Nutrition and Health Education

The Department of Nutrition and Health Education was introduced in the year 2022. Nutrition and Health Education is offered at the Undergraduate level for B.A. and B.Sc. students. The syllabus has been framed as per the directions and the guidelines of the U.G.C. and the Vision and Mission statements of the College.
Nutrition and Health Education
Nutrition has been recognized and given a special role in national development. This course is in line with the points laid out in the National Policy of Nutrition. In a world where the importance of nutrition and health is increasingly recognized, the Department takes pride in being at the forefront of empowering individuals with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their well-being. The curriculum aims at enabling students to take up leadership roles in extension and community outreach programs. The Department thus stands as a beacon of knowledge and advocacy, committed to fostering a healthier society through education, research, and community engagement. The students are encouraged to develop a scientific temper. Familiarizing them with the use of newer technologies, methods in family and community linkages, and sustainable use of resources for human development are the hallmarks of this course. Nutrition is the key to facilitate the study and enhance the quality of human life. Its approach is therefore inherently interdisciplinary. Through a multidisciplinary approach, latest scientific research is blended with practical, real-world applications, ensuring that the students and the wider community are equipped to navigate the complex landscape of nutrition and health.

This course aims at enriching the minds of the students who have interest in learning finer points of nutrition. It encompasses a curriculum that engages the student through teaching, research and extension. This course aims to develop a holistic and multidimensional understanding of the various topics such as basic aspects of nutrients, food science, nutrition concerns in various stages of life cycle, food safety, food security as well as open a vast understanding of the current spectrum of malnutrition. This course equips the students for skill development, academic understanding, entrepreneurship, community role and employment in various fields of food industry, health clinics, NGOs, etc. The department believes in the power of education to drive positive change, and the faculty, composed of experts in the fields of nutrition, health education, and public health, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders and professionals who will shape the future of healthcare.