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NUTRITION & DIETETICS – M.Sc in FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION
UG, PG & RESEARCH CENTRE (Bangalore University)
Year of Establishment - 2010
Head of the Department : Dr. Sangeeta Pandey, Ph.D, Associate Professor
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics was established in 1994 and Post Graduate course was started in 2010. With increasing community awareness on issues of nutrition and health, it is no surprises that there is a growing demand for specialists in these fields to provide reliable and trustworthy information. In this view, the courses offered are specifically focused on teaching evidence based research in areas of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science. Academic programme is supported by upgraded lab facilities (Food processing lab, Nutrition lab, Microbiology lab, Biochemistry lab), community outreach programs and department library. The Master’s course is strengthened by 8 week internship program at reputed organizations.
Research that makes a difference
Academic staff is actively involved in many areas of research and are experts in their respective fields which includes Clinical Nutrition, Community Health Nutrition, and Food Science.
PG COURSE, M.Sc. – Food Science and Nutrition
The course focuses in facilitating nutritionists to apply knowledge drawn from relevant sciences to promote an understanding of the effects of nutrition on growth, development and well-being. The curriculum has been designed to create a link between food industry and health industry to provide opportunities to work in research, food industry, hospitals and health promotion sectors. It is further strengthened with project work and internship at food industry, hospitals & public nutrition area.
B.Sc Home Science or Family and Community Sciences/Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/Food Science and Quality Control/ Nutrition and Dietetics/B.Sc with Human Nutrition/Applied Nutrition/Food Science and Nutrition/ Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/ Food Science and Quality Control with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized board or institution.
Core Paper -Nutritional Biochemistry – I, Nutritional Biochemistry Lab
Core Paper -Applied Physiology
Core Paper -Advances in nutrition-Macro nutrients
Core Paper -Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition-I, Clinical Lab-I
Allied Paper -Nutritional Counseling
Allied Paper -Biostatistics I
Core Paper - Recent advances in nutrition - Micronutrients
Core Paper - Clinical & Therapeutic Nutrition - II
Core Paper - Nutritional Biochemistry II
Core Paper - Public Health Nutrition & Nutritional Epidemiology
Allied Paper - Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods.
Allied Paper - Food Additives
Core Paper - Post Harvest Technology
Core Paper - Advances in Food Microbiology & Preservation
Core Paper - Principles of Food Science
Elective Paper - Sports Nutrition / Program Planning in Public Health
Allied Paper - Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Multidisciplinary Paper - Nutrition for Women
Core Paper - Recent Advances in Nutrition during Life Cycle
Core Paper - Food Product Development
Elective Paper - Pediatric Nutrition / Geriatric Nutrition
Soft Course - Entrepreneurial Skill
COURSE FUTURE PROSPECTS
Post graduates can work as Nutritionist / Dietitian in health care centres, public nutrition programmes, food industry, Scientific Officer in Food industries, Nutrition coach ,Teaching, Research in Food & Nutrition , Food Scientist / Consultant in food industries, Ph.D in Food and Nutrition
DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
ACADEMIC & INDUSTRY INTERFACE
As part of M.Sc Curriculum, students do their internship for two month duration. Internship at Hospitals, Food industry and NGO’s has strengthened the student’s knowledge and has ensured implementation of evidence based applications. Internship bridges the gap between academia and industry.
Students have undergone internship in the following institutions
Healthcare / Community / Research Institute
Apollo Hospital,Aster CMI Hospital, CK Birla Hospitals – BM Birla HEART Research Centre
Columbia Asia Hospital, Dr Reddy’s Foundation, Hyderabad ,Fortis Hospitals, Mahaveer Heart Institute, M.S.Ramaiah Memorial Hospital ,Max superspeciality hospital,National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development , Sagar Hospital,St John’s Research Centre ,Vikram Hospital, Yashoda hospital
Atiq Abdulla Flour Mill, Dubai, UAE, Centre for Processed Foods, Dimapur Central Dairy (Nagaland) , Haldiram Snacks Pvt Ltd (Noida), Hindustan Unilever Limited, ITC limited, Foods Division ,Maiya’S Beverages & Foods Pvt Ltd, MTR Foods Private Limited, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Private Limited(Delhi),Nestle R&D Centre India Pvt Ltd, Pristine Organics Pvt Ltd., Ruchi Soya Industries Pvt Ltd, Unibic Foods India Pvt Ltd
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Community Development program is an important aspect of the curriculum to sensitize the community in nutrition related issue to build healthier society. In lieu with this, programs are conducted at Cubbon Park, College Campus and Schools. The community is sensitized on nutrition, health and hygiene with innovative posters, games.
