Good food and nutrition are vital to good health and wellbeing, and reduce the risk of disease. Healthy eating means choosing the right food and knowing how much to have.
This is an innovative interdisciplinary course which combines components from Diet Therapy and Counselling, Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Food Microbiology, Food Preservation, Public Health, Community Nutrition, Epidemiology, Sports Nutrition, Health and Nutrition Education, Food Fermentation.
This course is about the science behind nutrition which can improve the nutritional status of populations. The curriculum explores the role of therapeutic diets in the treatment of chronic illnesses and other nutritional disorders, highlighting the principles of the nutrition care process as applicable in a primary care setting. There is an opportunity to learn key nutrition assessment techniques and intervention strategies that will assist students in providing comprehensive health care to the patients.
The students receive basic theoretical and practical training in three major areas, viz. Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science and Quality Control that will enable them to choose one of these as their specialized career in future.
7/9/2017 -Students of 1st yr Hons secured 2nd
Position in Intercollege Drama Competition on Community
Nutrition Awareness Programme organized by Dept. Of Home
17/09/2018-Golden Jubilee of NSI run by NIN, Hyderabad - Students participated in Poster Presentation Competition and secured 2nd (Sourabh Mishra) and 3rd (Tanya Verma) position-Topic Was-Food and Nutrition security.
8/01/2019-One Day Special lecture session and Poster Presentation Competition organized by department. Key note Speaker was Dr. Kazi Layla Khaled, Associate Professor, CU and Guest Speaker was Dr. Shibom Basu, Staff Scientist, EMBL, France. More than 70 students of 9 colleges across the state participated in the programme
7/9/2019 -Students of the 2nd and 3rd yr Hons secured 1st Position in Intercollege Drama Competition on Community Nutrition Awareness Programme organized by Dept. Of Home Science, CU.
09/08/2020- INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR On CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19): A REVIEW OF IT'S PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Organized by Department. Speakers were-Prof. Dr. Kunal Kanti Mazumdar-MBBS, DPH, DMCW, MD (CAL) Dept. Of Community Medicine KPC Medical College and Kolkata, India and Prof. Dr. Pradip Ghosh.PT, Ph.D., DMS, MS Dept. of Physical Therapy, Maryville University St. Louis, USA.
07/04/2022- Celebration of World Health Day by the Department. Chief Guest and Speaker was Dr. Debnath Chaudhury, Former Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, AIIHPH Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
27.04.2022- One day training session for 6th semester students of Department at Training cum Production Centre, North Kolkata, 2, Manmatha Dutta Road, Kolkata-700037, Government of West Bengal.
At the culmination of the course, the students can either seek jobs directly or opt for the Masters or Diploma programmes. These are the available job prospects: