IndiaCan, Medvarsity starts PG Diploma in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition

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.

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

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

by Abhay Anand

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