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Department Of Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Design


Pakistan is a developing country and it is need of the hour to improve standard of education in all the disciplines especially in science, and technology in order to face the challenges of the 21st century. The Department was established in 1981. The Department has developed a range of professional programs in Health, Nutrition, Environmental Design and Home Economics. The teaching/research laboratories for the Environmental Design and Food and Nutrition programs are now operational to provide a comprehensive environment for imparting practical training at the main campus.


  • To prepare learners for the career related disciplines considering the professional interests of individuals in the areas of Environmental Design, Health, Home Economics, Nutrition, and Dietetics etc.
  • To prepare the individuals/professionals for the development and upgradation of community & environment.
  • To enable the individuals to integrate and apply knowledge and skills of Environmental Design, Food and Nutrition & Home Economics for future studies.

Academic Facilities

Resource room for research students - Internet facility -Database of abstracts of research thesis successfully defended -Papers published in national and international journals -Acccess to Pakistan Educational and Research Network(Pern). -Web learning facility( National Food Tables, Nutrition Surveys) - Limited study material available on CD's. to support the prescribed text.


Future Plans

Upgradation of department to institute leading faculty level

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The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.