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Home Science

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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.

Course on “Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics” initiated 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.

Faculty and Staff position: (Sanctioned: 04; In Position: 02)

S.No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Meera Singh Assistant Professor
2 Dr. Devina Sahai Assistant Professor

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

  • B.A. I – 60
  • B.A. II – 60
  • B.A. III – 60
  • M.A. I Semester – 40
  • M.A. III Semester - 40
  • Advanced Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics - 20 students
  • Ph.D. -  Variable (as per Vacancy in Govt. Colleges)

The department has also been provided with a laboratory (for all the five disciplines of Home Science) and library facilities (with approximately >1500 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 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.

Since, 2020-21 for M.A. Course CBCS was introduced and since 2021-22 Syllabus for B.A. Course was updated as per NEP-2020. 

The students are required to submit Dissertations in M.A. (Final) 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 New Syllabus is now being followed by more than 240 affiliated Colleges offering B.A. (Home Science) and 49 affiliated Colleges offering M.A. (Home Science).

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

More than 30 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 (02), one class III and two Class IV employees of the university and one casual employee on daily wage basis.

Along with the teaching activities, department sucessfully completed 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 are liked by one and all. The events like ‘Healthy Food Festival’ organized on the occasion of World Food Day were attended by more than 3000 visitors and was widely praised and covered by the print and electronic media.

Training programme for Women and Students are organized from time to time.

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