industry updates
IndiaCan, Medvarsity starts PG Diploma in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition
17 Feb 2012

IndiaCan, skill training company which is a joint venture between Educomp Solutions Ltd and Pearson Inc announced a Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition (PGDDCN) in alliance with Medvarsity Online part of the Apollo Hospitals Group.

As per the agreement, IndiaCan will introduce a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition (PGDDCN) program, the program designed by experts from Apollo aims to address the requirement of quality candidates with necessary practical experience while entering the industry.

Sanjiv Zutshi, CEO-Medvarsity Online, said “It gives me immense pleasure to announce this partnership of two industry giants - one in healthcare and the other in education - bringing to the table the vast strengths of both organizations to co-brand an unmatched product. Our vision for this joint course is to make this the most premier clinical nutrition & dietetics course in the country. With the best in class Content & faculty from Apollo and world class infrastructure of IndiaCan experience centres, this partnership leverages the strengths of both these institutions. This course will cater to the much needed demand for quality professionals in the dietetics and clinical nutrition field and open up exciting career opportunities for young graduates and professionals working in the healthcare field”.

This will be a 12 months course through VSAT, video lectures and course books. This course has been divided into four Modules and Two semesters.

IndiaCan-Medvarsity PGDDCN course will offer advanced learning & skills with better job opportunities for students in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities who are looking forward to settle down in Metro cities. The students will get 15 days hands-on internship in one of the Apollo Hospitals across India under guidance of Dietician or Nutritionist from Apollo Hospital along with a joint certification both by Medvarsity (Apollo) and IndiaCan.

Sharad Talwar, CEO, IndiaCan said, “The collaboration with Medvarsity Online is an extension of the IndiaCan mandate to expand specialized training in emerging sectors. In wake of the prevalence of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and various forms of cancer and the criticality of post organ transplant, this Diploma course will set a new bar for proficiency and professionalism in the field. The cumulative advantages of a dietetics and clinical nutrition course in a growing health conscious market is both intuitive and timely for many reasons. This opens up career prospects for a new cadre of students, offers specialization to existing careerists, enhances remuneration levels and provides much needed industry level standardization to this sector of the booming health care industry”.

He added, “We are looking to open 12 centres in the first year.”

by Abhay Anand

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