Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women

Re-Accredited by NAAC with B++ Grade - 2016

Department Of Food & Nutrition

About Department

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art"smiley François de La Rochefoucauld

 

The inception of the B.Sc Honours course in Food and Nutrition in the year 2006 with affiliation to the University of Calcutta. Initially, the number of students enrolled themselves for the Part I Food and Nutrition Honours curriculum was not more than 10. Five years later i.e. in 2011, the college faced a change in affiliation to West Bengal State University, Barasat (North 24 Parganas). Gradually with the expansion of the department, the B.Sc General course in Food & Nutrition started in 2014. Only IInd & IIIrd year gen. students in 2013. The huge popularity of the subject due to its practical aspect and good job prospect, the department has been an important part of the institution since its establishment.

The UG Honours course in Food and Nutrition is structured in an interdisciplinary manner. It contains major sections on Physiology, Epidemiology, Biochemistry, Food Chemistry and Microbiology which are autonomous disciplines in their own right. It allows students to choose from the General courses offered by the departments of Physiology, Chemistry, and Zoology. Details of

Infrastructural facilities:- 7 teachers on the faculty of Food & Nutrition

A furnished departmental room

A well equipped departmental seminar library

3 well-equipped laboratories

1 allotted classroom

INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION LABORATORY

  • FOOD PRESERVATION & THERAPEUTIC LABORATORY: -
  1. Spacious workstation
  2. Mixer grinder
  3. Microwave oven
  4. Refrigerator
  5. Gas oven
  6. OTG
  7. SANDWICH MAKER TOASTER
  8. INDUCTION OVEN AND COOKWARE
  9. MOMO STEAMER
  • BIOCHEMISTRY & MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY : -
  1. Spectrophotometer
  2. pH meter
  3. Vortex
  4. Digital weighing scale
  5. Autoclave
  6. Hot air oven
  7. Incubator
  8. Laminar airflow
  9. Gas burner with spacious workplace
  10. Microscopes (binocular &monocular)

 

  • Physiology lab : -
  1. Microscopes (binocular &monocular)
  2. Sphygmomanometer
  3. Haemoglobinometer
  • Anthropometric rod
  • Weighing machine
  • Computer with projector

 

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