India & SOUTH ASIA Network
Active since 2014, the Indian NNEdPro Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health educators, researchers, students, professional associations and other key stakeholders across India. NNEdPro manages its key activities in India via the Laketown Scientific Research and Clinicians Association (Remedy Clinic Study Group [RCSG]) based in Kolkata, India. The RCSG is a non-governmental organisation with independent governance and in an exclusive partnership as the principal Indian agency of the NNEdPro headquartered in the UK. Since 2020, the Network also has representation from Bangladesh and Nepal.
The Strategic Goals for the India Network are:
Medical Nutrition Education
Nutrition Research and Education for Food Systems Education
‘Non-Communicable’ Disease and Malnutrition Prevention
What are the Terms & Conditions to attend the course?1. The NNEdPro Summer School is for individuals interested in nutrition and its health applications and is also open to undergraduate students as well as adult learners. Whilst the course is open-access, a background in relevant biological sciences and/or health related disciplines is required for candidates to sit the final assessment and to receive a certificate of competence. However, those from other backgrounds will be eligible for a certificate of attendance but will not need to sit the final assessment. 2. To ensure that all participants are able to enjoy as well as benefit from studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level. 3. Refunds can only be issued for cancellation requests received up to seven days after the access to the material is given, this will be when the email confirmation with your access details to the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment is sent. If you cancel after that, no refunds can be issued. Substitute delegates are not accepted. Please note that any transaction fee incurred will be deducted from your refund.To request a refund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the course for?The Summer School is intended for individuals interested in nutrition and its health-applications and is also open to undergraduate students and other adult learners.
How much time should I set aside for this course?The course consists of: Around 40 hours of pre-recorded lectures you can study at your own pace. You will be invited for a 2-day Q&A and mentoring session with the faculty online or in person in Cambridge, according to your selection when booking the course. The assignments (essay, critical appraisal and final test) should not take longer than 3 hours each to complete.
What are the requirements?Whilst the course is open-access, a background in relevant biological sciences and/or health related disciplines is required for candidates to sit the final assessment and to receive a certificate of competence. However, those from other backgrounds will be eligible for a certificate of attendance but will not need to sit the final assessment. To ensure that all participants are able to enjoy as well as benefit from studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level.
What will I learn throughout the course?The course provides in depth exposure to Applied Human Nutrition including basic concepts in human nutrition; nutritional research methods; nutrition in healthcare and nutrition public health and policy. For a taste of what to expect, check out the previous years content at the bottom of the page.
Will I be assessed?Candidates from healthcare and related backgrounds will be able to undertake an assessment at the end of the course to gain a certificate of competence, accredited by professional bodies in the UK for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development. To date, dual accreditation has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Biology in the UK, providing internationally recognised quality benchmarks. If are not from healthcare and related backgrounds, you can still complete the final assignment to receive a certificate of completion.
What additional support and benefits can I get?In addition to learn and network with an international community of peers and experts, the opportunity to be assessed and gain a certificate of competence, as a member of the International Academy of Nutrition Education (IANE) Members you will receive a post-course 1:1 mentoring session. As a delegate of a NNEdPro event, you are also entitled to a 20% discount on the cost of publishing your article in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Those attending the NNEdPro Summer School will receive free registration to the NNEdPro International Summit on Food, Nutrition and Health. This scientific meeting is a opportunity for candidates attending the NNEdPro Summer School to participate in directly relevant international conference proceedings immediately after completing their course.
Is there a discount for group reservations?A discount of 10%, 12% and 15% will be applied for groups of over 3, 6 and 10 respectively. Please contact us to learn more.
What is your refund policy?3. Refunds can only be issued for cancellation requests received up to seven days after the access to the material is given, this will be when the email confirmation with your access details to the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment is sent. If you cancel after that, no refunds can be issued. Substitute delegates are not accepted. Please note that any transaction fee incurred will be deducted from your refund. To request a refund, please contact us at email@example.com
Any more questions?Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the enquire button available on this page
Articles & Newsletters
To learn more about the India network and the work going on, please browse through the following Articles & Newsletters about the network.
Combatting COVID-19 blog in Indian languages mapped to areas of NNEdPro work
The 8th International Summit on Nutrition and Health
key people & partners
Steering Committee Members - India
Priyanka Gupta (Deputy Lead)
Project Officer & Secretary
Project Officer & Nutritionist
Assistant Project Officer & Nutritionist
Asim Kumar Manna
Dr (Prof) Sabyasachi Ray
Dr Pallavi Bardhar
Specialist Advisors & Educational Supervisors
Elizabeth Suchitra Richard
NB: We would like to acknowledge the contributions of our colleague the late Sanchita Banerjee. Find out more here.
Steering Committee Members - UK/global
Strategic & Scientific Co-Leads
Prof Sumantra Ray
*Dr Luke Buckner
Lord Diljit Rana OBE
Prof Ianthi Tsimpli
Dr Minha Rajput-Ray
Dr Marjorie Lima do Vale
Jorgen Torgerstuen Johnsen
Dr Shilpa Nagarajan
Central Projects, Ops & Strategy Facilitation
*On leave of absence.
Members - India
Dr Anand Ahankari
Dr Anuprita Shukla
Bijaya Kumar Nayak
Prof Chittaranjan Yajnik
Prof Gitanjali Yadav
Dr Harrison Carter
Dr Manash Chatterjee
Dr Maneesh Mishra
Narayani Rajashree Kanungo
Dr Rekha Bhangaonkar
Dr Sagarika Mukherjee
Dr Shobhana Nagraj
Dr Somnath Bhar
Prof Souvik Banerjee
Subrata Kumar Dutta
Swaroop Balakrishna Uday
Members from 'TIGR2ESS' (Flagship Project-6) Partner Organisations
[From 1st April to 31st December 2022 the NNEdPro India & South Asia Regional Network will host a Post FP6 Collaborative Forum]
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
Prof Srijit Mishra*
*Previously representing Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) Odisha and Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (Wassan)
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Hyderabad
Dr R Padmaja
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Dr Krishnan Narayanan
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Cambridge
Dr Lydia Smith
Prof Ramanjit Kaur Johal
Charities Aid Foundation India
University of Cambridge
Prof Shailaja Fennell
University of East Anglia
Prof Nitya Rao
Members - Nepal & Bangladesh
Representatives from Nepal
Dr Buddhiman Sreshtha
Dr Santosh Gaihre
Representatives from Bangladesh
Dr Sohana Shafique
Members from key indian organisations Partner Organisations
Dr Marcello Scopazzini
Dr Alakananda Ghosh
Dr Esther Sulkers
Dr Jaydeep Majumder
Cordia Colleges Punjab
Dr Harjinder Singh
Dr Heena Bijli
Panjab University Management Studies
Remedy Clinic Study Group (NNEdPro Agency in India) & Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Indian Academy)
Dr (Prof) Sabyasachi Ray**
**Also members of the India/Global Steering Committee
The Regional Networks are overseen by Advisory and Facilitation Panels.