Home Science

8/13/2013 Career

Home Science may be defined as the study required to develop home or family life
within a changing society by taking the
help of scientific knowledge and methods.



The subjects involved in making Home
Science a wonderful learning tool for better-living are PCB, hygiene, rural
development, community living, art, food, clothing, textiles and home management
etc.



In recent scenario Home Science is gaining huge popularity among students owing
to its wide application in industries
like food preservation and training,
clothing and textiles and interior decoration etc.



Also more colleges are getting encouragement
to start
various bachelor�s degree, master and
diploma courses in this field.



Home Science Eligibility Criteria




Aspiring students can take up Home Science as part of their class XII
curriculum. However, for taking up home science as a subject at B.Sc. level a
student need to pass the 10+2 exam preferably with science subjects (physics,
chemistry, biology) and at least 50% marks.


  • B.Sc in Home Science

Eligibility: 10+2 or intermediate examination or PUC of study or an
equivalent examination with any two Biology/Natural Sciences, Physical
Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Vocational courses in Home Science.



  • P.G. Diploma in Home Science

Eligibility: Graduate from a recognized University



  • Diploma in Home Science

Eligibility: Graduate from a recognized University



  • M.Sc in Home Science

Eligibility: B.Sc in Home science or any other equivalent degree from a
recognized university.



  • Ph.D in Home Science

Eligibility: M.Sc in Home science or any other equivalent masters degree
from a recognized university.


Home Science Career Prospects




Home Science students have a wide range of fields that they can enter



  • Production Jobs
    -
    This covers food preservation,
    dress-making, specialized cooking. Graduates of Home Science can go on
    to enter the textile business, fashion
    designing
    etc. or even work in hotels and in food industry etc.



  • Research Jobs - These
    involve educating specific segments of the population such as mothers,
    farmers, and villagers on the food-value of certain food items. Also one
    can work as a researcher/scientist in R&D labs on food preservation etc.



  • Sales Jobs - Sales promotion
    of food items (baby foods) are
    given to home science graduates since they have relevant information and
    experience.



  • Service Jobs - Maintenance
    and supervision of house keeping departments at tourist resorts, hotels,
    catering facilities, restaurants etc.



  • Teaching Jobs - The
    recognized qualification for a primary school teacher is a Bachelors
    degree in Home Science and many postgraduates are absorbed as senior
    secondary school teachers and college professors.



  • Technical Jobs -
    Manufacturing industries do require home science graduates to serve as
    research assistants.


Home Science Pay Package




The candidates with Home Science background can get a starting salary of Rs 5000
� 8000 as a trainee and after having experience in a particular area say
Nutrition & Dietetics can get a monthly salary which can be more than Rs 10,
000.



Those who have interests in research, teaching, catering jobs etc. can get
handsome salary. The salary of a Food Technologist in a food services department
or industry etc is relatively more. Consultant dieticians can also earn enough
money depending on their practice.



Home Science Institutes/Universities




  • Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B. H. Sc., M. Sc. (Home Sci.), Ph. D. Home science




  • Assam Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B. H. Sc., M. Sc. (Home Sci.)




  • CCS Haryana Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • C.S. Azad University of Agriculture
    and Technology


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University


Courses Offered: Diploma in Home Science, BSc Home Science (Hons)




  • Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science)




  • Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • Marathwada Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • Narendra Deva University of Agriculture And Technology


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science)




  • Punjab Agrcultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science)




  • Rajendra Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • Rajasthan Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science)




  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons, M. Sc. (Home Science), Ph.D.




  • University of Delhi


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons & General, M. Sc. (Home Science)




  • University of Bombay


Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Home Science)




  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University


Courses Offered: P.G., PG Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition




  • University of Calcutta


Courses Offered: Diploma in Home Sc., B.Sc. (Hons) food and Nutrition, B.Sc.
(Hons) Human Dev.




  • Government Home Science College (Affiliated to Panjab University,
    Chandigarh)


Sector 10-D, Chandigarh

Telephone: 0172-2740387

Website: http://homescience.nic.in

Courses Offered: B.Sc. Home Science (3 Years), M.Sc. Home Science (2 Years)





  • Government M.H. College of Home Science
    and Science for Women


Jabalpur, Napier Town

Jabalpur - 482002, Madhya Pradesh, India

Email:principal@gmhcollege.nic.in

Telephone 0761- 4005716, 0761- 2407326

Tele-Fax: 0761- 4005716

Website: http://www.gmhcollege.nic.in/

Courses Offered: B.Sc. Home Science (3 Years), M.Sc. Home Science (2 Years)
and Diploma programs


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