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Master of Science (Food Nutrition) (MSCDFSM) | School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The M.Sc. Programme in the area of Dietetics and Food Service is aimed towards providing education and training work force and developing manpower for the emerging employment sector like hospitals, community dietetics, food service management etc. An opportunity to gain knowledge in this field will be provided by the course for the youth of the country so that they can enrich their working lives by entering into the market or by starting their own food service unit or entrepreneurship. The professional competencies of serving personal in food service establishments are also upgraded as the programme is aimed towards upgrading their knowledge with the adequate productivity skills which will be of great help to their career progression.

One special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners in the form of Post Graduate Diploma in in Dietetics and Public Nutrition (PGDDPN) after having successfully completed 30 credit course work and three months internship programme (16 credits).

Eligibility: A B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or Graduate (B.Sc.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHHS etc) from the following background – Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Medical, Pharmaceutical, Catering along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU (Simultaneous admission for CFN/CNCC is also permitted).

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only July cycle of admission only.

Fee Structure: Rs. 32,400/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,200/- per year.

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
MFN 1 Applied Physiology 4
MFN 2
MFNL 2
Nutritional
Biochemistry
2
2
MFN 3
MFNL 3
Food Safety and Food
Microbiology
2
2
MFN 4
MFNL 4
Advance Nutrition 4
2
MFN 5
MFNL 5
Clinical and
Therapeutic Nutrition
4
2
MFN 6
MFNL 6
Public Nutrition 4
2
MFN 7
MFNL 7
Entrepreneurship and
Food Service
Management
4
2
MFN 8
MFNL 8
Principles of Food
Science
2
2
MFN 9 Research Methods
and Biostatistics
6
MFN 10 Understanding
Computer
Applications
2
MFNP 11 Internship
Programme
16*
MFNP 12 Dissertation 8
Total Credits 72

* Three Months Internship

For MSc. (DFSM) Programme:

1st Year Courses  : MFN 1, MFN 2, MFNL 2, MFN 3, MFNL 3, MFN 6, MFNL 6, MFN 8, MFNL 8 and MFN 10

2nd Year Courses : MFN 4, MFNL 4, MFN 5, MFNL 5, MFN 7, MFNL 7, MFN 9, MFNP 11 and MFNP 12

For PGDDPN Programme:

Courses : MFN 1, MFN 2, MFN 3, MFN 4, MFN 5, MFNL 5, MFN 6, MFNL 6, MFN 7, MFNL 7 and MFNP 11

Practical: It is mandatory for a student under the course of MSc. (DFSM) programme to participate in the practical sessions. The duration of the practical sessions is 7 days that is 14 sessions of 4 hours each and each practical is worth 2 credits. The term end practical examination will be held in the 15th session of the practical.

Internship: A three months internship is compulsory in the dietetic department of a recognized hospital or institution for the award of M.Sc.(DFSM) degree. For PGDDPN learners’ internship for three months is compulsory.

University allows credit transfer in the MSc. (DFSM) Programme to in-service dietitians who have successfully completed a three month internship programme from a recognized institutions/ university in the last 5 years.

Now you are provided with all the information regarding M.Sc. Programme in the area of Dietetics and Food Service . We hope the aforementioned article helps you. If you want any assistance related to this course like Solved Assignments, Projects, HelpBooks, Previous Paper Solutions, Guess Paper, drop your queries below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Comments (10)

  1. HIMANI joshi
    December 21, 2019 Reply

    When will M.sc dietitics practical at pantnagar University will be conducted for december2019 term end exam

    • IGNOU Project
      January 11, 2020 Reply

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  2. Afreen Taj
    December 28, 2019 Reply

    Hey good evening.
    Can i do my 3 months internship anytime in 5years or i should when ever told by ignou.

    And how many is the mndatory practical class held per year.

    Please help thank you..

    • IGNOU Project
      January 11, 2020 Reply

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  3. Tashu
    April 6, 2020 Reply

    I hv heard that hospitals not provide internship to IGNOU mscdfsm students

    • IGNOU Project
      April 19, 2020 Reply

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  4. Javeed Ahammed
    August 8, 2020 Reply

    How many times we have to visit study centre for MSCDFSM course

    • IGNOU Project
      September 7, 2020 Reply

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  5. Amrita Hiremath
    September 2, 2020 Reply

    Hi for Msc Dfsm. Can I do internship in any hospital of my choice. Or I am given a list of hospitals to do the internship from. Also can I transfer credits of internship by doing any post graduation diploma course ?

    • IGNOU Project
      September 7, 2020 Reply

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