Faculty Profile

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Melodynia Marpna


Assistant Professor

“Dietary Patterns of Tribal Under-Five Year-old Children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition, and Associated Social Factors in Umling Block, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya”, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, 2020

Development of Science Technology and Innovation Hub: Utilization and adaption of traditional knowledge, resources and technological advances in post-harvest management and nutrition for empowering children, women and youth in tribal Meghalaya”- Dr. Melarishisha Nongrum (PI) and Dr. Melodynia Marpna (Co-PI) (DST SEED Grant- ₹ 3.55 crores)

Dr. Laribha Dohtdong


Assistant Professor

“Nutritional status and dietary practices among school going tribal adolescents in Mylliem Block, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, 2021.”; Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, 2021

Nongrum, M & Dohtdong, B. (2014). Changes in the consumption of traditional food among Khasi and Jiantia people in rural Meghalaya. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science/7/105-110/2018, e-ISSN 2320-7678. www.iifans.com

Indigenous Dietary Practices and Traditional knowledge among Khasi Youth, Mylliem Block, Meghalaya, Recent Advancements in Science and Technology, 116-121, Sara Book Publication, 2021.

A Traditional Food Consumption Pattern among the Khasi youths, Mylliem Block, Indigenous Food and Beverages- Ethnic Tourism Potentials of Northeast India, COPAL Publishing, 2020, ISBN: 97893-83419-821

A study on subclinical vitamin A deficiency among preschool children in rural Meghalaya- Dr. Rennie O Lakadong (PI), Dr. Melarishisha Nongrum (Co-PI) and Dr. Laribha Dohtdong (Co-PI) (ICMR funded- ₹ 22 lakhs

Eldanolyne Shadap


Assistant Professor

Seasonal Variation of Malnutrition in children (1-5 years) in selected area in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya- A Pilot study- Dr. Rennie O Lakadong (PI) and Ms Eldanolyne Shadap (Co-PI) (MLCU SEED grant- ₹ 25,000/-)