Home Science is defined as the study built on disciplines for gaining optimum well-being of the home and family life, within a changing society. This management is based on scientific research and knowledge that pertains to the home as well as the outside world. The subjects involved are PCB, hygiene, rural development, community living, art, food, clothing, textiles and home management etc. making Home Science a wonderful learning tool for better-living.


Aspiring students can take up Home Science as a part of their class XII curriculum. However, for taking up home science as a subject at B.Sc. level a student need to pass the 10+2 exam preferably with science subjects (physics, chemistry, biology) and at least 50% marks.

Job Prospects :

  • Production jobs - this covers food preservation, dressmaking, specialized cooking. Graduates of Home Science can go on to enter the textile business, fashion designing etc. or even work in hotels, the food industry etc.

  • TResearch jobs - these projects involve educating specific segments of the population such as mothers, farmers, and villagers on the food value of certain food items.

  • Sales jobs - sales promotion of food items (baby foods) are given to home science graduates granted they have relevant information and experience.
  • Service jobs - maintenance and supervision of house keeping departments at tourist resorts, hotels, catering facilities, restaurants etc

  • Teaching jobs - The recognized qualification for a primary school teacher is a Bachelors degree in Home Science and many postgraduates also are taken on as senior secondary school teachers and college professors.
  • Technical jobs - manufacturing industries do require home science graduates to serve as research assistants.

    Home Science students have a wide range of fields that they can enter, as the above list illustrates. Attention to customer services and nutrition is increasing at a tremendous rate, since numerous multinational firms are getting involved in these ventures. This makes a career in Home Economics very promising.

List of Institutions:
  • University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007
    B.Sc. (Home Science) Hons / PassM.Sc. Food / Nutrition
    10+2 Preference to students with Science. B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • Andhra Pradesh AgriculturalUniversity,Hyderabad - 500030
    B.Sc. (Home Science)M.Sc. Food andNutrition
    10+2 with Sc. & Entrance through written test B.Sc. (Home Science) with 7 GPA

  • Andhra University,Waltair - 530003
    B.Sc. (Home Science)M.Sc. (Home Science)
    10+2 B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • University of Bombay,MG Road Fort, Mumbai - 400032
    B.Sc. (Home science) MSc. Child Development, Food & Nutrition, Family Relation
    10+2B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • University of Poona, Ganeshkhind,411007
    B.A. (Home Science)
    Nagpur University,Nagpur - 440001
    B.Sc. Home Science M.Sc. Home Management, Nutrition, Textiles
    XII with Home Science B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • University of Calcutta, Calcutta - 700073
    B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • Jadhvpur University,PO Jadhavpur University, Calcutta - 700032
    B.Sc. (Home Science)
    M.Sc. (Home Science)
    10+2B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • University of Madras, Centenary Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai - 600005
    B.Sc. (Home Science)M.Sc. (Home Science)Child Development, Food Nutrition etc.
    10+2B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • Madurai Kamrai University, Palkaii Nagar, Madurai - 625002
    B.Sc. (Home Science)

  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141004
    B.Sc. (Home Science)M.Sc. (Home Science), Nutrition, Home Management,Child Development, Textiles
    10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology with 50% marks (only girls are allowed)

  • Punjab University,Sector - 14, Chandigarh - 160014 B.A. (Home Science)M.Sc. (Home Science)ChiId DevelopmentClothing textile & Home Management
    10+2B.Sc. (Home Science)