Home Science is an interdisciplinary field of study that provides scientific and systematic
knowledge about various aspects of family and community living. As a discipline, Home
Science integrates components from the sciences, social sciences and technology and applies
this knowledge to enhance the quality of human life. It prepares the students to take up
professional roles in multiple career fields.
Home Science has contributed a great deal towards national development by training students
to take up leadership roles in community development programs of various ministries of the
government of India as well as international and national level development organisations.
Adopting a rights-based approach which is so important for a developing nation like India,
the filed of Home Science has contributed immensely in shaping lives of children, women
and communities at large. The students are encouraged to develop a scientific temper, they
are familiarized with the use of innovative technologies, and for linking community towards
judicious and sustainable use of resources for societal development.
The B.Sc. (Honours) Home Science course is a 3-year Choice Based Credit System course. In
addition to studying all the five areas of Home Science namely: Food and Nutrition;
Development Communication and Extension; Resource Management & Design Application;
Human Development & Childhood Studies; and Fabric and Apparel Science, Home Science
being a multidisciplinary subject also imparts knowledge of Social Sciences, Biological and
Physical Sciences. The CBCS system allows students the flexibility of selecting the subjects
of their choice. The programme includes core courses (CC) and elective courses. The CCs
are all compulsory courses. There are three kinds of elective courses: Discipline-Specific
Elective (DSE), Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) and Generic Elective (GE) which are
offered by the college (subjects offered by college may subject to change*). The students are
given exposure to all the five areas of Home Science in the first three semesters for basic
understanding. From the first semester itself, they are also offered GE (some are fixed and
some need to chosen) courses. In the third and fourth semesters, the students can opt for the
SEC courses as per their choice. In fifth semester, they can choose DSE (Discipline Specific
Elective) subjects based on an area of specialization. The choice of subjects is based on merit
and interest of students out of the five areas of Home Science. As part of the course, the
students undergo theoretical as well as practical training. Field visits, trainings, community
and extension work, internships and placements are an integral part of the programme.
In contemporary times and in the past, Home Scientists have promoted capacity building of
individuals and communities for social and economic development especially towards
women empowerment. They train youth and women from various strata of society for
fostering entrepreneurship. Many home scientists have done very well in different fields at
national and global level. They gain and seek employment in research organizations, food
and textile industries, dietetic practice, education and child development domains,
accreditation of green buildings, strategic planning and communication technologies. Since
study of Home Science opens up opportunities for entrepreneurship, our students are now
being transformed from job seekers to job creators.
At the completion of the course, the students can either seek jobs directly or can opt for a
Master’s degree in the five streams of Home Science, Social Work, Mass Communication,
Development Studies, Journalism, Human Resource Management, PG diploma in Dietetics,
Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Counselling, Special Education, Early Childhood
Development, Gender Studies, Disability Studies and Entrepreneurship Development etc.
Those desirous of teaching profession can opt for studying B.Ed. as well as B.Ed. Special