Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 5*

*Total Seats in M.Sc. (Nutrition and Dietetics)

M.Sc. with specialization of nutrition and dietetics is two year master program, which covers all theory and practical courses of nutrition and dietetics.  This program enable the students to learn the methods of assessing human nutritional requirements, nutritional assessment and diet planning.

Dietetics and Holistic Wellness covers all information related with diet planning and its effects on health. The specialization prepares students to use advanced knowledge about food and diet to help, prevent as well as treat diseases and maintain holistic wellness. Dietetics is a science that deals with the adequacy of diet during normal life cycle and modifications required during diseased condition. Holistic wellness is associated with an active process of being aware and making choices that lead toward an outcome of optimal holistic health and wellbeing. This specialization enables students to learn the methods of assessing human nutritional requirements, dietary assessment and diet planning.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Slimming Manager
  • Consultant Dietitian
  • Diet Counselor
  • Professor
  • Research Officer in NIN,CFTRI,ICMR
  • UNICEF program officer
  • WHO Project Officer
  • NGO based Project officer
Min. 50% marks in X, XII, and graduation in B.Sc. With Biology/Biotechnology/B.Sc./ Pharma / BPT/ B.Sc. Food Science Tech./ B.Sc. Microbiology/ B.Sc. Nursing / BMIT/B.Sc. B.Sc. Environmental Sciences/ B.Sc. Diary Sciences/ Biochemistry/ B.Sc. Chemistry/ B.Sc. Zoology/B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Dietetics/home science or any other equivalent course
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Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1 2
  Nutritional Biochemistry 3 3
  Nutritional Biochemistry Lab 1 2
  Principles of Dietetics  3 3
  Principles of Dietetics Lab 1 2
  Fundamentals of Food Science 3 3
  Fundamentals of Food Science Lab 1 2
  Seminar - I  1 1
  Research Methodology and Biostatistics 2 2
  Research Methodology and Biostastics Lab 1 1
  Disaster Management 2 2
  Open Elective - I 3 3
  Total 25 29





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Nutrition 3 3
  Diet in Disease 3 3
  Diet in Disease Lab 1 2
  Nutrition for Health and Fitness 2 2
  Psychological Counselling Skills 2 2
  Pediatric and Geriatric Nutrition 3 3
  Program Elective – I 3 3
  Seminar - II 1 1
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare 2 2
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare Lab 1 2
  Open Elective - II 3 3
  Summer Internship 0  
  Total 24 26





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition 2 2
  Food Microbiology 2 2
  Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition Lab 1 2
  Food Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Research Project 3 6
  Program Elective – II 3 3
  Program  Elective – III 3 3
  Scientific Writing 2 2
  Seminar - III 1 1
  Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics 3 3
  Design Thinking 2 2
  Open Elective - III 3 3
  Summer Internship Presentation and Report 1 1
  Total 27 32





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Research Project 15 30
  Research Seminar 2 2
  Total 17 32





Specialization - Dietetics and Holistic Wellness  
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle  PE I
Dietary Management in Advance Disease  PE II
Nutrition in Emergencies and Special Conditions PE III
Specialization -Nutraceutical and Nutritional Policy  
Nutritional Policy and Program for Public Health   PE I
Nutrigenomics and Pharmacogenomics PE II
Nutraceutical and Functional Food PE III



Open Electives


Open Elective- I
Microbial Physiology and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Human Physiology
Cell Biology
Open Elective- II
Diet in Disease
Instrumentation in Microbiology 
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry 
Global Perspectives in Toxicology
Open Elective- III
Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diagnostic Biochemistry 
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology


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