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10 Best Colleges & Prospects of Nutrition & Dietetics

by Pritika Ghura

With a rising concern about health and eating habits, the field of Nutrition and Dietetics is gaining a lot of popularity. Due to a growing concern about obesity, anorexia, ulcers, hypertension and other major diseases arising due to unhealthy eating habits, the role of dialecticians is growing important. The role of nutritionists and dieticians is to improve the health of patients by instilling healthy eating habits.

What is Dietetics

It is the science of managing food and nutrition to promote health among people. It involves helping people in managing their weight and instilling healthy eating habits among people

What is the role of nutritionists/ dieticians

Their main role is to promote the idea of good health through proper eating habits. Hence, they will prepare diet charts, will tell you about exercises, selecting food items, how to build on metabolism, etc.

What are the skills required to become a nutritionist

Besides an interest in food and its related fields, students must have good planning, researching and administrative skills. They should be patient and good knowledge about the field. Besides this having good communication skills can be a bonus.

What are the qualifications to become a dietician or nutritionist

A Science Stream student (Physics, Chemistry and Biology student) can opt for Home Science, Food Technology or Nutrition Course after his 10+2. You can pursue these courses in graduation and post graduation level. If you're pursuing this course in graduation, you can pursue a B. Sc in Home Science from any prestigious university. However, if you want to specialise in dietetics and nutrition in post graduation level, you can pursue M.Sc in Food and Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Food Service Management or one year post graduate diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition.

What are the Career Opportunities in this field

With health concerns rising, there are ample job opportunities for professionals in this field. You can find employment in hospitals, fitness centres, spas, health clubs, colleges, nursing care facilities, canteens, hotels, government, etc. You can also work as consultants or do private practice. The starting salary in this field is around Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per month.

10 Best Colleges offering Courses in Nutrition & Dietetics

1) Lady Irwin College, Delhi University

2) Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi

3) Women's Christian College, Chennai

4) Bishop Choolaparambil Memorial College for Women, Kottayam

5) SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

6) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology

7) Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University

8) Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

9) Banasthali University, Jaipur

10) Gandhigram Rural Institute

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    nikithamanda
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    nikithamandaSat, 04 Oct 2014 13:20:58 -0000

    Sir, i am pursuing bsc. nutrition and dietitics 3rd year ,can i have an oppurtunity in hospitals after graduation .

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    jagdeep_sukhija
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    jagdeep_sukhijaSun, 22 Jun 2014 18:44:50 -0000

    I ve completed my graduation in arts ( history, economics nd physical education) nd i want to hav dietician/ nutrician cource. How nd where it can b possible

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    Ansa_22
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    Ansa_22Sun, 01 Jun 2014 02:03:12 -0000

    I have completed my B.Sc in Computer Science… So i want to pursu M.Sc in Nutrition and dietetics.. So is it possible to do??? If so, in which college (or) university….. Plzzzz do tell me

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    niranjan-paul
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    niranjan-paulThu, 08 May 2014 12:21:11 -0000

    I completed DNHE from IGNOU now I will want to do BSC in nutrition and dietics…what can i do now….I am from Tripura

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    food-cakeWed, 07 May 2014 17:37:59 -0000
    Presently i am pursuing B.B,A final semester, i want to doing some diploma course in food nutrition of 6 month or 1 year duration. please guiding some courses in food nutrition and in some other field related to nutrition.

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    farahsosfarahsos
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    farahsosfarahsosWed, 29 Jan 2014 08:08:26 -0000

    am a form four lever from Kenya and planning to do diets and nutrition in a master level so where can i apply it. please need your response . thanks !

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    fyfzlSat, 14 Dec 2013 04:20:03 -0000

    I am a B.Sc.genetics student,and now i would like to do masters in dietetics as distance education..am i eligible??
    and also can you plz tell me about the universities which offering distance education in dietetics…

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    coolpriyamittalSat, 07 Sep 2013 18:47:27 -0000

    I m in b.a final.year with the combination of subjects geography,sociology,general english,political science….nw i wanna jyn the course if dietition…with also pursing my final year of graduation…i m a regular sstudent…so plz tell me can i do the dietotion couse with r graduation..with combination of 4above mentioned subjects..plz rply

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    sakshimalhotra10
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    sakshimalhotra10Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:42:09 -0000

    hi, I have completed my bba in 2008.I Want do do a distance learning course in dietician and nutritionist. Am i eligible and from where should i apply.

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    manu a tripathi
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    manu a tripathiTue, 25 Jun 2013 14:28:46 -0000

    i want a detial about admission date and hw aperson can apply in these colleage

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    bebo171Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:41:40 -0000

    i am in class 12 and i am having physics,chemistry,maths,english and computer.can i go for bsc in nutrition and dietetics?
    upto class 11 i was having biology bt now i don't have biology.

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    swaruprupaMon, 10 Jun 2013 10:56:29 -0000

    My daughter is now undergoing class XI with a combination of Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition and additional subject is Computer application under West Bengal higher secondary stream. She is planning to master on this subject also Is this is worth for her. please suggest.

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    punitha_thangaThu, 18 Apr 2013 06:56:53 -0000

    I'm science graduate & also i finished my MCA. I want to join Dietitian course through correspondence education. Is it possible? & what are the institutes?

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    preety kaurWed, 03 Apr 2013 13:26:45 -0000

    i m a b.tech student (phy nd chem) bt did nt have bio as a subject bt wanna pursue the dieti8cian course so is it possible fr me to do d same… plz rply

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    concerned_dietitian
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    concerned_dietitianThu, 28 Mar 2013 10:22:14 -0000

    Even if the top listed universities seem to be fine, the starting salary mentioned in this article is heavily misleading. I am a dietitian who has completed my dietetics from one of the top univeristies (though it is not listed here) but at any rate the starting salary was 6000 odd about 2 years back. Nowadays it has been raised to 15000 CTC which again means you get about 10000 in hand. Please know your stakes before joining this profession. Though later on there is a chance you would do well but there is a long struggle before that

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    riti29decMon, 18 Mar 2013 12:09:14 -0000

    I am student of commerce & done MBA from Finance but today i want do course of Food and Nutrition, can suggest it.

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    beilinasmithThu, 14 Feb 2013 09:07:10 -0000

    I'm a B.Sc Nurse can i do a dietician course

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    nanditasenSat, 09 Feb 2013 08:49:25 -0000

    I a M.sc Biotech with PGDCR. am i eligible for PHd in Nutrition and dietetics?

    Whrere all i can apply?

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    jasmine1965Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:46:05 -0000

    career prospects for commerce students without maths with home science,

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    Romansha10Tue, 06 Nov 2012 07:26:56 -0000

    hi am a graduate in commerce and a MBA in FB&E from Nirma University
    i wanted to know if i am eligible to take up a course on nutritionist from Delhi university. because of what i understand from the eligiblity criteria is that only a science student can persue this kind of course.
    please guide.

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    sachinchakre11Sat, 13 Oct 2012 16:07:50 -0000

    i am B.A.student,also doing job as medical representative intrestet to do career in dietition and nutrition……so is it possible to me? reply

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    osho darpan paradiseMon, 20 Aug 2012 16:20:30 -0000

    now iam purcuing bhm mba in amity university after that i want master . so what ís the best msc hm or msc nutrícian

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    MPUATFri, 18 May 2012 06:43:12 -0000

    I am ph.D in foods and Nutrition and working hard specially for community nutrition and clinical dietetics.Working as assistant professor at MPUAT,Udaipur Has an experience of 13 years in teaching and research and contributed several papers in indian and international journals. I am interested in contributing my knowledge in the above universities/colleges.

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