Friday, September 14, 2012

Careers in Home Science

Home Science is both art and science. It is a field of study which relates with many disciplines such as physics, chemistry, physiology, biology, hygiene, rural development, economics, child development, sociology and family relations, community art, living, food, nutrition, clothing, textiles and home management. The science is aimed at achieving and maintaining the welfare and well being of home and family life in an ever changing society. Home science deals with various aspects of housekeeping. Students, who want to make career in this field, must have a logical mind along with realistic approach and a balanced attitude. This career is most popular among girl students.

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



For admission in to bachelor’s degree program, you need to have a 10+2 examination certificate with science subject such as (biology, math and chemistry).  The duration of this course is 3 years.

For pursuing a master’s degree you should have a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, math and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.



Some of its specialized fields are: -

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

Job Prospects

Home science is one of the old career choices in India. Many job opportunities are available in this field such as in hospitals, welfare organizations, schools and colleges, apparel merchandising, restaurants, service sectors, fashion journalism, hotels, catering services,   counseling and cafeterias.

Other career opportunities include career as nutrition consultants, food scientists, demonstrators and research assistant.  FMCG companies involved in baby foods, readymade foodstuffs and food products also employ home science graduates. Many manufacturing companies hire home science graduates to serve as research assistant.

Remuneration:  -

Graduates in this field, can earn income around Rs. 10, 000 to Rs. 15000 every month in the early stage. After gaining experience he/she can earn more income. Dietetics & nutrition professionals’ income depends upon their job and area of work.

Top Home Science Colleges in India

1. Agra University, Agra-280004, Uttar Pradesh
2. Pondicherry University, Faculty of Science, R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapat,
3. University of Calcutta, 87, College Street, Calcutta-73.
4. University of Calicut, Malappuram, Dist. Calicut, Kerala-673635.
5. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam.
6. University of Delhi, Faculty of Science, Delhi-110007.
7. Andhra University, Waltair, Visakhapatnam-530003, Andhra Pradesh.
8. University of Madras, Centenary Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai-600005,
9. Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science for Women, Coimbatore-641043, TN.
10. Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore-560056, Karnataka.
11. Goa University, PO SantaCruz, Taleigao Platau, Goa-403002.
12. Govind Ballabh pant University of Agriculture and Tech., Pantnagar-263145, Distt.Nainital,Uttaranchal.
13. Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal-462026, Madhya Pradesh.
14. University of Bombay, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai-400032, Maharashtra.
15. University of Mysore, Mysore, Karya Soudha Crawford Hall, Mysore-570005,
16. Bharathiar University, Maruthamalai Road, Coimbatore-641046, Tamil Nadu.
17. Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana.
18. Amaravati University, Near Tapowan, Amaravati-444602, Maharashtra.
19. Gujarat Agricultural University, Faculty of Home Science, Sardar Krushinagar-385506, Banaskantha.
20. Guru Ghasidas University, Faculty of Home Science, PO Koni, Bilaspur-495009,
21. Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad-500030, Andhra Pradesh.
22. Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur-208002.
23. University of Jammu, Faculty of Science, New Campus, Tawi, Jammu and Kashmir.
24. University of Kerala, Faculty of Science, Thiruvananthapuram-695034.
25. DeviAhilyaVishwavidyalaya, 169, TagoreMarg, Indore-452001, Madhya Pradesh.

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