M.Sc. Food Nutrition and Dietetics

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Worldwide, the food sector has emerged as a high growth and huge profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry. Food Technology deals with the methods and techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The course offers the students an ideal platform to apply knowledge of all pure sciences, including microbiology, physics, and biochemistry, sensory, packaging and engineering to enhance the quality, safety, functionality and nutrition of food.

About the Program:

M.Sc. Food Nutrition and Dietetics provides concepts related to human nutrition and dietetic practice. It develops advances skills to pursue research in the field of human nutrition and dietetics. The programme is suitable for those who have patience and genuine concern for fellow beings, planning & administrative skills, organizational ability and good communication skills. The aspirant should have an interest in food preparation and should be capable of creating awareness regarding health improvement, prevention of diseases and control of existing ailments.

Career Prospects:

The employment areas open for a postgraduate in Food Nutrition and Dietetics include Government Sector, Hospitals, Health Departments, Schools & Colleges, Factories, Sports & Health Clubs, Hostels, Teaching, Research & Development, Mass Media, Gyms & Slimming Centers, Private Consultancy and the like. The student can opt for the job profile of Clinical Dietitian, Management Dietitian, Consultant Dietitian, Community Dietitian, Nutrition Research Scientist, Nutrition Product Manager, Nutrition Sales Executive, Trainee Nutrition Sales Executive, to name a few.

Programme Duration: 2 Years
  • B.Sc. degree in any branch of life science/Clinical Nutrition/ZBC/Mathematics/Biotechnology/Food Technology/Food Science & Technology/Microbiology/Home Science/Agriculture/Horticulture or equivalent. 50% marks for general and 45% for SC/ST category.
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Admission Procedure:
  • The admission is based on merit, computed on the basis of marks secured in qualifying examination. University also conducts interviews of all applicants before admitting the eligible candidates.
  • Out of the total intake, 40% seats are allotted to students of Uttarakhand under the State Quota and the rest are open to students from all India. In case the allotted percentage of seats of State Quota remains vacant, it will be filled by All India students.
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