ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERED DIETITIAN (RD) EXAMINATION FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018

QUALIFICATION

  1. Graduate Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics OR Graduate Degree in Home Science / Science stream with a minimum of 3 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)

AND

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics OR Post Graduate Degree (M.Sc) in Foods & Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition/Dietetics (only as a day scholar from recognized universities).

(This is a 3 + 1 format where the candidate must have minimum of four years in HomeScience or Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics)

AND

  1. Six months continuous internship with competency package from hospitals recognized for RD training that are listed on the IDA website (idaindia.com)

OR

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.

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