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Master of Science Food Nutrition MSCDFSM IGNOU

The M.Sc. Programme in the area of Dietetics and Food Service Management has been developed with a view to addressing the needs of training work force/developing manpower (dietitians, nutrition counsellors, food service managers etc.) for the emerging employment sector (hospital/community dietetics, food service management). The programme will offer the unique opportunity of higher education to learners to enrich their working lives by entering into the market and/or starting their own food service unit, leading to entrepreneurship. The programme also focuses on upgrading the professional competencies of serving personnel in food service establishments, such as dietitians, diet technicians, counsellors etc. upgrading their knowledge and equipping them with productive skills to enhance their career progression and employability.

The special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners in the form of Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Nutrition (PGDDPN) after having successfully completed 30 credit course
work and three months internship programme (16 credits).

IGNOU MSCDFSM Eligibility: B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or Graduate (B.Sc.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHHS etc) from the following background – Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Medical, Pharmaceutical, Catering along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU (Simultaneous admission for CFN/CNCC is also permitted).

The medium of Instruction: English
IGNOU MSCDFSM Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only July cycle of admission only.
IGNOU MSCDFSM Fee Structure: Rs. 32,400/- for the full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,200/- per year

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Downloads
MFN 1  Applied Physiology 4

MFN 2

MFNL 2

Nutritional Biochemistry

2

2

MFN 3

MFNL 3

Food Safety and Food Microbiology

2

2

MFN 4

MFNL 4

Advance Nutrition

4

2

MFN 5

MFNL 5

Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition

4

2

MFN 6

MFNL 6

Public Nutrition

4

2

MFN 7

MFNL 7

Entrepreneurship and Food Service Management

4

2

MFN 8

MFNL 8

Principles of Food Science

2

2

MFN 9 Research Methods and Biostatistics 6
MFN 10 Understanding Computer Applications 2
MFNP 11 Internship Programme 16*
MFNP 12 Dissertation 8
Total Credits 72

 

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