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Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics was founded in 1994. Dr. Tripti Sengupta was the first co-ordinator of this major course. Presently the department has one full time (contractual) and four guest lecturers. The department has its own lecture room and a well-equipped nutritional laboratory.

Student Profile

At entry point, students are required to get at least 55% in aggregate and 50% in each of the subjects Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Nutrition at H.S. or equivalent level. Students spontaneously participate in subject related debates, seminars, poster presentation, quiz and lecture competitions at different levels. Students prepare wall magazines & write articles for the college magazine. For the last five years departmental success rate is very high and some students scored brilliant results in the University Examinations

Learning Resources

  1. The main teaching methods are lectures, class discussion, field visits and case studies.
  2. Tutorials, mock-tests and surprise tests are held periodically.
  3. Students are sent to on job training in hospitals and nursing homes and CINI for practical experience.
  4. Learning resources include good collection of books in the college central Library, internet facility and power point presentation.
  5. Remedial classes are arranged for academically weak students.
  6. Field projects are arranged.
  7. Students are given assignments and reference materials

Scope for Higher Study

Students can opt for MSc courses in Home Science, Applied Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Food & Nutrition, Food Service Management, Food Processing and NutritionScience, Sports Nutrition, etc.

Career Prospects

Students can work as nutritionists & dietitians in different health organizations, NGOs, corporate sectors; teachers in schools; professors in colleges/ universities. research analyst/ Marketing personnel in food industries. they can also become an entrepreneur.

Elective Subject Combinations

for CND (B.Sc Major Subject)
  1. Chemistry and Psychology
  2. Chemistry and Physics
  3. Chemistry and Philosophy
  4. Chemistry and Elective Bengali


Special Information


Each CND student will be required to pay the expenditure of around Rs.2500.00 (Two thousand Five hundred only) towards compulsory job training programme. A letter of consent from the guardian allowing their ward for the training is required.


Dr. Goutam Mahata (Course Co-ordinator)
Sm. Pratyasha Agrawal
and Guest Faculty


Participation (Inside campus):

26.11.15 - Social Outreach Programme organized by GMGC, Kolkata at Anandabhavan Deaf & Blind School, Brindabanpur, Howrah.

18.11.15 - Blood donation & health check-up camp organised by Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, Kolkata.

Participation (outside campus):

16.06.16- CME "Neurosurgery & Lung Cancer" at Eko X-Ray.

04.06.16- CME "Medicine & Nutrition" organized by Remedy Clinic Study Group at The Stadel Hotel, Kolkata. Food as Medicine, Vitamin D, Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Nutrition for Diabetes were the main highlights of the programme. Doctors, dieticians & scientists from various organizations were a part of the programme.

07.04.16- 'Beat Diabetes' seminar on occasion of 'World Health Day 'celebration organized by IMA South Kolkata Medical Association at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata. Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal spoke about "Prevention of Diabetes through Diet & Lifestyle."

20.03.16- Scientific seminar on "Pulses- the Food of the Future" organised by IDA, Bengal Chapter at Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata to celebrate Dr Amiya Bose Memorial Oration Award Session. Dr Binata Nayek, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Home Science(Food & Nutrition), CU graced the occasion as the speaker.

08.03.16- Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal conducted an in house session on "Health & Lifestyle" on the occasion of Women's Day in Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (92.7 Big FM)

06.03.16- NRT & Cancer Nutrition Workshop at SGCC&RI, Thakurpukur, Kolkata.

11.02.16- Cambridge India International Symposium on "Diabetes, Nutrition & Personalized Medicine" organized jointly by NNEdPro & RCSG, held at The Stadel, Kolkata.

30-31 Jan, 2016- Annual Conference on 'Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease' organized by Society for Nutrition & dietetics (SND) at Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata. 2nd year student Arundhati Roy, participated in the award session for UG students while Rashmi Jaiswal & Vidhi Atha of 2nd year participated in the 2 day conference. Course coordinator, Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal also participated in the oral free communication session for PG students of Nutrition, Research Scholars, academicians and Practicing Dieticians/Nutritionists.

16.01.16- Seminar on "Food Safety" organized by IDA- Bengal Chapter for celebrating 'Dietetics Day' at B.R. Singh Hospital, Sealdah, Kolkata. Dr Madhumita Dobe, Director, Professor & Head, Dept. of Health promotion Education, AIIHPH gave an enlightening lecture on the topic.

10.01.2016-International Conference on "Tug-Of-War with Sweetness- A Lifestyle Management Workshop" at Asiatic Society, Park Street, Kolkata. It was a diabetes education programme organized by DAY (Diabetes Awareness & YOU).

19.12.15- Rashmi Jaiswal & Vidhi Atha of 2nd year participated in no fire cooking contest at 'Hemfluence.'

15.12.15- Rashmi Jaiswal & Ayamita Paul of 2nd year represented GMGC in "Spice it up" at 'Kaleidoscope 2015' at Lady Brabourne college. The selection round was held at GMGC campus in common room on 07.12.15.

14.11.15- "Diabetes Walkathon 2015" to celebrate 'World Diabetes Day' at Victoria Memorial, Kolkata.

08.11.15- "Better Diabetes Care" workshop at BD Medical, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Insulin injecting technique was the major highlight of the programme.

