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National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) was founded by Sir Robert McCarrison in the year 1918 as ‘Beri-Beri’ Enquiry Unit in a single room laboratory at the Pasteur Institute, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Within a short span of seven years, this unit blossomed into a "Deficiency Disease Enquiry" and later in 1928, emerged as full-fledged "Nutrition Research Laboratories" (NRL) with Dr. McCarrison as its first Director. It was shifted to Hyderabad in 1958. NIN has attained global recognition for its pioneering studies on various aspects of nutrition research, with special reference to protein energy malnutrition (PEM). Institute’s activities are broad-based, encompassing the whole area of food and nutrition. The Institute has achieved close integration in its research activities between the laboratory, the clinic and the community. The emphasis shifted to problem-oriented research, with a view to discovering practical solutions to nutrition problems that can be applied within the existing socio-economic framework. National Institute of Nutrition, over the eighty years of glorious service to the nation, has to its credit an impressive record of achievements in the amelioration of several nutritional disorders of our people.

The Institute is located on the salubrious campus of Osmania University with spacious buildings surrounded by lush green vegetation. The Institute's strength lies in the dedicated and devoted scientists belonging to diverse disciplines such as medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, biochemistry, pathology, community health, social sciences, dietetics, statistics, communication and other related areas. NIN's birth place at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu The Institute has been recognized by many national and international agencies as Centre for conducting advanced as well as ad-hoc training courses in nutrition and laboratory animal sciences. In addition, several reputed universities have recognized NIN as a Centre for Ph.D programmes in different disciplines. It possesses sophisticated equipment and swell-equipped modern facilities and for clinical, laboratory and community based research. Nutrition Wards with adequate inpatient and outpatient facilities are available at hospitals viz., Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children, Government Maternity Hospital and Osmania General Hospital to carry out research in clinical nutrition. The Institute's library, well stocked with books and journals is considered as one of the best science libraries in India. In addition, computer facilities are available for sophisticated data analysis and information retrieval from database.The "Nutrition Museum" of the institute is an important teaching tool which highlights different aspects of food and nutrition and also covers the work undertaken at the Institute.

Notifications of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad
  • PG Certificate Courses in Nutrition Admission 2015, NIN Hyderabad

    Last appliction date: Nov 21, 2014
    National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad invites application for Post Graduate Certificate Course in Nutrition for the year 2015. PG Certificate Courses in Nutrition Eligibility: Interested candidates should fulfil following eligibility criteria: Mode of Examination PG Certificate Courses in Nutrition is Computer Based Test (CBT). => A basic degree in Medicine (MBBS) OR a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry/Physiology/Food & Nutrition/Dietetics => Age limit: Below 50 years PG Certificate Courses in Nutrition Application Procedure:
    Published on Oct 18, 2014

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