Message From Vice-chancellor

I am extremely happy that the Nutrition Society of India has considered our university suitable to hold the 49th Annual Conference with an associated theme for discussion on "Biodiversity, Traditional Food Systems and Wellness: Connecting Global priorities" from 2nd to 4th November 2017. I also congratulate the Department of Food Science & Nutrition of Faculty of Home Science/ Community Science for being able to impress upon the society about the facilities in the University to host such a conference where around 1000 delegates are expected.

Home Science now renamed as Community Science is an important area of Science not only for safe guarding the social value system but also for developing and injecting novel technologies right from food and nutritional quality improvement to reducing drudgery among farm women with the sole intention of preparing highly skilled women entrepreneurs and service providers to make the home, society and the globe a peaceful and technologically empowered place for innovation and growth.

The theme chosen for the conference is also very timely, since the traditional foods i.e. a mixture of cultivated and fortified foodstuff with the bio resources is likely to be an answer to the negative impact of the increasingly consumed so called modern foods which have been reported to be unfriendly to health. How best these traditional foods are given the touch of modernity by way of proper processing, packing and branding to capture the attention of present day consumers particularly in the metropolis shall be an issue to deliberate/discuss for framing "way ahead" road map, identifying the role and contribution of private players therein.

While complementing our teachers & staffs from the Department of Food Science & Nutrition as well as from the faculty of Community Science of our University and also thanking the President and other Office bearers of Nutrition Society of India, I wish the conference all success and a pleasant stay of the delegates coming from different parts of the country.

K.M. Bujarbaruah

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