The Department of Home Science offers Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public
Health Nutrition. The aim is to train a cadre of professionals who would work as dieticians,
nutrition consultants and public health nutritionists.
The PGDDPHN programme is a one-year course divided into two-semesters. A student is
required to complete 50 credits for the completion of course and the award of degree. A
three-month internship in a tertiary, multispecialty, minimum hundred bedded hospital with a
Dietetics department is compulsory at the end of the course, for successful completion and
for award of Diploma by the University.
Programme Learning Outcomes:
To understand fundamentals of human physiology, food microbiology and
nutritional biochemistry in relation to health and disease.
To develop understanding about nutrition in disease management, its
prevention through various government programmes and policies.
To develop skills in food management for entrepreneurship.
To apply acquired skills in diet therapy, food service management,
nutrition/health education and scientific writing.
To apply the principles of medical nutrition therapy and food service
management in a hospital set up.