MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS – NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION, DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS SCIENCE
To create scientifically trained, skilled human resources in the area of sports sciences to support Indian athletes for performance enhancement and achieve their full potential on par with the International Standards.
To equip post-graduate students with knowledge and skills in the multi-disciplinary area of Sports Nutrition, Sports Physiology, Sports Biochemistry etc., to support Indian athletes for international competitions, as envisioned by the Prime Minister under the “Skill development and Entrepreneurship” scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
Masters in Sports Nutrition: The Beginning
Research in the area of sports nutrition was initiated in 1983 under the Energy Metabolism Division, which was subsequently developed as the Department of Work Physiology and Sports Nutrition at National Institute of Nutrition.
After three decades of research, consultancy and extension in the specialized area of Sports Nutrition, it has been rechristened as the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports – National Institute of Nutrition, Department of Sports Science.
Viewing the importance of sports sciences for performance, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India (MYAS/GOI) has set up a “Centre of Excellence in Sports Nutrition” at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). MYAS/GOI is also supporting for initiation of the M.Sc. (Sports Nutrition) course from the academic year 2018-2020. This course is being launched under MoU with The Osmania University, Hyderabad, and is the first, ever, course of its kind.
About the Programme
The M.Sc. Sports Nutrition programme of NIN will be conducted under MoU with The Osmania University, Hyderabad. The program will follow the Semester System and Choice Based Credit System as per the guidelines issued by UGC.
The Choice Based Credit System provides a certain number of core subjects and some choices in a “cafeteria” type approach in which students can take up the courses of their choice, learn at their own pace, undergo additional courses and adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning so as to have an overall understanding of the subject.
Objectives of the M.Sc. (Sports Nutrition) Programme
- To develop in-depth knowledge and practical skill sets to ensure planning and implementation of sport-specific nutritional support to Indian athletes/ sportspersons.
- To develop a team approach, display adequate team building, and soft skills, to ensure the implementation and monitoring of sport-specific nutritional support.
- To develop research, scholarly skills and paper publication/presentation skills or specific skills needed for entrepreneurship or gain job experience to improve employability.
- To develop day-to-day support requirements of athletes, critical analysis of situations and problem-solving within a team, with specific reference to providing support to elite athletes during training and during international and national events.
After the completion of this course, candidates will be suitable to take up careers in the following areas:
- Sports Nutritionist as part of a high-performance team to support elite athletes.
- Sports Nutritionist in Government (Central and State)/Private owned sports academies/ agencies/ federations.
- Sports nutrition educators/ counselors/diet planners/ advisors/ extension workers.
- Sports Nutrition teachers/professors/researchers.
- Sports Nutrition product/supplement developers.
- Fitness and gymnasium entrepreneurs.
Candidates seeking admission to the M. Sc. course in Sports Nutrition should have passed
1. Bachelors in Life Sciences/Nutrition or any other examination recognized equivalent thereto
or higher degree.
2. Any Medical (MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BPT/Allied Medical Science) Degree.
The minimum percentage of marks at graduation level required to qualifying for admission/entrance examination is 50% with weightage for SC/ST Candidates as per rules.
Maximum age limit for admission into M.Sc. (Sports Nutrition) Course shall be 50 years by 31st December, 2017. In case of SC/ST, the maximum age shall be relaxed by 3 years
If a candidate is found to have concealed any information regarding this matter, the registration of such a candidate is liable to be canceled. Further disciplinary action will be taken by the University against him/her.
Issue of online application form: 17.07.2018
Last date for receiving duly filled applications: 07-08-2018
Display of list of eligible candidates: 10-08-2018
Download of Hall Tickets: The eligible candidates may download the hall tickets from the website (www.ninindia.org) from 15-08-2018 onwards.
Date of Entrance Test: 21.08.2018 from 11.00 a.m
Display of list of selected candidates: 23.08.2018
Date of 1st Counseling at the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad: 31.08.2018
Date of 2nd Counseling (If any vacancies arise): To be notified
Date of 2nd Counseling (If any vacancies arise): To be notified
Closure of admissions: 20.09.2018
Application form along with the prospectus can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Extension & Training Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Jamai-Osmania P.O., Hyderabad500 007, Telangana State or can be downloaded from www.ninindia.org and www.osmania.ac.in from 17.07.2018 to 05.08.2018.
- Application Fee: All applications should be accompanied by original Demand Draft for an amount of Rs.3000/- (Rupees Three thousand only) in respect of OC/OBC/BCs candidates and Rs. 2700/- (Rupees Two thousand seven hundred only) for SC/ST candidates towards the application fee, drawn in favor of “THE DIRECTOR, NIN”, payable at HYDERABAD on any Nationalized Bank.
- Duly filled in applications along with DD towards application fee and necessary enclosures under State and Central quota should be submitted to the Head of the Department, Extension and Training Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Tarnaka, Jamai Osmania Post, Opp. Tarnaka Metro Station, Hyderabad – 500 007. Application should reach the designated office on or before 5.00 p.m. of 06.08.2018.
- The filled in application forms received after the time and the date specified above shall be rejected. Neither Osmania University nor the National Institute of Nutrition are responsible for non-receipt of application or delay in postal transit or loss in transit.
- Applications unaccompanied by the registration fee, certificates, application with incomplete entries and application from ineligible candidates shall stand rejected automatically.
- Application fee once paid will not be refunded.
Syllabus And Pattern For Entrance Test
The candidates need to appear for online entrance test, which is based on the MCQ (objective type) to be conducted by National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. The Online Entrance Test will be for 100 marks and will be of 90 minutes duration. The test shall consist of 3 parts and the marks are allotted as shown below.
Minimum qualifying marks in the Entrance Test are as follows:
- 40 marks for SC and ST candidates
- 50 marks for all other candidates
Merit list shall be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the online Entrance Test. In case of equality of marks in the Entrance Test, the total percentage of the marks in the qualifying examination (upto two decimal places) shall be taken into consideration for fixing the merit of candidates. If the entrance test marks and the percentage of marks in qualifying examination are 14 equal, the age of the candidate shall be taken into consideration and older candidates will be placed higher in merit. The marks of the candidates in order of merit and in order of Hall Tickets number will be displayed in the websites of NIN (www.ninindia.org) and OU (www.osmania.ac.in).
Note: If the candidate fails to submit the marks memos from first to final year of qualifying examination, the minimum passing marks shall be taken into consideration.
Number Of Seats
- The total No. of Seats is 15. Out of the 15 seats available, 5 seats are reserved for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (State quota) and 10 seats are reserved for the applicants outside Telangana & Andhra Pradesh (Central Quota). Further details will be presented in Annexure-I of the prospectus.
- The distribution of seats under Central quota will be implemented as per the rules of the Central Govt. vide No. DL-(N) 04/007/2006-08 dated 3rd Jan 2007. Accordingly, 15%, 7%, and 27% seats are reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates respectively.
- The procedure indicated in Annexure-III to G.O.P.No. 646, Education dated 10-7-1979 shall be followed in the selections the of candidates. 15%, 6% and 29% seats are reserved for SC, ST and BC (A-7%, B10%, C-1%, D-7% and E-4%) candidates respectively as followed by the net group reservation.
Note: To claim reservation under the categories candidate should produce a certificate issued by a Revenue Official not below the rank of District Revenue Authority.