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B.Sc. (Prog)  Home Science

B.Sc. (Prog)  Home Science

Since the academic year 2022-23, the course is being offered as per NEP 2020 guidelines. The undergraduate degree course in Home Science (Prog.) is an eight- semester course spread over four academic years. The teaching–learning process is student-centric involving both theory and practical components. It offers flexibility to students by offering them to choose from a variety of subjects and giving them multiple exit options. while ensuring that the student gets a strong foundation in the subject and in-depth knowledge and understanding of maximum aspects of the discipline. The curriculum follows the multi-disciplinary approach as the Discipline Specific Core subjects (DSCs), a student can opt for courses from the syllabus comprising of Discipline Specific Electives (DSEs), Generic Electives (GE), Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), Ability Enhancement Courses (AEC) and Value Added Courses (VAC). The syllabus is designed to ignite the interest of students and provide them a detailed knowledge of all the five disciplines of Home Science to facilitate their path towards higher studies, career development and employment.

Programme Objectives:

  • To enable students to demonstrate systematic, extensive and coherent knowledge as well as skills, attitude and values in the core areas of Home Science and specialized knowledge in selected disciplines of Home Science.
  • To develop proficiency in academics, research and extension activities.
  • To provide a conducive learning environment that ensures holistic, cognitive as well as affective development of students.
  • To develop critical and analytical thinking skills in students with scientific reasoning, problem-solving, communication skills and teamwork
  • To prepare the students for suitable career progression in their respective specialization
  • To provide an exposure to latest developments in all the streams of Home Science.
  • To be appreciative and tolerant of pluralistic and multi-cultural society.
  • To prepare students for various entrance examinations to Post graduate courses in Home Science, Development Studies, Mass Communication, Management, B.Ed. as well GRE, UGC-CSIR NET/JRF and Civil Services Examinations.

Program specific eligibility

Candidates must appear in CUET in any of the following subject combinations: Combination I: Any one Language from List A + Any three subjects out of which atleast two should be from List B1 OR Combination II: Any one Language from List A + Any one subject from either List B1 or List B2 + Section III of CUET (General Test) Merit will be based on the best CUET score obtained from any of the above-mentioned combinations of subjects. Note: As the weightage of the CUET Sections is not the same, appropriate proration will be done  

Programme Duration and Exit Options

The minimum credit to be earned by a student per semester is 18 credits and the maximum is 26 credits. However, students are advised to earn 22 credits per semester. This provision is meant to provide students the comfort of the flexibility of semester-wise academic load and to learn at his/her own pace. However, the mandatory number of credits which have to be secured for the purpose of award of Undergraduate Certificate/ Undergraduate Diploma/Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in Home Science (Prog.) are listed in Table 1. Table 1: Qualification Type and Credit Requirements


Type of Award

Stage of Exit

Mandatory Credits to be Secured for the Award


Certificate in Home

Science (Prog.)

After successful

completion of Semester II



Diploma in Home Science (Prog.)

After successful

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


Skill Sets at Exit Points

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.

Programme Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of the course are as follows:

Disciplinary Knowledge:

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: (pages 218-224)