Home Science encompasses of both art as well as science. Home science essentially deals with different aspects of housekeeping. Home science is not  just restricted to nutrition or food, but it also covers subjects such as dietetics, economics, hygiene, clothing, sociology, community living, child development and family relations. Students, who are willing to pursue his/her career in this field, must have a logical mind along with realistic approach and a balanced attitude.Awreness and consciousnesss about right diet, lifestyle and health has resulted in students becoming more inclined  towards the field of home science. There are lots of career opportunities in this field and it is one of the top career choices made by students in India.

List of Courses: -


  • Diploma in Home Science    
  • Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Home Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Household Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Home Science & Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Home Science    
  • Master of Science in Home Management    
  • Master of Science in Family Resource Management        
  • Master of Philosophy in Home Science
  • Master of Philosophy in Home Science Extension Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Home Science Foods and Nutrition
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Family Resource Management

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subjects such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for this course is 3 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are: -


  • Home Management
  • Household Science
  • Child Development
  • Extension Education
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Clothing and Textiles

Job Prospects

Home science is one of the recognized professional careers in India. Home science not only deals with home alone rather, it has opened new views and opportunities for students in all fields of life. There are broad arrays of job opportunities in this field such as in schools and colleges, hospitals, welfare organizations, apparel merchandising, restaurants, fashion journalism, service sectors, counseling and cafeterias.

Researches can seek employment as food scientists, nutrition consultants, demonstrators and research assistant.  Sales promotion companies involved in baby foods, readymade foodstuffs and food products also employ home science graduates. Even manufacturing companies hire home science graduates to serve as research assistant.

Remuneration: -

Students, who are willing to pursue his /her career in this field, can earn income around Rs. 10, 000 to Rs. 15000 every month in the beginning stage. After gaining experience he can earn more income. Graduates having interests in catering, teaching and research field can get good income. Food technologists working in food service department is comparatively more. Dietetics & nutrition professionals’ income depends upon their job and area of work.

Science Colleges for Home Science

A.V. Kamalamma College for Women

Davangere, Bangalore, India

A.V. Kamalamma College for Women was established in 1967. The college is one of the prestigious institutions run by Bapuji Educational Association, Davangere. The College is affiliated to Kuvempu University. Each Science department has...

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Abhay Mahavidyalaya, Varanasi

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abhay Mahavidyalaya, Varanasi was established in 2004, is a self-financed institution. The college is operated under the guidance of Dr.Harihar Chaubey, who is a well-known educationist and ex-member of UP secondary education service...

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Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad was established in 1964 and formerly known as Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University. The University was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in 1996 in...

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Adharshila College of Education

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Adharshila College of Education, Meerut is affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University and recognized by NCTE. The aim of the college is to impart a holistic education to its students, so that they may lead a meaningful life and...

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Adikavi Nannaya University

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

Adikavi Nannaya University (ANU), Rajahmundry established in 2006 through the Government of Andhra Pradesh Act No. 28 of 2006 at Rajahmundry, is a unique addition to the existing Universities in India. The University aims to combine the...

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Aklank Girls PG College

Kota, Rajasthan, India

Aklank Girls PG College, Kota was established in 1998. The college is affiliated to the University of Kota The College strives towards the overall development through imparting quality education and value based education to girl child to...

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Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh was established in 1877 as Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh by Sir Syed. It was one of the first purely residential educational institutions set up either by the government or the...

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Amity University, Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Amity University, Gurgaon was established 2010 is part of the Amity Education Group, which has more than 1,25,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The Amity University has been established by an act of State...

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Angul Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Angul, Orissa, India

Angul Mahila Mahavidyalaya (AMM), Angul was established in 1979. The college is situated in the heart of the Angul town. The college began as an intermediate (Arts) College and got affiliation of Utkal University in 1983 and Govt....

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Anjuman Girls' Degree College of Arts

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Anjuman Girls’ Degree College of Arts (AGDCA), Sadar was established in 1998 is exclusively Girl’s College, the pioneer minority institution, serving the cause of education and welfare of minorities in the region. Anjuman...

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