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DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS


ABOUT US


The Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, introduced in 2005, aims at developing the potential of the students to meet the demands of the changing scenario in health care. There is growing demand of dieticians in India and overseas as the potential for advancement in this field is great and the health care continues to grow. The course integrates the theoretical knowledge of acute illness, metabolism, and nutrition with practical aspects of nutrition support. The curriculum includes core papers like Clinical Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Health Psychology, Performance Nutrition, Human development and Family studies that form the vital components of health care management. The dietetic internship program with the various hospitals provides opportunities to practice and master the core competencies for dietetics practice. The tie up with various consultancies has helped the department to place its students in covetable jobs. Students can work in a range of fields including patient care in hospitals, health centres and private practice, community nutrition and public health, food service management, research, teaching and training, management, writing, media, marketing, and the food industry including product development, food regulation, safety, consumer nutrition education and nutrition marketing.

The Master’s program in this discipline, introduced in 2003 aims at developing research skills and abilities in nutritional issues of contemporary interest. The highlights of this course is the inclusion of papers like Clinical biochemistry, Analytical techniques in Nutrition, Food and Drug Interactions, Community Nutrition, Innovative product development and Advanced studies in carbohydrate, protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals which provide a deep insight in the field of food and nutrition.

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
FACULTY PROFILE

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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

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01

Ms. Varalakshmi Rajam

Head of the Department

M.Sc., M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Foods & Nutrition

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02

Dr. Usha Suresh

M.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Foods & Nutrition

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03

Dr. Nithya Maloney Bright

M.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Foods & Nutrition

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Ms. B.Barathi

M.Sc

Assistant Professor

Food Service Management & Dietetics

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Ms.A.Rajkala

M.Sc

Assistant Professor

Food Service Management & Dietetics

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Ms.K.Bhuvaneswari

M.Sc., M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Family Resource Management

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Ms.K.Sangeetha

M.Sc., M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Food Service Management & Dietetics

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Ms.T. Renny Jaspher Mary

M.Sc., M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Food Service Management & Dietetics

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Ms.M.Menaka

M.Sc., M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Foods & Nutrition

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Ms. Preethi Raj

M.Sc., M.Phil

Assistant Professor

Foods & Nutrition

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