• Department of Food Service Management Dietetics
  • Department profile

    Food Service Management is the management of all establishments where food is served and extending hospitality to customers.
    Dietetics is the science and art of human nutritional care during health and diseases.

    The department of Food Service Management and Dietetics from its inception in 1975, offers courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels including a post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Since 1981, the department is offering programmes in M.Phil and Ph.D in Food Service Management and Dietetics. The UGC sponsored first degree vocational course in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics and Catering Management was offered from 1994 till 2004. The nomenclature of the undergraduate course Food Service Management and Dietetics was changed to Hospitality Management and Dietetics in 2007 and then to Catering Science and Dietetics in 2010. Since 2014 the department has again renamed the undergraduate programme as Food Service Management and Dietetics

    Vision

    Mentoring the students by imparting skill based knowledge to suit hospital and hospitality industry requirements and promote a healthy society

    Mission

      Knowledge dissemination, professional competency and nurturing traditional food culture practices.

    Objectives

    Offer academic program to equip students to
    • Acquire skills to manage food service in commercial and non-commercial Institutions
    • Gain knowledge on therapeutic diets and develop attitude to take up dietetics as profession
    • Competency to be employable in hospitality and service industry.

    Special features

    Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)- Coimbatore chapter
    Indian Dietetic Association –Coimbatore Chapter was incepted in the year 1978 by the dion of Nutrition Padmashri Dr. Rajammal P. Devadass. This vibrant chapter serve as a knowledge sharing platform to connect professional across the nation. With a total of 763 Life Members comprising practicing dietitians, academician, free lancer and students, the chapter organizes meetings, workshop, training programmes and scientific conference / seminars periodic interval. It also conducts awareness programmes to promote healthy eating habits to foster a healthy society.
    Diet Clinic
    The department of Food Service Management and Dietetics offers diet counseling to the students and staffs of the university and general public on request.

    Research

    • The department has completed six major research pr ojects funded by UGC, DST, ICMR, Heinz Canada and has one ongoing project.
    • The department has completed eight minor research projects and has two ongoing projects.
    • Imparts knowledge and skill through innovative teaching learning programmes and research.
    • Undertakes need based researches in the field of therapeutic nutrition, nutraceuticals , food preservation and processing, value addition and management of food service.
    • Disseminates research findings to the community at grass root level.
    • Provides consultancy services and knowledge partners with hospitals and food service institutions
    • Development of value added neutraceuticals products
    • Development of software on therapeutic diets
    • Fosters society oriented health care and diet counseling

    Contribution of Department to Community

    • Training agriculturists of on fruit and vegetables processing technique.
    • Counselling the community on good health and Gandhian diet.
    • Nutrition education programme for Irula tribes at Neelampathy.
    • Therapeutic nutrition counselling for the public and differently abled children.
    • Capacity building of women entrepreneur in food processing with special reference to Tomato , Amla and Guava.
    • Orientation and training programme for anganwadi workers on healthy living.
    • Nutrition education through community nutrition camp.

    Outreach of our Research

    • Anaemia: Dietary interventions were given to 13,500 women and adolescent girls from various parts of the state through supplementary and value added products.
    • Osteoporosis: Screening was done and dietary guidelines were given for 1,200 women by conducting bone density tests.
    • Obesity: Identification and management of obesity was carried out among 16,800 school children and young adults. ICT enabled nutrition education and individual diet counseling was given.
    • Cardiovascular: Assessment of risk for cardiovascular diseases for 3,000 women and 1,500 men was studied through Cardiovascular Risk Index developed by the department.
    • Diabetes: Therapeutic management of diabetes mellitus was done for 17,000 newly detected and known diabetic population in and around Coimbatore district. Identification of pre-diabetes among college students and young adults was also done.
    • Renal diseases: Dietary management for renal diseases was done for 3000 patients with Acute and Chronic Renal Failure.
    • Cancer: Cancer screening and nutrition education for cancer patients was carried out for 3,750 cancer patients.
  • Facilities
    Infrastructural Facilities
    • Quantity Food production
    • Adequate class rooms with all facilities
    • Equipped with multi media teaching equipment
    • Diet Counselling centre
    • E-journal access
    • Wi-fi connectivity for both students and faculties
    • Library with sufficient National and International Edition

