ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERED DIETITIAN (RD) EXAMINATION FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2018
- Graduate Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics OR Graduate Degree in Home Science with Foods & Nutrition OR Graduate Degree in a science stream with a minimum of 3 to 4 nutrition related subjects like (i) Basic Nutrition (ii) Biochemistry (iii) Human Physiology (iv) Diet Therapy (v) Clinical Nutrition (vi) Diets in Diseases (only as a day scholar)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics OR Post Graduate Degree (M.Sc) in Foods & Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition/Dietetics (as a day scholar from recognized universities OR distance education from UGC recognized universities).
(This is a 3 + 1 format where the candidate must have minimum of four years in Home Science or Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics)
- Six months continuous internship from hospitals recognized for RD training that are listed on the IDA website (idaindia.com)
Five years of experience in a multispecialty hospital as full-time dietitian (clinical portfolio only) from hospitals recognized for RD by IDA, in addition to the above two qualifications requirement.
If the candidate is from a hospital that is not listed for RD training on the IDA website, a recommendation letter from the IDA Chapter President to be submitted with the RD exam application form.