The department of Food Science and Nutrition was instituted in the year 2005, to tap the unexplored potential and its application to the society in the discipline of Food Science and Nutrition. The Department fosters teaching, research and extension activities in the major thrust area like Food Chemistry/ Post Harvesting Technology, Food Product Development, Nutraceutical and Functional Foods, Clinical and Public Health Nutrition.
The Faculty of the Department of the Department are actively involved in research by availing funding support from various funding agencies such as UGC, DST, DRDO, RSSDI, ICMR etc. Students are encouraged to be the beneficiaries of DST Inspire Fellowship, UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship, University Research Fellowship, Project Fellow in various funded projects, National and State Scholarships.
The department has created infrastructure facilities for advanced research by M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.d Scholars with the funding assistance from UGC and Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
Classroom with ICT Facilities
Food Analysis/ Nutrition Laboratory
Advanced Research Laboratory
Rapid Visco Analyzer
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
UV Visible Double Beam Spectrophotometer
Laminar air flow Chamber
Digital Colony Counter
Noodles making machine
Vaccum Pack VAC STAR
|Name of the Faculty||Project Title||Funding Agency||Period||Status||Amount|
|Dr.T.Poongodi Vijayakumar||Creation of infrastructure facilities for M.Sc Food Science & Nutrition Course||Ministry of Food Processing Industries, MoFPI, New Delhi||2011-2014||Completed||75,00,000|
|Dr.T.Poongodi Vijayakumar||Nutritional and non nutritional consequences on mental health and academic performance of adolescent girls and education for better living||Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai||2007-2009||Completed||1,00,000|
|Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar||Development and evaluation of Nutrition composite bar as a breakfast supplement for mid day meal beneficiaries and its technology transfer||UGC||2010-2013||Ongoing||9,26,000|
|Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar||Evaluation of Nutritional and Medicinal characteristic of wood apple seed (Limonia acidissima)||DRDO||2014-2017||Ongoing||17,25,152|
|Dr. P. Nazni||In vitro and In vivo Glycaemic Responses of various Medicinal plants among south Indian Type II Disbetic population||RSSDI||2008-2009||Completed||4,70,000|
|Dr. P. Nazni||Effect of a Green Vegetable (HIBISCUS Sabdariffi calyces) on Mildly Hypertensive Adults||ICMR||2012-2013||Completed||6, 26,320|
|Dr. P. Nazni||Breakfast and Yoga patterns and its impact on nutritional status, academic performance and personality traits of South Indian adolescents 13-18 years||UGC||2010-2013||Completed||10,56,000|
|Dr. P. Nazni||Nutri ball supplementation and its impact on nutritional affective and health among south Indian senior citizens||DST||2010-2013||Completed||7,92, 000|
|Dr.R.Parimalavalli||An evaluation study on malnutrition and psycho social development in ICDS beneficiaries and non ICDS children||Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai||2007-2008||Completed||1,22,987|
|Dr.R.Parimalavalli||Empowerment of tribal women towards food security to combat malnutrition through education||Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai||2007-2008||Completed||1,22,987|
|Dr.R.Parimalavalli||An evaluation study on malnutrition and psycho social development in ICDS beneficiaries and non ICDS children||Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai||2009-2010||Completed||1,04,000|
|Dr.R.Parimalavalli||Formulation and Effect of processing methods on nutritional quality of extruded complementary food||UGC||2011-2014||Ongoing||9,51,800|
|Dr.R.Parimalavalli||Prevalence of Childhood Obesogenic life style and a concerted health approach for reducing the prevalence of overweight||Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi||2008-2011||Ongoing||7,52,000|
|Dr.K.Karthikeyan||Effect of Ketogenic Diet on Cases of Parkinson disease in Animal Model||UGC||2014-2017||Ongoing||6,00,000|
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