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Home Science

Home Science is a  study to develop home or family life by taking the help of scientific knowledge and methods. It teaches the better way of living life and the core of this education is the family ecosystem. It integrates the application of various sciences and humanities to improve human environment, family nutrition, management of resources and child development.

The vast application of this subject in the various industries such as food preservation, clothing, textiles, interior decoration etc. attracts many students to build their career in the field of home science.

Career Options

  • - Apparel industry's production managers - Color consultants - Diet consultants - Fashion designing - Interior designers - Resource developers

Educational Qualifications

  • - Class 10 - Class 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Should have a scientific approach - Good organizing skills - Aesthetic and creative ability - Excellent communication skills - Ability to do practical work - Good with household chores

Courses to be pursued

  • - Diploma in Home Science - Diploma in Food Science - B.Sc. (Home Science) - M.Sc. (Home Science) - M.Sc. (Food Science) - M.Sc. (Biochemistry) - M.Sc. (Nutrition)

Top Colleges

  • Osmania University Address: Osmania University Main Rd, Amberpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007 Phone: 040 2768 2444 Website: http://www.osmania.ac.in/
  • Patna University Address: Ashok Rajpath, Near Patna College, Patna, Bihar 800005 Phone: 0612 267 8008 Website: http://www.patnauniversity.ac.in/

Working Conditions

The majority find jobs in hospitals, schools, college, organisations or institutional canteens. Another option is to work for Government departments as programme consultants. Some can even opt to work in the home economics division of food and utility companies.

Top Companies

  • Nestle India Address: Nestlé House, Jacaranda Marg M Block DLF City Phase II, National Highway 8, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 Phone: 1800 103 1947 Website: https://www.nestle.in/
  • Dr Oetker India Pvt Ltd Address: F-4, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase – 1, New Delhi, Delhi 110020 Phone: 011 4517 7177 Website: http://www.oetker.in/in-en/index.html

Successful Persons

Dr. Uma Joshi

She is currently the dean of Faculty of Family and Community Sciences in The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. She has been an active member of the core committee of the National Open School Programme of MHRD – UNFPA. She is also the ex- president of Home Science Association of India.

Dr Anjali Karolia

She is the Head, Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. She has been awarded with Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society for her meritorious service in education. She has guided over 30 masters and 4 doctoral dissertations.

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