Home Science

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.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
  • 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

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
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