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Home Science

Brief History of Department:

The Department of Home Science was established in the year 2002 under the Faculty of Arts, University of Lucknow and initially a Two Years Post Graduate Degree Course in M.A. (Home Science) under self-financing scheme from the academic session 2002-03 was started.

The subject of Home Science was first introduced at under-graduate level by opening classes in B.A. (Home Science) in the ensuing academic session 2003-04 and B.A. II and B.A. III classes were opened in subsequent academic sessions of 2004-05 and 2005-06.

The tremendous response and encouraging number of students showing interest in the advance subjects of Home Science provided further strength to the department to start an “Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics” commencing from the academic session 2006-07.

From the academic session 2007-08, a new course “Advance Diploma in Food Processing” started under Institute of Rural Development is being taken up at the department. There was very good response for this course and 18 students were admitted for this session. 

Faculty and Staff position

:

S.No. Name Designation
  Dr. Meera Singh Assistant Professor
  Dr. Sonia Anand Assistant Professor
  Dr. Devina Sahai Assistant Professor

The present strength of students in each class is as given below:

  • B.A. I – 30
  • B.A. II – 28
  • B.A. III – 28
  • M.A. I Semester – 40
  • M.A. III Semester - 38
  • Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics -13 students
  • Ph.D. -  26

The department has also been provided with a laboratory (for all the five disciplines of Home Science) and library facilities (with approximately 2200 books, journals, etc). From the academic session 2007-08, Home Science students are being given computer exposure with a view to enable them to fetch latest information in the subject related fields.

The University has introduced semester system in all Home Science courses from the academic session of 2006-07 where the students will have option to chose their elective disciplines viz. Child Development, Food and Nutrition, Extension and Communication, Textile and Clothing and Family Resource Management and in the 3rd and 4th semesters they will have 5 papers in each discipline.

The students are required to submit Dissertations in M.A.II as essential requirement for the award of the Master’s Degree.

Owing to the latest syllabus taken-up at the department, every year students are qualifying for UGC/NET/JRF Examination.

The Syllabus was reviewed recently in consultation with the affiliated Colleges, UGC guidelines and students. It was decided to continue the present Syllabus.

The students are required to submit Dissertations in P.G. Course and in the P.G. Diploma course arrangements are made for their internship. The department is planning to arrange for campus selection with reputed Medical Institutions, Hospitals, Food Processing Industries, etc to make the P.G. Diploma Courses more inclined towards jobs.

More than 20 students from the department qualified for NET/JRF in different years.

To get the Feedback from the Students and to maintain the serene environment at the Department, the Grievance Cell takes necessary actions from time to time.

The entire activities of the department are being managed by Contractual Assistant Professor (03), guest faculty lecturers, two class III and one Class IV employee of the university and one casual employee on daily wage basis.

Along with the teaching activities, department was entrusted with the responsibility of implementing a Capacity Building Project on Street Food Services, sponsored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

The extra-curricular activities organized by the department were liked by one and all. The last event ‘Healthy Food Festival’ organized on the occasion of World Food Day was attended by more than 3000 visitors and was widely praised and covered by the print and electronic media.

The Three Day training programme for Women and Students organized from 6-8 October, 2016.

The National Conference on ‘Food Safety and Consumer Awareness’ organized in collaborative mode.