19 July, 2024

Regional Centre


Master of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management (MSc(DFSM))

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


B Sc Home Science with specialisation in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition
PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or its equivalent
Graduate (B Sc) or equivalent (MBBS, BHS etc.) from any of the following backgrounds: Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Science, Health Care, Medical, Pharmaceutical Catering along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU
(Simultaneous admission for CFN/CNCC also permitted)

MSc (DFSM) is a multimedia package, which includes print material and audio-visual material. The programme is multidisciplinary in nature. It draws knowledge from disciplines such as Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Sociology, Biostatistics, Food Science, Management, etc. In view of the above objectives and the nature of the programme, the courses so designed will help the learners:


  • Gain knowledge;
  • Develop critical abilities;
  • Offer scientific opinion on popular nutrition, dietetics and other related issues and controversies;
  • Acquire a basic grounding in research techniques;
  • Train and develop as a diet counsellor and nutrition/ health communicator;
  • Develop as institution food administrator or food service managers, and
  • Develop entrepreneurship skills


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