About the Extension and Training Division
The Division of Extension & Training (ET) of NIN carries out multifarious activities including Action research and Translational research. Usage of appropriate health and nutrition communication models and paradigms and qualitative research methods form the crux of the research here. Division's other activities include Massive community-based extension programmes involving interpersonal communication methods and participation in science exhibitions; effective usage of social media; development and deployment of interactive e-learning tools, publication of informative books on nutritional themes in different languages and conducting ad hoc training programmes, maintenance of large museum for the benefit of visitors are some other priority areas of the Division. "Every Day is an Open Day" mantra of the division helps in drawing hordes of people belonging to student community, civil society, voluntary organisations and media houses to the institute. Conducted tours & lecture sessions are also organised on regular basis at the ET Division.
The Division also conducts the following regular training programmes:
The rapid advancement in the area of sports with sophisticated equipments and increased competence at the international arena, calls for improved understanding of the science behind sports training and fitness. Indian sports persons have strived hard and made India proud many a times with very minimal scientific support. There is a need for empowerment in the area of sports sciences and the need to provide suitable scientific support to sports persons, in order to improve the efficiency and performance of Indian at the International arena. This has led the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) to join in collaboration with ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), and establish the MYAS-NIN Department of Sports Science. The department is relatively new, and is driven to develop and establish a scientific base for carrying out high performance research. Apart from this, it also aims to empower young professionals with knowledge and skill-sets to cater to sports persons. In this direction, the M.Sc. (Sports Nutrition) course was initiated for understanding the science behind sports nutrition and its applications. This course is a first of its kind and is aimed to promote the scientific temper related to sports sciences in the country.