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Home Science Courses

This is a branch of science, which primarily deals with home. However, the scope of this subject is quite vast and varied and surpasses beyond the area of cooking, home decoration and needlework. The subject even includes hygiene, community living, rural development, art, food, textiles, clothing and many more. In simpler words, this refers to the art of efficiently organizing the available resources so as to achieve a happier and healthier home.

Home Science can be divided into different categories, some of the most important ones are as follows:
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Education and extension
  • Food and nutrition
  • Human development
  • Resource management
A course in this field can provide one with the opportunities of both self employment as well as wage employment.

Current Scenario of Home Science Course in India

Nowadays, this field of study is gaining much popularity among the inhabitants of India. The wide application of this subject in the various industries such as food preservation, clothing, textiles, interior decoration etc. attracts many students to build their career in the field of home science. This subject has opened a number of new avenues, thus, widening its scope. Listed below are some of the popular most career options that a graduate in Home Science can think of in this country:
  • Apparel industry's production managers
  • Color consultants
  • Diet consultants
  • Fashion designing
  • Interior designers
  • Resource developers
  • Teachers
Numerous colleges of the country offer varied courses in this field of education. The courses range from graduate level to post graduate level of academic education. Apart from degree courses, a number of home science institutions in India offer diverse diploma programs, which are related to this branch of science. Following are some of the popular courses offered by the Indian home science institutes:
  • Diploma in Home Science
  • P. G. or Post Graduate Diploma in Home Science
  • B. Sc. or Bachelor of Science in Home Science
  • B. Ed. or Bachelor of Education in Home Science
  • M. Sc. or Master of Science in Home Science
  • Ph. D. of Doctor of Philosophy in Home Science
The eligibility criteria for these courses vary from one another. A student can do B. Sc. in Home Science once he or she have successfully completed the 10 + 2 level of education whereas, one can enroll him or herself for a post graduation in this subject after he or she have graduated in the subject of Home Science. Ph. D. can be done by those, who have a master's degree in this subject. The eligibility criteria for the diploma courses vary from each other. Some diploma programs in home science necessities a pass certificate of plus two level education whereas some other requires a degree of graduation.

Major Home Science Exams in India

Students, who intend to prosper in the field of Home Science, need to enroll themselves in any of the above mentioned courses. The enrollment, in turn, necessitates appearing as well as qualifying in the entrance examination that is conducted by the respective college, where a student intends to study. Apart from the All India Entrance Examination, the names of some of the other famous Home Science entrance examinations, which are carried out by the different Home Science institutions of India are as follows:
  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science Entrance Examination
  • University of Calcutta Home Science Entrance Examination
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University Home Science Entrance Examination

Top Home Science Colleges in India

Over a period of time, with the increasing popularity of this field, many institutions imparting education on this subject have emerged within the Republic of India. The below mentioned table shows the names and other basic information of some of the reputed Home Science institutions in India:

S. No.Name of the institutionCourses OfferedContact AddressContact NumberE Mail Address
1 A.N.G.R.A.U or Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030, Andhra Pradesh, India. + 91 - 040 - 2401 5011 to 17 and
2 A.A.U or Assam Agricultural University B.Sc. and M.Sc. Jorhat - 785 013, Dist. Jorhat, Assam, India. + 91 - 0376 - 320 919
3 C.C.S.H.A.U or Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University B.Sc. (Home Science Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. Campus School, Hisar - 125 004, Haryana, India. + 91 - 01662 - 284 329/ 289 462
4 C.S.A.U.A.T or Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology B.Sc. (Home Science Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. Kanpur - 208 002, Uttar Pradesh, India. + 91 - 0512 - 253 4156 to 60
5 C.S.K.H.P.A.U or Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University B.Sc. (Home Science Hons.) and Diploma in Home Science Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. + 91 - 01894 - 230 521/ 22 --
6 Government Home Science College B.Sc. and M.Sc. Sector - 10 D, Chandigarh, India. + 91 - 0172 - 274 0387
7 G.M.H.C or Government M.H College of Home Science and Science for Women B.Sc., M.Sc. and Diploma courses Jabalpur, Napier Town, Jabalpur - 482 002, Madhya Pradesh, India. + 91 - 0761 - 240 7326/ 400 5716
8 G.B.P.U.A.T. or Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology B.Sc. (Home Science Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. Pantnagar - 263 145, District - Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India. + 91 - 05944 - 233 320/ 350 --
9 M.P.U.A.T or Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology B.Sc. (Home Science Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. Rajasthan - 313 013, India. + 91 - 0294 - 247 0682/ 1101 and
10 M.A.U. or Marathwada Agricultural University B.Sc. (Home Science Hons.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. Krishinagar, Parbhani - 431 401, Maharashtra, India. + 91 - 02452 - 223 801 --

Last Updated on : March 23, 2016

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