College of Human Nutrition & Dietetics

The Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics in Ziauddin University was established in 2020 in the College of Natural Sciences under the Faculty of Eastern Medicine & Natural Sciences. The department aims to provide quality education in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and transform students into internationally competent professionals. Currently, the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Ziauddin University is the only institute in Karachi that offers admissions to the Masters Programme in the discipline of Human Nutrition & Dietetics.


To Serve as a Center of Excellence (Institute) for Education and Research for Best Quality Human Nutrition Care in Pakistan and Low Middle Income Countries.

  1. Establish Internationally Comparable undergraduate and postgraduate professional education programs in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
  2. Undertake, promote ad support research that can provide evidence base for resolving human nutrition issues.
  3. Liaison with the industry and corporate sector to facilitate provision of nutrition promoting product and services.
  4. Liaison with private and public stakeholders to Undertake, promote ad support projects to promote nutritious and safe diets and healthy life styles.



  • Make ‘Eastern Medicine’ a reliable, effective, safe, and economical system of health care.
  • Equip graduates with up-to-date knowledge of science and practical skills.
  • Inculcate in graduates a sense of responsibility towards the quality of human life
  • Make graduates realize the importance of sincerity, honesty, and integrity in every walk of life
  • Adopt and practice the highest professional and ethical standards leading to excellence in academics and Research activities.
  • To equip graduates of the faculty with the highest grade of knowledge and practical skills in their relevant field.
  • To create a transformative impact on society through innovation in research, quality education, and professional development.


‘WHO’ defines Traditional Medicine as “The sum total of knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experience indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illnesses. ‘WHO’ has launched the traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 to mainstream traditional medicine along with the allopathic system of medicine because millions of people living in rural areas rely on it for their basic healthcare needs.

Global health is about understanding etiology and based on providing solutions to the challenges and disparities in the health status of people worldwide. Eastern Medicine is an emerging field worldwide because it cures those diseases which are considered to be non-curable.

Ziauddin University is honored to offer a five-year degree program in Eastern Medicine (BEMS) integrated with multi-disciplinary clinical training which not only allows you achieve scientific understanding about Eastern Medicine but also provides perfect opportunity to practice clinical skills and become expert in the field allowing students to master the art of Eastern Medicine which generally tend to focus on a holistic approach to life, equilibrium between mind, body and environment, to adopt a preventive approach thus developing appropriate methodologies without harming these unique features. The strength of the system is in its holistic and individualistic approach to health promotion, disease prevention and treatment.

Due to negligible side effects and environment friendly nature, globally countries emphasize the use of regimental therapies (ilaj bil tadbeer) one of the most popular methods of the Eastern system of Medicine prescribed by ancient physicians thousand years back to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Regimental therapies are mostly non-medicinal techniques or procedures by which Eastern Medicine physicians modulate the habitat, lifestyle, and dietary habits of the individual and are also used for the treatment of various diseases thus, improving the constitution of the body by removing waste materials and improving the defense mechanism of the body.

Our main focus is to promote true understanding and practice by providing widespread knowledge and evidence based education in Eastern Medicine. It’s our commitment to meet the highest professional and ethical standards leading to excellence in Clinical and Research activities serving the noble cause.

It’s our utmost desire to promote formal links with National and International Institutions and industries for knowledge sharing, collaborative research, clinical training, and personnel exchange. To contribute to fulfilling the need for high-quality research in the field of Eastern Medicine, our goal is to develop evidence-based Eastern Medicine formulations for the treatment of chronic diseases.

Faculty is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence as embodied in our motto: “Pursue excellence and success will follow.”

Our Faculty is an exciting and vibrant place to pursue a quality integrated health and natural science education. We are passionate about challenging students to learn the science of Eastern Medicine, public health, the art of compassionate and mindful care in a collegial and collaborative learning environment.

The Faculty takes pride in initiating the Eastern Medicine and natural science program passionate enough to promote patient care, research and service to the community through Eastern Medicine which has been recognized both locally and globally.

Keeping in mind the rapidly changing world, our main focus will be to design and deliver quality that would enhance subject area knowledge, industry-specific proficiency and reassure personal growth and transformation. It’s our commitment to facilitate a thrilling and inspiring lifelong learning environment encompassing creativity and innovation.

Faculty holds a group of specialized subject experts i.e., permanent and visiting faculty for Eastern Medicine, Horticulture, and Nutrition that will be involved in dynamic interactive sessions engaged in the learning process while investing all efforts to be a critical and creative thinker and leader!

Prof. Dr. Tasneem Qureshi
Ph.D. Eastern Medicine
Dean – FEMNS

Faculty Members

Prof. Dr. Tasneem Qureshi

PH.D. (EASTERN MEDICINE) Dean, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and Natural Sciences, Ziauddin University

Prof. Dr. Khursheed Hashmi

PH.D. (MICROBIOLOGY) Principal, College of Natural Sciences,

Prof. Dr. Ejaz Mohiuddin

PH.D. (EASTERN MEDICINE) Principal, College of Eastern Medicine,

Prof. Dr. Rubina Hakeem


Dr. Musarrat Jahan

PH.D. (BIOCHEMISTRY) Assistant Professor

Dr. Tanveer Ali


Dr. Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui


Ms. Nida Azhar


Ms. Sumayya Iqbal


Misbah Ejaz


Warda Qamar


Staff Members

Mr. Saad Bin Faiz

Admin Assistant

Mr. Arqam Sabir

Admin Assistant

Mr. Muhammad Umair

Office Boy

Mr. Syed Danish Haider

Lab. Assistant

Mr. Mansoob Baig

Academic Coordinator

Mr. Faraz Khan

Office Boy

Mr. Rizwan Ali

Lab. Technician