REPORT ON CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND SKILLS ENHANCEMENT TALK ON “USE HEART FOR EVERY HEART”
On the occasion of World Heart day, The Post Graduate department of Home Science, ShrimathiDevkunvarNanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, organized an ‘Capacity development and skills enhancement talk on “Use heart for every heart” in collaboration with Parvathy hospital on 29th September 2022.
The program started around 10.30 a.m by praying the Almighty God by lighting the virtual lamp and by singing the prayer song. Dr. V. Subasshini ma’am, Dean of New age science and technology, delivered the welcome address. The invited speaker of the session was Dr.Sasisree ma’am, Head of Emergency department, Parvathy Hospital. She started the session by highlighting the importance of heart health. She explained about the cardiac problems, the signs and symptoms, and the major causes of heart related diseases. Then she explained about CPR and also demonstrated how to do it with a mannequin. She also encouraged students and staffs to try doing CPR.
The last part was Question and answer session and Dr.Sasisree ma’am cleared the queries of the students. The entire session was informative and interesting. The program ended by vote of thanks given by Ms.S.Rithika, Association Secretary of the department.
REPORT ON INAUGURAL CEREMONY FOR CAPACITY BUILDING AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT (VALUE ADDED COURSE)
REPORT ON WEBINAR
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND SKILLS ENHANCEMENT – INVITED TALK
REPORT ON INTER DEPARTMENT COMPETITION
The Post Graduate department of Home Science, ShrimathiDevkunvarNanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, organized an ‘Inter department competition’ in collaboration with Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, St. Thomas Mount block, Chengalpattu to celebrate the ‘National Nutrition Month – 2022’ on 07th of September. The competitions conducted were poster making in the theme of ‘Anemia’ and cookery contest in the theme of ‘Millet based iron rich recipe’. Totally 37 participants for cookery contest and 28 participants for poster making competition were participated from various departments. The prepared recipes were displayed in the physiology lab and the posters were displayed in the instrumentation lab. Dr. R. Vijaya Vahini ma’am, Head of the Department, M.Sc. Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, delivered the welcome address. The evaluation of the recipes and posters were done by Mrs. Sarguna Ganesh ma’am, District Project Officer (DPO), Mrs. Dhiraviyam Mary ma’am, Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) and the staffs of M.Sc., Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics. The chief guests were felicitated by staffs of M.Sc., Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics. Then Mrs. Sarguna ma’am talked about the current situation of women in the society and the prevalence of anemia in the women of lower income group. The winners were announced and the prizes were distributed by Sarguna ma’am. Then ‘Nutrition Month Oath’ were taken by all students and staffs. The Vote of thanks was delivered Rithika. S, Association Secretary of M.Sc. FSND.
REPORT ON HANDS-ON TRAINING ON STANDARDISATION OF SPACE FOODS
The Post Graduate department of Home Science, ShrimathiDevkunvarNanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, organized a “Hands-on Training on Standardisation of Space Foods” on 25th of August in association with Vaayusastra Aerospace Pvt. Ltd Incubated under IIT Madras, Chennai. The program was about the standardisation of space food recipes prepared by the interns of Vaayusastra. The recipes include Thinna Upma with Dhal, Fruit Pizza, Mixed millet Roti, Poha Muesli and Legume stuffed Paratha. The recipes covered a whole day menu. The menu prepared was displayed for the evaluation in the instrumentation lab. Dr. R. Vijaya Vahini ma’am, Head of the Department, M.Sc. Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, delivered the welcome address. The organoleptic analysis was done by Mr. Jagadheesh Kanna and team of Vaayusastra Aerospace, the faculty members of M.Sc. FSND, B.Sc. CND and B.Sc. NFSMD. Mr. Jagadheesh Kanna shared the feedback on the recipes prepared by the interns. He stated that the recipes prepared was good and mostly of Indian cuisine. He also explained that Space foods exists currently are of western cuisine. The input of the organoleptic analysis was given by Ms. Aruna ma’am, Assistant Professor, B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She shared that the recipes prepared was nutritionally packed and innovative. By the end of the program, the interns of Vaayusastra shared their experience throughout the internship. The Vote of thanks was delivered Rithika. S, Association Secretary of M.Sc. FSND.
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BREASTFEEDING WEEK CELEBRATION – 02/08/2022 – Women’s Health Talk & MOU Signing ceremony
August 2: On the occasion of World Breastfeeding week celebration, the PG Department of Home Science – Food Science Nutrition & Dietetics, Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, conducted programs such as ‘Women’s health in millennia’ and ‘Women’s health issues: Diet & ways of coping’. World Breastfeeding week is an annual celebration which is held every year from August 1 – 7, to generate public awareness and support for breastfeeding. The resource persons of the program were Dr. RS. Kiruthiga Devi M.B.B.S., D.G.O., and Ms. Vijayashree. N. M.Sc., M.Phil., RD. There were two sessions in the program, the first session was focused on the ways of improving women’s health and the second session was aimed at the diet and ways of coping’ for the health.
