Type of Award
Stage of Exit
Mandatory Credits to be Secured for the Award
Certificate in Home
completion of Semester II
Diploma in Home Science (Prog.)
completion of Semester IV
Bachelors of Home Science(Prog.)
After successful completion of Semester VI
Bachelors of Home Science (Prog.) with Dissertation / Academic Projects/Entrepreneurship
After successful completion of Semester VIII
First Exit with Certificate in Home Science (Prog.):
At the end of year one, a student who exits with a Certificate in Home Science (Prog.) will be equipped with the following skill sets: ● Work in ECCE centres and as content developers and analysts for stories, games, e-learning and digital media for children ● Setting up/working in small scale catering units and food service establishments ● Work as executives for digital marketing and communication, customer service, social media managers and digital content developers ● Work as fashion stylists and influencers and at entry level jobs in the fashion industry ● Work as event designers and planners and develop multitasking capacities for planning and designing sustainable events.
Second Exit with Diploma in Home Science:
At the end of the second year, a student who exits with a Diploma in Home Science (Prog.) will be equipped with the following skill sets: ● Work to develop social and personal human skills, work in the field of family relationships, planning and providing care, professionals in fields related to child rights, gender justice and empowerment; set-up/work in crèches, day care centres, preschools ● Work with government and NGOs in the field of nutrition, health, community development, IYCF/maternal nutrition counsellors; innovative food start-ups. ● Work in the field of visual/corporate communication; work in the NGO/ CSR sector; work in client service departments in advertising agencies as copywriters/advertising specialists and as campaign planners and fundraisers ● Work as fashion entrepreneurs/fashion coordinators and as computer aided design professionals in the domestic and export industry ● Work as HR professionals, consumer researchers, finance and investment professionals; social media and digital marketing managers in data analytics, software interface and creative skills, work as interior design executives/colour consultants.
Third Exit with B.Sc. (Prog.) in Home Science:
At the end of the third year, a student who exits with a Graduate Degree in Home Science (Prog.) will be equipped with the following skill sets: ● Work as professionals in the field of childhood disability, early intervention and inclusion; work as developers for children’s curriculum; work as professionals/managers for planning programmes in NGOs for children and families; evaluators of programmes and projects for children and adults ● Work as dietetic aides, educators for nutritional literacy; field investigators in research projects; work in fitness and wellness centres and as entrepreneurs. ● Work as media planners and designers, training specialists or as gender specialists involved in research, community outreach and advocacy ● Work as textile designers at NGOs working in textile crafts, in textile testing labs; quality controller in garment industry and textile tourism ● Work as interior designers/consultants, consultant for interiorscaping; consultant for CSR activities/for sustainable interiors, sustainability reporting professionals, facility crew/manager in various establishments; customized service provider; customizing designed & theme-based plants for various establishments; empowering women from local communities in designing circular products.
Fourth Exit with B.Sc. (Prog.) in Home Science with Research/
Entrepreneurship/ Academic project:
At the end of the fourth year, a student who exits with a Graduate Degree with research/entrepreneurship/Academic project in Home Science (Prog.) will be equipped with the following skill sets: ● Work in the field of assessment and early intervention of young children; work as counsellors and special educators in schools, child guidance and counselling centres; work as mental health professionals; research in all fields of HDCS: development/gender/rights/ counselling/ ECCE/disability, policy driven research; prepare, review and advocate for laws and policies for human development. ● Work as Researchers, Nutrition and Wellness educators in Government organizations/NGOs working in development sector, and as entrepreneurs ● Work as Professionals in Corporate Communication & PR, in Government and Private Organizations, Fund-Raising & Resource Mobilization, Programme managers/ Coordinators in Government Programmes and Bodies, Researchers in Communication and Extension, as Development Communicators in NGOs/ GOs and Private organizations ● Work as Garment Merchandiser, Fabric Sourcing, Professionals handling production and liasoning, Textile designers, Textile Conservators in museums, Entrepreneurs, Content writers and as researchers ● Work as Ergonomic professionals, life cycle assessment and carbon foot-print assessors, product developers in sustainable design and green buildings; Consultants for Project planning & appraisal, Consumer behaviour executive and Market researchers; resource auditors and entrepreneurs.
The learning outcomes of the course are as follows:
Students will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of major concepts of the five Home Science disciplines (Food & Nutrition, Human Development & Childhood Studies, Fabric & Apparel Science, Development Communication & Extension, Resource Management & Design Application) with support of subjects from allied fields
Research related skills: Students will develop a scientific temper and a sense of inquiry through various Home Science courses. They will develop capability to raise relevant questions for research. Students will be enabled to use appropriate research methodology especially for understanding community issues in Home Science.
Communication Skills: The students would not only develop critical thinking and analysis but would also develop effective communication skills by way of ascertaining the needs of the community and then crafting need-based messages for them. They will be able to develop skills in public speaking, writing for different media including new media and engage in effective interpersonal/group/mass communication.
Cooperation, teamwork and leadership qualities: Students will develop leadership qualities in organizing teams in classrooms, laboratories, industry and the community and their mobilization for effective problem-solving in various domains of Home Science. They will hone basic interpersonal and management skills for resource mobilization, setting up small ventures and leading community-based projects and initiatives.
Self-directed learning: Students will be able to work independently and apply Home Science concepts in an original & creative manner to solve and manage real life issues in the community and industry.
Multi-cultural competence: Students would become confident of working in diverse socio-cultural contexts and effectively engage with multicultural groups and teams. They would imbibe sensitivity towards cross-cultural and ethnic diversity which they can apply to different settings. They can participate in international student exchange twinning programmes.
Moral and ethical awareness/ reasoning: Students will be sensitized to ethical conduct in different situations (academic and personal). They will have skills in understanding and avoiding unethical behaviour such as misrepresentation, plagiarism and environmental misuse and violence.
Lifelong learning: Students will be enabled to undertake self-directed/ self-paced learning for the continued learning and holistic development for meeting their professional and personal needs in varying environments and changing contexts. They would be able to engage in life-long learning activities during their course of study through extension and outreach activities in the community and training adults in life skills.
Acquire professional and entrepreneurial skills: The students would be able to empower self economically by acquiring professional skills and taking up suitable jobs as well as starting entrepreneurial ventures. The skills acquired during the programme will provide varied opportunities for student’s career progression. The students would be equipped with requisite knowledge and skills to take up suitable employment in the field of Home Science and allied fields.
Empower others in society: The students would develop the ability and motivation to empower people from the vulnerable groups and communities in society.
For more details of the syllabus of the course (semester1), the candidates may refer to syllabus and course structure available on the website of University of Delhi at:
https://www.du.ac.in/uploads/new-web/20012023_Science.pdf (pages 218-224)