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

Laboratory Animal Supervisors Training Course

Applications are invited from eligible candidates from both Government and Private Institutions and also from general candidates for the Laboratory Animal Supervisor's Training Course. The necessary details of the course and application are enclosed herewith. The course will be conducted from 5th September 2019 to 29th November 2019

Note: The last date for receiving applications completed in all respects and sent through proper channel is 20th August, 2019.

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