Samson Ebenezer

I'm graduate in English literature. Till 12th I was a science student. Can I enroll myself for a PG Diploma in Nutrition. Do men pursue this career path? Could you advise some colleges in Mumbai?

Do men pursue career path of a Nutritionist? Could you advise some colleges in Mumbai?

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RE: I'm graduate in English literature. Till 12th I was a science student. Can I enroll myself for a PG Diploma in Nutrition. Do men pursue this career path? Could you advise some colleges in Mumbai?

Dr salman Abid
Dr salman Abid
Verified Career Expert
Associate professor
  • Hyderabad

Dear student.
nice idea , but too early .the course you have chosen is good,but you hv to do it properly,
after your +2 you hv to enrrol yourself in B.Sc ( Nutrition) then PG masters or PG diploma course.
otherwise if you have decided Nutrition as your career then why don't you think about Food Science courses at a reputed Institute? like CFTRI.

Here we are providing some more information about Nutritionist and Dietician.
think about bachelors and masters degree prog if you have right potential after getting assessed by career assessment test.

Various Specialized Areas in Dietetics

Clinical Dietitiansare specialists in food nutrition services in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practices. They assess patient nutrition, develop dietary plans, provide patient counselling, and monitor patient's progress.

Community Dietitianswork in public health agencies, health and fitness clubs, and day care centers. They counsel people on food choices and direct programmes in nutrition awareness and disease prevention.
Management Dietitiansspecialize in food service systems or clinical management. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, school food service, cafeterias, and restaurants. They manage personnel, plan and conduct employee training programmes, design food systems, and plan budgets.

Consultant Dietitiansare independent business people who work as nursing home consultants, book authors, and patient counselors in medical centers and fitness programmes. They also develop and evaluate food service systems and serve as independent advisors to industry.


Government Sector:They can work with government hospitals, government's health department, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional regiment.

Sports and Health Clubs:They can also work for sports hostels and athletes camps. Health and recreation clubs, canteen and nursing care facilities also require the services of nutritionists and dietitians. Employment opportunities are also open to them in catering department of star hotels and restaurants.

Teaching, Research and Development:Research and development involves conducting research on various food items to ensure their quality as well as studying the effects of various types of diet on the body chemistry in labs. The research dietician or nutritionists do research on nutritive value of food which helps to understand the various components of food we eat and the right type of food which provides a balanced mix of the essentials like vitamins, minerals etc. needed for the human body. They also can opt for 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.

Mass Media:Moreover they could find openings in the mass media where top priority is given to disseminating vital information on healthy living.

Gyms, Slimming Centers:

Private Consultant/ Practitioner:Experienced dietitians may become assistant, associate, or director of a dietetic department, or become self-employed. Some dietitians specialize in areas such as renal or paediatric dietetics. Besides all these they can also work as private consultant or private practitioner.


Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey University - Mumbai, Maharashtra

Master of Science- Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Master of Science- Food Science and Nutrition
ADMISSION ALERT:::: Don't take admission into any such course at private and Non Recognised Instt.
have a good career ahead
if you hv more queries , then Ask the Guide plz
best of Luck

RE: I'm graduate in English literature. Till 12th I was a science student. Can I enroll myself for a PG Diploma in Nutrition. Do men pursue this career path? Could you advise some colleges in Mumbai?

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur


It is nice to see your interest towards nutrition subject all of a sudden. You are absolutely eligible to pursue a PG Diploma in Nutrition course after a BA English literature degree as you have been in a science discipline at your HSC school level. Most of the private colleges gives you this flexibility to study PG Diploma in nutrition irrelevant of your bachelors background. However if you want to study at a government approved college and also need to obtain a license as a food science nutrition and dietics practitioner then most of the license bodies would demand for a science subject at school level, BSc food nutrition oriented degree at a bachelors level, MSc degree in the same area and also a couple of years as work experience. So to obtain a license as a practitioner you may need to consider studying a bachelors degree in Food science nutrition.

Getting a license is actually prestigious and it is treated as a food science expert/ professional. Therefore if you also wish to be a licensed practitioner then you may have to think of a BSc in this subject. But if you are studying it for your self interest and personal satisfaction then you can study a PG Diploma in food nutrition. And to highlight men are also flocked highly into this field. Men does work for hospitals and private labs and companies after completing this course.

As advised by one of our career experts Dr Salman Abid here, I would like to tell you that consider studying a BSc and at his recommended college. Contact the college to know about the admission procedures and I can very well tell you that almost 30% of students in India often do a second bachelors degree. So please do not think that oh, should i study a Bachelors degree again. If you have to work as a license practitioner then this is the only option in hand. If you hold license you can be employed in UNICEF, United Nations, hospitals and even in World health organisation.

Finally think well if you want to be a nutritionist expert/ professional in career. If you want to be an expert, then you need license, to have license, then you need to study a BSc. If you dont want to be an expert then you do a PG Diploma in nutrition and work in only labs and private companies. Colleges offering PG Diploma in nutrition around Mumbai are SVT College of home science and Mumbai university within Mumbai. You can also pursue at CFTRI as it is a central government approved institute.

Hope this helps. My best wishes to you. Good luck.

RE: I'm graduate in English literature. Till 12th I was a science student. Can I enroll myself for a PG Diploma in Nutrition. Do men pursue this career path? Could you advise some colleges in Mumbai?

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