Sri Sathya Sai University, Puttaparthi, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences, SSSIHL, Puttaparthi


Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences

The Undergraduate Programme in Home Science started in 1976, with five core branches – Food and Nutrition, Home Management, Child Development, Clothing and Textiles and Extension Education. The core Home Science subjects were strengthened with other disciplines, contributing practical knowledge from pure science and applied basic science courses such as Sociology, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Microbiology etc. The department expanded its programme by inclusion of M.Sc. in one of the specialization areas.

Courses Offered

- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Home Science)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Food Science and Nutrition)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Food Technology)
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Home Science)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Home Science)


Research Projects
- Effect of bio-elicitors on the quality and health functionality of fenugreek sprouts
- A comparative study on the physicochemical and nutraceutical properties of extracted and commercial aniseed (Pimpinella anisum L.) oils
- Studies on phytochemical and therapeutic potentials of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) seeds


- Ion Analyzer
- Refrigerated high speed Centrifuge
- Baush and Lamb Spectrophotometer
- Micro Kjeldahl Assembly
- Bomb Calorimeter
- Bendict Roth spirometer
- Double beam spectrophotometer
- Lyophilizer
- Lovibond viscometer
- Tintometer
- Homogenizer
- Digital Fruit Pressure Tester
- Refrectometer
- Rotary Evaporator
- Cobb Tester
- Autoclave
- UV-visible Spectrophotometer
- Blood Analyser
- Refrigerated Shaking Incubator
- Well Established Animal house to undertake metabolic studies


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