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What are the top institutions to pursue a career as a Dietician/Nutritionist?


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Due to change in lifestyle, Dietician or a nutritionist is becoming an emerging field in the recent scenario. One can be a health professional which bring awareness towards unhealthy food habits. A dietician is specially meant for his healthy diet plans. A nutritionist helps in adding nutrition to a daily routine which helps to fight against various diseases.

Hospitals, schools, health organizations, slimming centers, government organizations etc all are seeking for a dietician or a nutritionist for their organization to provide healthy and nutritious balanced diet to the kids, teenagers, adult or old age people. Different types of diet plans are necessary to follow as per their age groups and daily routine.

There are various institutes which offer bachelor, master or doctoral program in this field. Here, is a brief of a few of them:

All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health

 

AIIHPH established in 1932, focuses on various aspects of Public Health by providing a multidisciplinary approach to the students. This university also works in collaboration with global organizations such as WHO, FAO, World Bank, UNDP, etc. The aim of the university is to provide holistic education having experienced staff and dedicated students. All together will accept new challenges to fulfill the motto of 'Health for All' in the nation and worldwide. The institute also provides training to the students of various disciples.

    Courses:

  • Diploma in Dietetics, Health Promotion & Education (DHPE), Health Statistics (DHS), Industrial Health (DIH), Maternity and Child Welfare (DMCW), and Public Health (DPH).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management(PGDPHM)
  • Master's in Veterinary Public Health, Engineering Public Health and Public Health (Epidemiology)
  • MD(Community Medicine)
  • Sc (Applied Nutrition)

 

    Call at: (+91)9433810150, (+91 33) 22412860 / 22413831

    Mail to:  aiihph@cal.vsnl.net.in

    official website: http://aiihph.gov.in/

    Campus: Guest House, B. N. Campus

S.N.D.T. (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey) Women’s University, Mumbai 

SNDT founded in 1916, is the India's first women university which focuses on providing world-class higher education to women and helps in overall development to raise them as a professional for the job world. University provides various regular courses, vocational courses and distance education in a practical environment. 

    Courses:

  • 1-year post graduate diploma in Dietetics, Sports Science Fitness & Nutrition, Nutrition Food Processing and Technology, Food Service & Event Management and Nutrition Food Processing Technology
  • 3-yaers bachelor degree program (B.Sc.) in Food Science and Nutrition
  • 2-years master degree in Food Science and Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, and Quality Assurance.

Admission Procedure: Admissions are based on entrance tests. The entrance exams date list can be viewed online on their web portal.

    Call at: 022-2203 1879, 2660 8462, 020-2542 1678

    Official website: https://sndt.ac.in/

    Campus Location: Mumbai Churchgate Campus, Mumbai Juhu Campus, Pune Campus

  1. D. Birla Institute of Home Science, Kolkata

After established in 2009, J.D.Birla Institute set new goals for their students to provide world class higher education in Dietician and nutrition. The aim of the institute is to provide practical training to their students in such a manner that they build up as a professional in their future real-time job world. Institute also offers student loans, scholarships, and job placement facilities to deserving candidates.

    Courses:

  • Sc (Hons) in Food Science & Nutrition
  • Sc in Food & Nutrition
  • Diploma in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition

Admission Procedure: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the academics in secondary education and personal interview.

    Call at: 24755070, 24767340

    Mail to: jdbiadmin@jdbikolkata.in

     official website: http://www.jdbikolkata.in/

    Campus: There is no campus facility available in J.D.Birla Institute.

 

Lady Irwin College, New Delhi  

Lady Irwin College established in 1958, is well known for its laboratory experiences. The curriculum is designed in a comprehensive manner to fulfill all the needs of holistic education and to ensure good health for all.

    Courses:

  • 2 years master's degree program (M.Sc.) in Food & Nutrition including 3 specialization subjects: Therapeutic Nutrition, Public Nutrition and Food Science and Processing.
  • 3 years bachelor degree in Home science offering specialization in five areas of field: Food and Nutrition, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Development Communication & Extension, Resource Management & Design Application and Fabric and Apparel Science
  • 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (PGDDPHN)
  • D. In Food and Nutrition including all five specialized areas.
  • 2-year B.Ed.Program in Special Education MR

Admission Procedure: One should clear entrance exams for B.Ed.

    Call at: +91-11-23711222

    Mail to: ladyirwincrc@yahoo.in

     official website: http://www.ladyirwin.edu.in

    Campus: Lady Irwin College Hostel

 

National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad

In 1918, NINwas founded by Sir Robert McCarrison. Within a short time, this single room laboratory emerges into a Nutrition Research Laboratory. NIN has its own worldwide recognition to provide quality education in nutritional research. It mainly focuses on PEM (Protein Energy     Malnutrition).

    Courses:

  • MSc in Applied Nutrition
  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Nutrition
  • One year Training Course on Endocrinological Techniques
  • One year training in Laboratory Animal Technician & Supervisor
  • Adhoc programs (on demand from various local and global organizations)

    Call at:  +914027197200,  +91-40-27197247 / 27018234

    Mail to: nin@ninindia.org

     official website: http://ninindia.org/index.html

Other Top Institutes:

Various other institutes provide degree or diploma courses in Dietists and nutrition. Admissions are based depending upon the institute norms. Here is the list of major institutes which focuses on world class training and research programs in this field.

  • University of Delhi (Institute of Home Economics)
  • Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan Degree College, Uttar Pradesh
  • University of Madras (Postgraduate diploma in nutrition & dietetics)
  • Marathwada University
  • Osmania University
  • University of Mysore
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai
  • B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
  • University of Bombay
  • Shrimati Nathibai Damodar Thackeray (SNDT) University
  • Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  • Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore

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