SNDT Women's University (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University)

Department of Food Science and Nutrition


Focus areas

=> Public Nutrition with emphasis on Maternal and Child Nutrition, Geriatric Nutrition
=> Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics including Noncommunicable diseases
=> Food Science and Chemistry
=> Sports Science, Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition
=> Food Product Development
=> Food Safety and Quality
=> Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
=> Nutrition and Ayurveda


The Department of Food Science and Nutrition, S.N.D.T. Women’s University was established in 1962. Since its inception it has concentrated on vital issues in nutrition, health and food science, through its academics, research, training and extension.

The Department is making constantly working to impart quality education for developing skilled professionals in the fields of Food Science and Nutrition, with focus on Public Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Management, Food Science, Food Processing, Food Safety and Quality, Product Development, Functional Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics in Ayurveda, Exercise, Sports and Fitness among others.

The Department serves as a resource and provides technical inputs to other colleges and universities as well as national bodies. Besides this it provides and shares expertise at different hierarchal levels in various related sectors in Maharashtra state and elsewhere from the grassroots upto administration level and is involved in public nutrition efforts of the State, UNICEF and several non-governmental organizations.

Courses offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Food Science and Nutrition
=> Masters in Food Science and Nutrition
=> Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
=> PG Diploma in Dietetics
=> PG Diploma in Nutrition, Food Processing and Technology
=> PG Diploma in Sports Science, Fitness and Nutrition
=> Certificate courses in Diabetes Care and Education

Research & Development / Topic

=> Nutritional Evaluation of processed Neera from palms – sponsored by Dept of Biotechnology, Govt of India.

=> Capacity building on Street Foods, Safety and Quality– sponsored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Govt of India (for 2 centres) Phase I and Phase II.

=> Anemia in Adolescent Tribal girls (Nandurbar dist, Maharashtra state) sponsored by UNICEF, Maharashtra

=> Nutrient intakes, nutritional status and feeding hygiene of urban slum infants sponsored by UNICEF, Maharashtra.

=> Fitness of Elderly Population in collaboration with IIT, Mumbai sponsored by Dept of Science and Technology.

=> Care practices of Tribal and Urban Slum children sponsored by Bhavishya Alliance.

=> Retention of Vitamin A in fortified edible oils sponsored by PFNDAI

=> Comparison of oil absorption by 3 food products in three oils sponsored by PFNDAI

=> Effect of oxygenated water on lipid peroxides and antioxidant nutrients in young adult females sponsored
by Dhariwal Industries

=> Effect of Chilli Extract on Body Composition by Advanced Biotechnologies


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