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.

Science Colleges for Home Science in India

A.V. Kamalamma College for Women

Davangere, Bangalore, India

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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 selection board Allahabad. It...

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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 1965 by Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. The university was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in 1996 in honour and memory...

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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 shoulder the social...

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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 enable them to cope with...

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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. concurrence in 1984. Subsequently...

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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 Girls Degree College of Arts...

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Anna Adarsh College for Women

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna Adarsh College for Women was established in 1985 in memory of the revered statesman of Tamil Nadu, Arignar Anna. The Punjab Association with a noble mission to develop competent, committed and empowered women who would equip themselves as an agent of social...

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Assam Agricultural University, Faculty of Home Science

Jorhat, Assam, India

Assam Agricultural University, Faculty of Home Science was established in 1973. The college is the only full-fledged home science college catering the needs of the entire north eastern region. Although, St. Mary's College under North Eastern Hill University,...

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Assumption College

Alleppey, Kerala, India

Assumption College, Changanacherry is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University; Kerala is one of the biggest and the most reputed NAAC accredited women’s colleges in the state. Assumption College is best known for its highest standards of spontaneous...

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