Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

At Sister Nivedita University, we ignite young minds to dream about a healthy and well-educated society. Education is not only about bagging qualifying degrees, but also having the ability to apply your knowledge for the betterment of the society. Sister Nivedita University is a place where the environment of the campus is conducive for creative and productive learning. Considering the growing importance of nutrition as a part of immunity boosting in the present pandemic situation, the university dreamt of contributing to the improvement of the public health status through the Department of Applied Nutrition and Dietetics by attainment of excellence in teaching, research and training of young minds.

The department of Applied Nutrition and Dietetics is a budding division under the School of Life Science in the highly decked campus of Sister Nivedita University. The department is enriched by the presence of highly qualified and well educated faculty members and staff who have completed their education at different Institute/University of global repute. Smart classroom facility and well equipped laboratory make learning the subject more interesting and enjoyable. Application based learning makes the students more curious, innovative and enthusiastic about the subject. Our departmental library facility serves the students to fulfil their quest for knowledge. The entire under graduate syllabus is structured according to the CBCS format recommended by University Grant Commission (UGC). . The curriculum is designed exclusively to help students in their future career development and includes a number of laboratory and field practical course units. The syllabus encompasses highly modern topics like Nutraceuticals and Nutrigenomics, Molecular biology, Sports nutrition, Patient counselling technique, Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional epidemiology, Food standard and Quality Control, Food service and Customer Economics and Immunology. Students are encouraged to undertake a research project under the supervision of academic staffs. We motivate students to participate in different science exhibitions and competitions, hackathon and science fair. The faculty and staff members at the university go out of their way to enhance the knowledge and skills of students and above all to mold them into sensible and socially responsible human being.

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
B.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science)60%
M.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics)24Passed B.Sc. in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics55%
Ph.D. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics) (Full Time / Part Time)3 or 5
Dr. Moumita Das

Assistant Professor and Head - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

Ph.D. in Physiology, Calcutta University

Email: moumita.d@snuniv.ac.in


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Calcutta University
  • M.Sc. in Human Physiology (Spl. In Clinical Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics), Calcutta University
  • B.Sc.(H) in Human Physiology, Calcutta University
AWARDS RECEIVED:
  • Received Prof. Sacchidananda Banerjee Memorial Young Scientist Award, 2019 on the published paper “Hepatoprotective effects of green Capsicum annum against ethanol induced oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis in rats”.
  • Ranked 1st in Master of Science (M.Sc. in Human Physiology) Examination, 2012.
RESEARCH INTEREST:

Dr. Das is interested in research involving the prevalence of lifestyle induced non-communicable diseases in the society, the risk factors associated with it and the role of nutraceuticals in the prevention of these diseases. Community nutrition and public health are the primary focus area.

Study involving green synthesis of nanoparticles and their efficacy in preventing diseases is also one of the fascinating fields of his research. This could lead to new arena of research in nutraceuticals and their efficacy in preventing lifestyle induced several diseases.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • 5 years of Research Experience
  • 6 years of teaching experience at both under-graduate and post-graduate level
  • 2 Invited Lectures at the Physiological Society of India.
TEACHING AREA:
  • System Physiology
  • Food Science
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology and Dietetics
RESEARCH GROUP:
  • 6 P.G. Students
  • 4 U.G. Students
PUBLICATION
  • 15 Original Research Article Publication in reputed National and International Journals
  • 3 Book Chapter
  • 7 National Conference proceedings and 2 International Conference proceedings

 

Asmita Bhattacharjee

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, PhD scholar at Jadavpur University.

Email: asmita.b@snuniv.ac.in


Done my graduation and postgraduation in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from Gokhale Memorial Girls' College and SNDT University,Mumbai respectively. Worked as an Invited Lecturer at Gokhale Memorial Girls' College for 1.5 years. Pursuing PhD on value added food product development at Jadavpur University, Dept. Of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering.

Shreyasi Halder

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc., BEd., Ph.D.(pursuing)

Email: shreyasi.h@snuniv.ac.in


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition, University of Calcutta (thesis submitted)
  • B.Ed. in Food and Nutrition, University of Calcutta (2017)
  • M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition, University of Calcutta (2015)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Food and Nutrition, University of Calcutta (2013)

AWARDS RECEIVED:

  • Uma Mukherjee Memorial Scholarship from the University of Calcutta in recognition of securing the highest marks in BSc. (Hons.), 2013 amongst the admitted students & prosecuting P.G. course in Food & Nutrition at the University of Calcutta.
  • Received Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder by UGC, 2013
  • Received Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by UGC, 2016
  • Received 3rd position for presenting a paper in “One Day National Conference on Food & Nutrition Security: Thus Far and Further organized by Nutrition Society of India, Calcutta Chapter”, Jadavpur University in 2018
  • Winner of Lecture Competition Ph.D. scholar in “5th Annual Conference of Society for Nutrition and Dietetics in collaboration with ICN Calcutta Chapter” Jadavpur University in 2019

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Medicinal plants and herbs
  • Low-cost nutritious food
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Sustainable Nutrition
  • Nutritional Psychiatry

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 7 years of research experience
  • 3 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

TEACHING AREA:

  • Human Physiology
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition Science
  • Medical Nutrition therapy
  • Nutritional Biochemistry

PRESENT RESEARCH GROUP:

  • 8 P.G. Students
  • 3 U.G. Students

 

PUBLICATION:

  • 8 Publications in reputed National and International Journals
  • 1 Book Chapter

 

Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=DrtqIGMAAAAJ

ResearchGate link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shreyasi-Halder

ORCiD iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1199-009X

Arpita Banerjee

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc. ( Food and Nutrition), Pursuing Ph.D. from University of Calcutta, UGC-NET-JRF

Email: arpita.b@snuniv.ac.in


She has completed her graduation and post-graduation in Food and Nutrition from University of Calcutta, where she stood first-class-second and first-class-third, respectively. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Food and Nutrition from University of Calcutta.

