Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Public Health Nutrition


Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Public Health Nutrition offers knowledge and skill up gradation among students/healthcare professionals as dietitians/doctors/public health professionals to deal with health and nutritional problems in masses. They will get a deeper insight of designing, planning, evaluating and monitoring Government based nutrition policies. This will help students to work closely with nutrition programmes in community setting.

Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI has designed the programme with a focus onpractical approach related to issues of major health and socio-economic concern in order to develop successful public health services. Students will have the chance to work on various case studies after completing all the modules in order to strengthen their hold for field work.

The objective of this programme is to demonstrate an understanding of the political, institutional, social and scientific influences on Public Health Nutrition and to translate research into practice through successful implementation and management of nutritional policies/programmes.

On completion of this programme students will be able to gain better insight to prevailing nutritional polices/programmes like Mid Day Meal, Janani Suraksha Yojana and many more. Students will be able to apply research methods, including epidemiology.
The programme has been designed for professionals and students aspiring to work in the field of public health or research projects of Government.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Concept and Principles of Public Health Nutrition

Module 2 : Nutritional Epidemiology

Module 3: Nutrition in Life Cycle

Module 4: National Nutrition Problems and Strategies to Combat these problems

Module 5: Health Economics and Economics of Malnutrition

Module 6: Research and Biostatistics in Public Health

Module 7: Categorical Statistics & Multivariate Statistics

Module 8: Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Surveillance in Community Setting

Module 9: Nutrition Policies and Programmes

Module 10: Programme Management and Administration

Module 11: Public Nutrition: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation

Module 12: Practitioner Case Studies

Project Work

A project work serves as a platform for students to showcase their critical thinking abilities, research skills, and effective written communication. Project work in the field of nutrition plays a vital role in advancing our understanding of various nutritional aspects and it involves conducting surveys to gather primary data. These surveys can be instrumental in exploring specific topics related to nutrition, such as dietary habits, nutrient intake, or factors influencing food choices. By collecting data directly from individuals through surveys, researchers can obtain unique insights and perspectives that contribute to the existing body of knowledge. Additionally, survey-based research allows students to assess trends and analyze correlations that would be helpful for preparing a diet plan, food content, recipes, meal patterns and clinical aspect in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics.


Any Graduate in Science/Nutrition Science/Food and Nutrition/Pharma/Medical/Food Science & Technology/Related disciplines & Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are eligible to apply.

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 onlinelive 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

CNDS, 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 Public Health Nutrition 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 PATH, Public Health Foundation of India, Henkel, National Health Systems Resource Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. Hospital, Central Govt. Health Scheme, UNICEF, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Nestle, World health Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Urban Health Gateway, YRG Care, National Centre for Disease Control, Attar Sain Jain Hospital, SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), Cuddles Foundation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, etc.

Future career prospects

IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to meet the growing demand of health professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the health sector. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of NGO’s, Public Health Educators, Health Assistants. Other Job prospects could be in the field of Public Health Analysis, Global Health policy, Educators, Company consultants, Public Health Nutrition Projects in Government and Health sector, Research & Development (R&D).

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