Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies

(An Autonomous Body Recognized by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India)

Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutrition Endocrinology


The Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutrition Endocrinology will help students to develop their skills to understand nutritional challenges seen in Endocrinology including Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal insufficiency, PCOS, Delayed puberty, Cushing syndrome, etc.

Endocrinal disease incidences in India are increasing day by day due to diet and lifestyle issues in the population.

Nutrition and endocrinology are closely interconnected fields that study the relationship between the food we eat and the endocrine system, which regulates various physiological processes in the body through the release of hormones.

Understanding the intricate relationship between nutrition and endocrinology is essential for promoting overall health and preventing or managing conditions related to hormonal imbalances, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and metabolic syndrome. Nutritional interventions are often part of the comprehensive approach to managing endocrine-related health issues.

The objective of this programme is to enhance your knowledge on all aspects of nutrition management including epidemiology of Endocrinology, Hormonal Changes during Adolescence, role of nutrition in endocrinology, Dietary and Lifestyle influences on growth, development, function, and resilience of Endocrine Glands, Treatment and Diagnostics in Endocrinology, etc.

Apart from this the main focus will be on diet planning for prevention as well as supporting the treatment of Endocrine disorders.

Understand endocrine disorder management and education provided to patients based on patient factors and their stage of this disease.

On completion of this programme student will be able to gain knowledge regarding:-

  • Basics of Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology of Endocrine disorders
  • Relationship of Nutrition with various endocrine disorders
  • Dietary and Lifestyle influences on growth, development, function, and resilience of Endocrine Glands
  • Hormonal Changes during Adolescence
  • Treatment and Diagnostics in Endocrinology
  • Diet planning for prevention and management of Endocrine disorders
  • This programme opens new ways for health professionals including dietitians, doctors, pharmacologists, hospital technicians, etc. to gain more knowledge regarding Nutrition Endocrinology. It gives a professional outlook to the people in these fields. They will be able to review patients in the hospital setups as well as clinics. It also beneficial for home makers to understand about this epidemic and its dietary changes.

    After completion of this course one can work as an dietitian specialist in Endocrinology, Patient care manager (Specialized in Endocrinology) at MNCs and Health centres, Research Dietitian at various organizations, Nutrition Nurse (specialized in Endocrinology) at Hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, Volunteers at Orphanages for patients, Dietician in hospitals and Nutritionists in health clinics, health centres and MNCs. Post Graduates can work as a project assistant, project associate, chief nutritionist in NGO's and private organizations.

    It will also enable an individual to avail of jobs at government, community and private hospitals, community and private clinics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies as an Endocrinology educator / Dietitian. One can work as an Endocrine counsellor and assist doctor in counselling their Endocrine disorder patients in any private clinic/hospital.

    Programme Structure

    Module 1: Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions

    Module 2: Nutrients (Role and Significance)

    Module 3: Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions/RDA)

    Module 4: Introduction to Endocrinology and Nutrition

    Module 5: Nutrition for Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Pineal glands

    Module 6: Nutrition for Thyroid and Parathyroid glands

    Module 7: Nutrition for Adrenal Gland

    Module 8: Nutrition for Pancreas and Diabetes

    Module 9: Nutrition for the Ovaries and Testes

    Module 10: Nutrition for Hormonal Imbalance and Obesity

    Module 11: Hormonal Changes during Adolescence and role of Nutrition

    Module 12: Dietary and Lifestyle influences on growth, development, function, and resilience of Endocrine Glands

    Module 13: Treatment and Diagnostics in Endocrinology

    Module 14: Case Study


    Any Graduate/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programmes lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Endocrinology by Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

    In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global healthcare and nutrition giants like Max Super Speciality Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Cloudnine Hospital, Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, India Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition, Narayana Multispeciality Clinic, Thyrocare, Manipal Hospital, Endocrine Society India, Idhayangal charitable trust, Karnataka Institute of Endocrinology and Research, Smile Foundation India, Jeevam Health, etc

    Future career prospects

    Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals.

    The need for Nutrition in specific filed is becoming a necessity these days. Companies / Organizations are hiring manpower in the specialized fields. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry.After the successful completion of Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Endocrinology, a student can seek job in various sectors like Government, Non-Government Organizations, Multi-National Companies, private clinics, hospitals, health centres, colleges, institutes etc.

    To be exact in the job specific terms a student can opt jobs as:-

  • Dietitian / Nutritionist (specialized in Endocrinology) at Hospitals, clinics, health centres etc.
  • Teacher/ lecturer/ professor in Colleges or Institutes
  • Community worker specialized in Endocrinology treatment at NGO & Government Organizations
  • Telehealth Nutritionist, Nutrition Consultant for Healthcare Institutions, Endocrinology Nutrition Specialist, etc
  • Patient care manager (Specialized in Endocrinology) at MNCs and Health centres.
  • Research Dietitian at various organizations
  • Nutrition Nurse (specialized in Endocrine) at Hospitals, health centres, nursing homes

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