Department of Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department offers a specialization in Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics at the T.Y.B.Sc. Home Science level. At the post Graduate level, the department offers a Master’s program in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, it also runs two self-financed Master’s programs- Food Processing and Preservation & Sports Nutrition and a one year post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition. A Ph.D. program in Home Science is also offered by the Department.

Activities of the Department
  • The Department holds seminars, workshops and other activities to enrich the learning experience of the students. It collaborates with different agencies, G.O.s, N.G.O.s, hospitals, food industries for research, extension activities, internships etc.
  • It has MOUs for collaborative activities with other academic institutes such as Jai Hind College, Somaiya College and MGM Institute of Health Sciences. Students are also taken for Industrial visits, rural camps, conferences and seminars. Several projects have been undertaken by the Department funded by UGC, University of Mumbai and other prestigious institutes. It also undertakes consultancy projects for industries and other organizations.

    The department recognizes research as an essential component of academics and assures that the student is ensured a sound research background. Varied topics covering different areas of nutrition like extension education, food product development and clinical nutrition are taken up by the students. Students are encouraged to and have participated in research related forums like Avishkar, AARYA, UTKARSH (instituted by the Indian Dietetic Association, Mumbai Chapter, one of the collaborators of the department for Excellence in Research) and in scientific conferences organized by different esteemed institutions. The department has instituted the Nirmal Seva Award for the research project that benefits the community the most and a special segment for undergraduate research at the TY level has been initiated.

  • The faculty and students are also members of several professional bodies such as Nutrition Society of India (NSI), Indian Dietetic Association (IDA), Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (AFST) to name a few and take part in various activities organized by these bodies.
  • The Department focuses on the overall development of the students not only academically but inculcates a value system to take responsibilities as an ideal citizen.
Job Prospects and Opportunities

Branch IA: Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Dietician and Nutritionist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Entrepreneur in the field of Nutrition
  • Community and Public health Nutritionist
  • Food Quality Control Manager
  • Food Quality Assurance Executive/Manager
  • Food Production Executive
  • Food Regulator
  • Food Officer (In FSSAI)
  • Food Safety Trainer
  • Food columnist or Health and Nutrition writer
  • Researcher in Foods & Nutrition
  • Trainer / Instructor in Nutrition for programs run by Govt. agencies, NGOs and Corporates
  • Web and app content developer for Foods & Nutrition

Branch I B: Food Processing and Preservation
  • Quality Control Executive /Manager
  • Quality Assurance Executive/Manager
  • Food Production Executive/Manager
  • Food Regulatory Officer/ Food Inspector
  • Entrepreneur in Food Products
  • Research and Development Executive
  • Food Product Development Executive/Manager
  • Food Sensory Expert/ Sensory Evaluator
  • Food safety Officer/ Manager
  • Food Technical Officer
  • Food Analyst
  • Food Auditor
  • Food Quality Inspector

Branch IC: Sports Nutrition
  • Nutrition Advisor/Nutritional Counsellor to athletes
  • Nutrition/Fitness Consultant in Gym or Fitness Centre
  • Sports/Fitness Nutritionist- Freelancing
  • Research Assistant/Research Associate on project/ Industry
  • Entrepreneur in food product development for sports persons
  • Sports Nutrition Blog / Content writer
  • Trainer / Instructor in Nutrition for programs run by Govt. agencies, NGOs and Corporates

Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition
  • Dietician and Nutritionist in hospitals or clinics
  • Nutrition/Fitness Consultant in Gym or Fitness Centre
  • Entrepreneur in the field of Nutrition
  • Community and Public health Nutritionist
  • Food columnist or Health and Nutrition writer
  • Trainer / Instructor in Nutrition for programs run by Govt. agencies, NGOs and Corporates
  • Food product Developer