Department of MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Programme name : MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Year of Establishment : 2009
Programme Description : M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics is a two year full time postgraduate course . It aims at preparing students to take up advanced careers and educational opportunities in industry, research or academic settings of clinical nutrition and dietetics.

Programme objectives :

  • To impart knowledge and develop capacities of the students through state-of-the-art higher education in the area of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Nutrition Management
  • To develop students to become health care professionals for services in various fields of clinical nutrition and medical nutrition management and related areas such as hospitals, academics, research, industry, clinical nutrition department, training, extension and community service.
  • To develop capacities and abilities and enable them to pursue higher education and research in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Programme outcomes :

  • Utilize knowledge from the physical and biological sciences as a basis for understanding the role of food and nutrients in health and disease processes.
  • Provide nutrition counseling and education to individuals, groups, and communities throughout the lifespan using a variety of communication strategies.
  • Evaluate nutrition information based on scientific reasoning for clinical, community, and food service application and implement self-learning in future endeavors.
  • Practice state-of-the-art nutrition care in collaboration with other health-care providers in interdisciplinary settings within the bounds of ethical, legal, and professional practice standards.

Eligibility :

Group A

Candidates with B.Sc. with the following specialization with minimum 50% are eligible:

Food Science & Nutrition/ Nutrition and Dietetics/ Human Nutrition/ Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/ Public Health & Nutrition/ Food Science technology & Nutrition/ Home Science with Specialization in Nutrition/ Community Nutrition.

Group B

Candidates with B.Sc. in Science with minimum 55% and should have passed any 3 of the following subjects (each subject must be of minimum 4 credits) are eligible :

Nutritional Biochemistry/ Human Science/ Food Control & Quality Management/ Applied Nutrition/ Food Processing & Preservation/ Food Science/ Sports Nutrition/ Nutrition & Dietetics/ Diet Therapy or Medical Nutrition Therapy/ Food Service Management/ Nutraceuticals/ Human Physiology/ Public Health & Nutrition/ Nutrition Through Life Cycle.

Group C

Candidates with Post Graduate Diploma in following specialization with minimum 55% are eligible:

Sports Nutrition/ Applied Nutrition/ Clinical Nutrition/ Nutrition & Dietetics/ Public Health or Community Nutrition/ Therapeutic Dietetics.

Group D

Candidates with B.Sc. in Vocational Science :

With specialization in Food Science and related discipline with minimum 55% are eligible.

Group E

Candidates with M.Sc. in the following specialization with minimum 55% are eligible :

Biochemistry/ Public Health & Nutrition/ Food Service Management/ Sports Nutrition/ Microbiology/ Food Science and Quality Control/ Food Preservation & Processing

Candidates Must Note :
  • Candidates who are fulfilling any one of the above-mentioned criteria are eligible to appear for the online entrance examination conducted by the college.
  • The selection criteria for the course are based on the marks obtained in online entrance examination and the academic performance of the candidate in B. Sc.

Scope for further studies :

  • NET in Home Science
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Ph.D. in Nutrition
  • MPhil

Career opportunities :

  • Dietitian in Hospital and other clinical set-ups
  • Teaching professional
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Blogger/ Journalist

Prominent Alumnae

Nandita Dhanaki - 2014 Research nutritionist

Vidisha Porecha - 2014 Director at Happy Grub Hospitality Pvt. Ltd

Shweta Joshi - 2015 Chief Dietician, Meera Hospital, Kalyan

Shikha Bhatia - 2014 Medical Manager

Ankita Ghag - 2015 InBody India Pvt Ltd

Sophia Sam - 2016 HOD, Dietician

Shweta Mahadik - 2017 Clinical Nutritionist

Anjana Menda - 2019 Nutrition Officer

Riddhi Shah - 2021 Dietician , Lilavati Hospital

Jayu Meghani - 2021 Research assistant

Dr. Rupali Sengupta

Designation : Coordinator
Education : MSc, PhD
Total No. of Years of Experience : 11 years
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Ms. Bhavisha Sanchet

Designation : Assistant Professor
Education : MSc FND, NET
Total No. of Years of Experience : 6.5 years
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Ms. Sonu Mishra

Designation : Assistant Professor
Education : MSc CND, NET
Total No. of Years of Experience : 4.5 years
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Dr. Lakshmi Menon

Designation : Assistant Professor
Education : MSc FSN, NET, PhD
Total No. of Years of Experience : 16 years
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Ms. Sakina Godrawala

Designation : Assistant Professor
Education : MSc CND, RD
Total No. of Years of Experience : 7 years
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List of Activities


Organised webinar on Introduction to Ayurveda in Nutrition by Ayurveda Paediatric Consultant.

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