From The Principal’s Desk

Dear Students,

A warm welcome to all new entrants of Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) SNDT Women’s University Juhu, Mumbai. Congratulations to all of you to take the first step to be a part of the SNDT Women’s University- the first women’s University in India – a place for a New Age women empowered to take on the challenges of the twenty first century!

Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science is the First Autonomous College in the state of Maharashtra and has retained its Autonomous status for two decades with Academic Excellence. It has been Re-accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade and a coveted honor of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE PHASE-III ; 2015-2020) from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The College has been honoured with the prestigious Rashtriya Uchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA-2 ) Infrastructure Grant in 2018-2019. We are proud to share that the College after the Fourth UGC Expert Committee Visit in September 2017 was successfully granted an extension of Autonomous status from 2017- 2022.

The College has maximized its Academic Autonomy to initiate a number of Innovative New Programs in the last three years successively.

BSc Honors program in 7 specializations under Faculty of Home Science with Choice Based Credits (140 credits) system- the first step to strengthen the academic inputs in each specialization under Faculty of Home Science with immense professional opportunities. The program facilitates development of a broad base with each component of the program geared towards harnessing vocational growth.

MSc. Specialized Dietetics with three specializations – Diabetes and Cardiac Nutrition; Pediatric Nutrition; Renal Nutrition with collaboration with reputed medical organizations and hospitals. One of the First Programs in India to give a cutting edge to students to develop competence in specialized areas of clinical nutrition along with the broad based approach- the emerging need of the medical and health care in India

M.Design (Fashion Design) – Innovative Master’s Program in Fashion Design offered by Sir Vithaldas College of Home Science (Autonomous) under the Faculty of Design, SNDTWU, Mumbai.

  • The College is in the process of 4 th Cycle of NAAC Reaccreditation.
  • SVT Research and Consultancy Cell Established
  • Entrepreneurship Incubation and Placement Cell (EIP) Established.
  • SVT Alumni Association Registered
  • Organized a series of 9 webinars for 9 days in the pandemic conditions on YOU, ME and COVID – LET’S TACKLE IT TOGETHER !!
  • Adopted paperless working at all levels including admissions, results, Online teaching-learning, evaluation and examination
  • Initiated a number of student-friendly steps in the area of Mental health through SVT – Family And Child Enrichment Centre
  • Award of A Grade in Fourth Cycle of NAAC Reaccreditation with GPA 3.13
  • Best College Award of SNDTWU, Mumbai – presented on 106th Foundation Day of SNDTWU
  • Initiated TWO Masters Programs – Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition and Entrepreneurship Management and Business Development
  • Initiated Online Programs in Nutritional and Medical Management of PCOS in collaboration with PCOS Society India.
  • Instituting Research Grants for Faculty and Students
  • Established Chair and Endowment Funds Created.

The College fosters overall development with a focus on academics, sports, gymkhana activities and a number of student friendly initiatives throughout the course work. There are a series of student led initiatives under NSS and Community outreach programs in rural and urban areas. The College has also spear headed a number of National and State level initiatives in the field of Nutrition, New Education Policy and Early childhood Care. The academic autonomy facilitates innovative ICT enabled teaching learning and evaluation methods with a lot of emphasis on practical work, on the job hands on training coupled with mandatory internship. There is career guidance and placement cell which helps students choose the right career path. The institution has planned a number of self-financed courses which can be taken by the students as value added courses.

The College has been Granted Two International Projects Grants approved by USDA and American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , USA(2017-2018) It has also been granted One Major and Six Minor Research Project Grant from University Grant Commission (2017-2018).

SVT experience is filled with a number of fun activities organized through the year by the student council to make the ambience of the College vibrant. In essence being an “ SVTite” is going to be an enriching, fun-filled and satisfying experience!

Welcome aboard…..

Best wishes
Dr Jagmeet Madan

Email : | Call : 9869239178 , 022-26602504 /26411375

Dr.Jagmeet Madan is an eminent Nutritionist, National President , Indian Dietetic Association (2019-2021), Principal and Professor – Department of Food Nutrition and Dietetics at Sir VithaldasThackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous) , SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She is a gold medalist and recipient of ‘Young Scientist Award’ and ‘Dr.Ramanathan Award’ by the Nutrition Society of India, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. She is a recipient of the prestigious International Research Grant award – PNPG Grant (Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group – 2017) from American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, USA.She was awarded Maharishi Karve Uttakrishta Shikshak Award – 2017 (Best Teacher Award )by the SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.

She is a lead Principal Investigator of the International Research Project on Prediabetes in Adolescents and Young Adults in India and Food Based Intervention approved by USDA (2018-2020);Urban Nutrition Gap Study in Mumbai  (2015 – 2018) ; Project MARG (2008 -2010)  A Multi-centric Pan India Project on School Going Children (Government and Private Schools) in collaboration with Diabetes Foundation of India and World Diabetes Foundation; TANITA HEALTH LINK Project with Ministry of Japan ( 2014-2015). She was the Mission Leader of Joint Review Mission of Ministry of HRD Government of India for the Evaluation of Mid-Day Meal Program in State of Maharashtra (2012-2013).

She is the Lead of National Steering Committee NetProfan , FSSAI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ( 2019).She has been selected as an Expert on the FSSAI Scientific panels on Labelling and Claims/Advertisement and Scientific Panel of Nutrition and Fortification from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2022.

She is a Certified Master Trainer of Project HOPE- A Diabetic Educator Project in India by International Diabetic Federation (IDF) and is the author of the Indian Manual. She is a part of the National Expert in groups working on  Asian and Indian Consensus statements and guidelines on Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and Physical activity.

She has more than 50 publications in International and National Peer reviewed Journals and Books. She is a  regular Columnist in Times of India, Mid-Day, Mumbai Mirror, DNA, Well-being, SHE, Femina

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