M.Phil Food Sciences & Human Nutrition

M.Phil Food Sciences & Human Nutrition


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


This research base program focuses on applying the knowledge of Food Science in the development of innovative food products along with its application in prevention and treatment of disease: enabling the students to work in various fields ranging from research in the food science laboratory – to working with the deprived population in the community.

The program also provides an opportunity for individuals already working in related fields to enhance their nutritional knowledge and practically apply it to their field of specialization.

Admission Requirement

  • 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:

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Human Physiology 3
2 Major Food Analysis I 3
3 Major Research Methodology 3
4 Major Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals 3
Total   12
Semester II
1 Major Food Analysis II 3
2 Major Food Service & Management 3
3 Major Research and Bio-statistics 3
4 Major Advance Nutrition in Health and Disease 3
Total   12
Semester III & IV
1 Major Thesis 6
Total 6
Total Degree Credit Hours 30
Sr. No. Course Name Credit Hrs.
1 Sports Nutrition 3
2 Epidemiology 3
3 Food Security and Nutrition in Emergencies 3
4 Exercise and Integrative Nutrition 3
5 Community Nutrition & Research 3
6 Food Chemistry 3

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.

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