Periyar University,Salem
அறிவால் விளையும் உலகு
Wisdom Makth the World

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Food Science and Nutrition was instituted in the year 2005, to tap the unexplored potential and its application to the society in the discipline of Food Science and Nutrition. The Department fosters teaching, research and extension activities in the major thrust area like Food Chemistry/ Post Harvesting Technology, Food Product Development, Nutraceutical and Functional Foods, Clinical and Public Health Nutrition.

The Faculty of the Department of the Department are actively involved in research by availing funding support from various funding agencies such as UGC, DST, DRDO, RSSDI, ICMR etc. Students are encouraged to be the beneficiaries of DST Inspire Fellowship, UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship, University Research Fellowship, Project Fellow in various funded projects, National and State Scholarships.

The department has created infrastructure facilities for advanced research by M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.d Scholars with the funding assistance from UGC and Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

VISION

Inculcation of knowledge, productive learning, skills and employability among the youth related to Food Science and Nutrition.

MISSION

  • To engineer the students on theoretical and practical aspects of the entire food value chain management.
  • To generate evidence based nutrition knowledge through research and disseminate to the agrarian and general community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

  • B.Voc., Food Science and Nutrition
  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D

FACULTY

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ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES
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FACILITIES

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Classroom with ICT Facilities

E- resources – e-journals (INFLIPNET), e-books Library

Laboratory

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Food Analysis/ Nutrition Laboratory

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Advanced Research Laboratory

Major Equipments

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Rapid Visco Analyzer

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry

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UV Visible Double Beam Spectrophotometer

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Laminar air flow Chamber

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Digital Colony Counter

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Noodles making machine

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Texture Analyzer

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Muffle Furnace

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Vaccum Pack VAC STAR


FUNDED PROJECT

Name of the Faculty Project Title Funding Agency Period Status Amount
Dr.T.Poongodi Vijayakumar Creation of infrastructure facilities for M.Sc Food Science & Nutrition Course Ministry of Food Processing Industries, MoFPI, New Delhi 2011-2014 Completed 75,00,000
Dr.T.Poongodi Vijayakumar Nutritional and non nutritional consequences on mental health and academic performance of adolescent girls and education for better living Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai 2007-2009 Completed 1,00,000
Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar Development and evaluation of Nutrition composite bar as a breakfast supplement for mid day meal beneficiaries and its technology transfer UGC 2010-2013 Ongoing 9,26,000
Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar Evaluation of Nutritional and Medicinal characteristic of wood apple seed (Limonia acidissima) DRDO 2014-2017 Ongoing 17,25,152
Dr. P. Nazni In vitro and In vivo Glycaemic Responses of various Medicinal plants among south Indian Type II Disbetic population RSSDI 2008-2009 Completed 4,70,000
Dr. P. Nazni Effect of a Green Vegetable (HIBISCUS Sabdariffi calyces) on Mildly Hypertensive Adults ICMR 2012-2013 Completed 6, 26,320
Dr. P. Nazni Breakfast and Yoga patterns and its impact on nutritional status, academic performance and personality traits of South Indian adolescents 13-18 years UGC 2010-2013 Completed 10,56,000
Dr. P. Nazni Nutri ball supplementation and its impact on nutritional affective and health among south Indian senior citizens DST 2010-2013 Completed 7,92, 000
Dr.R.Parimalavalli An evaluation study on malnutrition and psycho social development in ICDS beneficiaries and non ICDS children Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai 2007-2008 Completed 1,22,987
Dr.R.Parimalavalli Empowerment of tribal women towards food security to combat malnutrition through education Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai 2007-2008 Completed 1,22,987
Dr.R.Parimalavalli An evaluation study on malnutrition and psycho social development in ICDS beneficiaries and non ICDS children Malcom Elizabeth and Adiseshiah Trust, Chennai 2009-2010 Completed 1,04,000
Dr.R.Parimalavalli Formulation and Effect of processing methods on nutritional quality of extruded complementary food UGC 2011-2014 Ongoing 9,51,800
Dr.R.Parimalavalli Prevalence of Childhood Obesogenic life style and a concerted health approach for reducing the prevalence of overweight Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2008-2011 Ongoing 7,52,000
Dr.K.Karthikeyan Effect of Ketogenic Diet on Cases of Parkinson disease in Animal Model UGC 2014-2017 Ongoing 6,00,000

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CONTACT

  • Department of Food Science and Nutrition

  • Periyar University
  • Periyar Palkalai Nagar
  • Salem – 636011
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India
  • Phone: 0427-2345766 (Ext.No: 257 , 258)
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