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B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics(B.Sc )

Course Duration

6 Semesters
(3 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Passing in PUC /10+2 with Biology as compulsory subject. Scoring at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) from any recognized Board /Council or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to.

Overview

Nutrition and Dietetics is an integrated programme that prepares students to become professional nutritionists and dieticians and explores how it affects the health of people while understanding and discovering how diet can be used in the treatment of diseases. Through this programme, students will learn to apply nutritional science to treat medical conditions and contribute to improving overall health.

As a dietitian, a student will work with people to help them modify their food intake and offer practical advice to enable them in making dietary changes.

With a sedentary lifestyle and neglect towards fitness, nutrition and dietetics are gaining supreme importance and have become a vital profession with ample career opportunities. After graduating, a candidate has both self-employment and job opportunities open. A candidate can choose to start his/her own nutrition clinic and become self-employed, or can apply for the position of nutritionist and dietician in various hospitals, gyms, and healthcare clinics.

The internship/training programme with various hospitals and food industries provides opportunities to practice and master the core competencies for coveted jobs.

Course Curriculum

01Communicative English

02Introduction to Food and nutrition 

03Human physiology

04Instrumentation and Food analysis

05Nutritional Food source

06Human Physiology -1 Lab

07Nutritional biochemistry Lab

08Food Analysis Lab

01Constitution of India

02Public Health and nutrition

03Nutritional biochemistry

04Human physiology -II

05Basics of Bioinformatics and computers

06Nutritional biochemistry Lab

07Basic nutrition Lab

08Food Quality Evaluation Lab

01Sports/Dance/Music/Yoga

02Nutraceutical and functional food

03Food Microbiology

04Family Meal Management

05Food Service Management

06Food Microbiology Lab

07Clinical Nutrition Lab

08Food Service Management Lab

01Environmental Science

02Food Packaging

03Bakery Science

04Food Product Development and Quality control

05Sanitation and Hygiene in Food Industry

06Bakery Products Lab

07Sanitation methods Lab

08Food Product Development Lab

01Nutrition for Sports and Exercise

02Food Processing

03Dietary Guidelines and Meal Planning

04Quality Food Service and Physical Facilities

05Advanced Dietetics

06Assessment of Food Quality Lab

07Advanced Dietetics Lab

08Food preservation and Bakery Lab

01Dietetics & Counseling

02Entrepreneurship development

03Project work

04Internship

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The programme prepares graduates to:

PEO-1

Demonstrate problem solving skills in performing routine in Nutrition and Dietetics procedures

PEO-2

Express oral and written interpersonal skills as part of the team to understand, learn and advance their careers through research developments

PEO-3

Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities through lifelong learning skills

PEO-4

Acquire higher degree of work in academics and research.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO 1Science Knowledge

Apply the knowledge of nutrition and dietetics for solutions to the problems in various domains particularly healthcare and food industries.

PO 2Problem analysis:

Identify, formulate and analyse problems related to food and nutrition domains

PO 3Conduct investigations of relevant problems

Comprehend, analyse, model, and solve complex problems in the areas of malnutrition, geriatric nutrition, and sports nutrition.

PO 4Modern tool usage

Utilize modern tools and modalities in the arena of food technology for better outcomes.

PO 5Environment and sustainability

Understand and appreciate the role of food and nutrition in the development of healthy society

PO 6Individual and teamwork

Recognise the need to expertise in the areas of nutrition and dietetics by self-up gradation through lifelong learning.

PO 7Communication

Communicate with clarity and coherence, both written and verbally.

PO 8Ethics

Exhibit professional responsibility in conducting standardized food analysis.

PO 9Project management and finance

Encourage collaborative learning and analyze the impact of radio diagnostic practices in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

PO 10Lifelong learning

Use latest computer techniques and tools to carry out scientific investigations and develop new solutions to solve nutritional problems related to society.

Programme Specific Outcomes

After successful completion of the programme, graduates shall be able to

  • PSO - 1 Demonstrate expert knowledge in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • PSO - 2 Apply the concepts in design, development and implementation of application-oriented Nutrition and Dietetics solutions.
  • PSO - 3 Comprehend the fundamentals of Nutrition and Dietetics skills and undertake advanced level of knowledge to analyse and create techniques to solve real life problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Can work as Clinical Dieticians, Community Dieticians, Management Dieticians and Consultant Dieticians.
  • They can work with government hospitals, governments’ health departments, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias to plan nutritional regimes.
  • They can also work for sports hostels and athlete’s camps.
  • They also can opt for a research career mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food product manufacturing companies and hospitals, teaching the science of nutrition of dietetics in colleges and universities is also a good option.
  • They can associate with gyms, slimming centres and private consultant/ Practitioner.
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 500
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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