52073  Applied Nutrition and Epidemiology
FONT 52083  Food Microbiology, Food hygiene and Food technology
FONT 52092  Health Education and Sociology
FONT 53103  Management of Nutrition Related Projects
FONT 53112  Sports Nutrition
FONT 53122  Nutrition in Conflict Situation and Recent Advances in Nutrition
FONT 53132  Food Services Management
FONT 53142  Community Nutrition
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