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION OUTREACH – NOURISH YOUNG MINDS
As part of Public Health Nutrition, School Nutrition Education Program “Nourish Young Minds” is an initiative of the Department from 2011. The prime objective was to impart knowledge on right nutrition, food safety and hygiene. The beneficiaries of this program are Government School Children from Std I to Std X and teachers.
The interactive School Nutrition Education Program conducted by Post Graduate students has been well received every year. True to the theme, the program has been a success and is one small step to building healthy nation.
WORKSHOP / GUEST LECTURE
Regularly workshops are conducted on Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Counseling and Sports Nutrition, to give hands on training and to apply evidence based approach. Students actively participate at National and International Conferences by presenting research papers. Apart from this, students are exposed to the nuances of the industry through visits to reputed organizations like CFTRI, Vesome Sports Medical Centre, Apollo Hospital, Coffee Board of India, ITC
DEPARTMENT INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
Department has collaborated with Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Apollo Hospitals to add value to academic and learning process, augment research opportunities and provide industry edge to students. As part of this, Workshop on Evidence Based Clinical Nutrition Interventions and Nutrition Counseling are conducted regularly.
Akshaya Patra Foundation
Department has collaborated with Akshaya Patra Foundation for student engagements in research for development, research projects, pro bono contributions in form of services, advisory for projects and industrial visit.
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics has signed MOU with M/s. Inner Being Wellness Pvt. Ltd, to work on development of value added innovative health products on Quinoa, based on scientific research and development.
UGC / NET/JRF
Every year, significant number of students qualifies UGC/ NET/JRF
Students Pursuing Higher Education / Ph.D at various institutions (India & Abroad)
Bangalore University, Deakin University (Melbourne Burwood Campus), Glasgow University (UK), Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science, Toyo University (Japan), Higgin Botham University, Texas ANM University (USA),Wayne State University (USA), University College Dublin (Ireland)
Our students with rich experience and good exposure are working at reputed organizations in various capacities both in India and abroad.
Organizations that have employed our students include:
Healthcare / Community
Apollo Hospital, Aster CMI Hospital, Bioquest, Columbia Asia Hospital, Cloud Nine Hospital, Diet Mantra (Kolkata), Fortis Hospitals, Healthify Me, Leicestershire Nutrition & Dietetics Service (UK), M.S.Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Otawa Hospital,Civic Campus (Canada), QUA Nutrition – Signature Clinic, Right Living, Sagar Hospital, SOUKYA International Holistic Health Centre,Truweight Wellness Pvt. Ltd.
Britannia Industries Limited, British Biologicals,Hindustan Unilever Limited, Inner Being, Masala Box, Pristine Organics Pvt Ltd.
St John’s Research Centre, National Institute of Nutrition
Diverse career opportunities have been witnessed with Post graduates attaining successful careers at Food Industries, Hospitals, Health Care Business, Community and also as Entrepreneurs.
NUTRITIUM (Nutrition Counseling Cell)
Nutritium is an in-house Nutrition Counseling Cell, initiated in 20th Aug 2015. It is exclusively run by Post Graduate students. It is aimed at nutrition counseling for therapeutic conditions, healthy life, lifestyle modifications. Community outreach program and In house nutrition awareness has been conducted regularly.
For more information on Right Nutrition visit us at Nutritium
Our College is awarded A grade under the CGPA system of Accreditation in 2012.
Recognized College by UGC as a College with Potential for Excellence
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