M.Sc. - Nutrition and Dietetics

Best College for Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics in India

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences offers M.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics, a two year full time programme, for the last eleven years. The programme offers innovative career-oriented specializations such as Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Safety and Quality Management and Nutrigenomics. These specializations provide focused and tailored courses in specific areas to equip and skill the students in the respective domains through academic and research-based education to enhance their career prospects.

The M.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics program is designed to train students to understand and solve pertinent issues in food safety, quality management aspects in the food industries, clinical nutrition and dietetics, public health nutrition challenges, policy advocasies, and the management of non-communicable diseases through application of principles of nutrigenomics across diverse societal landscapes. Further, the Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics in India programme offers a blend of multi and trnasdisciplinary courses designed to meet industry standards and other professional needs.


OBJECTIVE

To nurture, cultivate, and promote nutritionists and dietitians and create an ecosystem for innovation that enables development of strategies of social relevance.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Written test/ Personal Interaction.


  • Step 1: Online Registration
  • Step 2: Screening for Eligibility Graduate in Life Sciences / Home Sciences / Health Sciences and any other Biological sciences from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes).
  • Step 3: Personal Interaction with shortlisted candidates (No written exam) (Criteria for evaluation: Undergraduate academic score, general aptitude,subject knowledge,communication skills and extra-curricular achievement)
  • Step 4: Declaration of merit list on www.sihspune.org
    * International Students to log on to www.scie.ac.in
    or contact 020-25671905 for admissions.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

English

STANDARD OF PASSING

The assessment of the student for each examination is done, based on relative performance. Maximum Grade Point (GP) is 10 corresponding to O (Outstanding). For all courses, a student is required to pass both internal and external examination separately with a minimum Grade Point of 4 corresponding to Grade P. Students securing less than 40% absolute marks in each head of passing will be declared FAIL. The University awards a degree to the student who has achieved a minimum CGPA of 4.000 out of maximum of 10 CGPA for the programme.


