Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences


To endeavour to produce scientifically trained women in the areas of Food Science & Nutrition, and Food Technology.


The Undergraduate Programme in Home Science started in 1976, with five core branches – Food and Nutrition, Home Management, Child Development, Clothing and Textiles and Extension Education. The core Home Science subjects were strengthened with other disciplines, contributing practical knowledge from pure science and applied basic science courses such as Sociology, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Microbiology etc. The department expanded its programme by inclusion of M.Sc. in one of the specialization areas.
The Postgraduate Programme in Food Science and Nutrition commenced in June 1985, with an objective to equip students with the knowledge and skills for understanding the role of nutrition in health and diseases. With a view to open wider avenues for students in the fast growing food-based industry, the department initiated another specialization – Food Technology, at M.Sc. level in June 2007. The M.Phil. and Ph.D. research programmes in Food Science and Nutrition were initiated in the academic year 2008/9.
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