• Department of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Department profile

    Food Science and Nutrition includes the components of foods, their chemistry and technologies involved in processing and preservation, food safety and human nutrition for overall health and well being of the community. The department of Food Science and Nutrition has taken up the challenge of ensuring “HEALTH FOR ALL” since its inception and has built its programmes oriented towards excellence and community development to mould the future teachers, nutritionists, administrators, research workers and home makers into nutrition and health conscious citizens.

    VISION

    Centre for Excellence to strengthen Public Health Nutrition, Food quality control and community development through economically viable Food Processing and industry-institution interface in order to cater to the futuristic goals of students and stakeholders

    MISSION

    The Department of Food Science and Nutrition strives to sensitize and equip the students with knowledge and state of the art skills to become brand ambassadors to all strata of society and evolve technologies for improving the food nutrition and health scenario of the community..

    GENESIS AND GROWTH

    • 1958 - Inclusion of Foods and Nutrition as an integral part of Bachelor's degree in Home Science
    • 1961- Introduction of Master's programme in Foods and Nutrition
    • 1966- Recognition for the Ph.D programme
    • 1976- Introduction of Master of Philosophy programme
    • 1988- Nomenclature changed to Food Science and Nutrition and introduction of double major combinations
    • 1994- Introduction of the B.Sc vocational course in Food Quality Control
    • 2008-Single Major - Food Nutrition and Diet Therapy
    • 2015 onwards - Food Science and Nutrition
    • 2019 onwards – PG Diploma in Public Health Nutrition

    OBJECTIVES
    • Produce able teachers, administrators and entrepreneurs
    • Conscientise the community on food, nutrition and health.
    • Develop entrepreneurial skills for self employment
    • Function as centre for advanced research
    • Offer expertise to functionaries at all levels
    • Develop and disseminate nutrition education materials
    • Evolve technologies for improving the food , nutrition and health scenario of the community.
  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc.  Food Science and Nutrition
    • M.Sc.  Food Science and Nutrition
    • Ph.D   Food Science and Nutrition
    • PG Diploma  Public Health Nutrition

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Plus two (+2) Science group
    • M.Sc. : B.Sc Home Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Foods & Nutrition, Human Nutrition & Nutraceuticals, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Food Processing & Quality Control
    • Ph.D M.Sc/M.Phil Foods & Nutrition, Food Science & Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Processing & Quality Control, Food Science & Technology, Human Nutrition & Nutraceuticals, Applied Nutrition
    • PG Diploma: : B.Sc Home Science, Food Science & Nutrition, Foods & Nutrition, Human Nutrition & Nutraceuticals, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Food Processing & Quality Control
  • Syllabus
  • Facilities
  • Faculty Profile
    Name of the Staff Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Kowsalya
    M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D
    Professor (On other duty) Biochemistry and Food Science and Nutrition 1991 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) A.Thirumani Devi
    M.Sc,,M.Phil.,Ph.D
    Professor Food Science and Nutrition 1991 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) M. Sylvia Subapriya
    M.Sc, M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D
    Professor & Head Food Science and Nutrition 1991 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) C.A.Kalpana
    M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,SLET,NET
    Associate Professor Food Science and Nutrition 1999 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) PA.Raajeswari
    M.Sc.,M.Phil, Ph.D.,NET,JRF
    Assistant Professor -SG Food Science and Nutrition 2004 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Thilakavathy
    M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor-SS Food Science and Nutrition 2005 [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Ms.)K.Devi
    M.Sc, M.Ed, M.Phil.(FSN), M.Phil(Edn),JRF(H.Sc), NET(Edn)
    Assistant Professor Food Science and Nutrition 2014 [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Balasasirekha M.Sc.,PGDCA,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,NET Assistant Professor Food Science and Nutrition 2015 [email protected]
    Dr.K.Sujatha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET
    Temp.Assistant Professor
    Dr.(Mrs.)N.Deepa sathish
    M.Sc., M.Phil., NET
    Temp.Assistant Professor
  • Publications
  • The Indian Journal of Nutrition & Dietetics