Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics


Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics also known as B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics is a 3-year long undergraduate course. Students having an interest in biology and topics covered in Biology and would want to aspire a career in dietician or a related field. There are six semesters in curriculum each consisting of at least three and a maximum of six subjects. Some of the topics covered in this course are human physiology, food chemistry, food microbiology, food science, food processing operations, etc.

The average fee charged by institutes in India for offering this course ranges between ₹5,000 - ₹4,00,000. After pursuing this course, the degree holders get to choose one out of two options which are to either pursue further studies like masters or Ph.D or obtain a job. They can get a job in pharmaceutical companies, clinic, food production companies, etc. at the post of consultant, food show host, nutrition trainer or a relevant job profile.


Candidates willing to aspire a career related to Nutrition and Dietetics from a college have to verify their eligibility. The institutes ask the students to fulfil specific requirements for testing the ability of the students. Most institutes follow the standard rule of verifying eligibility while some may change it. Given below are the standard conditions asked by most institutes. 

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 level of education in the stream of science from a recognised board. 
  • Candidates must have selected Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the primary subjects in 10+2 educational level. Some institutes may ask subjects like Botany/ Zoology/ Computer Science/ Biochemistry alternatively of Biology as the primary subjects in 10+2 level. 
  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% in aggregate in class 12. 


B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics is a 3-year long course. However, the internship may last for over a year. The examinations held in this course are on a semester-based system which means there are six semesters in this course. The curriculum covers subjects like Food Microbiology, Family Meal Planning, Food Preservation, etc. The curriculum is showcased in the table below.



Semester I

  • Communication Skills and Personality Development
  • Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Computer Fundamentals

Semester II

  • Public Health and Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Maternal & Child Health

Semester III

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality and Analysis
  • Family Meal Planning
  • Industrial Management and Facility Planning

Semester IV

  • Food Science
  • Fundamentals of Bakery & Confectionary
  • Food Preservation

Semester V

  • Ethics and Environmental Studies
  • Dietetics I
  • Food Packaging & Marketing Management
  • Food Processing Operations

Semester VI

  • Dietetics II
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Service Management
  • Diet & Patient Counselling
  • Internship


Institutes are known as ocean of knowledge as they provide a lot of knowledge and experience. So we never would compromise or choose any institute without comprehensive information on it. So here are few institutes, some of which are private while some are of government.



Average Annual Fee

National Institute of Nutrition

Hyderabad, Telangana


J. D. Birla Institute of Home Science

Kolkata, West Bengal


Lady Irwin College

New Delhi


S.N.D.T. Women’s University

Mumbai, Maharashtra


All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health

Kolkata, West Bengal


Mount Carmel College

Bangalore, Karnataka


Queen Mary’s College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Chandigarh University



Bishop Heber College

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu


Lovely Professional University

Jalandhar, Punjab


Future Prospects

B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics brings a lot of opportunities to its degree holder. Its degree holders can get a job in private as well as the government for the position of   Consultant, Food Show Host, Sports Nutritionist, Nutrition Trainer, or a relevant job profile. They can expect a pay ranging between ₹2,00,000 - ₹8,00,000 depending upon the job profile and skills they possess. Some of the most popular and high yielding job profiles provided by this degree are as follows.

Job Profile


Annual Average Salary


Consultants understand the requirements of various people and prescribe them treatment plans accordingly for their issues.

₹7,00,000 - ₹8,00,000

Food Show Host

Food Show Hosts are hired to introduce people with various food products that can help people improvise their lifestyles in a better direction.

₹5,00,000 - ₹6,00,000

Sports Nutritionist

Sports Nutritionists records various data of an athlete or a team and accordingly provide them with diet plans. These plans can help them in enhancing their health, performance and controlling their weight. Their diet may contain consumption of various vitamins, minerals and protein supplements.

₹3,00,000 - ₹4,00,000

Nutrition Trainer

Nutrition Trainers are experts in designing, teaching and implementing the nutrition techniques to the patients in need.

₹2,00,000 - ₹3,00,000

Public Health/ Community Dietician

Public Health Dieticians are responsible for monitoring and improving the nutritional habits of the public. They can even create, present and implement various programs for institutions in enhancing the health of the people. They generally provide service for a group of people.

₹2,00,000 - ₹3,00,000


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