The Doctor of Nutrition Sciences (DNS) covers the aspects of food, nutrition and health, focusing upon the role nutrition plays in health, lifecycle, aging and disease. It fosters the preparation of graduates with expert-knowledge, skills, critical thinking abilities and aptitude to make effective nutritional assessments, apply the principles of clinical nutrition in health care as leading dieticians, practitioners and researchers. The curriculum integrates evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics which provides the foundation for students to complete outcome based research projects. With preeminent faculty, state of the art laboratories, and innovative teaching methodologies incorporating local resources with a global perspective, our students acquire knowledge that is practical and valuable for them throughout their career.
The program will train and promote students with skills to provide value-driven and
client centred food, nutrition and dietetics services that represent best practices in
society, enhancing the client and employer satisfaction
The program will provide quality education to students reinforced by practical training;
monitor their achievements by providing them regular feedback of their performance
and help them overcome the barriers in learning.
Program will develop interpersonal communication skills of students by engaging them
in community based projects for assessment of health status, provision of information
regarding healthy food and improved quality of life of population.
The program will broaden the horizon of nutrition science students by transformation of
their analytical skills to establish evidence based practice, application of nutrition
principles to health promotion and prevention of diet-related diseases.
The program will foster among students, a culture of leadership so that they become
role models, mentors and entrepreneurs to enhance the profession of food, nutrition
and dietetics being able to recognize and eliminate health disparities.
To educate clients, individuals and public on food choices that optimize health and
To monitor trends and issues in the discipline of nutrition and translate this information
into curriculum and training programs.
To engage the Faculty members and Professionals in continued education and
professional development programs by conducting workshops, conferences and
Student must study 169 Credit Hour. Some courses are compulsory to meet the requirement of your degree and are labelled as core course. Others are optional and are labelled as elective.
The following courses will be covered in this program of study.
SUPERVISED PRACTICE-I (Summer Internship after 6th or 7th Semester (Industry/Resturant Based)
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
FOOD MARKETING & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
DRUG NUTRIENT INTERACTION
SUPERVISED PRACTICE-I (Summer Internship after 7th or 8th Semester (Hospital Based)
NUTRITION & GENOMICS
NUTRITION INTERVENTION & PLANNING
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
FINAL PROJECT (THESIS)
Students appeared in Inter Part II or equivalent exams are eligible for admission in Bachelors, while students holding Bachelors are eligible for admission in Masters Programs.
For admission in Bachelor programs in Engineering, students must achieve minimum 60% marks in Intermediate (Pre-engineering) or equivalent examinations. There is a quota of 5% allocated for DAE students.
For admission in Bachelor programs in Health and Life Sciences, students must achieve minimum 60% marks in Intermediate (Pre-medical) or A level (Pre-Medical/Science).
For admission in Bachelor programs of Faculty of Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Humanities, Law, Technology, and Art and Design, students must achieve minimum 50% marks in Intermediate or equivalent examinations.
Bachelor degrees are of four years duration with exception of Architecture, Doctor of Physiotherapy and few others that are of five years duration.
Masters degrees are of 1.5-2 year duration with 30-36 credit hours.
Student seeking admission in Masters program must have completed sixteen years of relevant education i.e. students seeking admission in MBA must hold BBA degree. It is to be noted that students with CGPA below 2.5 in undergraduate degree are not eligible for admission in Masters program.
Students with non-relevant 16-years degree must spend a year to complete prerequisite courses of respective Masters e.g. BSCS joining MBA must study 11 business courses.
Students holding 14 years Bachelors must spend 2 years to complete prerequisite of respective Masters e.g. BA joining MBA must study 22 business courses.
Students seeking admission in PhD program must have completed an MS/ MPhil degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum CGPA of 3.0/ 4.0 in semester system, or 70% marks in annual system, with no third division (annual system) or D grade (semester system) throughout the academic career. GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (subject) with minimum score of 60.
Selection of applicant shall be on merit, determined on the basis of marks of last exams, entry test and an interview.
University conducts its own admission tests. For Masters external entry tests like GMAT & GRE are also acceptable.
Applicants must apply for admission online at University website.
Applicants awaiting results are also eligible to apply for admission in certain programs.
Applicants bearing O & A-Level are required to submit their Equivalence Certificate.
Students must ensure that they meet admission criterion. All admissions are granted “Provisionally.” If at any time documents of students are found incorrect, all consequences are student’s responsibility.
University reserves the right to alter rules & fee any time without former intimation.
University has not authorized anyone for preparation of its Entrance Tests.
Dues once submitted are non-refundable unless specified on fee bill.
- A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
- As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
- Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
- Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
- The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
- Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
- There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
- No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
- Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
- Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
- Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
- The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
- Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.