Department of Food and Nutrition

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Food and Nutrition Students engazed in community service

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Practical Session at Cookery Lab

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Preparing Nutritous Diet

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Students attending Audio-visual classes

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Students of the department engaged in NSS Activities

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Students participated on the event, National Nutrition Week, at C.U and got the second position

  • Dept. of Food and Nutrition

    Wall Magazines made by the students on the event World Breast Feeding Week

  • Courses offered:
    B.Sc. Honours (Home Science) in Food and Nutrition
    Food and Nutrition General

    Duration : 3 years.
    Combination (General) : Chemistry and Zoology


Nutritional Science is the study of the effects of Food Components on the Metabolism, Health, Performance and Disease Resistance of Humans. It also includes the study of human behaviors related to food choices. Nutritional science focuses largely on Dietary concerns and Health issues surrounding Food, Eating, and Medicine. This is a multi-faceted field that is rooted in chemistry, biology, and the social sciences.

The course in Food and Nutrition is a comprehensive course dealing in subjects such as Food Science, Human Nutrition, Human Physiology, Therapeutic Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Microbiology and Food Preservation as well as Processing.

The Department has spacious laboratories for conducting Practical classes for Cooking and Physiology/Biochemistry, separately.

Participation in miscellaneous activities:

  • Wall Magazines:1st Aug' 2017 to 7th Aug' 2017 was "World Breast Feeding Week". Students of the 1st yr Hons. made Wall Magazines on that event. They highlighted on the importance of Colostrum (The first yellowish secretion of mammary gland) and significance of Exclusive Breast Feeding during first six months of infancy.
  • Winner of 2nd Position in Intercollege Competition on Community Nutrition Awareness Programme 2017 organized by Dept.of Home Science, CU.
  • Department is actively participating in community based programmes by collaborating with N.S.S. to impart nutrition and health messages to the under-privileged sections of the society.

Job Prospects

At the culmination of the course, the students can either seek jobs directly or opt for the Master or Diploma programmes. They can seek jobs in teaching and research in Colleges and Universities, Dieticians and Nutrition Consultants in Govt. Hospitals, Health Departments, International Organizations and NGOs, Clinics Fitness Centers. They can also join Food processing and preservation industry. They could also initiate and sustain research, training, welfare programmes and services in community.



Dr. Debasree Deb Ghosh

M.Sc, Ph.D.

Teaching Experience : 4 years

Designation: Whole Time

Ms. Poushalee Dutta


Teaching Experience : 3 years

Designation: Guest Lecturer

Ms. Manjistha Bandopadhyay



Designation: Guest Lecturer

Smt. Priyanka Sadhukhan

Qualification : M. Sc, B. Ed, NET


Designation: Guest Lecturer