Administrative Messages

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences

Administrative Messages

Chief Executive Officer

Prof. Javaid Asgher M.D.

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Science (RCNS) is named after Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, a German physician, as a humble tribute from academician’s fraternity for her matchless contribution spanning on a period of 55 years to serve humanity in Pakistan.

Increasingly recognized as a vital part of public and individual health, nutrition graduates use their skills to help people and communities make the right dietary choices. At RCNS, we offer the unique opportunity to study nutrition alongside other related elements of food science, biochemistry and physiology. We promise you a nurturing and fulfilling educational environment. It is in your hands now to transform the knowledge you gain here into something which helps to eliminate the sufferings of humanity.

Chief Operating Officer

Prof. Shaheena Asif

It gives me immense pleasure to announce the establishment of Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences, in the premises of Lahore Medical & Dental College Pvt. Ltd., Lahore.

Our aim and objective is to train leaders of nutrition and to cater the requirements in the field of populations with highly trained and skilled nutritionists.

Highly qualified and experienced faculty, modern equipment, enough space, well equipped laboratories, air conditioned lecture theaters have been made available for the students to study in calm, quiet and comfortable environment.

Our efforts will be to improve quality of education, practical training and to set standards in knowledge, caring and compassion. Our aim is to constantly improve and achieve excellence.

I welcome you to join Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences, an Institution which has excellent faculty and environments which promise enriching, exciting and fulfilling learning experience.

Project Director

Dr. Naeem Mubarak

Valued students, a heartfelt welcome at Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences (RCNS), where learning, is the way of life.

I am of the complete insight that at the beginning of your academic career, with a sanguine attitude, each one of you has joined this great institute with millions of dreams in the twinkling eyes. My role as Project Director is to motivate every one of you on the path of your dreams where you can uptrend your caliber, competence and of course professional skills with our absolute support. Our interdisciplinary program is an interactive community of faculty and students with interests in diverse areas of nutrition. The designed curriculum considers the needs of a diverse set of students, a strong foundation in basic nutritional principles, with modular courses taught each year addressing specific areas of basic, applied and clinical nutrition.

Opportunities for professional development and ethics training are also essential part of the curriculum. The value added, seminar series would allow students to explore the interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary nature of nutrition research by inviting external speakers. The scope of nutrition research plays a vital role and is vast as it continues to grow, but is currently divided into six themes including Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Dietary Bioactive Components, Human and Clinical Nutrition, Food Safety and Toxicology, Animal Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education and Consumer Acceptance. Our research would be focused to addresses significant issues of today such as food insecurity, nutrition education and health promotion, dietary patterns and disease prevention, bioactive food components and reproductive nutrition.

I am extremely happy to be associated with this institution and wish that students may kindle their potential, knowledge, skills, for the best utilization in their future career. Rest assured, you will not be alone but consistently guided throughout your four years at RCNS in my capacity of student advisor and project director of the institute.


Preparing students with the advanced skills and expertise to fill this growing demand and become professionals in the field.



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