M.Phil Food Science & Human Nutrition

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M.Phil Food Science & Human Nutrition

M.Phil Food Science & Human Nutrition

This research base program focuses on various aspects of food science as related to human nutrition. This program aims at integrating knowledge from the natural, social and behavioral sciences as it applies to food and nutrition. This platform is an opportunity for individuals already working in various food and nutrition fields to enhance their nutritional knowledge and practically apply it to their field of specialization. 

This dynamic program helps students apply their knowledge of Food Science in the development of innovative food products and also emphasizes on the application of food and diet in prevention and treatment of disease both at an individual and community level. Thus the unique combination of Medical Nutrition Therapy and innovative functional and health foods enables the students to work in various fields ranging from research in the food science laboratory to performing their duties in the medical and ICU wards of the hospitals or working as a nutritionist in the community for improving the health of the most vulnerable sector of the population.

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition envisions enhancing human health and quality of life of individuals, families and the nation through rigorous academic programs, state-of-the-art research, community-driven extension, and engagement opportunities.

The Department honor sustains and advances the land-grant heritage and mission of Kinnaird College.

The mission of our Department is to lead the integration of food and nutrition sciences using learner-centered educational environments and to develop a world of peaceful relationships with food, nutrition and health by:

  1. Promoting healthy lifestyles through wise, nutritionally-sound, food choices and regular physical activity throughout the lifecycle
  2. Enhancing the wellbeing of people through meaningful and enjoyable meal management experiences focusing on nutritional transitions
  3. Expanding economic opportunity through generating and sharing knowledge of human nutrition, dietetics, and food product development.
  4. Focusing on primordial prevention of diseases through functional food product development.
  5. Encouraging lifestyle modifications for early management of Non communicable diseases by community outreach programs
  6. Provision of services for both inpatient and outpatients of hospitals in terms of therapeutic diet provision based on evidence based practice.
  7. Delivery of state of the art hazard analysis and risk management skills through emerging food technology knowledge and research for the provision of safe food from farm to fork

Admission Requirments

  • 04 years BA/B.Sc. (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR 60% marks in Masters after 02 years BA/ B.Sc. The applicants should have done their Graduation/Masters in Food Science & Human Nutrition, Home Economics (Food & Nutrition).
  • All candidates must appear for KC Graduate Assessment Test.
  • Only short listed candidates will be called for the Interview.

Road Map

Year 1 - Semester 1
CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
XXX XXXCore Course – I3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – II3 (3-0)
XXX XXXElective I3 (3-0)
XXX XXXElective II3 (3-0)
Year 1 - Semester 2
CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours

Core Course – III

3 (3-0)
XXX XXXCore Course – IV3 (3-0)
XXX XXXElective III3 (3-0)
XXX XXXElective IV3 (3-0)
Year 2 - Semester 3 & 4
CodeCourse/RequirementCredit Hours
XXX XXXResearch Thesis6
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite (if any)
FSHN 502 Community Nutrition & Research 3 (2-1) Nil
FSHN 505 Functional Foods 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 512 Human Physiology 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 519 Advance Research and Bio-Statistics in Nutrition 3 (2-1) Nil
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite (if any)
FSHN 504 Food Service & Management 3 (2-1) Nil
FSHN 506 Community Nutrition and Public Health 3 (2-1) Nil
FSHN 508 Nutritional Epidemiology 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 509 Advanced Methods in Nutritional Research 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 511 Sports Nutrition 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 513 Food Analysis 3 (2-1) Nil
FSHN 515 Advanced Nutrition in Health and Disease 3 (2-1) Nil
FSHN 516 Food Security and Nutrition in Emergencies 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 518 Advance Food Analysis 3 (2-1) FSHN 513
FSHN 520 Advance Food Chemistry 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 521 Personalized Nutrition in Health 3 (3-0) Nil
FSHN 522 Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship 3 (2-1) Nil

Research Thesis

An M.Phil candidate who has completed her course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 must present and pass the oral proposal defense examination before she is allowed to carry out her Masters research. On passing the thesis proposal defense the student must carry out a research study which is described in a thesis. She must successfully defend the completed work in an oral examination involving a presentation and question answer session in the presence of an external examiner.