Nutraceutical and Nutrition Research Centre


Nutrition and Nutraceutical Research Centre(NNRC)’ , a Centre of Excellence   of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences ,  envisions its  role as an empowered  knowledge centre   with  commitment towards addressing issues of health, wellness and improved lifestyle of the population on a  food based  scientific approach enriched with nutritionals and nutraceuticals providing   benefit   to the society spreading  from pediatrics to geriatrics.


NNRC would pursue the goals of the vision in promoting general health using specific nutritionals and nutraceuticals with innovative approaches to bring in better combination of foods with science based approach. It shall emphasise on lesser used and locally available  grains such as pulses, millets, legumes and  spices &  herbals to transform and combine them with acceptable sensorial qualities such that it can be scaled up  for production. This will also address issues of lifestyle disorders and the issues of specialty and functional foods for enhancing the quality of life both on a cost effective basis and using the traditional wisdom and knowledge data base of the population.


  • To explore and investigate the health benefits in local sustainable  produce for incorporation in specific Functional Foods
  • To pursue innovation based research (such as  nanotechnology)  for the development of bioavailable, fortified and enriched food which is organoleptically acceptable and provides  general immunity, prophylactic and therapeutic benefits
  • To create awareness on the use of nutritionals and  nutraceuticals in the reduction of stunted growth ,wasting, undernourished and child mother malnutrition   through food based approach
  • To enhance public private partnership for commercialization of the laboratory level successes for scale up – start ups for production on  a larger scale complying with  regulations through the centre’s knowledge base
  • To enhance the capacity building and expertise in the area of nutritionals and nutraceuticals by training the trainer through workshops, webinars, seminars, student projects and targeting non government organizations, self help groups and nonprofit organisations through knowledge   resource empowerment

The Nutrition and Nutraceutical Research Center (NNRC), a research center of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS), envisions its role as an empowered knowledge center with commitment towards addressing issues of health, wellness and improved lifestyle of the population with food-based scientific approach. This research center has collaborations with government and private institutions and industries of General Medicine, Pharmacy, Ayurveda and Nutritional Food Catering.

NNRC is organizing a National Conference on Health Wellness through Nutrition and Nutraceuticals – 2019  with a  focus on integrating food based scientific practices as traditional and modern medicine, along with propagating the benefits of plant based extracts and innovations in food science and technology for a healthy lifestyle.

This highly anticipated National Conference from November 6 to 8, 2019   will bring together talks and panel discussions by experts  in the field of Nutrition and Nutraceuticals.  It will be an opportunity for students, research scholars, researchers,  academicians,  scientists, industry professionals and policy makers to  present posters, publish papers , exchange innovative ideas and  showcase new products  in the domain of Nutrition and Nutraceuticals.