Department of Home Science

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Department Overview

Coordinator: Prof. Bindu Sharma

Home Science department was established in 2004-05. Home science is an interdisciplinary subject involving the study of Foods and Nutrition, Human Development. Each of these aspects is also multidisciplinary in dealing with the Art and Science of living. Therefore, during the study of Home Science, strong emphasis is placed on the individual, the family and the community as whole. Consequently, considering the importance that Home Science places on Human Development across the life span, the following programmes of study are offered by the Department of Home Science.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

About Programme

It is two year (four semesters) Programme. Multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum in provided by drawing theoretical & Practical Perspectives from ecology, Psychology, education, philosophy, sociology anthropology and social work. The curriculum focuses on inclusion of life-span approach. During the course of study focus is on early childhood education, children with special needs, adolescent and youth, and care of elderly. The excellent academic program is supported by easy access to the department, library, laboratories, Computer & other necessary facilities and at the same time making students aware of various policies and their implementation.

An empirical study under the supervision of faculty is undertaken independently by each student. This provides the experience of planning and carrying out research. Programmes (like workshop with parents, teachers, visits to hospitals, preschool crèches, government organization’s voluntary & non voluntary agencies, guidance & counseling sessions, development of low cost play & teaching material, 1:1experience with children, etc.) serve the dual role of providing laboratory experience and in-depth knowledge to the students.

Duration

2 year (4 semester)


Nature/Type

Self Finance course


Eligibilty Criteria

50% marks in B.Sc. Home Science/B.Sc. Home Sc. with Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/B.Sc. in Food and Nutrition.

About Programme

It is a two-year (four semesters) programme. Food & nutrition plays a key role in promoting quality of life of individual as well as community. The excellent academic program is supported by easy access to the department, library, laboratories, computer & other necessary facilities.

The department is well equipped with autoclaves, laminar airflow hood, incubators, ovens, heating plates and high quality microscopes for microbiology studies. Calorimeters, pH meters, laboratory centrifuge, water bath, distil water unit, energy regulator sterilizer and all necessary equipments for biochemistry studies are also available. For hands on experience of the students, outreach activities (like health camp, canteen projects, health awareness programmers) are planned and implemented regularly. Courses have been expanded & diversified to meet the emerging needs & challengers in the area of Food & Nutrition


Duration

2 year (4 semester programme)


Nature/Type

Self Finance


Eligibilty Criteria

B.Sc. Home Science with 50% marks.

About Programme

The Department offers Ph.D. programme in the special areas of Rural Studies, Political Sociology and the Study of Weaker Sections.
Note : The department also offers Self Finance Course i.e. Master of Social Work(M.S.W.)
Details of this course is available in a separate information brochure for Self Finance Courses.


Eligibilty Criteria

candidate must have obtained M.Ed. degree with 55% marks.

Faculty

Coordinator

Bindu Sharma

Coordinator

M. Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D.

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Guest Lecturer

Monika Mittal

Guest Lecturer

Ph.D, NET

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Shweta Sharma

Guest Lecturer

Ph.D

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Shuchi Rastogi

Guest Lecturer

M.Sc., NET

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Nidhi Chaudhary

Guest Lecturer

M.Sc.

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
M.Sc. (Food & Nutrition)
M.Sc. (Human Development)

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Job/ Placement

Job Opportunities
M.Sc. Food and Nutrition : Academic and Research institutions, Hospitals, Food Service Institutions and Industry as Food Analysts, Food Scientist and Research Officers. M.Sc. Human Development : The Programme would enable the graduate to work as teachers, researchers, coordinators, supervisors, programme planners in govt. and NGO/ agencies at national/ international level. Those having background in planning, evaluating, monitoring and organizing skills would be able to work as entrepreneurs and also play advocacy

Placements
Our students are well placed in organizations like unique WHO, VLCC, Govt. Hospitals, Lectures in various institutions, Food industries, and Quality controller with food processing industries.

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    M.Sc. (Food & Nutrition)
    No. of Seats

    30


    M.Sc. (Human Development)
    No. of Seats

    20