Master of Science

Nutraceuticals | M.Sc.(Nutra)

This two-years master’s program in Nutraceuticals trains the students for all facets of Nutraceutical industry. It teaches them to choose the raw material, analyze its suitability on the basis of its chemical profile, and trace of contaminants.

Use of different techniques gives them a way to manufacture Nutraceutical supplements without losing their nutritional values. An extensive knowledge about food laws, patents, consumer behaviour makes them thorough about the sustainability and growth of these Nutraceuticals in the international market. The comprehensive syllabus gives the students a chance to understand the biochemistry of what we eat, how it gets metabolized and affects the physiology, along with the dietary adjuvants under normal and disease conditions. Considering Man’s age old battle with Cancer, and the challenge of staying healthy with current life style,  it is a must one start looking in to nutrition in a wiser way. This program brings together the knowledge about food and nutrition from all disciplines of science. The practical training at different renowned industries also helps them to choose one aspect and excel in it. It is said, “What We Eat, We Become”. Man has come a long way from being just an organism who feeds to survive, to the most dominant species on this planet. Man’s ability to understand the link between different events, and then apply this information for a better outcome is one prominent reason behind this progress. The M.Sc. Nutraceutical program offers an opportunity to get a glimpse of traditional Ayurveda and then make sense of its mode of action using modern technology. Being able to bridge these gaps will one day enable man to drive away diseases and have a healthy lifestyle based only on FOOD.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Programme Code
  • Course Type
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Objectives

  • To familiarize the students with all facets of Nutraceutical Industry. To develop understanding of basic biochemistry during food processes.

  • To comprehend interaction of food with the human physiology, under normal and disease conditions.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills through development of listening and writing skills.To overview dietary needs of an individual with regular or specific needs based on their age / occupation / environment / physical state.

  • To develop skill for selection of raw material, their efficient processing with minimum loss of principle component, and ideal shelf life for different food / Nutraceutical products.

  • To compare suitable food articles / supplements that complement the therapeutic modalities and / or prevent occurrence of disease.

  • To develop analytical skills used in food testing and quality control.

  • To exercise combinations of conventional biological sciences with modern genomic and proteomic technologies of manufacturing and analysis of Nutraceuticals.

  • To acquaint the students with regulations for food / Nutraceuticals products.


The experiential teaching technique with unique combination of traditional and modern ICT tools makes the students ‘Job-Ready’ right during the course. The Internship / Project in fourth semester provides the opportunity to have the hint of the actual professional world, polish their skills and confirm their own aptitude for their area of interest.


Semester I Semester II
Core Courses (CC) Core Courses (CC)
Nutraceuticals Role of Nutraceuticals in Clinical Dietetics
Biochemistry Special Dietary Needs and Fermentation Technology
Bioinformatics, Nutrigenomics and Biostatistics Food Science and Food Processing
Instrumentation Functional Foods
Semester III Semester IV
Core Courses (CC) Core Courses (CC)
Food Microbiology Project
QA – QC and Intellectual Property Rights Entrepreneurship
Packaging, Labelling and Marketing of Nutraceutical products Food Safety Management Systems and Soft Skills
Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations  

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills



Forte of Nutraceutical students is to suggest precise diet modifications for healthy as well as diseased individuals as they learn about natural and bioactive components of food in detail. Many of nutraceuticals students are working in renowned hospitals as nutritionists. To name few Kokilaben Hospital, Jupiter hospital, Asian Heart Institute etc.


With the principle of “Let food be your medicine” students can make various food supplements

  • To prevent diseases
  • As Immunomodulators
  • As Therapeutic adjuvants

Students can explore the world of authentic, indigenous plants and discover / Identify / Isolate various Phytonutraceuticals and their role in Health.


M.Sc. Nutraceuticals equips the students venture into the Food and Nutraceutical Industry which involves

  • Pre-production testing – Field work of collection of raw materials, Testing and phytonutraceuticals profiling
  • Food processing unit operator
  • Quality Control Manager - Maintain the quality of functional food/ Nutraceutical supplements
  • Market analyst - To do the market surveys and be help industry to grow and develop in all aspects


One can make own products and be the young entrepreneur. To boost your confidence, we already have startup like Beaniesnack Foods Pvt Ltd - Health Etos,  Growbar Greens-Microgreens.


An aspiring individual with good teaching, communication skills, can work in Academics. As such, the core course of M.Sc. Nutraceuticals covers a plethora of basic ‘Life Science ‘ concepts in its foundation, the M.Sc. Nutraceutical degree holder acquires multiple options of core specialization to begin teaching.