About Us

From the service department to the R L Jalappa Hospital & Research Centre, the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics metamorphosed into an academic department in 2017 by offering Integrated B.Sc. M.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics programme which is designed to cover multidisciplinary perspectives. Department also offers PhD degree programme in clinical nutrition from the academic year 2019-20.

The course's objective is to provide scientific education that covers every facet of the nutritional and food sciences while also helping students develop the knowledge, abilities, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the broad field of nutrition science. Additionally, it aims to provide aspiring nutrition science professionals (dieticians) with a thorough understanding of the fundamental sciences, clinical nutrition, dietetics, public health, nutritional education, organisation, management, languages, and other related fields. The Department's primary pursuits include clinical services, teaching, and research.

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Dr.Professor & HOD

Warm greetings to all.

The Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics has been established with a motto of empowering students to be the eminent nutritionists in the healthcare sector which is expected to see a marked bloom over the next decade. It enhances student engagement through experiential and active learning, which supports an integrated course capacity to address the challenges posed by increasingly complex world of today. This is achieved through a blend of academics, hospital postings, research training and extension as well as therapeutic applications.

The PG program in this discipline has been designed to provide the concepts of Diet Therapy, Basic dietetics, Public health and therapeutic nutrition. Clinical Nutrition Dietetics specialization covers all Incidences, Etiology, Pathology, & Metabolic aberrations, Clinical manifestation, Complications, Dietary management & Counselling of all communicable and non-communicable diseases.

‘By imparting the firm conviction "prevention is better skill based learning, We aim to provide better career possibilities thereby conserving the community from the alarming rise in morbidity rates ‘