The four years bachelor program has dual major as Nutrition & dietetics and Human development with an aim to build knowledge and competence in the two domains.
Nutrition and Dietetics and Human development program intends to create competent professionals with in-depth understanding of a wide spectrum of courses in the areas of community nutrition, Family Studies, Early Childhood Care and Education, food science, dietetics, adolescents and adulthood, vulnerable sections, guidance and nutrition counselling. The program will encourage students to carry out novel research in core areas of Nutrition and Human development. This will play a pivotal role in developing reasoning, logic, problem solving and scientific temper. The Dual-Major program is designed as per the New Education Policy along with languages, ability enhancement, skill- and value-based courses, discipline specific, elective and vocational courses, internship and minor research project.
The curriculum at the Bachelor level focus to foster a firm theoretical background with amalgamation of practical skills and development of research related abilities in the fourth year of course, so that the graduates are capable to enter doctoral degree with critical and analytical thinking abilities, sensitive to societal issues and concerns and able to communicate skilfully. The programme aims at creating professionals who will utilize the substantial knowledge in the realm of Human Development and Nutrition and dietetics to respond to the challenges of a dynamic socio-economic political situations and systems. The student get a chance to choose any 1 subject at the end of the 3rd year.
Nutrition & Dietetics Syllabus
|Semester||Category of Course||Theory / Practical||Credits||Course Title|
|I||DSC||Theory||4||Fundamentals of Nutrition|
|DSC||Practical||2||Fundamentals of Nutrition|
|OE||Theory||3||Nutrition Literacy & Health|
|II||DSC||Theory||4||Principles of Food Science and Preservation|
|DSC||Practical||2||Principles of Food Science and Preservation|
|OE||Theory||3||Food Safety and Hygiene|
|Exit option with Certificate (50 credits)|
|III||DSC||Theory||4||Nutrition through life span|
|DSC||Practical||2||Nutrition through life span|
|OE||Theory||3||Traditional Foods and Health|
|Exit option with Diploma (100 credits)|
|V||DSC||Theory||4||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics I|
|DSC||Practical||2||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics I|
|VI||DSC||Theory||4||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics II|
|DSC||Practical||2||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics II|
|DSC||Theory||4||Principles and Practices in Public Health Nutrition|
|DSC||Practical||2||Principles and Practices in Public Health Nutrition|
Human Development Syllabus
|Semester||Course Code||Theory / Practical||Course Title||Credits|
|I||DSC||Theory||Fundamentals of Child Development||4|
|DSC||Practical||Fundamentals of Child Development Lab||2|
|OE||Theory||Elements of Human Behaviour||3|
|II||DSC||Theory||Early Childhood care and Education||4|
|DSC||Practical||Early Childhood care and Education Lab||2|
|OE||Theory||Family and Relationship Management||3|
|III||DSC||Theory||Development in Adolescence and Adulthood||4|
|DSC||Practical||Development in Adolescence and Adulthood Lab||2|
|OE||Theory / Practical||Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling||3|
|IV||DSC||Theory||Guidance in Child Development||4|
|DSC||Practical||Guidance in Child Development Lab||2|
|V||DSC||Theory||Children with Special Needs and Inclusive education||4|
|DSC||Practical||Children with Special Needs and Inclusive education Lab||2|
|DSC||Theory||Programmes and Policies for Vulnerable Groups||4|
|DSC||Practical||Programmes and Policies for Vulnerable Groups Lab||2|
|VI||DSC||Theory||Developmental Assessments across lifespan||4|
|DSC||Practical||Developmental Assessments across lifespan Lab||2|
|DSC||Practical||Family Dynamics Lab||2|
PO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of individuals and families biologically, intellectually, psychologically, socially, emotionally, morally, and spiritually.
PO2: Exhibit the ability to create resources and initiatives using appropriate learning strategies and technologies to support the development and well-being of children, families, and society.
PO3: Exemplify the potential to evaluate and apply research, and theory to practice as well as analyze processes, policies, and contextual factors that affect the delivery of human services to individuals and families.
PO4: Understand, analyze, criticize and administer different psychological tests across the lifespan and develop a strong research base for students to conduct problem-based scientific research.
Graduates can aspire to specialise in post graduate courses in the field. Following this, they can work in different fields – Dietetics, Food Industry, Public Health Organizations, Research and Academics.
In the field of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, students can work in hospitals or private clinics as Nutritionist/Dietitian, Nutritional Therapist, Habit/Nutrition/Wellness Coach, Bariatric/Pediatric/Renal Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Lactation Counsellor
Food Industry offers a number roles including Food Inspector, Food Technologist, Sanitary Inspector, Food Research Analyst, Quality Assurance Manager, Food/Sensory Scientist, Food Microbiologist, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Food Product Development Officer, Research and Development.
Public Health Organizations working at international level such as United Nations - World Health Organization, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization recruit nutritionist for their programmes. At the national level, government and non-government organizations have a numerous programmes and schemes for the welfare of the people. Students can work as Nutrition Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Child Development Officer.
Students can also take up roles in the area of Writing/Publishing including Content Developer/Writer, Technical Writer, Scientific Writer and Medical Editor.
Students can pursue Ph.D in Food Science and Nutrition and work in the area of research and academics as Research Assistant/Research Fellow, Research Associate, and Assistant Professor.
Human Development Prospects
- Students upon completion of their graduation can work in various sectors that caters to infants, children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. There are career prospects both in the government and private sector.
- Government sector includes CDPO (child development project officers), project assistants for government funded projects (NCERT, UGC).
- Private sector offers various roles like curriculum and content developers, early childhood education facilitators, academic coordinators, counsellors, special educators. Entrepreneur in the field of creating teaching learning materials, stimulation materials that are developmentally appropriate, story books, toy industries and setting up startups (Preschools and NGO’s).
- NGO’s recruit graduates in the role of facilitators, coordinators, research and development. Students can further specialize for post graduate course in Human Development, Early Childhood Education and Special Education.