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Dr. M.G.R.
Educational And Research Institute
(Deemed to be University with Graded Autonomy Status)
Accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade (CGPA 3.31 for 4 point scale)
(An ISO Certified Institution)
Maduravoyal Chennai - 600095. Tamilnadu, India.
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FACULTY OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT, CULINARY ARTS AND De-Novo COURSES

FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRITION & DIETETICS

INTRODUCTION:

Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute is located in a custom-built facility at the heart of the City of Chennai. The Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics has several state-of-the-art laboratories, maintained by skilled technical experts, in which industrial methods of food processing can be realistically reproduced and food products can be developed, tested and analysed.

SCOPE

Employment:

Dieticians, Quality control and assurance officer, Teachers, NGOs, Research Assistants, Entrepreneur.

Higher Studies:

The students who complete the course will be eligible and qualified to pursue their higher studies in Masters in Foods and Nutrition, Food Chemistry, and Clinical Nutrition.

VISION

Educate and develop students’ nutrition knowledge to ensure safe and healthy food for the community.

MISSION

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Apply food science knowledge to describe functions of ingredients in food.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

Courses Offered

Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute is located in a custom-built facility in a sprawling campus at the heart of the City of Chennai. The Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics has laboratories that support the subject studies, maintained by skilled technical experts, in which industrial methods of food processing can be realistically reproduced and food products can be developed, tested and analyzed. The faculty members are qualified, experienced and dedicated to ensure that the students acquire the knowledge and learn performable skills imparted to make them competent and confident about their knowledge and skills Students undergo three years of Bachelors Degree program, where the curriculum is framed to gain adequate theoretical knowledge on Food Science, Human Physiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Microbiology, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Public, Prevention and Therapeutic Nutrition in the required depth and spread supported by strong practical skills which makes them confident enough to take up jobs to deliver the desired outcomes fit enough for the opportunities available in food sector. During their tenure of three years in the degree course, they undergo quality workshops, internships in food industries and health sector, which help them acquire knowledge and skills that they could employ competently and confidently.

Eligibility FOR THE COURSE

A minimum percentage of marks required in 12th standard (Intermediate / CBSE/Board Examination) 10th and 12th pass for Certificate Course

Duration of the Course

  • 3 years course – 2 semesters each year

M.Sc. in Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics - Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute is located in a custom-built facility in a sprawling campus at the heart of the City of Chennai. The Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics has laboratories that support the subject studies, maintained by skilled technical experts, in which industrial methods of food processing can be realistically reproduced and food products can be developed, tested and analyzed.

The faculty members are qualified, experienced and dedicated to ensure that the students acquire the knowledge and learn performable skills imparted to make them competent and confident about their knowledge and skills.

Students undergo two years of post graduation program, where the curriculum is framed to gain knowledge in depth and spread. The curriculum and syllabus is framed to make the students to move to the advanced level. They will be able to take up the managerial position with specific objectives to achieve, in line with organizational goals. During their tenure, they undergo quality workshops, internships in food industries and health sector, which help them acquire knowledge and skills that they could employ competently and confidently.

Students passing out M.Sc. Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics from Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute would easily fit into professional work environment, pursuing their specializations.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE COURSE

Graduate with B.Sc. Food science, Nutrition and Dietetics

DURATION OF THE COURSE

  • 2 years course – 2 semesters each year

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PROFICIENCY ENHANCEMENT COURSES

  1. Languages - Tamil, English, French, Communication - Written, Presentation and Oral
  2. Learning from Leaders
  3. Soft Skill Training
  4. Personality Development

MAJOR CORE SUBJECTS

  • Food Science
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Community Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Preventive Nutrition
  • Human Physiology
  • Food Safety and Quality Control
  • Food Adulteration
  • Nutritional assessment and surveillance

PAVING THE WAY TO CHANGE

  • Orientation to field work
  • Observation visits
  • Skill workshops
  • Interaction with clinical dieticians
  • Interaction with food industrial experts
  • Programme media workshops
  • Individual conference
  • Group conference

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Sincerity, patience & hard work
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism
  • Logical thinking and reasoning
  • Agility
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Empathy
  • Comprehension
  • Decision making

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Public Sector
  2. Public health nutritionist
  3. Child Development Project Officer (CDPO)
  4. Food Analyst, Food Safety Officer in FSSAI

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Entrepreneur
  • Product Production – Spice mix, Snacks, Beverages, Ready – to – eat/ cook
  • Bakery and confectionery
Freelancer
  • Diet planning
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Licensing and Registration
  • Food Start-up, testing and auditing guide
  • Food safety trainer

Why?

Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics at Dr.M.G.R

  • Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics is the Approved Training Center by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) to offer food safety training and certification. (FOSTAC) (Id Number: TCTPIND 50) Training Partner under FoSTaC
  • Unique internship opportunities as Dietician, Nutritionist, Diabetes Educator, Paediatric Nutritionist, in an in-house medical college setting
  • Unique research-oriented approach, focused on new product development
  • Employment and Entrepreneurial opportunity in Bakery and confectionery
  • Special thrust on the role of Sports Nutritionist for interested candidates

Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute

Promises

  • 360 degree improvement plan
  • Constant tracking of student activities, along with consistent mentoring and coaching.
  • Customized learning paths for each student, as per individual interests and passions.
  • Practical personality development sessions
  • Public speaking and presentation skills for all.