Career in Home Science

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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