69 hospitals in India offer Registration Board (RD Board) internship for registered dietician course in India. The internship is supported by the Indian Dietetic Association. Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Mallya Hospital, BhagwanMahaveer, General Hospital and Madras Medical College, Institute of ChildHealth, Institute of Obstretics and Gynecology, Apollo Hospitals, OsmaniaGeneral Hospital, Government of AP, Jaslok Hospital, Tata Memorial Cancer Research Hospital, BalabhaiNanavati Hospital are few among the recognised hospitals for RD Internship in India.
People with six months’life membership of Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) by the August 31st of that year or Graduate in Nutrition & Dietetics or Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics or Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics or Masters in Food and Nutrition are eligible for the Registration examination.
There will be two test papers, each of two hours duration. Paper I would consist of questions related to Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry while Paper II will consist of questions related to Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Service Management.
Each paper will consist of 3 sections. Section A&B would consist of objective questions (50 marks) & Multiple choice (20 marks), while Section C would consist of Clinical oriented question (30 marks). The candidate needs to obtain 50% for qualifying, and a minimum of 45% for each paper.
The suggestion regarding the institution of a registration board for dietitians was mooted in 1977, during the 12th annual convention of the association, and started operating from January 1981. The main motto of forming the board was to ensure minimum standards of teaching and training in dietetics and to maintain a register of professional dietitians.
The Registration Board consists of the national president of IDA and five members (3 practicing dietitians and 2 academicians) nominated by the national executive committee. Each member is to serve a term of 5 years. The board is responsible for all activities related to the registration of dietitians. Registration is awarded to the applicant who successfully qualifies the Registration examination.
For further information on the exam syllabus and pattern please visit www.idaindia.com