Amritsar, October 15
Taking one other step in direction of turning into regional centre in agricultural innovation and analysis, the Centre for Research and Innovation, established beneath the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA-2.0), opened a brand new division of the Dietetics and Nutrition within the Department of Agriculture at Guru Nanak Dev University. The division was inaugurated on Friday, as its significance emanates from the truth that vitamin together with bodily actions is now thought of a cornerstone within the prevention and remedy of many illnesses.
Centre head Prof PK Pati mentioned the brand new division will supply BSc (Hons) Dietetics and Nutrition and MSc (Sports Nutrition) programs to college students from this yr onwards.
Apart from classroom educating and seminars, college students might be hooked up to food regimen clinics and numerous hospitals to get enough publicity within the subject. “Malnutrition in aged, sportsperson, infants and kids is a rising concern. Keeping this in thoughts, the brand new division will deal with dietary consumption, dietary patterns and food-derived pure compounds for a lot of power and degenerative illnesses comparable to metabolic illnesses, cancers, neurodegenerative illnesses, inflammatory bowel illnesses and so forth. We may even be targeted on research-based research within the subject of vitamin and dietetics,” he mentioned.
Before the inauguration of the brand new division, to sensitise college students in regards to the function of vitamin for good well being, the centre carried out one-day worldwide seminar on neutraceuticals and human well being with eminent worldwide scientists Dr Sunil Kaul, Dr Renu Wadhwa and Dr Yoshihiro Ohmiya from AIST, Japan, and Dr Ravinder Singh from Mayo Clinic, USA, delivering talks on the topic.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu inaugurated the seminar sequence and emphasised the necessity for dietetics and vitamin division within the college.