Post Graduate Diploma in dietetics and Public Health Nutrition

No. of Seats: 37 (UR: 19, SC: 6, ST: 3, OBC: 9)

The one-year PG Diploma in DDPHN course trains Home Science graduates (both Hons & Pass) in the fields of Therapeutic & Public Health Nutrition. The programme is very comprehensive dealing in subjects such as therapeutic nutrition, public health nutrition and institutional food administration. Job opportunities for the students include openings in hospitals, nursing homes, beauty and slimming industry, health, sports and fitness centers. Keeping in mind the contemporary trends in health and needs of the industry, the course contents have been revised from the academic year 2007-08. Whereas 50% of the admissions are on the basis of merit, the remaining 50% are on the basis of entrance examination (The same exam as for M.Sc. Food & Nutrition). At the culmination of the course, the students find placement in hospitals, health clinics, food industry, catering industry etc.

Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition

Candidates seeking admission to one year PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition must have passed B.Sc. Home Science (Pass/ Hons.) or B.Sc. Food Technology (Hons.), B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Sc., Nursing, MBBS examination of the University of Delhi or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto and fulfil the eligibility listed below:

B.Sc. Home Science (Pass/Hons.) / B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology/ B.Sc. Microbiology/ B.Sc. Biochemistry/ B.Sc. Nursing / MBBS

55% or above marks in the overall aggregate and 50% or above marks each in any three of the following subjects:

1. Food Science
2. Normal Nutrition
3. Community Nutrition
4. Clinical Nutrition
5. Biochemistry
6. Physiology
7. Microbiology

Selection of the candidates for admission to the Course will be made in order of merit on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in B.Sc. Home Science (Pass/Hons.) or B.Sc. Food Technology (Hons.), B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Sc., Nursing, MBBS.

Category I
70% and above marks in aggregate of B.Sc./ MBBS from University of Delhi.

Category II
70% and above marks in aggregate of B.Sc./MBBS from other Universities recognized by Delhi University as equivalent.

Category III
60-69.9% marks in aggregate of B.Sc./MBBS from University of Delhi

Category IV
60-69.9% marks in aggregate of B.Sc./MBBS from other Universities recognized by Delhi University as equivalent.

Category V
55-59.9% marks in aggregate of B.Sc./MBBS from University of Delhi.

Category VI
55-59.9% marks in aggregate of B.Sc./MBBS from other Universities recognized by Delhi University as equivalent.