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

UG:

 

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.


PG:

 

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.


Specializations

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.

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