The Post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition is designed to impart advanced knowledge and skills that is life oriented, career and community oriented. It has special relevance to the industry and hospital application with the help of field visits, survey, case studies and an 8-week mandatory hospital internship programme. The programme designed aims to develop capabilities and knowledge of the students in the field of healthcare and community service.

Course Highlights

The course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to provide quality professional services in integrated nutrition and health science. Subjects include human nutrition, sports & exercise nutrition, food commodities & food science, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition & hospital management along with versatile research centered projects.

Student will be evaluated on each subject / paper (theory/practical) under both:

a) Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE): 40% weightage CIE includes written class tests, assignments, seminars, tutorials and/or laboratory assignments.
b) End-semester Examination (ESE): 60% weightage Two ESE will be held, one at the end of each semester.

Course Duration: 15-17 weeks per semester with 20-26 classes of 1 hr duration per week.
Course Timings: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, six days a week (1st and 3rd Saturdays are off days).
(1st and 3rd Saturday are off days)
Class Size: 20-25 students

Admission Information

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Job opportunities

Job opportunities
  • Clinical Dietician
  • Nutrition Educator/Counsellor
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Corporate Wellness Consultant
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Exercise Nutritionist
  • Fitness Expert
  • Private Health & Wellness Coach
  • Food Product Designer
  • Food Labelling Specialist
  • Food Journalism/Columnist/Writer/Blogger


The final degree will be awarded by Jadavpur University