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M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition)

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M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition):

Introduction to M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition)

The Department of Food and Nutrition at the College of Home Economics offers undergraduate,graduate and post graduate programmes. The graduate programme is especially suited to students who have an aptitude and a special interest in improving the health of individuals, families and communities through effective nutrition education, policies and programmes.
M. Phil/ Ph.D curriculum of Food and Nutrition includes Physiological and Biochemical aspects of nutrition and a research based application of this knowledge in community nutrition, epidemiology,public health nutrition and applied nutrition programmes. The M. Phil programme will thus provide them with broad based participation in all public and private health sectors.

Scheme of Studies

Home Economics is an encompassing field involving many areas of subject matter and a wide variety of experiences. Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Clothing, Art and Design, Human Development and Family Studies, Housing, Home Management and Interior Design are the different areas of Home Economics. A close relation exists among the areas of Home Economics as well as between Home Economics courses and supportive courses taught outside the field. The Physical and Social Science, Applied Art, Psychology and Philosophy have direct and important contribution in the field of Home Economics. Focus is on conceptual and applied research.

Keeping in view the requirements of Higher Education Commission the courses of Home Economics have been designed to meet the international standards of Post Graduate education. The M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition) program has the Below scheme of studies.

Credit Hours:-

The total credit hours and break down for the compulsory and elective / optional papers are as follows:

1Core course (See form the below list)16 credits
2Elective course (See form the below list)12 credits (4 credits each)
3Dissertation02 credits
4Seminars / Fieldwork02 credits

Core Courses

Student can select any 4 courses from the below Core Courses list:

1Research Methods - I + II04 credits each
2Research Methods advanced I + II04 credits each
3Research Methods III A&B04 credits each
4Statistics04 credits
5Human Resource Management04 credits

Elective Courses

Learning Objectives:

1. To acquire detailed knowledge regarding the biological basis of nutrition and the mechanisms by which diet can influence health.
2. To attain skills in developing research proposals for the study of human nutrition.To enable students to integrate knowledge of other fields with nutrition.
3. To develop skills in the oral and written communication of scientific information.


From the Courses Below Students have to select any 3 courses as Elective Courses to meet the requirement of M.Phil in HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition)

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Counseling and Education Methods
  • Nutrition Bio-Chemistry – I
  • Nutrition Bio-Chemistry – II
  • Physiological basis of Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition

M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition)

The fees and other charges to be paid by students for admission to the courses of studies and the examination of the University shall be the same as for other subjects in the faculty of science of the University as charged for the M.S. / M. Phil/ Ph.D degree programs.


Total seats in M.Phil program are 30 and 6 seats are allocated for each discipline . So Seats allotment in M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition) are 6

M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition) = 6

Eligibility for Admission:

  • The applicants who have qualified BS / M.Sc. Home Economics in their respective fields can apply for admission to M.Phil program.
  • Eligibility criteria are in accordance with the University of the Punjab rules and regulations.

Enrolment in M.Phil Programme

For enrollment in M.Phil program the candidate in addition to the frameworks as laid down by Punjab University should meet the following criteria:

  • BS/ M.Sc Degree in Home Economics.
  • 1st division in BS/M.Sc Home Economics.
  • Candidate with 2nd division in BS/ M.Sc Home Economics should have a minimum of 5 years teaching / work experience in the relevant area of study.
  • Fresh graduates with 2nd division will be eligible only if the candidate has done research work at the Masters level; and secured at least 60% in Research Work.
  • All candidates must clear entry test before admission.
  • Faculty members will be given preference for improving their academic qualification.