The awareness about role of food in maintaining good health and prevention of disease has increased dramatically and hence there is a huge market opportunity for nutraceuticals and industry will need more and more trained manpower. Nutraceutical is a nutritional product that provides medicinal benefits in addition to its regular nutritional value (nutrition + pharmaceutical). Nutraceuticals may refer to foods, dietary supplements, medicinal foods as well as functional foods that may contribute to prevention and / or treatment of disease.

Nutraceuticals is a two year post graduate course has been introduced to provide trained manpower to food and nutraceutical industry considering huge market opportunity.

Scope after doing the course:
  • Placements Assistance in various industries as Omni Active, Cadbury, Roha Dychem, Envirocare Interlink Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Britannia, Raptakos Brett Pvt. Ltd.
  • Industrial Training: Cadbury, Marico Industries Pvt. Ltd., Mahananda Dairy, Microchem Sillikers, Roha Dye Chem Industries Pvt. Ltd. Britannia, Interlink Consultancy Pvt. Ltd,
  • Students have career options in the field of Packaging Industry, Quality assurance, Quality control, Regulatory affairs, Research and development, Technical sales and marketing.
  • B.Sc. (Zoo/Bot/Microbio/LifeSc./ Chem/Biochem/Biotech or degree in Food & Nutrition, Pharmacy, Medical Sc.)
Major course contents:
  • Food chemistry, Biochemistry and Biostatistics
  • Human Nutrition, Physiology and Clinical Dietetics
  • Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
  • Instrumentation & Biological Evaluation
  • Microbiology, Quality & Process Control
  • Development & Marketing of Nutraceutical Products
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology for Nutraceutical Products
  • Total Quality Control & Assurance, Regulatory Affairs
Salient Features of the course:
  • Well equipped laboratory with sophisticated instruments like HPTLC, HPLC, GC, FTIR, AAS, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Karl- Fischer titrator.
  • Manpower training for exploitation of traditional systems of medicines for nutraceutical industry.
  • Training in formulation, processing, manufacture and packaging of nutraceutical products.
  • Training in IPR with respect to Nutraceuticals.
  • Knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis.
  • Experienced and highly qualified in-house faculty as well as interaction with visiting faculty from industry and research institutes.
  • 8 week industrial training.
  • NutraZest- fest for showcasing the formulated and packed products by the students
Members of the Department:
  1. Dr. Gauri Vahalkar, Ph.D. Biochemistry
    Designation: - Course Coordinator
  2. Ms. Subhashini Maharana , M.Sc. Biochemistry
    Designation: - Lecturer