Home Science

Home Science


Taking up Home Science ……………… Want to be a housewife? This is a very  common notion that home science students have to deal with. Home management is not confined to home but forms the foundation of a challenging profession. Home science is both a science and an art related to modern housekeeping. Home science means managing home with the help of science. Home science as a field of study built upon many disciplines to accomplish and maintain the betterment of the family. Home Science covers knowledge of

  • Biology
  • Health
  • Human Physiology
  • Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences


Some areas of specialization in Home Science are:

  • Family resource management
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Home economics
  • Home science extension education
  • Human development
  • Textile and clothing

Nature Of Work

Home Science graduates develop professional skills for a wide range of jobs related to

·    Child rearing

·    Consumer affairs

·    Cooking and preservation

·    Education and research

·     Equipment used in the home

·     Family problems and community work

·     Family resource management

·     Home management

·     Interior decoration and space management

·     Nutrition and health

·     Textile and clothing

Personality Qualities

There are certain personal qualities that you need to possess

  • Ability to express oneself & an interest in social situations
  • Ability to interact comfortably with all kinds of people
  • Above average intelligence
  • Aesthetic
  • Analytical mind
  • Creative
  • Interest in social situations
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Organizing ability
  • Practical approach
  • Practicality
  • Rational approach
  • Realistic approach
  • Scientific aptitude
  • Scientific capabilities
  • Self –management skills

Educational Requirements

Students can opt for Home science after HSC. The study of Home Science includes theoretical and practical training . Students can specialize in various subjects which caters to their interest at the graduation level in Home Science. After completing Bsc (Home science) one can opt for Msc (Home science) specializing in one discipline.


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