    Laboratories that we share from other departments
    • Nutrition Laboratory
    • Physiology Laboratory
    • Microbiology Laboratory
    • Computer Lab
    • Centralized Lab
    • Soft skill Lab

  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Food Service Management & Dietetics
    • M.Sc. : Food Service Management & Dietetics
    • PG.Dip.. : Nutrition & Dietetics (from 2017-18 onwards)
    • M.Phil : Food Service Management & Dietetics
    • Ph.D : Food Service Management & Dietetics

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Any group
    • M.Sc. & PG Dip. : B.Sc. Home Science and Programme related to Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Service Mannagement and Dietetics, Hotel Management
  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Staff Profile
    Name of the Staff Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs.) C.Padmavathi
    M.Sc., Dip.Ed.,M.Phil., Ph.D
    Associate Professor Food Service Management and Dietetics 1978 padmavathi_fsmd@avinuty.ac.in
    padmajayu@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Uma Mageshwari
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor & HoD Food Service Management and Dietetics 1989 uma_fsmd@avinuty.ac.in
    magikrish@rediffmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) PL.Sridevi Sivakami
    M.Sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D.,NET
    Associate Professor Food Service Management and Dietetics 2000 sridevi_fsmd@avinuty.ac.in
    mathisri@yahoo.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) V.Premala Priyadharsini
    M.Sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D., SLET
    Associate Professor Food Service Management and Dietetics 2000 premala_fsmd@avinuty.ac.in
    p_ssk@yahoo.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Thilagamani
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET
    Assistant Professor -SG Food Service Management and Dietetics 2007 thilagamani_fsmd@avinuty.ac.in
    sthilagamani@yahoo.co.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Radha
    M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D., SLET
    Assistant Professor-SS Food Service Management and Dietetics 2009 radha_fsmd@avinuty.ac.in
    cberadha@rediffmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Karthiga
    M.Sc, Mphil., Ph.D with
    NET-JRF, SLET
    Assistant Professor Food Service Management and Dietetics 2017 karthigamanian75@gmail.com
      Self Supporting Staff        
    Mrs.N.Rekha
    M.Sc., NET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Food Service Management and Dietetics 2010 dddineshrekha@gmail.com
    Dr.Changmei Shadang
    M.Sc., Ph.D
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Food Service Management and Dietetics 2016 sorin.shadang@gmail.com
  • Sponsored Projects
  • MoU Signed

    S.No

    Department

    MoU with ( full address)

    MoU Details

    Signing Date

    Duration

    (From- To)

    International/National/

    Other Agencies

    Link document

    1

    Food Service Management and Dietetics

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women. Coimbatore- 641043

    GEM Hospital and Research Centre(P) LTD., 45, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore - 641045

    Childhood Obesity Prevention in Schools (COPS)

    28.06.18

    Ongoing

    Others

    Gem Hospital MoU

    2

    Food Service Management and Dietetics

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women. Coimbatore- 641043

    SKM Egg products Exports (India) Limited Erode-638154

    Roots Industries India Limited Thopampatti, Coimbatore - 641017

    Consultancy project

    06.10.17

    April 2017 to November 2017

    Others

    SKM MoU

    3

    Food Service Management and Dietetics

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women. Coimbatore- 641043

    SKM Egg products Exports (India) Limited Erode-638154

    Consultancy project

    06.10.17

    April 2017 to November 2017

    Others

     

  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

    S.No

    Name of the WorkShop/Seminar/conference organised

    Sponsor

    Venue/ Date

    Evidences -link

    2018

     

    1

     

     

     

    UGC sponsored International conference on Bridging innovations in sports education and nutrition

    Department of Physical education, Special education, Education and Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    Avinashilingam University

    8 th and 9 th Feb. 2018

    Report 1

    2

    UGC sponsored International conference on Bridging innovations in sports education and nutrition - post conference work shop : Universal design for inclusion

     

    Department of Physical education, Special education, Education and Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    Avinashilingam University

    10 th Feb. 2018

    Report 2

    3

    DST- CUIRE National conference Jointly organized by faculty of home science – Home Science towards Young India and New India

    Faculty of Home Science

    Avinashilingam University 16 th and 17 th Feb. 2018

    Report 3

    4

    DST – CURIE sponsors workshop on Ethical Considerations in Research

    Avinashilingam University

    Avinashilingam University 06.12.2017

    Report 4

    2017

    5

    Millets the colour of healthy living- Diet expo- Kalaivizha

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    11-10-2017

    Report 5

    6

    Fruit and vegetable carving by Mr. S.IIlayaraja Chef Sterling Resorts. Coimbatore.