Falah Ismail

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc in Food and Nutrition from J.D. Birla Institute affiliated with Jadavpur University

Email: falah.i@snuniv.ac.in


Falah Ismail is an Assistant Professor at Sister Nivedita University, specializing in Food and Nutrition. She earned her M.Sc in Food and Nutrition from J.D. Birla Institute affiliated with Jadavpur University, focusing on "Development of Food Product from Underutilised Leaves and its Analysis". She has 5 publications including paper and chapter publications in UGC-approved journals. Her research interests include nutritionally rich food product development. At the university, she fosters a collaborative learning environment, engaging students in research and contributing to academic initiatives. Falah is committed to research and new advances in the field of nutrition and supporting the university's mission.

TRINA DAS

Assistant Professor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc., B.Ed. (FOOD & NUTRITION), UGC NET – JRF, Ph.D. (Pursuing), University of Calcutta.

Email: trina.d@snuniv.ac.in


RESEARCH INTEREST :

Ms. Das has expertise in protein nutraceutical development utilizing industrial food waste and its therapeutic application against lifestyle disorders. She has also worked on developing food nanoemulsion and its characterization.  Her future research interest is exploring nanotechnology for food product development, and sustainable nutrition through waste utilization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 6 yearsof research experience
  • 5 years of voluntary teaching experience at the undergraduate level

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Ranked 1st (Gold medalist) in M.Sc. 2015 (University of Calcutta)
  • Ranked 5th in B.Sc. 2013 (University of Calcutta).
  • Secured Third position (poster competition) in the international conference on " Application of oils and fats in FMCG sectors" organized by OTAI, 2024.

TEACHING EXPERTISE:

  • Food Science
  • Food Chemistry
  • Therapeutic nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Nutritional biochemistry

PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2 original research articles in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • 1 review article in peer-reviewed Elsevier journal.

Beepsa Basu

Lecturer - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc., Registered PhD scholar

Email: beepsa.b@snuniv.ac.in


Completed my graduation and post-graduation in Food Science and Nutrition from J.D.Birla Institute, Jadavpur University. Worked as an Subject matter expert in a NGO, for a project. Invited as an evaluator in Food Corporation of India for Nutrition month celebration. Currently I'm Pursuing PhD on Food microbiology at Sister Nivedita University.

Ranjit Bhowmick

Academic Instructor - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

M.Sc.(Botany), GATE(Life Science), B.Ed

Email: ranjit.b@snuniv.ac.in


EXTRA QUALIFICATION :

GATE(Life Science) 2023, CTET 2022, WBTET 2022 qualified. Diploma in Information Technology
and Computer Application.

ACHIEVEMENTS :

  • Represented West Bengal State University at National level(Wet Lab Championship in IIT Delhi).
  • Recipient of Smt. Giribala Mondal Smriti Puraskar for scoring highest marks in English subject(HS level) in School.

 

EXPERTISE :

  • DNA Extraction, Fungi Identification, Laboratory Instrument Handling.
  • I have previous experience in molecular biology (RT-PCR test of COVID-19) field.

 

RESEARCH INTEREST :

  • Plant Pathology, Molecular Virology, Plant Pathogen Interaction.
  • Dissertation topic in M.Sc. - "Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems."

ADRIJA SENGUPTA

LABORATORY ASSISTANT - Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

BTech. in Food Technology from MAKAUT

Email: adrija.s@snuniv.ac.in


Academic Qualification

 

BTech. in Food Technology from MAKAUT

 

Teaching Experience 

 

  • Working as Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Applied Nutrition and Dietetics, Sister Nivedita University.

 

  • Worked as Senior Technical Assistant at the Department of Food Technology, Techno Main, Salt Lake.

 

Expertise

 

  • Organizing training programmes with local entrepreneurs.

 

  • Handling of Govt. Funded Projects viz. TIFAC CORE, MOFPI through analytic assessment of samples and sophisticated instruments.

 

  • Preparation of protocols for chemical analysis of food as per standards and FSSAI norms.

 

  • Teaching Learning Methodologies as per NBA requirements.

 

  • Evaluation and research on "New Food Product Development".

 

  • Sampling of product samples in accordance to standard sampling plans and procedures.

 

  • Calibration of Instruments.

 

 

Certificates

 

  • ISTE STTP on Environmental Studies – IIT Bombay

 

  • STTP on Water for Drinking and Impact on Public Health – NITTTR Kolkata

 

  • STTP on Laboratory Safety Management – NITTTR Kolkata

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
B.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics) (Honours / Honours with Research)7646040460359680
M.Sc. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics)8950053500250000
Ph.D. (Applied Nutrition & Dietetics) (Full Time / Part Time)9025070000480250

 

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