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Department of Home Science – Nutrition and Dietetics (SF)

  • To develop scientific, technical, research and entrepreneurial skills to uphold professionalism and ethics for bringing out successful professionals and contribute for the betterment of family and community in the contemporary world.
  • To empower the students by providing quality education through scientific aspects of food science, nutrition and dietetics, and ensure health for the family, community and nation.
History of the Department

     The department received Rs.50 lakhs grant-in-aid from Ministry of Food Processing Industry, New Delhi in the year 2006 to offer a Postgraduate Course, M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control. As the UG Programme is titled as B.Sc Home Science - Nutrition and Dietetics, the nomenclature of the PG Programme has been modified as M.Sc Home Science - Nutrition and Dietetics from the academic year 2020-21. The change in nomenclature would be helpful for the students to pursue higher studies and also would help to attain wider scope of career opportunities. The department extends its services for the uplift of rural homemakers, self-help groups and rural school children of rural background by extension activities. The department has good State of art laboratories with advanced equipment. It also provides scope for further research and development.

Programmes offered

S.No. Name of the Programme Sanctioned Strength Syllabus

Faculty Members

Dr. D. Vijayarani
Head & Associate Professor
Mrs. S.Mathangi

Assistant Professor
Mrs. T.Devi

Assistant Professor
Mrs. R. Subha
Assistant Professor

Succession List of Head of the Department

S.No. Name of the Faculty Year
1Mrs.S.Udhayakumari2006 – 2009
2Mrs.S.Balasarswathi 2009 – 2013
3Dr.C.Thilakam 2013 – 2017


Students Achievements
  • On 29.07.2019, N.Nandhini of II M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control participated in 44th National Selection Yogasana Championship organized by Sri Ambal Ramasamy Yoga Centre and got I place in Artistic Yoga.
  • N.Nandhini of II M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control presented a poster in a National symposium on Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases organized by the PG Biochemistry Department on 31.07.2019.
  • P.Madhumani of II M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control won II prize in poster making competition on Irrigation Techniques Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow organized by Youth Welfare Department on 24.08.2019
  • On 16.09.2019 N.Nandhini and M.Vaishnavi of II M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control won II prize in Rangoli Competition on “Ozone – A Priceless Treasure Save it Pleasure” conducted by the Department of Physics.
  • M.Revathi of I M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control won I prize in Solo Dance and Pooja of II M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control won II prize in group dance in Fit- Fest 2020 organized by the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, The American College,Madurai on 10.03.2020.
Faculty Achievements
  • Dr.D.Vijayarani., Associate Professor and Head and Mrs.S.Balasaraswathi., Assistant Professor were Co-ordinators for programme of Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology on Dissemination of Innovative Technology (DIT) entitled on “ Food preservation and Convenience Food” during the period 24.07.2017-26.07.2017.
  • On 31.07.2019, Mrs.T. Devi, Assistant Professor of Food Processing and Quality Control presented a poster in National Symposium on “Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases” organized by the PG Biochemistry, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • Mrs.S.Mathangi and Mrs.T.Devi, Assistant Professors of Food Processing and Quality Control presented research papers in the International Conference on “Scientific and Social Approaches to Mental Well-being” organized by the Departments of Biochemistry, Home Science, Zoology and Botany, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar on 03.10.2019.
  • In collaboration with IQAC, the Department of Home Science organized a training programme to the school teachers of Virudhunagar. Mrs.R.Subha, Assistant Professor of Home Science, gave a special lecture on “Importance of Personal Hygiene” to the school teachers of Virudhunagar, organized by Rotary club of Virudhunagar on 11.01.2020 and 22.2.2020.
  • Mrs.S.Mathangi, Assistant Professor Published a paper in Scopus Journal – Materials Today: Proceedings, February, 2021, 2982–2986.
  • Mrs.S.Mathangi completed a minor research project in the academic year 2020 - 2021 entitled on “Drying Kinetics and Characterization of Ber Fruit” by receiving the grant from College Managing Board.
  • Mrs.S.Mathangi and Mrs. P.Ramalakshmi acted as resource persons in the Interdepartmental level competitions on 14.03.2021 and 22.01.2021 respectively.
  • Mrs.R.Subha acted as a resource person in training programmes conducted by ICDS on 3.11.2020, 4.11.2020, 10.11.2020 and 11.11.2020.


  • Nutrient analysis of curry leaves, chutney powder and idly powder for Maamis Food Pvt Ltd, Virudhunagar in the year 2016.
  • Nutrioptimizer software development for Sri Mookambika Infosystems, Sivakasi in the year 2017.
  • Procedure for incorporating functional ingredients into the bakery products provided to Mahesh Bakery, Virudhunagar in the year 2017.
  • Analysis of moisture content for the given samples for Pavalam Dhal and Oil Mills, Virudhunagar in the year 2018.
  • Nutrient analysis of Herbal candy for Department of Biotechnology, Kamaraj Engineering and Technology, Madurai in the year 2019.
  • Dehydration of the given samples for the department of Physics, VVV College in the year 2020.

Notable Alumni

  • Mrs. J.Merlin Rani , Assistant Professor, SFR College, Sivakasi
  • Ms.P.Lakshmi Prabha, Business Development Officer, Vel Institution of Fire and Safety, Virudhunagar.
  • Ms. P.Madhumani, School Teacher, Pathirakaliamman International School, Madurai
  • Ms.N.Nandhini, Teacher, Kshatriya Girl's Higher Secondary School, Virudhunagar
  • Ms.S.Sandhiya, H.O.D,Vasthraa Institute of Science and Management, Sattur
  • Ms.J. Sabarimathi, Quality Controller, Idhayam Gingelly Oil Mill, Virudhunagar,
  • Ms.G.Deivanai, Assistant Professor, V.H.N.S.N. College, Virudhunagar
  • Mrs.J.Priya Vadhana, Proprietor , KRL Foods Chennai
  • VenkataSubbulakshmi M, Assistant Professor of Subbulakshmi Lakshmipathy College of Science, Madurai.
  • Benazir Maidheen R, Dietetian, Velammal Hospital, Madurai
  • Balasaraswathi M, Guest Lecturer, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindighul
  • Kanchana V, Lab Incharge, Dr.Aravind IVF, Hosur


Address : Dr.(Mrs.) D.Vijayarani
Head & Assistant Professor,
M.Sc Food Processing and Quality Control
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar 626 001.

Mail Id :foodpros@vvvcollege.org

Contact Number: 94890 88736