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    24.07.2017

    Report 6

    7

    National Conference on Scientific Perspective of Home science

    Faculty of Home Science

    6 th -7 th March,2017

    Report 7

    8

    International Seminar on Pulses-Pulse for Life

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    1 stMarch,

    2017

    Report 8

    9

    International Seminar on Pulses – The Pulse of Life - Exhibition

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    28 Feb 2017

     

    Report 9

    10

    Two days hands on training programme on SPSS package for I and II PG students.

     

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    10.02.2017 and 11.02.2017

    Report 10

    2016

    11

     

    Workshop on culinary skills by Tamilnadu Advanced Technical Training Institute , Chennai

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    10.2.2016 to 12.2.2016

    Report 11

    12

    Hands on training on Chocolate Bouquet making for III UG and I PG students - Mrs. Nalini V Kumar

     

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    10.02.2016

    Report 12

    13

    Kalaivanan.P, Free Lancer, Tamilnadu Advanced Technical Training Institute , Chennai - Workshop on Vegetable Carving

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    13.02.2016-14.02.2016

    Report 13

    2015

    14

    Five day Training programme for warden and cooks

    SSI ,Government of Tamilnadu,and Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    23-28 th August 2015

    Report 14

    15

    One day workshop on Icing Arts - Cindrella Cakes

     

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    06.03.2015

    Report 15

    16

    Mr. Nethaji, Event Manager, Coimbatore Workshop for Under graduate and Post graduate students on Table setting and styles of service

     

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    26.02.2015

    Report 16

    17

    Food Carving by Mr.Kalaivanan Tamilnadu Advanced Technical Training Institute , Chennai

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    . 23.2.2015 to 25.2. 2015

    Report 17

    18

    Workshop in Chinese & Tandoori cooking Mr.M.Rajkumar,Chef,

    The Velan Hotels,Ram nagar, Coimbatore

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    14.2.2015

    Report 18

    19

    One day workshop on Cake baking - Mrs. Latha from Lathas Kitchen

    studio

    Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    04 .02.2015

    Report 19

    2014

    20

    One Week Training Course for Residential School wardens and cooks on Food Management by all staff of FSMD

    SSI Government of Tamilnadu and Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

    17.11.2014 - 20.11.2014

    Report 20

    21

    Workshop on Table setting and Style of services by Mr.R.Netahji

    Trainer ,Hotel Residency

    Department of Food service management and dietetics

    Avinashilingam University 24.2.2014&

    25.2.2014

    Report 21

    2013

    22

    Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

    Department of Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India , Madurai

    Avinashilingam University , 18 th - 22nd February 2013.

    Report 22

    23

    Workshop on culinary skills by Mr.S.Sudarsan

    Chef,Park Palaza

    Department of Food service management and dietetics

    Avinashilingam University 26.1.2013

    Report 23

    24

    Total Quality Management in Hospitality industry : Sustenance for success

    Department of Food service management and dietetics

    Avinashilingam University , 22 nd -23 rd January 2013

    Report 24


    Guest Lectures

     

    Photos/Invitation

    2018

     

    Event

    Date

     

    1

    Dr. Vijayalalithambigai, District officer and Designated officer of FSSAI, Coimbatore on ‘Food Safety for Green Consumerism’ and Dr. R. Narasimman, Food Safety Officer, Coimbatore on ’Know what you eat to ensure Food Safety’ in connection with World Food Day Celebration.

