INTRODUCTION:
Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute is located in a custom-built facility at the heart of the City of Chennai. The Department of Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics has several state-of-the-art laboratories, maintained by skilled technical experts, in which industrial methods of food processing can be realistically reproduced and food products can be developed, tested and analysed.

Key Notes on the Program:

  • To train the students to be competent working professionals in the food industry and in the production of quality food by imparting better nutritional, sanitation & hygiene practices

  • To encourage entrepreneurship, developing the student’s capacity for setting up small scale enterprises with respect to food within the country

  • To organize events/campaigns for creating awareness about the importance of safe processed nutritious food

  • To provide diagnostic analysis of food products

  • To impart knowledge on various areas related to Food Science and Technology

  • To familiarize the students about the processing and preservation techniques of pulses, oil seeds, spices, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, milk & milk products

  • To emphasize the importance of food safety, food quality, food plant sanitation and packaging in food industry


WHY? Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics at Dr. M.G.R:

  • Unique internship opportunities as  Dietician, Nutritionist, Diabetes Educator, Paediatric Nutritionist, in an in-house medical college setting

  • Unique research-oriented approach, focused on new product development

  • Employment and Entrepreneurial opportunity in Bakery and confectionery

  • Special thrust on the role of Sports Nutritionist for interested candidates


Skills required for a Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics Student

  • A genuine interest in science and how it is applied to food and cookery

  • High standards of cleanliness and the ability to adhere to strict hygiene rules

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Proficiency Enhancement Courses

  • Language (Tamil, English, Hindi, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese & Arabic)

  • Communication (Written, Presentation and Oral)

  • Learning from Leaders

  • Soft Skill Training

  • Personality Development

 


Courses

Public Sector

  • Child Development Project Officer (CDPO)

  • Food Analyst, Food Safety Officer in FSSAI

  • Research Assistant in ICMR, NIN, NSI, CFTRI

Private Sector

  • Dietician, Community Dietician,

  • Public health Nutritionist

  • Nutritionist- Sports Nutritionist,

  • Paediatric Nutritionist, Weight loss Expert

  • Food Quality Executive,

  • Food and Beverage Executives in Restaurants

Multinational Companies

  • Consultant Nutritionist

  • Food and Beverage Executive

  • Food Quality Executive

 Abroad Careers

  • Clinical Nutritionist

  • Consultant Nutritionist

  • Food Quality Executive in Food Industry

Entrepreneurial/ Business Options

  • Bakery and Confectionary Units

  • Food quality and Wellness consultant

  • Diet clinic and Online consultant



Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Sc. - Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics


Eligibility

  • A minimum percentage of marks required in 12th standard (Intermediate / CBSE/Board examination)
  • 10th and 12th pass for Certificate Courses

Post Graduate Courses

  • M.Sc. - Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics







Associations 

  • Training partner for FSSAI

Activities 

  • Hospital Training

  • Project on food product development

  • Short term training in Restaurants /Hospitals

  • Soft Skills

  • Counseling Skills