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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

 

Department of Food Science and Nutrition

[1969 as Department of Home Economics, 1980 as Department of Rural Home-science, 2002 as Department of Food Science and Nutrition]
The department started with one UG programme (2+0) under the FAO, (UN) under the EFNAG programme. Dr. Suheela Lingaih, Dr. MP Vaidehi ,Dr. TS Gowramma ,Dr. Mushtari Begum, and Dr.Sheela were the first Teachers in the department. Right from its inception the department had strong collaboration with University extension programmes Between 1970-74 Dr. TS Gowramma, Dr. MP Vaidehi were sent to Kansas State University as Ph.D scholars under a USAID programme.Dr.Sheela was sent later deputed to IRRI phillipines to phrase M.Sc programe in Food policy and Planning. This strengthened the Department research activities. Several Research programmes followed. Between the years 1981and 2000 department research was further supported by the establishment of AICRP in Home Science (FN). In the year 1983, Dr. Bhavani Belavady former Deputy Director of NIN a premier and apex organization of ICMR joined the Department as Scientist Emeritus. She was with the Department till year 1989. Her association upgraded the research skills of the staff and students. So far six PhD and 89 MSc. students have successfully completed their degree programme from the department.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Bangalore, Karnataka
India

 

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