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  Prospectus Fee : Rs. 250 /-
  Program Code : 241 
  Program Co-ordinator : Dr.S.R.Sheeja,Ph:9447123777
  Academic Section : AC III
  Contact : 0471-2308019
MSc CND (Master of science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics)

M.Sc. (CND) is implemented through Institute of Distance Education (IDE) University of Kerala.
This will be two Year Masters degree program. The major aim of this program is to impart advanced knowledge in the areas of Clinical nutrition for those with medical or Para-medical or science background. In this programme the candidates are exposed not only to the theoretical aspects of Clinical Nutrition but also given practical oriented training. M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics is the first course of its kind in India designed to create qualified trainers who can effectively deal with all areas of management for preventive and therapeutic human Nutrition and Dietetics.
It is a job oriented professional course and hence successful candidates can organize and dietary support services in hospitals. These services are often in all hospitals and hence creation of such human resource units will definitely be a supportive base to the health sector.
Justification of the course
1.Growing demand for manpower to strengthen health services by providing innovations in
2.clinical nutrition and dietetics.
3.There is lack of manpower to meet the increasing demand for providing expert counsellingservices for the OP, IP patients.
4. There is lack of manpower to meet the increasing demand for providing individualized dietary advice for the individuals and patients
5.There is lack of manpower to meet the increasing demand for providing advice in therapeutic diet like menu for patients with problems like diabetes, hypertension, renal disorder liver disorder etc.
1.On successful completion of the M.Sc (CND) program the candidate will be able
2.To provide advice on formal healthy diet intake by general population of various age groups and physiological situations.
3.To provide formal nutrition assessment for the children of age group 0-6 years
4.To provide special diet for various categories of patients in hospitals

Programme Delivery
1. Self Instructional module: prepared by CDC Team & Printed by IDE
2. Personal Contact Program: Theory & Practical sessions conducted by Child Development Centre.
The 15 days (120 hours) Personal Contact programmes shall be arranged in each year at the University Centre, Kariavattom or Child Development Centre, Medical college campus, Thiruvananthapuram or any other suitable place at Thiruvananthapuram. Lectures, group discussions and seminars shall be held during the contact program.
Course requirement :
Practical Training
1(a) Minimum 4 visits (one day duration for each visit) : two classified Hotels and two cafeterias
to observe Food Service Management, Food Sanitation & Hygien, The report has to be
certified by the manager or concerned authority of the Hotels/Cafeteria.
1(b) Observe different methods of cooking and food preparation ( Dry &Wet method) in the above hotels and cafeteria. The report has to be certified by the management of concerned authority of the hotels / cafeteria.
2 Nutrition survey- assessment of nutritional status of different age groups in community
through anthropometry and dietetic history (sample size minimum 50 nos) The work report is to be certified by Child Development Project Officers (CDPO)/PHC Doctor/ other
competent authority authorized by Child Development Center.
Project work & Viva Voce: Visit a hospital (minimum 20 bedded) having a dietary department
and senior dietician. The duration of project work is 30 days and the student has to complete
30 days of posting at the hospital. A record is to be maintained mentioning the therapeutic diet for various disease conditions ** and calculating the nutritive value of relevant nutrients in the prepared food. This record has to be verified and certified by the senior Dietician and submitted before appearing for final examination.
The marks will be awarded only after submission of the record book mentioning the visits and
calculation of the relevant nutrients in the prepared food. ** therapeutic Diet for the following conditions.
Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Iron Deficiency, Anemia, PEM, Under
nutrition, Over weight/ Obesity, Hepatitis, Renal Disorders, Peptic Ulcer, Immune Deficiency
Disorders including Aids.
The students shall submit three assignments for each theory paper every year. The three assignments
carry 15 marks
Scheme of Examination
• No student shall be permitted for the examination unless he or she secures 80% attendance
at the contact classes.
• There shall be an examination at the end of first Year consisting of seven theory papers The
practical training (paper VIII) will be conducted during the first year along with 30 days
posting in a hospital. Evaluation will be done as per the criteria given under practical training. There shall be an examination at he end of second year consisting of seven theory
papers and one project and viva voce examination.
Pass requirements
• Candidates who secure not less than 40% marks in aggregate for each paper shall be declared
to have passed in that paper
• A candidate who fails to secure the aforesaid minimum marks for paper / papers need
reappear for that paper/ papers only in subsequent examination.
Classification of Results
Classification of result of the program shall be done after the 2nd year Examination based on the
total marks secured for both the years and shall be as follows;
a) not less than 40% but below 50% 3rd class
b) not less than 50% but below 60% 2nd Class
c) 60 %and above 1st Class
d) 80% and above Distinction

