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 to facilitate
the study and applies this knowledge to enhance the quality of human life. It is an
interdisciplinary field which prepares the students to take up professional roles in multiple
career fields. Adopting a rights-based approach which is so important for a developing nation
like India, the field of Home Science has contributed immensely in shaping lives of children,
women and communities at large.
Home Science has contributed a great deal towards national development by training students
to take up leadership roles in extension and community outreach programs. The students are
encouraged to develop a scientific temper, familiarizing them with the use of innovative
technologies for linking community towards judicious and sustainable use of resources for
The B.Sc. (Prog.) Home Science course is a 3-year Choice Based Credit System curriculum
course which is multidisciplinary in nature and imparts knowledge of Social Sciences,
Biological and Physical Sciences in addition to 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. 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 two kinds of elective courses: Discipline-Specific Elective
(DSE) and Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) which are offered by the college (subjects
offered by college may subject to change*). In the B.Sc. (Prog.) Home Science also the
students are exposed to all the five areas of Home Science in the first three semesters, they
can choose SEC subjects in third and fourth semesters. GE courses are not offered in the
B.Sc. (Prog.) Home Science. They can choose a combination of three DSE subjects in the
fifth and sixth semesters based on merit and choice. 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, Home Scientists can promote 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 exceptionally done well in different fields at national and global
level. Our students are now being transformed from job seekers to job creators. They gain
and provide employment in research organizations, food and textile industries, dietetic
practice, education and child development domains, accreditation of green buildings,
strategic planning and communication technologies.
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 B.Ed. as well as B.Ed. Special Education.