Established in the Year 1982, the Institute is actively involved in Teaching, Research and Extension activities. It has active academic and research collaborations with SKIMS, GMC, SKUAST and other Departments of the University. It has already conducted research on issues like Women Empowerment, Domestic violence against women, Nutritional Status of the Adolescent girls, Pregnant Women and Menopausal Women, Assessment of ICDS Programmes, Growth and Development of Children, Feeding Practices amongst Infants etc. The Institute has started campus placement and is involved in Gender Sensitization programmes. It plans to enhance its research capacities in Neutraceuticals & Functional foods, Therapeutic Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Child Psychology, Gender and Development etc. It plans to establish Mobile Extension Education Unit which will be involved in Demonstration of new technology to women at grass root level and organise workshops and Seminars not only in the University but also at the Community level.