|City||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Phone||NIN +91-40-27019074, NCLAS +91-40-27003317, NNMB +91-40-27019141, ET Division +91-40-27018234|
National Institution OF NutritionNIN, Hyderabad was established in the year 1918,
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.
The stepping stones
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.
Location – a landmark
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.
Recognizing the significant contributions made by NIN in the field of food toxins, the Food & Drug Toxicology Research Centre (FDTRC) was established as separate centre in the year 1978. The mandate was to investigate food borne disease outbreaks and undertake toxicological evaluation of foods and drugs.
FDTRC, located at NIN, is today a major national centre for insightful research in fungal toxins, pesticide residues, food additives, heavy metals, pharmacokinetics , diet & chronic degenerative disorders and nutrient-drug interactions. The Centre is also engaged in environmental monitoring as well as biomonitoring to study human exposures to carcinogens/toxins in the environment and their biological impact. This centre shares certain essential facilities like equipment, library etc., with NIN.
National Institution OF NutritionNIN, Hyderabad offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
List of facilities available at National Institution OF NutritionNIN, Hyderabad for students.
National Institution OF NutritionNIN, Hyderabad