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Food Science Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics


The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology was established in the year 2001 and has consistently ranked in All India Top 20 Private Biotechnology School by leading Biotechnology Magazine BioSpectrum. The department has been recognized as a Research Centre by the Bangalore University. Both undergraduate and post-graduate courses are offered by the department.

Jobs in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics:

Dietetics is a specialized area of nutrition that requires specific training. Dietitians and dietetic technicians are healthcare professionals who have met prescribed educational and licensing standards. Here are a few options for careers in dietetics:

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)
  • Renal dietitian
  • Pediatric dietitian
  • Sports dietitian
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Oncology dietitian

Nutrition Jobs:

Jobs in the nutrition field can be quite diverse. Dietetics is one option, of course, but having an in-depth understanding of the science behind what we eat can also serve you well in many other sectors.

  • Food product development scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Food labeling specialist
  • Corporate wellness consultant
  • Food safety auditor
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Nutrition services manager.
  • Humanitarian nutritionist
  • Nutrition educator
  • Nutrition writer
  • Nutrition assistant


Opportunities for Students Of Food Science Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics:

Nutritionist careers focus on the relationship between food and health. Being a nutritionist means understanding the physiological ways the human body responds to food and the role that nutrients play in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Professionals in this field teach people about the nutritional value of different foods and offer advice about the kinds of foods people can eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some nutritionist jobs involve creating dietary plans to manage medical conditions or achieve specific health goals.

The possibilities are plentiful, depending on their specific qualifications. Jobs for nutritionists can be found in:

  • Hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities
  • Training gyms and fitness centers
  •  Food manufacturing companies
  • Academic institutions
  • Public health organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Community centers
  • Health food markets
  • Wellness centers

Many nutritionists also go into private practice and offer their services as consultants.

Dr.M.S.Saradha Devi
Department Head
Qualification: M. Sc, Ph.D
Experience: 9 years
Publications: 16
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Dr. M S Saradha Devi

Dr. Shilpa P

Ms. P Charishma

Mrs. Seba Thomas

Ms. Veena Viswanathan

Mr. Akshay G M


Department News:

Ms. Nimisha Nigama of M.Sc. Biotechnology secured second place in oral presentation at the national conference organized by Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, the title of the paper being “Rapid in vitro propagation of Coleus forskoli”.
Ms. Gurmeet Kaur secured second rank in M.Sc. Microbiology in 2012 batch, Bangalore University, Bangalore.