One of the thrust activities of the NFI in the last five years has been to provide support and guidance to public health nutrition students who are keen to pursue their doctorate studies. NFI has been recognized as an extra-mural centre of the Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, and of the MS University, Vadodara, to enrol students for their doctoral programmes. Those with MSc Home science degree and cleared NET exam who are wanting to register for PhD may contact NFI at  [email protected]