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The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) is an Indian Public health, Biotechnology and Translational research center located in Hyderabad, India. The institute is one of the oldest researches centres in India, and the largest center, under the Indian Council of Medical Research, located in the vicinity of Osmania University. The institute has associated clinical and paediatric nutrition research wards at various hospitals such as the Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children, the Government Maternity Hospital, the Gandhi Medical College and the Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad.

The Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre, National Centre for Laboratory Animal Science, and the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau are the other wings of NIN, for India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The institute also derives funding from the Indian Department of Biotechnology. The institute majorly conducts research in obesity, diabetes, food chemistry and public health in collaboration with centers such as the Rockefeller University, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Washington University, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S. and the University of Wollongong in Australia.

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) was founded by Sir Robert McCarrison in the year 1918 as ‘Beri-Beri’ Enquiry Unit in a single room laboratory at the Pasteur Institute, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Within a short span of seven years, this unit blossomed into a "Deficiency Disease Enquiry" and later in 1928, emerged as full-fledged "Nutrition Research Laboratories" (NRL) with Dr. McCarrison as its first Director. It was shifted to Hyderabad in 1958.At the time of its golden jubilee in 1969, it was renamed as National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).

The following centres also started functioning at NIN in later years:

  • Food And Drug Toxicology Research Centre (FDTRC) in 1971
  • National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB)in 1972

General Phone Numbers

Enquiry: +91-40-27197200

College Facilities
Computer lab
Contact Details

Beside Tarnaka Metro Station, Jamai-Osmania PO

Hyderabad. Telangana 500007

Phone: +914027197200
Fax: 040- 27019074
Email: directornin@ninindia.org, nin@ap.nic.in
Website: www.nin.res.in

Course Type: Degree
Study Mode: Full Time
2 Years
Course Type: Degree
Fees: Rs.10,000/
Study Mode: Full Time
10 Week

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