Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2019-02-19T17:12:33+00:00
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

In 2002, as part of jubilee project, ‘Women Empowerment and Training’, the college decided to set up Women’s Study Center to offer job-oriented courses and life skill development for women.

Two courses were initiated under the department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics-

  • P. G. Diploma in Fashion Designing and Apparel Merchandising
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics

In 2006, Certificate Programme in Jewellery Designing was started.
In 2007 the courses offered by the department were affiliated to Continuing Education Centre, Govt. of Kerala.
In 2008, due to high demand for a degree programme in Fashion Designing, Bachelor of Fashion Technology was started under the off-campus centre of Mahatma Gandhi University.
In 2011, the faculty members of the department prepared a proposal with syllabus for an Under Graduate course and submitted the same to UGC under the Innovative Scheme. In 2012, the UGC sanctioned the proposal and the department initiated the new degree programme – B.Sc Apparel and Fashion Design.

In 2016, the department initiated two Post Graduate programmes

  • Master’s Programme in Fashion Designing
  • Master’s Programme in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
• Our vision is to provide and equip women with skills and tools that will enable them to survive, thrive and succeed in today’s highly competitive world.
• We believe women need to learn new skills and technologies that will empower, enlighten and encourage them to be independent and successful in this dynamic and vibrant environment, where the opportunities are endless.
Our mission is to act as a facilitator in empowering women to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities available by making them skilled, independent, confident and aware so that they pursue excellence and distinguish themselves in their lives as well as becoming worthy and contributing members of the society.

Message from HOD

The rapidly changing global trends in the area of food consumption patterns, lifestyles and environment have a tremendous impact on the nutrition and health profiles of the communities. Though today’s consumer is much better informed about various issues relating to his health, the information, explosion adds to the confusion in making the right choices and staying clear of misinformation and misconceptions. Therein, emerges the need for professionals with sound knowledge to ensure proper nutrition and positive health of the people they served.
An ultimate aim of the programme is to produce competent professionals who deeply understand the essence of nutrition which allows them to personalize information rather than follow every guideline issued for an entire population. The overall content, organization, and features remain, but, within this framework, key topics and issues are updated with the newest information available.
The Master’s programme has included some interdisciplinary courses like human physiology, nutritional biochemistry, clinical biochemistry, nutritional pharmacology, nutritional advances in pediatrics, geriatrics and sports. Another highlight of course is the practical sessions of Yoga and Basic Life Support (First aid programme). The syllabus includes compulsory 6 months Registered Dietician internship to prepare the students for RD exam to build up professional dieticians
The students can become Clinical Dietitian, Nutritionist, Nutrition consultant, Health and fitness consultant, wellness coordinator, sports nutritionist, diabetic educators, pediatric Nutritionist, Geriatric nutritionist, dietary managers, Community Dietitians

HOD, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics