Career in home science is among the popular options in India. Education through various courses has created a number of opportunities in the field of home science.

Careers in Home Science

Home science is both an art and science that deals with various aspects of housekeeping. It is not just restricted to food or nutrition, but also covers hygiene, economics, child development, sociology, family relations, community living, clothing, textiles, dietetics and housekeeping. A person opting for a career in this field needs to have a logical mind along with realistic approach, and a balanced attitude. Creativity with artistic visualization is also necessary. Rise in awareness related to health, diet, and lifestyle has resulted in more inclination towards the field of home science. More and more people are opting for building a career in this field.

Course Details
One can opt for a career in the field of home science after 10+2 or graduation. Numerous programs are available at both under graduate as well as at post graduate levels. In order to pursue Bachelorís program in home science, minimum qualification required is 10+2 with biology or home science as a subject of study. For post graduate degree/diploma program, one needs to have a graduation degree in any field. Preference is given to candidates with a Bachelorís degree in home science.

Career Prospects
People who have done a course in home science can work in the field of production, tourism or service. Postgraduates in the field of home science can opt for teaching. Scholars of home science can also work as nutrition consultants, research assistants, food scientists, demonstrators or food analysts. Career option in sales promotion of food products, baby foods, and ready to cook foodstuffs is also there. One can be absorbed in food preservation production unit of any hotel, tourist resort, restaurant, food industry.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Several institutes all over India offer specialized training and comprehensive education. D.K Government College for Women (Andhra Pradesh), Assam Agricultural University, (Assam), Lady Irwin College, (New Delhi), Institute of Home Science, (New Delhi), S.M Patel College of Home Science, (Gujarat), Nirma Niketan Home Science College, (Maharashtra), Ginni Devi Modi Girls (P.G) College, (Uttar Pradesh), Viharilal College Of Home Science, (West Bengal), Jwari Devi Birla Institute of Home Science, (West Bengal), Sri Vithalbhai Thackersey College of Home Science, (Maharashtra), Seth P.T. Mahila College of Arts and Home Science, (Gujarat) and Holy Cross Home Science College, (Tamil Nadu) are some of the renowned institutions for courses in home science.

A person, who desires to pursue a career in this field, can expect a salary between Rs. 10, 000-Rs15000 per month in the beginning. With experience, one can earn more income.

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