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India & SOUTH ASIA Network

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Learn about the Network in India from

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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

Activities

  • 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 info@nnedpro.org.uk
  • 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 info@nnedpro.org.uk
  • Any more questions?
    Please contact us at info@nnedpro.org.uk 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

Executive

Network Co-Leads

Kannan Raman

Sucheta Mitra

Priyanka Gupta (Deputy Lead)

Project Officer & Secretary
Debashis Chakraborty

 

Project Officer & Nutritionist

Harmanpreet Kaur 

Assistant Project Officer & Nutritionist

Asim Kumar Manna

Principal Advisors

Dr (Prof) Sabyasachi Ray
Sudeshna Maitra-Nag
Dr Pallavi Bardhar

Mitali Paladhi

Urmil Verma

Specialist Advisors & Educational Supervisors

Mitali Gupta
Chitra Ray

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

Executive

Strategic & Scientific Co-Leads

Prof Sumantra Ray 

*Dr Luke Buckner
 

Principal Advisors

Lord Diljit Rana OBE

Prof Ianthi Tsimpli
Dr Minha Rajput-Ray

​Pauline Douglas

 

Specialist Advisors

Dr Marjorie Lima do Vale 

Jodie Webber

Jorgen Torgerstuen Johnsen

Dr Shilpa Nagarajan 

Central Projects, Ops & Strategy Facilitation

Ilakkiya Ezhilmaran

Jenneffer Braga

Matheus Abrantes

Sarah Anderson

*On leave of absence.

Members - India

Dr Anand Ahankari

Dr Anuprita Shukla

Aparajita Saha

Arundhita Bhanjdeo

Ayusmati Thakur

Atanu Chakraborty

Bijaya Kumar Nayak

Prof Chittaranjan Yajnik

Prof Gitanjali Yadav

Dr Harrison Carter

Kashmira Ghosh

Mala Mukherjee

Dr Manash Chatterjee

Dr Maneesh Mishra

Marla Fuchs 

Narayani Rajashree Kanungo

Piya Sengupta

Dr Rekha Bhangaonkar  

Dr Sagarika Mukherjee

Sarmila Mukherjee

Dr Shobhana Nagraj

Shuvajit Chakraborty

Sneha Deshpande

Dr Somnath Bhar 

Prof Souvik Banerjee

Subrata Kumar Dutta

Sukanya Patwardhan

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)

Dr.Shubhasree Shankar

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)

Vivek Girija

Rengalakshmi

National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Cambridge
Dr Lydia Smith

Panjab University 

Prof Ramanjit Kaur Johal

Charities Aid Foundation India

Nivedita Narain

University of Cambridge 

Prof Shailaja Fennell

University of East Anglia 

Prof Nitya Rao

Vertiver 

Chhaya Bhanti

Aakriti Wanchoo

Members - Nepal & Bangladesh

Representatives from Nepal

Dr Buddhiman Sreshtha

Dr Santosh Gaihre  

 

Representatives from Bangladesh 

Mohammad Sayeem

Dr Sohana Shafique

Members from key indian organisations Partner Organisations

Bhavishya Shakti Cooperative Society

Champions 

Anumoti Sardar

Chandana Naiya

Kanika Das

Kanika Mondal

Mousumi Naiya

Puja Purkait

Shyamoli Mondal

Sukla Karmakar

 

Calcutta Rescue

Dr Marcello Scopazzini

Dr Alakananda Ghosh

Dr Esther Sulkers

Jaydeep Chakraborty

Shibani Basu

Rumiya Mukherjee

Dr Jaydeep Majumder

 

Cordia Colleges Punjab

Dr Harjinder Singh

Taruna Narang

IGNOU

Dr Heena Bijli

Panjab University Management Studies

Monika Aggarwal

Jaswinder Singh

Suveera Gill

Bharti Goel

Daily9

Kannan Raman

 

Remedy Clinic Study Group (NNEdPro Agency in India) & Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Indian Academy)

Dr (Prof) Sabyasachi Ray**

Sudeshna Maitra-Nag**

Debashis Chakraborty**

 

**Also members of the India/Global Steering Committee

The Regional Networks are overseen by Advisory and Facilitation Panels.

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