Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Oncology


The Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Oncology will help students to develop their skills to understand nutritional challenges seen in Cancer and their management in individuals.

Cancer incidences in India is estimated around 1.4 million cases. 8.3% of deaths in India is due to Cancer every year. Recent development in technology and medicine have resulted in early detection and treatment of cancers.

The treatment involves chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and dietary changes. Cancer treatments can cause complications such as gastritis, esophagitis, mucositis and enteritis, causing nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and often malabsorption. Typically, treatment modalities in cancer impair the patient’s capacity to maintain adequate nutrition. The overall incidence of malnutrition in cancer ranges between 28% and 80% of different populations studied.

It is a disease caused when cells divide uncontrollably and spread into surrounding tissues, it is caused by changes to DNA. Most cancer-causing DNA changes occur in sections of DNA called genes.

A diet with a focus on plant-based foods along with regular exercise will help cancer patients keep a healthy body weight, maintain strength, and decrease side effects both pre and post treatment.

The objective of this programme is to enhance your knowledge on all aspects of nutrition management including epidemiology of oncology, lifestyle (nutrition and exercise), provide an understanding of the causes leading to cancer complications on various organs of the body as well as adult education theory and chronic disease self-management principles that can enhance the education of all your patients with Cancer. Understand cancer management and education provided to patients based on patient factors and their stage of this disease.

On completion of this programme student will be able to gain knowledge regarding:-

  • • Cancer and its diagnosis
  • • Overview of its different treatments
  • • Cancer and nutrition link
  • • Dietary changes in Cancer
  • • Post cancer care
  • • Recent researches, etc.

This programme opens new ways for health professionals including dietitians, doctors, pharmacologists, hospital technicians, etc. to gain more knowledge regarding oncology. It gives a professional outlook to the people in these fields. They will be able to review patients in the hospital setups as well as clinics. It also beneficial for home makers to understand about this epidemic and its dietary changes.

After completion of this course one can work as an dietitian specialist in Oncology, Patient care manager (Specialized in Oncology) at MNCs and Health centers, Research Dietitian at various organizations, Nutrition Nurse (specialized in Cancer) at Hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, Volunteers at Orphanages for Cancer patients,Dietician in hospitals and Nutritionists in health clinics, health centers and MNCs. Post Graduates can work as a project assistant, project associate, chief nutritionist in NGO's and private organizations.

It will also enable an individual to avail of jobs at government, community and private hospitals, community and private clinics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies as an oncology educator / Dietitian. One can work as an oncology counselor and assist doctor in counselling their Cancer Patients in any private clinic/hospital.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions

Module 2: Nutrients (Role and Significance)

Module 3: Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions / RDA)

Module 4: Basics of Cancer / Oncology

Module 5: Interaction between Genes and Cancer

Module 6: Cancer and nutrition Relationship

Module 7: Macro Nutrient & Micro Nutrient Requirement

Module 8: Nutrition, Dietary and lifestyle risk in Cancer Prevention

Module 9: Different types of Feeding

Module 10: Pharmacological Approach

Module 11: Post Cancer Care (Chemotherapy and Nutrition : In's and Out's)

Module 12: Recent Researches related to Cancer

Module 13: Practitioner Case Study / Diet Planning for Cancer


Any Graduate/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma) .


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Oncology by Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe.The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global healthcare and nutrition giants like Indian Cancer Society, Tata Memorial Hospital, Oncoplus Hospital, ZenOnco, The Cancer Institute, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Cuddles Foundation, Cankids, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, St. Jude Childcare Centres, Charutar Arogya Mandal, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, etc.

Future career prospects

Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals.

The need for Nutrition in specific filed is becoming a necessity these days. Companies / Organizations are hiring manpower in the specialized fields. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry.

After the successful completion of Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Oncology, a student can seek job in various sectors like Government, Non-Government Organizations, Multi-National Companies, private clinics, hospitals, health centers, colleges, institutes etc.

To be exact in the job specific terms a student can opt jobs as:-

  • • Dietitian / Nutritionist (specialized in Oncology) at Hospitals, clinics, health centers etc.
  • • Teacher/ lecturer/ professor in Colleges/ Institutes
  • • Community worker specialized in Cancer treatment at NGO & Government Organizations
  • • Patient care manager (Specialized in Oncology) at MNCs and Health centers.
  • • Research Dietitian at various organizations
  • • Nutrition Nurse (specialized in Cancer) at Hospitals, health centers, nursing homes

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