Career as a Nutritionist in India

Nutritionists deal with the people in order to inform them about diet they should take to improve the general health. Nutritionists and Dieticians guide people on healthy eating habits They inform about the healthy diet to all people of different age groups.  There is always a lot of scope for the candidates who want to make career in Nutrition and career in dietician.

Almost all the companies, hospitals, fitness centers are need of good Nutritionists and Dieticians to guide the people in the right way when it comes to health matters.  There is slight difference between Dietician and Nutritionist is that Dietician focuses on food management and whereas nutrition focuses on the promotion of health.

The basic work of Nutritionists and Dieticians who work in hospitals is that they communicate with different patients and explain them clearly about the Nutritious healthy diet. They also meet the nurses, doctors and meet the chefs in the food canteen of the hospital and explain them how to prepare a healthy diet for the patients.

Through hospitals, fitness centers and yoga centers Nutritionists arrange the workshops for the people and explain them in detail how to maintain a healthy diet and prepare a balanced diet food and will explain them about different types of healthy foods to be prepared.  On any one typical day the Nutritionists go through the patients reports and offer advice on diet related concerns such as weight loss or cholesterol reduction.

The courses in Nutritionists and Dieticians are offered at diploma, graduate and postgraduate levels. Courses like PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. (Food Science and Nutrition) and M.Sc. (Nutrition) etc. are being offered by various Institutes and colleges in India.  If one wants to become a Nutritionists and Dieticians then a student with science stream with the subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) i.e. after 10 +2 can opt for Home Science, Food Technology or Nutrition Course.

If you want to do graduation in Nutritionists and Dieticians you can pursue a B. Sc in Home Science from any of the university in India. If you want to specialize in dietetics and nutrition in post graduation level, you can pursue M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition, Food Service Management or one year post graduate diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition.
 
There is lot of scope for Dieticians and Nutritionists courses in India. Nutritionists and Dieticians can find employment in clubs, colleges, canteen, spas, fitness centers, health clubs, government hospitals, private hospitals etc. If you want to work as a consultant or private practice the salary would start from 25,000 onwards and increases as the experience increases.  Dieticians and Nutritionists who work as a trainee in private hospital can expect the salary up to 6,000 and goes on increases as the salary increases.

The top 10 best colleges that offer Courses in Nutrition & Dietetics are mentioned. Entrance examinations are conducted by the top colleges and top institutes in India for seeking admissions the candidates need to visit each and every college for further details.

1) Lady Irwin College, Delhi University
2) Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi
3) Women's Christian College, Chennai
4) Bishop Choolaparambil Memorial College for Women, Kottayam
5) SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
6) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
7) Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University
8) Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
9) Banasthali University, Jaipur

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