Promotion to 2nd year
Students who register for the 1st year University examination alone will be promoted to the 2nd
  Eligibility: MBBS, BDS, B.Sc. Nursing, PG-DCCD or DCCD with Graduation, B.Sc.(MLT), B.Pharm BAMS,
BHMS, BSMS, B Sc Home Science, B.Sc Biochemistry, B.Sc Microbiology, B.Sc Zoology.
  Fee Structure : General Fees
  Affiliation Fee : Rs. 400 /-
  Admission Fee : Rs. 250 /-
  Examination Application Fee : Rs. 10 /-
  DDF : Rs. 100 /-
  Recognition Fee : Rs. 300 /-
  Matriculation Fee : Rs. 100 /-
  Eligibility Fee : Rs. 200 /-
  Excemption Fee : Rs. 200 /-
  Fee Structure : Tuition Fees
    Program Duration : 2 Years
    Total Tuition Fee Paid : Rs.10000.00/-
    I Year-I Installment Tuition Fee : Rs.5000.00/-
    Total Centre Fee Paid : CDC 10000/-

Total Fee(General Fee & I Year-I Installment Tuition fee)to be paid at the time of Admission according to the qualification from the recognized universities.

Note: Please remit Centre fee Separately if applicable

Candidate Qualified from Kerala University: Pay Admission Fee, Affiliation Fee, Exam Application Fee, First Instalment tuition fee.

Candidate Qualified from Calicut University: Pay Admission Fee, Affiliation Fee, Exam Application Fee, Eligibility Fee, Matriculation Fee,First Instalment tuition fee.

Candidate Qualified from Calicut University: Pay Admission Fee, Affiliation Fee, Exam Application Fee, Eligibility Fee, Matriculation Fee,Recognition Fee and First Instalment tuition fee.

Fee Head Qualified from   Remarks
Kerala University Calicut University Other Universities Centre Fee
Rs. Rs. Rs. Rs.
  I Year-I Installment 5660.00 5960.00 6260.00 CDC5000.00 Pay Total fee including I installment and General fee at the time of Admission
  II Year-I Installment 5010.00 5010.00 5010.00 CDC 5000 -
  Study Centre
1. CDC Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram 
2. Muthoot Centre for Management and Science  
3. Namboodiris College , Irinjalakkuda 
  Mode of Remittance
1)Fees shall be remitted by Demand Drafts drawn from any SBT/District Co-Operative Banks in favour of The Finance Officer, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

Students residing outside the state of Kerala can draw their DDs from SBI in favour of The Finance Officer, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

Overseas students can draw their DDs from any nationalized banks in favour of The Finance Officer, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram payable at Thiruvananthapuram. .

For every remittance by DD a service charge of Rs 10/- also has to be remitted. Some payments related to certain courses are also to be made by way of Bank DD and in favour of the Heads of concerned Departments/ centers as specified in the fee statement(Statement of Fee Available from downloads link of

Fee can also be remitted by pay-in-slip at The Cash Counters at the University Office, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram and at the University Campus, Kariavattom.

Fees can also be remitted at Friends, Jenasevana Kendram Centres.

Treasury Chalans will not be accepted

2)Child Development Centre Fee(CDC) to be remitted in the form of DD in favour of the Director ,Child Development Centre payable at SBT/SBI branch ,Thiruvananthapuram.
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