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  • Graduation in Nutrition & Dietetics in West Bengal

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    I am a 12th science pass out and I want to pursue Bsc. in Nutrition & Dietetics. I would like to know about the eligibility for admission to this course in West Bengal. If you could suggest the names of Colleges/Universities preferably Govt. owned, that provide this course it would be really helpful. Also if you could tell me whether NEET score card is a prerequisite for the admission procedure? Please help me out.
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  • If you are interested in health sector then you can make a career in Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Eligibility requirements:
    In order to make a career in this field, it is mandatory for students to pass 12th from home science or science stream.
    Important Skills:
    Deep knowledge has to be kept about all types of food and drink. This information will come only if you have the ability to do research. In addition to research, effective communication skills should also be there.
    Employment prospects:
    Both government and private job options are available in this field. There will be employment opportunities in health center, school, hospital, sports club, NGO, gym. Apart from this, people related to this profession are also given jobs in the hospitality sector.

    There are some colleges and universities available in west Bengal from where you can pursue in nutrition and dietitian -

    BSC-Bankura Sammilani College
    University of Burdwan
    Bankura, India
    B.Sc-Bachelor of Science

    MCC-Midnapore City College
    Vidyasagar University
    Medinipur, India
    M.Sc-Master of Science

    IMS-Institute of Management Study
    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
    Kolkata, India

    Swami Vivekananda University, Kolkata
    Advanced Information & Management Studies (AIMS DURGAPUR), Durgapur
    Approved by: AICTE
    Type: Private

    Gokhale Memorial Girls College (GMGC), Kolkata
    Approved by: NAAC
    Type: Private

    All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIHPH), Kolkata
    Type: Private

  • Dietician is the field of science connected with diet and its consequences on human health. Hence Dietician plays a very important role in the Health Management Sector. Nutrition is related to overhaul promotion of health by advising people of proper food choice providing them enough nutrition.
    B.Sc in Dietetics and Nutrition is a three year degree course including various theory subjects along with some research projects coupled with industrial training. Clinical Internship for a short period say for two months is also included in the academic session.
    Subjects usually taught are given below -
    1) Health Psychology
    2) Weight Management
    3) Pathology
    4) Applied Science
    5) Nutrition through life - cycle
    6) Fundamentals in Biochemistry
    7) Therapeutic Nutrition and Dietetics
    8) Clinical Psychology etc
    Hence to secure admission in this course an aspirant should have passed 10+2 from a recognised board with a minimum 50 percent marks apart from inclination for nutrition of foods so that the aspirant may train the public regarding the right choice of foods.
    You may contact the following colleges so as to continue your course in B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics in West Bengal-
    1) Mahisadal Raj College, Midnapore
    2) Kingston Educational Institute, Barasat, Kolkata
    3) Vidyasagar College, Amherst Street, Kolkata
    4) J.D. Birla Institute, Rowdin Street, Kolkata
    5) Vivekanand Mission Mahavidyalaya, Haldia.
    6) Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Sobhabazar, Kolkata.
    7) Paramedical College, Durgapur.etc
    Once you pass out your B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics, you can study further in M.Sc in the same stream for your better prospects in Research Field, teaching jobs, serving in a reputed hospital as a dietician or in the pharmaceutical companies. Even after your B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics, you can have jobs in hospitals, schools and health industries.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is a full-time course in nutrition and dietetics. The duration of the course is 3-years.
    The following are the major subjects that are covered in this course are
    1, Nutrition and Dietetics Sciences
    2. How to prepare a proper diet plan
    3. Food management,
    4. Components of a balanced diet,
    5. Good eating habits
    6. Lifestyle management
    Many colleges take the students based on their marks in qualifying examinations. But some colleges may conduct entrance test. A student who wants to join in this course must pass 10+2 or Intermediate with Biological Sciences with a minimum of 50% marks,
    After completing the course you can go for Post Graduation or you can try for a placement. Various options available to you include.
    1. Nutrition, Dietitian,
    2. Food Quality Manager,
    3.Administrative Nutritionist,
    4.Food Show Host,
    5. Nutrition Trainer,
    6, Nutritional Sales Executive.
    The following are the colleges in West Bengal offering this course. You can choose based on your marks and convenience.
    1. Seacom Skills University. Birbhum, West Bengal
    2. Asansol Girls College. Bundwan, West Bengal
    3. Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, Medinipur, West Bengal
    4, Balurghat College, Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal
    5. Egra SSB College, Midnapore, West Bengal

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  • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics is a course for 3 years duration. The minimum eligibility is that one has to have an aggregate of 50% score in higher secondary education from a recognised board or university with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as subjects. The admission is based on the merit of the higher secondary marks.

    Some of the colleges in West Bengal for this are -
    a) Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College, North 24 Parganas.
    b) Vidyasagar College, Kolkata.
    c) J.D Birla Institute, Kolkata.
    d) Darjeeling Universal Campus, Darjeeling.
    e) University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
    f) Budge Budge College , Kolkata.

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  • Thank you all of you for helping me. Thanks a lot!

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