B.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics, Human Development
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||3||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics I|
|DSC||Practical||2||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics I|
|VI||DSC||Theory||3||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics II|
|DSC||Practical||2||Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics II|
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||2|
|OE||Theory||Elements of Human Behaviour||3|
|II||DSC||Theory||Early Childhood care and Education||4|
|DSC||Practical||Early Childhood care and Education||2|
|OE||Theory||Elements of Human Behaviour||3|
|III||DSC||Theory||Development in Adolescence and Adulthood||4|
|DSC||Practical||Development in Adolescence and Adulthood||2|
|OE||Theory / Practical||Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling||3|
|IV||DSC||Theory||Guidance in Child Development||4|
|DSC||Practical||Guidance in Child Development||2|
|V||DSC||Theory||Children with Special Needs and Inclusive education||3|
|DSC||Practical||Children with Special Needs and Inclusive education||2|
|DSC||Theory||Adolescent Health and Development||3|
|DSC||Practical||Adolescent Health and Development||2|
|Minor||Theory||Development of Self and Personality||3|
|Minor||Practical||Development of Self and Personality||2|
|Voc||Theory||Basics of Toy Making||1|
|Voc||Practical||Basics of Toy Making||2|
|VI||DSC||Theory||Development and Aging||3|
|DSC||Practical||Development and Aging||2|
|DSC||Theory||Programs and policies for vulnerable sections||3|
|DSC||Practical||Programs and policies for vulnerable sections||2|
|Minor||Theory||Life skill education||3|
|Minor||Practical||Life skill education||2|
|Voc||Theory||Early Childhood Educator’s Training||3|
|VII||DSC||Theory||Infant Development & Stimulation||3|
|DSC||Practical||Infant Development & Stimulation||2|
|DSC||Theory||Development al Assessments across lifespan||3|
|DSC||Practical||Development al Assessments across lifespan||2|
|DSC||Theory||Theoretical Perspectives of Human Development||3|
|DSE||Theory||Women Studies/ Culture and Psychology||3|
|DSE||Theory||Care of children with disabilities and illness/ Human ecology||3|
|DSE||Theory||Crime and Violence/ Development al Assessments||3|
|Research Project||-||Research Project||6|
PO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of individual and family development across the life span in diverse contexts and changing environments
PO2: Learn how people and families develop--biologically, intellectually, psychologically, socially and spiritually.
PO3: Design, implement and evaluate inclusive and play-based early learning curriculum and programs that support children’s holistic development.
PO4: Demonstrate pedagogical practices that are connected to theoretical approaches of learning, thinking and teaching in the field of early childhood care and education.
PO5: Use their own knowledge, appropriate early learning outcomes, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging learning materials for children and infants.
PO6: Study individuals and families in their own and other cultures, and learn how the family, the workplace, schools, the community, and the larger culture affect and are affected by the individual.
PO7: Solid understanding of problems such as child, spouse and elder abuse, substance use, and divorce.
PO8: Learn skills for helping individuals, families, or groups through prevention programs and other intervention techniques, in addition to examining specific problems and learn how human service agencies and professionals deal with these problems.
PO9: Promote healthy individual development and positive family functioning across the lifespan,
PO10: Demonstrate an ability to evaluate and apply research and theory to practice.
PO11: Analyze processes, policies, and contextual factors that affect the delivery of human services to individuals and families.
PO12: Demonstrate professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive standards of conduct.
PO13: Demonstrate the ability to develop resources and initiatives (programs) using appropriate strategies and technologies to support the well-being of children, families, schools, and communities through presentations, research, and service learning.
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
- Child life practitioners
- Early Childhood Educators
- Content Developers
- Special Educators
- Change Makers through NGO sectors
- Research Associates and Assistants
- HR managers at multinational companies.