Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Affiliated to University of Calcutta


Last year the department celebrated National Nutrition Week in the month of September (06/09/2016) among other activities like conducting one day state level seminar along with other bio science department of this college. Students also participated in poster presentation in such seminars and took part in science exhibition where they demonstrated various techniques of identification of food adulteration.

1. Different activities are conducted by the Department of Food and Nutrition. The students of 3rd year along with the students of Semester III, Food and Nutrition (Hons.) , visited Mother Dairy Industry, located in Dankuni, West Bengal on 27.09.2019 as field visit which is a part of their curriculum under the syllabus of University of Calcutta. They have learned about the various aspects of dairy technology and got an idea about the processing of milk and milk products.

2. The students of 3rd year, Food and Nutrition Hons. also visited canning industry for training on preservation techniques from 25.11.2019 to 27.11.2019, where they got an opportunity to see the unique methods of food preservation and the benefits and techniques of canning in large scale. Under the active guidance of the staffs and employees, the students prepared preserved food items like Jam, Jellies, Pickles, Squashes etc. This industry visit enriched their knowledge immensely on the usefulness of food preservation.

3. A 7 days Workshop on “Methods of Food Preservation” was conducted by Food and Nutrition department in the months of January and February, 2020 to train the 3rd Year (Hons.) students on household food preservation techniques. We invited Smt. Kanika Datta, vocational food preservation instructor (Sarada Vidyabhavan) and project technician in UGCUPA 2 project, who actively taught the students about the various processing techniques and also demonstrated methods like preparation of Jam, Jelly, Crush, Sauce etc. It was a wonderful learning experience for the students.

4. Like every year the Department of Food and Nutrition in 2019, celebrated National Nutrition Weekand visited a slum area at Gopalnagar, Alipore on 03.09.2019. The locals were gathered at Kranti Sporting Club, Chetla where we conducted an educative play on the importance of nutrition, named “ Pushtir Paanch kahon”for the local dwellers specially women and children. This play highlighted the importance of breast feeding, colostrum and proper weaning and hygiene practices to maintain optimal health for all. The same play was performed in the inter college competition arranged by Department of Home Science, University of Calcutta, Viharilal College campuson the occasion of National Nutrition week, where the second prize was won by this college on 09.09.2019.