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Human Nutrition

Nutritional science has roots in biological science and is planned to promote an understanding about Food, Nutrition and Dietetics for the benefit of human health.

Department of Nutrition at polytechnic offers subjects based on human nutrition, public health and community nutrition, nutrition for specific group, specific conditions – diabetes, cancer etc. That covers availability of nutrients from food, its digestion, absorption and utilization and based on that physical growth, development and productivity, immune competence etc. 

It includes practical knowledge related to food ingredients, their nutritional components and individual importance in human body, effect of environmental factors & physical agents on the structural composition of nutrients also.

Courses Offered :

Course No.

Course Title

Credits (T+P=T)

HN 101

Basic Nutrition

2+1 = 3

HN 301

Human Nutrition

2+1 = 3

HN 401

Nutritional Assessment

1+1 = 2

HN 402

Maternal and Child Nutrition

2+1 = 3

HN 403

Public Health Nutrition

2+1 = 3

HN 501

Sports and Geriatric Nutrition

2+1 = 3



11+6 = 17

The department has several equipments, listed below, which helps students to understand and develop skills about nutritional assessment, nutritional composition and their related theory.

  • Refractometer
  • Homogenizer
  • Digital try drier
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Flame Photometer
  • Centrifugation Machine
  • Digestion chamber
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Soxhlet Extraction chamber
  • Distillation chamber
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer


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