M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition

No. of Seats: 24

Category 1: No. of seats: 12(UR: 5, OBC: 3, SC: 2, ST : 1, EWS: 1)

Category 2: No. of seats: 12(UR: 5, OBC: 3, SC: 2, ST : 1, EWS: 1)

Started in 1993, the course attracts the cream of students from both B.Sc. Home Science Pass and Hons. While 50% of the seats are filled on the basis of merit from B.Sc. Home Science Hons from University of Delhi of the current year, the remaining seats are filled on the basis of entrance examination conducted by the Department of Home Science in early July. The course contents have been revised from the academic session 2018-19 to make them more holistic, contextual and industry oriented. The department has consistently produced excellent results and its alumni are employed in reputed universities, research institutes, National and International NGO’s, schools, Government and private hospitals, health clinics, catering institutes and food industry.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc. Home Science (Food and Nutrition)

Category/Part I : Candidates seeking admission through entrance examination

M.Sc.  Food & Nutrition: EXAMINATION

Intake Capacity: 12

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Home Science / B.Sc. (Pass) in Home Science / B.Sc (Hons.) in Food Technology: after (10+2)/ PGDDPHN (1 yr), from Delhi University or any other University whose Examination is recognized by the University of Delhi as equivalent and fulfill other conditions of eligibility.  Should have passed Nutritional Biochemistry and any two subjects in the following areas: Food & Nutrition / Nutrition through the life cycle / Public Nutrition / Food Science and Processing / Diet therapy / Microbiology/ Nutrition for Adults and Elderly/ Nutrition for Children and Adolescents


55% or above marks in aggregate in Home Science or Food Technology

Entrance Examination: All candidates who fulfil the eligibility conditions can take the entrance examination. On the basis of performance in the Exam merit lists will be prepared as per DU admission process.

Note: In case of a tie, the candidate securing higher percentage of marks in the qualifying examination will be offered admission first. In case of candidates having equal marks in the last qualifying examination, the date of birth would be the basis for selection, i.e. the candidate senior in age will be offered admission first.

Category /PART II (FORM B): Candidates seeking admission on merit on the basis of marks obtained in the B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science, University of Delhi in the year in which admission is sought

M.Sc. Food & Nutrition: MERIT Intake Capacity: 12
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Home Science: Food & Nutrition (3 years course) after (10+2) from Delhi University only.


60% or above marks in aggregate in Home Science (Hons.) with specialization in Food and Nutrition

Candidates who have passed their B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science examination are advised to seek admission to M.Sc. through entrance examination, as well.

All admissions and Reservations will be followed as per Delhi University guidelines.

Candidates who have passed the B.Sc. (Home Science) examination from Agricultural Universities, which follow the grading system of evaluation, must have obtained 4.00 overall grade points average out of 5.0 or 3.25 overall grade points out of 4.00 and grade "A" in the subject concerned.

Candidates for admission to Post Graduate courses for the reserved category of SC/ST will be eligible for admission in both category I and II in each area. The candidates should have 40% or more marks in aggregate and 40% marks in the subjects mentioned against each course in B.Sc. Home Science. No selection in this category will be made if the candidate has not appeared for the screening test and obtained a minimum of 35% marks.

Age: A candidate will not be qualified for admission to the course unless she is twenty years of age before the first day of October of the year she seeks admission. The Vice Chancellor may, however, on the basis of individual merit relax the limit upto a period of one year.

Note: Any student seeking admission on wrong information in respect of age, subjects and percentage of marks etc. will have her admission cancelled at any time when it comes to the notice of University Authorities.