Department of Food Processing & Nutrition 

The Department of Food Processing and Nutrition was started in the year of 2010. The department offers diploma, certificate courses, postgraduate and doctoral degree programme in Food Processing and Nutrition. To broaden the knowledge the students, the department conducts seminars, workshops and lectures from time to time by experts engaged in the field of Food and Nutrition. The department is always ahead in promoting and nurturing the health of the population through various community based programmes. An internship in the food industries as well as in multi-specialty hospitals at the end of the programme enables the students to get hands on training in food processing and dietetic management.
Contact Details: 
Dr.Renuka Meti
Chairperson & Professor, Department of Food Processing & Nutrition
Ph.No: 9741620770


  • To train women from rural background and impart skills n food processing technology
  • To implement research for developing locally acceptable food products using locally produced fruits, vegetables and cereals
  • To collaborate with food industries in developing healthy balanced food products as well as marketing of the same
  • To transfer the technology developed in laboratory to field through training and other means
Sl.No Course Duration Eligibility Intake Career Options Syllabus
1 M.Sc. (Food Processing and Nutrition 02 Years / 4 Semesters Candidates with Bachelor degree in Home Science/Community Science, Botany, Zoology, Life Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genetics from Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University or any other recognized University as equivalent to with 50 % marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST/Cat-I and 45% for OBC category candidates) shall be eligible. 25+10 This professional course completed students have ample of job opportunities in various fields, viz., Education field – Lecturer, Professor, etc. Scientific Field – Scientist, Nutritionist, Food Industries – Manager of Food Industry, State Government – Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Central Government – Officer in Food Corporation of India.  
2 Ph.D. (Food Processing and Nutrition 3 years   As per the availability of Research Guides    
3 PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics 1 year Any degree holders with science background   Nutrition counselors in Hospitals  
4 Certificate course in fundamentals of food processing 6 months SSLC passed candidates   Translator, Content Writers in Media Organizations  


Sl.No   Name & Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Details Resume

Dr. Renuka Meti

Designation: Chairperson & Associate Professor

M.H.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition, Ph.D. Food Science and Nutrition Sports nutrition, Therapeutic nutrition, Product development


Ph.No: 9741620770


Dr. Prashanth S J 

Designation: Professor

M.Sc. Horticulture,

M.Sc. Food Technology (CSIR-CFTRI),       

  Ph.D. Food Science
New Product Development, Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods, Food Regulations, Food Processing Technology, Food Process Engineering, Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Quality Control


Ph.No: 9986297957


Dr. Savita Hulamani

Designation: Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Agri.) Food Science and Nutrition Ph.D. (Agri.) Food Science and Nutrition
Food Science
Clinical Nutrition
Community Nutrition


Ph.No: 7795179456


Dr. Nataraj A Durgannavar

Designation: Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Agri.) Food Science and Nutrition Ph.D. (Agri.) Food Science and Nutrition Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Food Product Development


Ph.No: 7795270147



Ms. Jennifer Saulam

Designation: Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Agri.) Food Science and Nutrition Public Health Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, Trend Analysis


Ph.No: 8762652788



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Sl.No Title  Author Name Journal Name Year Impact Factor
1 Indian Miracle Seeds: Fenugreek (Trigonella Soenum – graceum L.) Tejashwini Paddakatti and Renuka Meti International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 2019  
2 Unlock your health potential with Moringa Leaves (Moringa Olifera) Sunita B. and Renuka Meti International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 2019  
3 Impact of carbohydrate supplementati on on Physical and Field Performance of High School female Kho- kho Players Renuka Meti Journal of Life Science 2012  
4 Chemical and antioxidant composition of Tender Sorghum Renuka Meti International journal for research in applied sciences and engineering technology 2017  
5 Impact of nutrition education and carbohydrate supplementati on on performance of high school football players Renuka Meti Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2006  


1. Well-equipped laboratory to conduct food analysis, processing of food, and product development.

2. Smart classrooms with LCD projector for teaching.

  • Regular visits to industry  and important  national institutions for students to enrich their knowledge in the field of food processing and nutrition.
  • National Nutrition Week is celebrated with various activities such as quiz, essay, fruit and vegetable carving, foo fest competitions to students and as well as organizing special lectures by resource persons.
  • Regular nutrition related lectures and awareness camps are organized through department.