26.09.15- Scientific Seminar on 'Cereal Story' organized by IDA in association with Kellogg's at Hotel Park Plaza, Ballygunge. The seminar provided information about importance of cereal in daily diet & processing of various foods. The course coordinator of the department, Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal discussed about "Role of Dietary Fibre in Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases."

22.09.15- UGC sponsored two day National Seminar on "Nutrition Deprivation in the Midst of Plenty- An attempt to Create Awareness" at Raidighi College, Raidighi. Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal, faculty, presented paper at the seminar.

07.09.2015 - Participation in the National Nutrition Week Programme oraganised by Nutrition Society of India (NSI), Calcutta Chapter in collaboration with Bengal Infertility & Reproductive Therapy Hospital (BIRTH) & Dr. Subhas Mukherjee Reproductive Health Care Centre at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata. Dr. Gautam Khastgir delivered an important lecture on "Role of Nutrition in Infertility." His speech was followed by an enlightening question & answer session.

05.09.2015 - National Nutrition Week Programme of the Bagbazar ICDS Project at Sovabazar Rajbari Natmondir Seminar Hall. Faculty, Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal, delivered a lecture on the "Importance of Nutrition through Different Stages of Life" & judged recipe contest. Awards were given away to best low-cost nutritious recipes prepared by the mothers of ICDS beneficiaries.

04.09.2015 - Symposium on 'Continuing Nutrition Education' organized by IDA Bengal Chapter in collaboration with Saffola for celebrating National Nutrition Week at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata. Students actively participated in the walk organized to spread nutrition awareness. This was followed by various lectures by experts on the theme of Nutrition Week. Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal, Contract Faculty of the Department spoke about "Lifestyle Diseases."

03.09.2015 - Celebration of National Nutrition Week by the Department through a Special Lecture on the importance of nutrition in our daily life by Mr. Bimalendu Basak, President, Nutrition Society of India, Calcutta Chapter. The theme was "Poshak Aahar, Desh Ka Adhar". The lecture ended with a question & answer session.

12.05.2015 - Paper presentation by the 1st year Students of CND Department on on topics related to clinical nutrition and dietetics. Each presentation was followed by a question & answer session.

International Women's Day Celebration by IDA -Bengal Chapter in collaboration with Kolkata Nagarik Sammyelan, ward no-49 on 5th April, 2015 at Sealdah. The event included sharing of knowledge by experts on women's health along with health check-up & diet counseling. Students helped in BMI calculation of participants along with other nutrition experts.

21-22 February, 2015 - A two- day 'Dignity Foundation Seminar' entitled "Frontiers in Medicine 2015", a conference designed exclusively for senior citizens was organised at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata, to understand the 'Latest Developments in Prevention & Management of Diseases' the conference was attended by the students of the Department and the Faculty. Both were enlightened by the specialist doctors from various fields about the latest information on various health problems in elderly and their prevention & management. Role of diet in overall geriatric health was discussed by nutrition experts, Ms. Kakoli Mitra, Ex Reader in Home Science, CU & Dt. Aparajita Saha, Co-founder of Nutridiet. Lifestyle and ageing and the role of yoga in ageing were also discussed. Students of CND department participated in diet counselling of old people which included anthropometric assessment, health tips, demonstration of food guide pyramid & explanation of balanced diet. Overall the seminar was quite informative and gave the students a practical insight into the subject 'Dietetics.'

28.01.2015 - A "Mass Awareness Camp for Kidney Disease" organized by The Kidney Care Society undertook a discussion & demonstration session for adolescent girls at Sir Nipendranath Girls' High School, Kolkata. The programme was organised by IDA, Bengal Chapter for celebrating 'Dietetics Day.' The theme of the programme was "Nurture the Girl Child" & the Slogan was "A Healthy Girl Becomes a Healthy Mother. Good Nutrition is an Investment like No Other." Ms. Pratyasha Agrawal, Faculty, CND Department, discussed about the importance of balanced diet with the help of a 3D model of Food Guide Pyramid prepared by the First Year students of the Department. The importance of inclusion of all food groups in daily diet with special emphasis on nutrients like protein, iron, calcium & vitamin C were discussed with the help of labeled food samples. The students were also shown the harmful food items that should be consumed in moderation. The importance of daily consumption of green which is full of anti-oxidants was also emphasized.

15th January, 2015 - A survey was conducted by the CND Department along with the Education Department among pre-school children, who have been ICDS beneficiaries at the ICDS centres near Gopalpur to find out the nutritional status of these children and relationship if any with their education status. The survey was followed by a short lecture-cum-demonstration on balanced diet for mothers, AWW & AWH. Later the children were given biscuits, oranges, sweets and stationary.


27.02.16- Arundhati Roy of 2nd year received award for highest attendance at GMGC.

25.02.16- 2nd year students Rashmi Jaiswal & Vidhi Atha stood 1st runner up in "Mealfill" event at 'Ignacia 2016' - The Annual Management-cum-Cultural Festival of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Salt Lake, Kolkata held

 30.01.2016- Shaoni Majumdar of 2nd year ranked 1st in 'Badminton Doubles' at Annual Sports GMGC.