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Home Science

What is Home Science?

Home Science covers knowledge of the biological and physical sciences, human physiology, nutrition, health and hygiene and also includes an exposure to social sciences including Economics, Sociology and Psychology. Home science is as promising as any other course and offers a great number of career opportunities to those aspiring to make a career. It is a science & an art related field. Due to the misinterpretation, many feel that it deals only with the basics of home – making /managing. In reality, it involves achieving and maintaining the welfare and well being of home and family life in an ever-changing society.

Areas of Specialisations

  • Family Management
  • Community Resource Management
  • Food Science & Nutrition (Fsn)
  • Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics (Fnd)
  • Food Science & Quality Control (Fsqc)
  • Human Development (Hd)
  • Textiles and Clothing (Tc)
  • Textile & Fashion Technology (Tf)

When Can I Enroll for Home Science?





B.Sc. / B.A. [Home Science]

HSC [any stream]

3-4 Yrs.

Merit or Autonomous Exam

Diploma / PG Diploma

Graduation [any stream]

1-2 Yrs.

Merit or Autonomous Exam

M.Sc. / M.A. [Home Science]

B.Sc. /B.A. [Home Science]

2 Yrs.

Merit or Autonomous Exam

Ph. D

M.Sc. / M.A. [Home Science] /M.H. Sc./ M. Phil

3-5 Yrs.

What Personality Traits Are Required in Home Science Field?

  • Practical Approach
  • Aesthetic Sense
  • Creative Thinking
  • Rational Attitude
  • Scientific Acumen
  • Problem Solving Attitude

What Aptitude Is Required in Home Science Field?

  • High Abstract Reasoning
  • Above Average Numerical Ability
  • Above Average Spatial Ability
  • High Psychomotor Ability
  • Average Closure Ability

IQ Required in Home Science Field?

Minimum above Average Range of Intelligence level preferred along with hard work & consistency.

Job Prospects in Home Science Field

  • Fashion journalism
  • Apparel merchandising
  • Educational institutes
  • Government organisations
  • Consultancy
  • Industries [hospitality, catering, food]
  • Private entrepreneurship
  • Quality control departments
  • Food preservation departments
  • Cafeteria or restaurants
  • Ngo’s
  • Hotel and hospitality management services
  • Dieticians
  • Maternity homes
  • slimming centers
  • Boarding school

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