They are yet to complete their course, but a job has already come their way.
A few final-year students of clinical nutrition and dietetics of Jamshedpur Women’s College can look forward to work for an online nutrition portal.
Noida-based Nutritionists Republic, the world’s first networking platform exclusively for nutritionists and dietitians, has approached the college for identifying eligible students who will be working as consultants on nutrition and dietetics.
This is the first-of-its-kind opportunity for the degree students.
“Nutritionists Republic urgently required two girls. We sent names of five selected on the basis of merit. We hope to get confirmation soon,” said Shukla Mahanty, principal of Jamshedpur Women’s College.
She added that they expected the collaboration to get strengthened in the days to come.
Although students pursuing the clinical nutrition and dietetics course get placed in various hospitals of the city and other parts of the country, this would a unique platform of sharing and learning. Apart from working as consultants, the candidates will be collaborating and learning many new things about nutrition. Although the probation period is 3.5 months, it will be extended later. The students will get Rs 67,700 for the period.
The online portal also offers consultancy services to those who want to live healthy.
As such, the students will be required to visit residences of customers who will approach the company for consultation. Appointments will be prescheduled by a centralised call centre. The objective of the visit will be to assess the customers’ nutritional and dietary status and help them lose weight and become fit according to their needs and requirement.
“This will be a new kind of experience for the students. They will work both online and visit those needing help. The experience they again will count in their future,” said Ratna Mukherjee, a faculty member of Jamshedpur Women’s College.
The college is running the course for the past three years.
Nutritionists Republic will also host a huge Consumer Education Programme across 30 cities in India. Under the programme, selected woman consumers will be provided with dietary consultations for 16 weeks.