In today’s world the most compelling and imperative factor of health is food, either healthy food or diet food. Nutrition and Dietetics is a science which involves the chemistry of food and biology of the body and the correlation between food and the body. The students, in the process of studying nutrition, study human physiology, nutritional biochemistry, food chemistry, food microbiology, which are the basics behind good diet and ultimately the cornerstone of good health. Nutrition has become a major concern of our country. “Healthy food for all” is the motto of WHO and our country too. Nutritionists and Food Scientists play a major role in the socioeconomic development of a country. The students of the department are commissioned to take up practical internships at hospitals and food industries where they are given training. The Undergraduate programme in Nutrition & Dietetics was introduced in the year 2017 under self-financed stream and PG Programme in Food Science & Nutrition was introduced in the year 2020.
Diet therapy and its applications in patient related setting is a major focus of dietetics. Diet plays a major role in promotion of health and well being of individual. A good and balanced diet habit improves the quality of life, while poor diet may lead to morbidity and diseases.Faculty
The department encompasses a team of highly-efficient and well-qualified teaching faculty with good experience in teaching and research. The research expertise among the faculty members is distinct and diverse. The quality and reputation of the faculty members are reflected in their publication of research papers and books, projects undertaken and patents registered. In addition, they share their expertise in different capacities.Scope of the Programme
The department seeks to function with mutual love, social commitment to educate and engage students in research and extension activities to serve the community