AWARD OF DEGREE

Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics with specialization in Public Health and Nutrition) / Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics with specialization in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics) / Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics with specialization in Nutrigenomics) will be awarded at the end of semester IV examination by taking into consideration the performance of all semester examinations after obtaining minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Generic Core Courses
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Hours Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4726 0401450101 Biostatistics 3 90 60 150
T4739 0401450102 Food Quality and Safety 3 90 60 150
T4740 0401450103 Nutrition through Life Cycle and Meal Management 3 90 60 150
T4736 0401450104 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 90 60 150
T4737 0401450105 Physiology 3 90 60 150
T4735 0401450106 Principles of Human Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4725 0401450107 Research Methodology 2 60 40 100
Total 20 600 400 1000
Generic Core Courses
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
TH4284 0401450201 Laboratory Techniques - I 3 90 60 150
T4005 0401450202 Integrated Disaster Management * 0 0 0 Non Letter Grade
Total 3 90 60 150
Generic Elective Courses Group
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
TH4176 0401450203 Animal Food Processing 2 60 40 100
TH4199 0401450204 Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry 2 60 40 100
TH4175 0401450205 Food Journalism and Social Marketing 2 60 40 100
TH4285 0401450206 Food System 2 60 40 100
Total Required Credits 2 60 40 100
Specialization Core Courses : Public Health Nutrition
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4746 0401450207 Lifestyle Disease Management Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4744 0401450208 Nutrition Education and Health Promotion Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4742 0401450209 Nutritional Epidemiology Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4745 0401450210 Public Health Nutrition Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4743 0401450211 Social Determinants of Nutrition and Health Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
Total 15 450 300 750
Specialization Core Courses : Nutrigenomics
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4742 0401450209 Nutritional Epidemiology Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4768 0401450212 Cell and Molecular Biology Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4752 0401450213 Genetics Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4747 0401450214 Medical Nutrition Therapy - I Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4748 0401450215 Medical Nutrition Therapy Practical - I Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
Total 15 450 300 750
Specialization Core Courses : Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4742 0401450209 Nutritional Epidemiology Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4747 0401450214 Medical Nutrition Therapy - I Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4748 0401450215 Medical Nutrition Therapy Practical - I Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4751 0401450216 Nutrition Care Process Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
T4749 0401450217 Nutrition Education and Counselling Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
TH4166 0401450218 Sports Physiology and Nutrition Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
Total 15 450 300 750
Specialization Core Courses : Food Safety and Quality Management
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
F0003 0401450219 Flexi-Credit Course Food Safety and Quality Management 3 150 0 150
F0003 0401450220 Flexi-Credit Course Food Safety and Quality Management 3 150 0 150
TH4171 0401450221 Food Chemistry and Rheology Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
TH4165 0401450222 Food Processing and Preservation Practicals Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
TH4170 0401450223 Food Product Development And Consumer Studies Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
Total 15 570 180 750
Generic Core Courses
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T0100 0401450301 Research Publication * 0 0 0 Non Letter Grade
Total 0 0 0 0
Specialization Core Courses : Public Health Nutrition
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4754 0401450302 Biostatistics - II Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4755 0401450303 Global Nutrition Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4753 0401450304 Maternal and Child Nutrition Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4758 0401450305 Nutrition during Emergencies and Challenging Conditions Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4756 0401450306 Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4703 0401450307 Public Health Nutrition Dissertation Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
T4757 0401450308 Programme Planning and Management Public Health Nutrition 2 60 40 100
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Nutrigenomics
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4727 0401450309 Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4770 0401450310 Laboratory Techniques - II Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4760 0401450311 Medical Nutrition Therapy - II Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4761 0401450312 Medical Nutrition Therapy Practical - II Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4764 0401450313 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4769 0401450314 Precision Medicine Nutrigenomics 3 90 60 150
T4762 0401450315 Nutrition Therapy in Critical Care Nutrigenomics 2 60 40 100
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4760 0401450311 Medical Nutrition Therapy - II Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4761 0401450312 Medical Nutrition Therapy Practical - II Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4764 0401450313 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4762 0401450315 Nutrition Therapy in Critical Care Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
T4766 0401450316 Pediatric and Geriatric Nutrition Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 3 90 60 150
T4765 0401450317 Food Service Management and Entrepreneurship Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
T4763 0401450318 Nutrition Therapy in Critical Care-Practical Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
T4767 0401450319 Research Applications in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 2 60 40 100
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Food Safety and Quality Management
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4770 0401450310 Laboratory Techniques - II Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
T4764 0401450313 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
TH4169 0401450320 Food Safety And Quality Management Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
TH4174 0401450321 Start Ups and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Food Safety and Quality Management 3 90 60 150
TH4173 0401450322 Food Legislations and Policies-II Food Safety and Quality Management 2 60 40 100
TH4167 0401450323 Food security and Food systems approach Food Safety and Quality Management 2 60 40 100
TH4168 0401450324 Industrial Hygiene and Sanitation Governance Food Safety and Quality Management 2 60 40 100
TH4177 0401450325 Packaging Technology Food Safety and Quality Management 2 60 40 100
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Public Health Nutrition
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4712 0401450401 Public Health Nutrition Dissertation Public Health Nutrition 12 360 240 600
T4905 0401450402 Public Health Nutrition Internship Public Health Nutrition 5 150 100 250
T4759 0401450403 Public Health Nutrition - Field Training Public Health Nutrition 3 90 60 150
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Nutrigenomics
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4715 0401450404 Nutrigenomics Dissertation Nutrigenomics 15 450 300 750
T4905 0401450405 Nutrigenomics Internship Nutrigenomics 5 150 100 250
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4710 0401450406 Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Dissertation Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 10 300 200 500
T4910 0401450407 Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 10 300 200 500
Total 20 600 400 1000
Specialization Core Courses : Food Safety and Quality Management
Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal Marks External Marks Total Marks
T4710 0401450408 Food Safety and Quality Management Dissertation Food Safety and Quality Management 10 300 200 500
T4910 0401450409 Food Safety and Quality Management Internship Food Safety and Quality Management 10 300 200 500
Total 20 600 400 1000
Public Health Nutrition
Semester Internal Credits External Credits Total Credits Total Marks
Semester 1 0 20 20 1000
Semester 2 0 20 20 1000
Semester 3 0 20 20 1000
Semester 4 0 20 20 1000
Total 0 80 80 4000
Nutrigenomics
Semester Internal Credits External Credits Total Credits Total Marks
Semester 1 0 20 20 1000
Semester 2 0 20 20 1000
Semester 3 0 20 20 1000
Semester 4 0 20 20 1000
Total 0 80 80 4000
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Semester Internal Credits External Credits Total Credits Total Marks
Semester 1 0 20 20 1000
Semester 2 0 20 20 1000
Semester 3 0 20 20 1000
Semester 4 0 20 20 1000
Total 0 80 80 4000
Food Safety and Quality Management
Semester Internal Credits External Credits Total Credits Total Marks
Semester 1 0 20 20 1000
Semester 2 6 14 20 1000
Semester 3 0 20 20 1000
Semester 4 0 20 20 1000
Total 6 74 80 4000
INTAKE

80 students

Orientation and Pedagogy

1. Orientation programme for the newly inducted students:

We conduct a 3-days induction programme for our students to acquaint them with the new environment of SIHS. During the induction programme we familiarise the students with the programme objectives, course structure, overview of the programme, different speciaizations, introduce teaching and non-teaching staff members, and career opportunities. Lectures, internactions, and group discussions are organized for the students. Also, students are given information about rules and regulations, student support services such as medical and health care, counselling and recreational and wellness services and various committees. Additionally, a special session on gender equality is provided. During the induction phase students get to interact with fellow-students and get opportunities to acquaint themselves with the new environment and peers.