    29.10.2018

    Photos 1

    2

    Dr. V. Gayathri, DGO, DNB (OG) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, on the topic - Reproductive Health

    20.09.2018

    Photos 2

    3

    Dr.U.L.Bhuvaneshwari, MA,M.Phil,Ph.D Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology , Government Arts college, Coimbatore –641018 Valedictory Function of the Association Coping With Stress

    27.02.2018

    Photos 3

    4

    Miss. V.Kavitha chief dietitian P.S.G. Hospitals Dietary management of cardiovascular diseases –a practical approach

    23.01.2018

    Photos 4

    5

    Dietitian Enclave 2018 - Mrs. Shylaja Nair, Life skills consultant. -Patient friendly Dietitian, Dr.P.Tamilselvan, Clinical Psychologist - Stress Management

    17.01.2018

    Photos 5

     

    2017

     

     

    6

    Glimpses of august and September festivals

    30.08.2017

    Photos 6

    7

    Dr.G.P.Jeyanthi Director Research and Consultancy - Special lecture on Instrumentation

    09.03.2017

    Photos 7

     

    2016

     

     

    8

    Dr. Muthu G Periasamy ,Professor, Cardiovascular Metabolism Program, Center for Metabolic Origin of Disease, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Florida, USA - "Preventing Obesity and Diabetes - Global Epidemic"

    25.01.2016

    Photos 8

    9

    Dr. Kalpana Bhaskaran, Lecturer, Tamasek Polytechnic College, Singapore on Mindful Eating

    16.02.2016

    Photos 9

    10

    Venu Nathan , Janaki, V Lakshmi Meyappan and Anjali.P Christ University, Bangalore on Personality Development

    29.02.2016

     

    Photos 10

    11

    Dr.S.Karthiga, Acu-Touch Therapist, Coimbatore Health Care of Adolescent – A New Perspective

    23.03.2016

    Photos 11

     

    2015

     

     

    12

    Dr. K. Arun Karthik , MBBS, F.Diabetic., Consultant Diabetologist,

    DIACARE Diabetes Specialities Centre, Saibaba colony, Coimbatore on Awareness of Life

    25.09.2015

    Photos 12

     

    2014

     

     

    13

    Dr. Cynthia Alexander, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Chennai gave a special lecture on Women and Reproductive health

    21.10.2014

     

    Photos 13

    14

    Dr. Miwa Yamaguchi, Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School,

    Tokushima, Japan. Topic - Statistics to Process Data in Nutrition Epidemiology.

    07.01.2014

    Photos 14

     

    2013

     

     

    15

    Ms. Lalitha Ramamoorthy Consulting Dietitian for Infinity Primary Care,Novi Michigan, USA. Topic - Chronic Kidney Disease and Diet Assessment, Management and Treatment.

    10.12 2013

    Photos 15

    16

    Dr.Jamuna Prakash Mysore University gave a special lecture Dietary fiber

    30.10.2013

    Photos 16

    17

    Dr.Krishna Srinath,ICAR Emeritus Scientist, TANUVAS, Chennai &Former Director Directorate of Research on Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar. Topic - Role of Women in Ensuring Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security.

    18-10-2013

    Photos 17

    18

    Dr.S.Madhavi, Principal College of Nursing KMCH, Coimbatore gave a Special Address on Screening for Health and Wellness

    27.09.2013

    Photos 18

    19

    Mrs. Gurdeep Kaur Registered Dietician AIIMS, New Delhi gave Special lecture on Computers in Nutritional Assessment and Competency to become a Registered Dietitian

    27-09-2013

    Photos 19

    20

    Dr.K.Bhaskarachary Senior Research Officer, Food Chemistry NIN, Hyderabad, gave a Special Address on Vitamin D and Hypertension from Nutritionist Perspective

    26.09.2013

    Photos 20

  • Research Programmes

    Year

    M.Phil

    Ph.D

    Regtd.

    Completed

    Regtd

    Completed

    Ongoing

    2013-2014

    5

    5

    3

    1

    -

    2014-2015

    1

    -

    2

    2

    -

    2015-2016

    -

    -

    3

    5

    -

    2016-2017

    -

    -

    2

    4

    12

  • Patent
    Patent details
    Name of the Inventor Dr. S. Uma Mageswari
    Title of the Invention SEAWEED CHOCOLATE
    Application Number 157/CHE/2012 A
    Publication Date 24/01/2014
    Document link Patent-Dr. S. Uma Mageswari
  • Awards/Achievements
  • Publications