Career Option in Home Science

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A. Field description

The role of a homemaker has larger implications as she nurtures the family and indirectly, the society. Home Science education, designed and structured around the urban homemakers, their family and community, today encompasses the rural family with emphasis on interfamily resources due to the advent of Agricultural Universities.

B. Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

To become a Professional in the Home Science one should have a graduate degree ( B.Sc .) or at least a diploma in Home Science. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by private and government colleges in India and abroad.

Basic eligibility criteria:

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the majors can choose Bachelor degree in Home Science (B.Sc ).

Course Duration:

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

Diploma in Home Science is two years.

B.Sc (Home Science) is three years which includes the following disciplines:

  • Interior Design
  • Human Development
  • Textiles and Apparel Designing
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Science and Food Quality Control
  • Rural Development and Sociology

M.Sc (Home Science) is offered as a two year course which includes the following disciplines:

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Service Management and Dietetics
  • Interior Design and Resource Management
  • Human Development
  • Extension and Communication
  • Textiles and Fashion Apparel
  • Bio-Textiles
  • M.S.W Master of Social Work

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing Bachelor of Science in Home Science is as follows

B.Sc - Rs.20, 200/ per year - (3 Years)
M.Sc - Rs.25, 000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

C. Institutions that offer this Education

Almost all the deemed and general university offer Bachelor degree in Home Science. For details on colleges please visit

D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Some of the job openings available are in the fields as follows:

  • public or private sector,
  • Entrepreneurial unit.
  • apparel designer
  • health clubs and fitness centers
  • food processing industry
  • Research and development sector.
  • Counselors
  • Tutors etc.,
E. Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.10, 000 to Rs.18, 900 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

F. Related Links

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