2. Teaching Pedagogy:

The teaching-learning process aims at the holistic growth and development of our students through academic orientation, leadership and soft skills development to prepare them industry ready with global competencies. The faculty members of the Nutrition and Dietetics programme, use different teaching pedagogies to ensure a seamless teaching-learning process. These include lectures, hands-on practical laboratory training at the specialized centers, demonstrations, case studies, field visits to different research centers, factories, government and non-government organizations, journal clubs, group discussions and interactive sessions. Additionally, research and evidence-based teaching-learning in specialized areas equips students with the latest information and practice protocols to deliver the best in their specified areas and professions. Further, interested students are groomed with necessary skills for initiating successful entrepreneurship ventures.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduate in Life Sciences / Home Sciences / Health Sciences and any other Biological sciences from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade
(45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes).

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ADMISSION M.SC. NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Details Date
Registration open 1st March 2023
Closure of Registration 31st may 2023
Confirmation of personal Interaction 5th June 2023
Personal Interaction 7th to 9th June 2023
First Merit List 14th June 2023
Last date of fees payment 21st June 2023

Note: *These are tentative dates, subject to change. For regular updates, please log once.

FEE STRUCTURE
FEE STRUCTURE-BATCH 2020-22 (INDIAN STUDENTS) 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Instalment 2nd Instalment 3rd Instalment 4th Instalment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 1,10,000 1,10,000 1,10,000 1,10,000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 20,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fee (Per Annum) 1,14900 - ** **
Mess Fee (Per Annum) 78000 - ** **
Total 3,37,900 1,10,000 - -
Instalments pay by Date At the time of admission 25-Nov-2022 25-Jul-23 25-Nov-23
Academic Calendar
ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR PG
Master of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics)
AY: 2022 - 2023
Semester Activity Start Date End Date Duration (approx.)

Admission Process (To be completed ): 20-July-2022

I

Teaching

20-Jul-2022

26-Nov-2022

18 weeks/108 days

Preparative leave

28-Nov -2022

06-Dec-2022

1 week/09 days

Tentative exam schedule

07-Dec-2022  

16-Dec-2022

1 Week/ 08 days

II

Teaching

26-Dec-2022 

29-Apr-2023

17 weeks /98 days

Preparative leave

02-May-2023  

09-May-2023

1 Week/08 days

Tentative exam schedule

10-May-2023  

24-May-2023

2 weeks/13 days

III

Teaching

20- Jun- 2022

04-Nov- 2022

19 weeks/ 109 days

Preparative leave

7-Nov- 2022

15- Nov - 2022

1 week/ 8 days

Tentative exam schedule

16 - Nov- 2022

25- Nov- 2022

1 week/ 9 days

IV

Teaching

1- Dec- 2022

30- April- 2023

19 weeks/110 days

Preparative leave

02- May- 2023

14- May- 2023

1 week / 7 days

Tentative exam schedule

15- May- 2023

20- May-2023

2 weeks/ 11 days

How to Apply
  • Step 1: Online Registration on www.sihspune.org
  • Step 2:Screening for Eligibility (Graduate in Life Sciences / Home Sciences / Health Sciences and any other Biological sciences from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes).
  • Step 3:Personal Interaction with shortlisted candidates (No written exam) (Criteria for evaluation: Undergraduate academic score, general aptitude, subject knowledge, communication skills and extra-curricular achievement)
  • Step 4:Declaration of merit list on www.sihspune.org
International Students

International Students to log on to www.scie.ac.in or contact 020-25671905 for admissions.

CONTACT US

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Campus Hill Base, Lavale, Pune - 412201, Maharashtra India.

Website: www.sihspune.org
PROGRAMME OUTCOME
  • Knowledge: Gain knowledge in the fields of nutrition and health care
  • Communication skills: Communicate effectively with experts and society at large. Should be able to present or document research outcomes.
  • Team work: Function effectively as an individual or a member of a team or leader in diverse teams in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Creative and critical thinking: Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyze complex nutrition and health care related problems reaching substantiated conclusions.
  • Local challenges: To inculcate skills to perform routine nutrition and dietetics protocols and handling of instruments by hands-on experience from lab projects, field projects and internships.
  • Regional challenges: To create employable manpower in the health industry.
  • Global challenges: To create awareness about issues related to environment and sustainability, and human health
STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK
Placements

Currently, we are supporting students with placements as we receive the interests from the potential recruiters. Most of our students are placed well on their own even before the completion of their postgraduate programme.

Program Outcome
  • 1. Knowledge: Gain knowledge in the fields of nutrition and health care
  • 2. Communication skills: Communicate effectively with experts and society at large. Should be able to present or document research outcomes.
  • 3. Team work: Function effectively as an individual or a member of a team or leader in diverse teams in multidisciplinary settings.
  • 4. Creative and critical thinking: Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyze complex nutrition and health care related problems reaching substantiated conclusions.
  • 5. Local challenges: To inculcate skills to perform routine nutrition and dietetics protocols and handling of instruments by hands-on experience from lab projects, field projects and internships.
  • 6. Regional challenges: To create employable manpower in the health industry.
  • 7. Global challenges: To create awareness about issues related to environment and sustainability, and human health