Alva's College, Moodbidri

B.Sc. – Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

B.Sc FND established in the 2001, an undoubtedly a fascinating and challenging stream. It is very much related to economic, social, cultural and technological development of the society.

Food, nutrition and dietetics is a vital science in maintaining an overall quality of life in respect to health and wellbeing, and the art of feeding individuals based on its principles which is a growing field and the opportunities and possibilities in this field are endless. The scope of FND extends far beyond the classical study of the physiological and biochemical process involved in nourishment. Most of the diseases these days are the result of the modern life style and are part of today’s dietary habits like Processed foods, Junk foods and convenience foods.

The flood of departmental activities, workshops, seminars, extension activities and competition makes the learning of academic subjects in the part of exciting evolution.

Makes a great career in the “Science of food”


10+2/ PUC with life science with a minimum of 35%. A candidate who had passed the two year pre university examination conducted by the pre university education board in the state of Karnataka or by any other examination considered as equivalent there to Mangalore university.


1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semester 5th semester 6th semester
Plant food science Animal food science Life span nutrition Nutrition through life cycle Food microbiology-I Food microbiology-II
Principles of nutrition Human nutrition Dietetics Diet therapy Nutritional biochemistry-I Nutritional biochemistry-II
Human physiology-I Human physiology-II Chemistry-I Chemistry-II Therapeutic diet Clinical dietetics
English English Computer application-I Computer application-II Food laws and food standards Quality control
Languages* Languages* Principles of preservation Food preservation
Chemistry-III Chemistry-IV
(any one of the following):Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi, Malayalam, Manipuri or additional English


Guest lecturer, industrial tours, training programmes, workshops and seminars, hospital visits, diet camps, extension activities and placement programmes.


  • Dietitian / nutritionist in India & around the world.
  • Quality analyst in food / Pharmaceutical industries.
  • Food inspector.
  • Fitness expert.
  • Nutrition expert in ICDS, FSSAI, UNICEF, WHO.
  • To setup own food industry.
  • Research assistant in research institute like CFTRI & DFRL.
  • Higher studies in the respective field.
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