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Ph.D HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition)

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Ph.D HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition):

Introduction to Ph.D 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.

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 Ph.D 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)8 credits
2Elective course (See form the below list)4 credits
3DissertationMust for Ph.D students
4Seminars / Fieldwork01 credit

Core Courses

Student have to read both courses from the below Core Courses list:

1Research Methods - I04 credits
2Research Methods - II04 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 1 course as Elective Course to meet the requirement of Ph.D 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

Ph.D 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 Ph.D program are 10 and 2 seats are allocated for each discipline . So Seats allotment in Ph.D HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition) is 2

Ph.D HOME ECONOMICS (Food and Nutrition) = 2

Eligibility for Admission:

  • Students who are M.Phil qualified can apply for Ph.D program.
  • Eligibility criteria are in accordance with the University of the Punjab rules and regulations.