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Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences

Brief information about the department

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences (DFNS) is among the three Departments under the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FAS). We are a diverse department offering Bachelor of Food Science and Technology, Bachelor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics; and Masters in Human Nutrition degrees. More course offerings at bachelors, masters and PhD level are being developed. Our graduates go on to shoulder positions as food scientists, food technologists, nutritionists, dietitians, public health advocates, quality controllers, technologists, food engineers, product developers, health, community, sports and exercise, medical and dental, government officials, and academia.

Our Vision

To be a leader in advancing holistic agriculture and food systems knowledge that address dynamic ecosystem needs. We are uniquely positioned to robustly solve local, regional, and worldwide challenges in food, nutrition, research-based education, product innovations, and entrepreneurship.

The department is devoted to congregating talented students, professionals, partners and collaborators, high-tech resources, and devoted time to discover and advance solutions to food and nutritional sciences-related challenges. DFNS is strategically positioned to address emerging issues and transform lives through our intellectual explorations. The department has teaching and research facilities with state-of-the-art analytical equipment, including a Food and Nutrition laboratory, microbiology laboratory, and baking and confectionery laboratory. Further, DFNS has access to and utilize various technologically advanced support facilities, including public and private laboratories and pilot plants.