Two MoU’s (Memorandum of Understanding) were signed with Vaayusastra Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, Incubated under IIT Madras, Chennai, and Parvathy Hospital, Chennai.
The inaugural address was presented by Mr. Krishnamoorthy, M.Sc., M.H.Sc., PGDAND., RD. Along with students, 8 ICDS workers (Integrated Child Development Scheme) were also educated through this program.
Vision of the Department
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics endeavors to achieve excellence in teaching and research for outreach to the community, industry and institutions to ensure primitive health for all.
Mission of the Department
- Strive to acquire academic excellence in the field of Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics. Enable to pursue higher education and research in academic and research institution.
- To develop experts in Nutrition, practice a wide range of perspectives within the health system, from disease prevention to palliation.
- To Acquire skills to undertake systematic research in the area of Food Science and Nutrition to develop newer food formulas in prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases.
- To empower womento actively participate at national and international levels and contribute to the food and nutrition security, health of the citizens and to improve well-being and quality of life.
History of the Department
The Department of MSc Home Science – Food Science Nutrition and Dietetics was established in the year 2018 with the motto of empowering our students to be influential leaders in the industry of Nutrition Dietetics and Food Science. This is the pioneering department to offer this postgraduate degree under Madras University. The primary objective of this course is to integrate theoretical knowledge and its practical application in the fields of Food Science and Nutritional Science. The course provides practical skills for entrepreneurship, researcher and careers in various fields like health educators, Dietician, personal trainers, public health planners, diabetic educator, food scientist and more.
The faculty strives to provide highest quality educational experience for students by exposing them to current research in the field of Nutrition. The faculty members of the department are actively involved in community activity, research and publication.
The department and its students are regularly organizing or taking part in a variety of extension activities – a highly commendable feature. students continued to enjoy high levels of success across the four cornerstones academic, cultural, sport and leadership through service. They have many successes in a wide range of regional, national and international competitions.
Passed out students are working as Dietitians in well-known hospitals and health care sectors in and around Chennai, some are successful entrepreneurs in the field of food products with FSSAI license and some are working in colleges and other educational institutes.
Facilities offered to students
The department has well ventilated and spacious classrooms providing spacious class rooms providing comfortable learning environment for students. Every classroom has an LCD projector and the college provides free Wi-Fi connection to all students to attend online courses and conference. The Department has Analytical techniques, Physiology, Microbiology and Food science Lab. The Labs are well equipped with latest gadgets. The Food lab provides training to students on Food Service Management, Quality Food Production, Quality control of food besides orienting them to different global as well as native cuisines. The Analytical lab has latest instrumentation facilities enables students to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis of macro and micro nutrients. Students are encouraged towards research to the upliftment of the Society. The fund is given by the college management for conducting research projects and for publication in UGC Care listed and Scopus Journal.
About the syllabi
The syllabi are framed as Outcome based education (OBE) which is student – centric teaching and learning methodology in which the course delivery, assessment are planned to achieve stated objectives and outcomes. It focusses on measuring student performance that is outcomes in different levels. The curriculum brings about an interesting mix of career-oriented papers like public health Nutrition, Sports nutrition, Food processing, Food product development, Nutritional research methodology, Instrumentation and Diet therapy. Every year the syllabus will be reviewed by industrialist, academicians and alumni to update the syllabus in par with the present current educational scenario.
- Consultant Nutritionist
- Food Quality executive
- Clinical Nutritionist
- Consultant Nutritionist
- Food quality executive in Food Industry
- Bakery and Confectionary unit
- Food quality and Wellness Consultant
- Diet Clinic and Online consultant
- ICDS officer
Noted Alumni of the Department
|Ms. Chandralekha v||KM & Bloom Hospital||Dietician|
|Ms. Kanchana Priya S||Vijaya Group of Hospitals||Dietician|
|Ms. Preethi G||A M Jain College||Assistant Professor|
|Ms. Roshini D||Vijaya Hospital||Dietician|
|Ms. Vijayalakshmi D||Dr. Mohan’ s Diabetes Hospital||Dietician|
|Ms. Keerthana P G||Apollo Cancer Centre||Clinical Dietician|
- Dr. RenuAgarwal,M.Sc,M.Phil,M.B.A,Ph.D,NET,PGDCA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR and Head in charge
- Mrs.R.Vijayavahini ,M.Sc,M.Phil,Ph.D,NET, Assistant professor , Head Incharge
- Mrs. Subhashini. V ,M.Sc,M.Phil,Ph.D,NET Assistant professor , Head Incharge
- Mrs. R. Subaratinam ,M.Sc,NET, Assistant Professor
- Mrs. K. Suganya ,M.Sc,M.Phil,NET, Assistant Professor