Extension and Training

About the Extension and Training Division

The Division of Extension & Training (ET) of NIN carries out multifarious activities including Action research and Translational research. Usage of appropriate health and nutrition communication models and paradigms and qualitative research methods form the crux of the research here. Division's other activities include Massive community-based extension programmes involving interpersonal communication methods and participation in science exhibitions; effective usage of social media; development and deployment of interactive e-learning tools, publication of informative books on nutritional themes in different languages and conducting ad hoc training programmes, maintenance of large museum for the benefit of visitors are some other priority areas of the Division. "Every Day is an Open Day" mantra of the division helps in drawing hordes of people belonging to student community, civil society, voluntary organisations and media houses to the institute. Conducted tours & lecture sessions are also organised on regular basis at the ET Division.

The Division also conducts the following regular training programmes:

  • M.Sc (Applied Nutrition)
  • MSc (Sports Nutrition);
  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Nutrition


  1. Dr.M.Maheshwar, Scientist E & Head
  2. 2. Dr. Sylvia F Rao, Scientist D
  3. Mr. N. Satyanarayana, TO - C
  4. S Ananda Rao, TO - D
  5. Narottam Pradhan, TO - B