Center for Advanced Faculty Training in Home Science Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University
Post Graduate & Research center, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad


Foods and Nutrition

The department of Foods and nutrition is one of the major departments in the Faculty of Home Science under the Professer Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University.

Besides being strong in the area of teaching,the department has developed a sound research and extension base making them an integral part of its activities. In outstanding quality of work carried out by the department.


  • The department has a competent and committed team.
  • Well qualified in different areas of Foods and Nutrition.
  • Undergone advanced trainings.
  • Participated in seminars,workshops at national and international level and presented research papers.

The faculty members of the Department of Foods and Nutrition have committed themselves to play a leadership role in all aspects of the mission and to be the best department in the land-grant university system.

Name Designation Area of  expertise
Dr. K. Uma Maheswari Professor & University Head Food Microbiology & Analysis
Dr. V. Vijaya Lakshmi Professor & Head Therapeutic Nutrition
Dr. K. Uma Devi Professor Community Nutrition & Diet Counseling
Dr. T.V. Hymavathi Associate Professor Food Processing
Dr. Sucharitha Devi Assistant Professor Community Nutrition
Dr. K. Aparna Assistant Professor Food Preservation
Mrs. T. Supraja Assistant Professor Dietetics
Ms. T. Kamalaja Assistant Professor Foods and Nutrition
Dr.B. Anila Kumari Assistant Professor Foods and Nutrition
Dr. Jessie Suneetha W Assistant Professor Foods and Nutrition

Academic activities

The department offers the following regular academic programmes.

  • B.H.S C (a Hons in Home Science with Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • M.Sc (H.Sc) (Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics/Community Nutrition)
  • Ph.D ((H.Sc) –Doctoral degree in Foods and nutrition.
  • PG Diploma in Nutritional Therapy-a course of one year duration.
  • Diet and Nutrition Counseling Center

Linkages with the other departments:

The department has established linkages with reputed research institutes like National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR),Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI),NAARM, ICRISAT, Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute and other ICAR institutes like Directorate of Rice Research (DOR) to carry out collaborative research and undertake other programmes.


Placement in Industries / Industry

Career Opportunities

  • Dieticians in Hospitals
  • Diet Counselors/Consultants in lifestyle clinics
  • Freelance Dieticians
  • Managers in Welfare Hostels
  • Food Demonstrators
  • Nutritionists in Obesity Clinics/ Slimming Centres/ Beauty Parlors/ Fitness Clinics etc
  • Scientists in research institutions
  • Teaching faculty in universities
  • Project leaders in developmental projects
  • Nutrition experts in State/ National and International organizations
  • Dietitians

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