Dietetics is the scientific study of all technical aspects of food, beginning with harvesting or slaughtering and ending with its cooking and consumption, an ideology commonly referred to as “from field to fork” and its effect on human health. Nutritionists are the professionals who guide their patients or clients with right nutritional content to fulfil their health needs and imbibe healthy eating habits.

The Master’s degree programme in Dietetics & Nutrition at NSHM is industry-aligned and help students to pursue a bright career in dietetics and nutrition. The main objective of the programme is to impart scientific knowledge and develop skills in the areas of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Food Safety and Quality, Food Processing and Food Product Development. Salary of a Nutritionist is lucrative in India once he/she achieves high prominence and excellence in the field. NSHM is among the top colleges in India to offer a M.Sc. degree in Dietetics and Nutrition preparing students to become professionals who can work effectively and efficiently in academics, research, food industry, training, extension and community service. They can also pursue higher education and research in Food Science, Nutrition and Food Processing.

Programme Education Objective

  • Establish hands-on experience on biochemistry/microbiology/food science and industrial exposure in Food Analysis Technologies as a Food Analyst, Food Inspector, Food product development scientist etc.
  • Develop as a Dietician, Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist through industrial exposure as well as Marketing Professionals related to nutritional products.
  • Attain positions as Public Health Nutritionist in Government organizations / NGOs through community exposure, Academic, and R&D organizations.
  • Pursue professional ethics, work-life management, Entrepreneurship, sustainable development issues to produce the feasible solution for health problems

Career Opportunities

The increasing awareness regarding staying fit and healthy avoiding high-calorie unplanned diets is contributing to high demand of professional dieticians and nutritionists in India and abroad. After completing the programme, one can work as –

  • Menu planner – Monitoring the food preparation
  • Dietician or Nutritionist
  • Clinical and Therapeutic Dietician
  • Researcher in Universities, Specialist Institutions and Hospitals
  • Public Health and Community Dietician
  • Food Quality Manager
  • Preserving Supervisor
  • Teacher and Professor
  • Article Writer and Columnist

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Food Science

Components and Analysis of Food(Biochemical & Microbiological)

“chemistry of food components like proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, new food product development, nature of microorganisms involved in food spoilage, food infections and intoxications, and various preservation and control techniques, food – safety, engineering & processing, and technology, nutrition, and sensory analysis

Diet Counselling Techniques

patient counselling approach and skills, Dieterary health care, updated assessment and remedial techniques, evaluation, monitoring and control, etc.

Nutrition Science

Commuity Nutrition

“nutritional status assessment, community nutrition, women and child nutrition, nutrition kitchen garden, community nutrition training, WHO,UNICEF guidelines – community nutritionist, requirement analysis and provisioning for specific macronutrients, monitoring, evaluation, and control -critical periods in growth and development and impact of malnutrition etc.

Geriatric and Sports Nutrition

“physiological changes, nutritional analysis, socio-psychological aspects of ageing, caregiving, geriatrics, sports nutrition, specialised clinic operations, etc.

Therapeutic Nutrition

“therapeutic approach in diet, nutritional screening, nutritional status assessment, nutritional support system, other life-saving measures for the critically ill, role of immune enhancer, conditionally essential nutrients, immune suppressants, special diets in critical care, complications of nutritional support system, re-feeding syndrome and rehabilitation diets, etc.


Epidemiological approach in nutrition

concept of health disease spectrum, epidemiological research design, methods, analysis and application for disease control, levels of healthcare, development of public & private healthcare institutions and NGOs, etc.

Biostatistics and its implication in nutrition research

“qualitative and quantitative methods, nutrition data preparation, data analysis, appropriate parametric and non parametric statistical tests, data visualization, decision-support, etc.

Programme Type - PG

Duration - 2 years

Degree Awarded By -

Fee Details

  • Kolkata
  • Durgapur


Payment Date

One Time Payment Yearly Payment Payment Deadline Half-Yearly Payment
Admission Fee INR 50,000 INR 50,000 INR 50,000
Within 15 days of Admission INR 2,27,600 INR 1,42,500 INR 75,700
on or before 30th Nov, 2023 INR 75,700
on or before 31st May, 2024 INR 1,00,000 INR 50,500
on or before 30th Nov, 2024 INR 55,500
Total Fees: INR 2,77,600 INR 2,92,500 INR 3,07,400
Course Fee including Admission :

* The fees mentioned above are only for students from India.
Please contact the admission counselor for a detailed fee structure for International Students.

Durgapur Admission Fee of Rs. 50000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

One Time Payment Yearly Payment Payment Deadline Half-Yearly Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 93,800 INR 49,800
on or before 30th Nov, 2023 INR 49,800
on or before 31st May, 2024 INR 98,700 INR 49,800
on or before 30th Nov, 2024 INR 54,800
Total Fees: INR 192500 INR 204200
Course Fee including Admission : INR 242500 INR 254200

* The fees mentioned above are only for students from India.
Please contact the admission counselor for a detailed fee structure for International Students.

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