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Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences

Lahore Nutritional College

Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau (9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017)

Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau (9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017) was a German-born Pakistani physician. She moved from Germany to Pakistan and devoted more than 50 years of her life fighting leprosy in Pakistan. Known as “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa”, Dr. Ruth Pfau contributed in establishing 157 leprosy clinics across Pakistan, which treated over 56,780 people.

She left her native country Germany and stopped in Karachi on her way to India on 8th March 1960. She was being sent to a Mission Station in India by her Congregation but due to some visa problems she broke journey in Karachi and here she was introduced to the leprosy work. On her first visit to the Leprosy patient’s colony at McLeod Road she got so depressed with the situation that she resolved on the spot to join the group and help the affected Leprosy patients.

Dr. Ruth Pfau is recognized in Pakistan and abroad as a distinguished human being and had been awarded many awards and medals. On 23 March 1989, Ruth Pfau received the Hilal-i-Pakistan award presented by the then-President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan at the President House for her work with leprosy patients.

On 14 August 2010, on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day, the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari awarded Ruth Pfau the Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam for public service. She was hailed as Pakistan’s “Mother Teresa” after her work towards helping people displaced by the 2010 Pakistan floods. In 2015, Ruth Pfau was awarded the Staufer Medal, the highest award of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

On 19 August 2017, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced renaming of the Civil Hospital Karachi to Dr. Ruth Pfau Hospital as an acknowledgment of “selfless services of the late social servant

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences Introduction:

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences (A project of LMDC) Lahore. It has been established in the premises of Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore. Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences (RCNS) aims to produce expert nutritionists, it has educated and acquainted faculty. The nutrition program at RCNS will prepare its students with the advanced skills and expertise to fill this growing demand and become professionals in the field.

The campus houses modern air conditioned lecture theaters, laboratories, and basic departments and museums of Pathology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition All the departments and Laboratories are fully staffed and equipped with highly qualified and experienced faculty and state of art equipment.

Teaching Hospitals

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences is affiliated with Doctors Hospital & Medical Center for clinical training of nutrition students.

Scope of Nutrition Profession

  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Physical Fitness Centers
  • Nutraceutical Companies
  • Academia & Research
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Food Service Nutritionists at hotels & hospitals
  • Food Industries

Our Vision at RCNS

Lahore Pharmacy College Mission

To be a leading Nutrition Sciences Institute according to international standards dedicated for value based professional education with academic excellence globally.

Program Objectives

  • To produce competent nutritionists and dietitians with strong theoretical and practical knowledge according to international standards to meet the needs of public and private sector, organizations
  • To carry out problem oriented research in health and nutrition
  • To provide professional leadership, services and outreach activities in the discipline of nutritional sciences
  • To address the issues in different sectors of food and nutrition

To meet the training needs of public and private sector


Lahore Pharmacy College Admission

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Science (RCNS) currently offers a comprehensive education culminating in the degree of ‘’Food Nutrition ‘’. Students are accepted in the first year class for the four years program leading to the degree of B.Sc. (Hons.) Nutrition . Click below to learn more about admission requirements for our Food Nutrition program.

Please click the button below to download the Application Form for Admission in Food Nutrition Course.  Please note Admission forms are only acceptable when you pay prospectus fee of Rs. 1,200.

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Lahore Medical College Departments

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences (RCNS) is proud to be affiliated with University of Health Sciences, Lahore allowing us to offer our students internationally recognized degrees upon completion of the B.Sc. (Hons.) Nutrition program. This degree gives graduates the opportunity to develop successful careers around the world no matter where they may choose to practice. Click below to view our departments.


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