Directors of NIN


To achieve optimal nutrition status that is conducive for mental, physical and social well-being of all Indians


  • Periodic Assessment of Nutrient intakes, Health and Nutrition status of the population for optimal health, and assist the Government and regulatory bodies in policy making
  • Establishment of Dietary Reference Intake values, Recommended Dietary allowances, Dietary guidelines for Indian population; and assessment of Nutrient Composition of Foods
  • Identify various nutrition deficiency disorders prevalent among different segments of the population
  • Conduct operational research for planning and implementation of National Nutrition Programmes in the country
  • Conduct surveys and study the risk factors of NCDs through multidisciplinary research
  • Conduct innovative basic science Research on nutrient interactions, requirements, responses etc
  • Identify and study food and environmental safety challenges for providing scientific input for policy and regulation.
  • Development of human resource in nutrition and also provide evidence-based nutrition knowledge to the community
From the desk of Director General, ICMR

Prof. Balram Bhargava

Secretary, Department of Health Research,
Govt of India & DG, ICMR

From the desk of Director, ICMR-NIN

Dr. R. Hemalatha

Director, ICMR-NIN


About NIN

We are a 100 year old only premier nutrition research institute in India…

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NIN at a Glance

The Director

Dr. R. Hemalatha, MBBS., MD., leading India’s nutrition research Institute from the forefront…

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Our Research

Multi-pronged approach to nutrition science through multi-disciplinary research divisions…

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Training at NIN

Developing human resource in cutting-edge areas of nutrition science through regular and adhoc programmes

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Current Opportunities at ICMR-NIN , Hyderabad

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Nutrition Information, Communication and Education

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Upcoming Events


The ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition offers a Post- Graduate Certificate Course in Nutrition from 6th January to 16th March, 2020.

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  Note: Last date for submission of application: 21st November, 2019

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