Food Science & Nutrition Department

About Department

Department of Food science and Nutrition at Karnataka State Open University was established in the year 2001. Earlier, certificate courses were conducted in collaboration with Department of Food science and Nutrition, University of Mysore. In the year 2010, Diploma in Nutrition and Health education and PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics were introduced. Certificate course in Food Preservation was converted to Diploma in Food Preservation technology in order to accommodate Food technologists for higher prospective in Food Industries. Keeping view in the demand for Dieticians in Hospitals and Nutritionists in Drug Companies, Department came forward in starting M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. From the year 2021 we are also offering M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition Sciences. The Department of Food Science and Nutrition comes under the ambit of School of Sciences.


To be a centre of excellence in food and nutrition education research and technological for societal impact


To impart the knowledge and skill to the learners and enrich their professionalism.

To provide quality education and nurture innovations

To enhance the capacity of the learners to realize their individual, corporate and social responsibility.

To impart education such that the learners inculcate moral, civil and ethical values.

To provide education to the learners and embrace the philosophy of learn, earn and return.

To impart multidisciplinary knowledge in different communities through extension activities

Chairperson : ​​Dr. M.S.Hemalatha

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