Smt.VHD Central Institute of Home Science, Department of Food & Nutrition, School of Home Science, Maharani Cluster University, Bengaluru, is one of the premier women’s Government College in Karnataka. In 1961 Smt VHD Central Institute of Home Science came into existence, as an answer to the increasing demands for higher education among young women.
The Department of Food and Nutrition offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes in the field of Food and Nutrition and is a recognized research centre. The Department has a good student strength. 200 number of students are pursuing Undergraduate, 100, Post Graduate with 25 Ph D scholars . The department has six well qualified faculty. We have a exhaustive list of publications in national and international journals. The department faculty have successfully completed UGC and DST funded research projects. Our students have been awarded prizes for best research papers (oral and poster category). They have qualified in state and national competitive exams and have been placed in Government departments, Women and Child Welfare board departments, as clinical dieticians and nutritionists in various Government, private and corporate hospitals / wellness centers; Food safety officers; as faculty in educational institutions (India, USA UK, Saudi Arabia); researchers in food industry.