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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Food Science and Nutrition is one of the most applied and interdisciplinary subject in our present educational system concerns with the field of science. It gives main emphasis on food, nutrition, diet, food preservation, product development, food quality analysis, food safety and hygiene.

In the recent years, there has been increased focus on food processing sector and food technology has been identified by Government of India as sun rise sector due to its rapid growth, immense growth potential and its contribution to the development of the country as a whole. Moreover, with a rising concern about health and eating habits, the field of Nutrition and Dietetics is gaining a lot of importance day by day.

Further, to cater to the needs of quality trained manpower with necessary professional skills in food industry as well as health sector and to educate work force in the field of food science and nutrition, post graduate course in Food Science and Nutrition is offered from the academic year 2018-19 onwards.

Department welcomes prospective students to enroll and study in the department and also welcomes the scientists and food industry to partner in the research and development activities to develop joint programmes.


To become a centre of excellence in development and dissemination of creative and innovative knowledge in the field of food science and nutrition.

  • Mission
    • Provide holistic education in food science and nutrition to nurture their creativity and innovation
    • Equip the students with appropriate knowledge and skills by drawing the best expertise in technology, skill development and professional management
    • Prepare students to apply their knowledge and skills to become competent and productive nutrition, food science and health professionals.
    • To imbibe a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in students.
    • Pursue quality research, consultancy and innovative outreach in order to contribute to safe and value added food production

About the course

Food Science and Nutrition as a subject emphasizes on ideas, interdisciplinary mindset, collaborative thinking; and the commitment to apply the knowledge to resolve various societal dilemmas related to food and nutrition security.

Moreover, with a rising concern about health and eating habits, the field of Nutrition and Dietetics is gaining a lot of importance day by day. Due to growing concern about obesity, diabetes, hypertension, ulcers and other major diseases arising due to faulty eating habits, the role of nutritionist has increased many folds. The increased usage of processed food greatly demands safety and quality food production. Food science and nutrition course has a vast scope both in clinical and development sectors.

Course offered | M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition

It is a 2-year program designed to enhance knowledge and skills of food science and nutrition and to develop critical evaluation skills through an integration of Food science, nutrition, dietetics (therapeutic nutrition) and research.


UG Degree in Botany/Zoology/Biochemistry/B.Sc. Home Science/Family & Community Science/Nutrition & Dietetics/Food Science & Quality Control/Food Science & Nutrition/ Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics with Chemistry/ Food Service Mgt. & Dietetics/ P.G. Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics/Biochemistry at ancillary level/Biotech/Chem & Biology/Food Nutrition & Dietetics.

  • Career prospects
    • Government sectors
    • Hospital and health care organizations
    • Sports, fitness and health clubs
    • Developmental NGOs
    • Food service organizations
    • Food & Neutraceutical Industries
    • Food product industries
    • Food quality control
    • Food safety and hygiene
    • FMCGs and Pharmaceutical Companies
    • Research and Development
    • Teaching/education field

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