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Food & Nutrition and Food Technology


The Food and Nutrition Department was the first Post-Graduate Department of the Lady Irwin College Having started in a modest way in 1958, it has produced over 750 post graduates, including Ph.Ds. the department has come a long way since its inception, with high standard of academic and infrastructural development. Today it offers M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition in three areas of specialization, namely, Therapeutic Nutrition,Public Nutrition and Food Science and Processing with internship/industrial training and a one-year PG diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition. In addition it offers Ph.D. programmes in all these areas. Currently there are 20 students on roll of Ph.D. programme.

The excellent academic programme of the department is enriched by the laboratory experience, as well as community outreach activities, supported by easy access to a department library, computers and other necessary facilities. The different courses have been expanded and diversified to meet the emerging needs and challenges in the area of Food and Nutrition. This has been achieved through not only course work but with emphasis given to research, community work focusing on capacity building of underprivileged section of the population, seminars, internship/training in hospitals, food industries and related organizations, educational tours, conferences and workshops.

The master's programme is further strengthened by a six-week summer placement in different organizations such as NFI, UHRC,Delhi Test House, FRAC, AIIMS, CFTRI, NIPCCD, USAID, NDRI, Nirula's, Nutrition Resource Center, Agra.

"Mission Statement"

The Food and Nutrition Department endeavors to achieve excellence in teaching and research for out reach to Community, Industry and Institutions to ensure promotive health for all.


  1. Alka Mohan Chutani, AIIMS
  2. Anita Jatana, Batra Hospital
  3. Arvind Wadhwa, LIC
  4. Ashi Kohli Kathuria, USAID
  5. Beena Mathur, University of Rajasthan
  6. Charu Dua, Max Hospital
  7. Charanjit Bhatt, IARI
  8. Deeksha Kapoor, IGNOU
  9. Gayatri Singh, UNICEF
  10. Ishi Khosla, Capital/Trust House
  11. (Late) Jyotsna Karmarkar, LIC
  12. Kanta Narula Sharma, FAO
  13. Kiran Malhotra, USA
  14. Namanjit Ahluwalia, France
  15. Kumud Khanna, IHE
  16. Nilanjana Singh, Pushpawati Hospital
  17. Nita Mehta, Culinary Academy Delhi
  18. Poornima Menon, IFPRI
  19. Protima Kaushik, AIIMS
  20. Poonam Om Kumar, Nestle India Ltd.
  21. Rekha Sharma, AIIMS
  22. Ruchika Mehra, Glaxo Smithkline
  23. Ritika Samaddar, Max
  24. Satinder Bajaj, Former Director, LIC
  25. Sheila Vir, Nutrition Consultant
  26. Suparna Ghosh Jerath, Public Health Foundation of India
  27. Foundation of India
  28. Sushma Kashyap, LIC
  29. Mohini Sethi, IHE
  30. Meera Shekhar, World Bank
  31. Veenu Seth, LIC

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Sikandra Road
New Delhi - 110001
Phone/Fax: +91-11-23711222



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