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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. R. Sujatha, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA - HOD

About Department:

B.Sc., NUTRITION AND DIETETICS course was started during the academic year 2012-13 in this college.


The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics serves regional and local communities through discovery of the ways in which foods and their bioactive components contribute to health and the prevention of disease and through effective application of nutrition knowledge to improve human health and well-being.


  • Nutrition is to better human health bycontributing to the fundamental knowledge of how nutrients and food components whole body levels and impact human health and disease,
  • Dietetics is to better human health by delivering innovative service programs which alter meal patterns and food choices with the goal of improved health of individuals, families, and communities

Field Description:

Diet plays a major role in promotion of health and well being of individual. A good and balanced diet habit improves the quality of life while poor diet may lead to morbidity and diseases. Nutrition and dietetics are concerned with this aspect. While dietetics is related to food management, nutrition is related to promotion of health. Due to changes in food habits of most of the urban population, role of nutritionists and dieticians is becoming more important. They suggest corrective food habits considering various aspects of an individual such as age, work routine and sickness etc. and thereby improving their quality of life. A growing and aging population will increase the demand for meals and nutritional counseling in nursing homes, schools, prisons, community health programmes and home health care agencies. The sedentary lifestyle coupled with immeasurable stress, strain and tensions have lead to an increase in ailments and maladies like hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, heart attacks and so on. There is an increasing awareness globally about the need to stay healthy by following the right diet.

Height lights of the programme:

The students are exposed to on-the job training for a period of 15days each at Dietary internship, Food service management and Food processing.


  • Well equipped Nutrition lab
  • Facilities for students like LCD,Notice Boards, students common room, R.O water.
  • Extension works material




1 Programme Guest Speech Speaker:K.Savitha M.Sc., M.Phil, CDPO, ICDS, Namakkal. Minor millets-Its Clinical Important 22.09.15 I, II, III Years Students.
2 Competition Fruits & vegetables Carving 22.09.15 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM III Years Students
3 Quiz programme conducted by final years students Questions Related to Nutrition & General 22.09.15 12.30 AM to 1.30 PM II Years
4 Essay Writing Importance of nutrients 28.09.15 I Years


III B.Sc Students 25 Nos.went Internship for 15 days, Date: 17.08.15 – 31.08.15:

  • Food Service Management Internship-Nala Hotel, Namakkal (10 Members)
  • Food Processing Internship- Maya Foods, Karur (15 Members)

List of Staff Members

Name of the Staff Date of appointment in Govt. Date Of Joining In That College Qualification Date Of Retirement AREAS SPECIALISATION
Dr. R. SUJATHA 26.12.2007 16.08.2012 M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D, PGDCA,NET &SLET 30.06.2029 Clinical Nutrition,Valued add food development products.
Mrs. L. Santha dani 13.10.2008 14.08.2013 M.Sc., M.Phil ,NET 30.06.2035 Food preservation & processing


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