Institute of Home Economics (IHE) Delhi, is a  public institution established in 1961 to cater the women’s education in India. The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses in the field of Home Science that include Nutrition, Fashion, Education, etc. It is a girl’s college and admissions are offered on cut off basis for UG courses and entrance based admission for PG and Doctoral Courses. 

Institute of Home Economics Admission 2020 Dates 

Registration Begin for UG / PG Courses 20 Jun, 2020
Last Date to Apply for PG Courses 18 Jul, 2020
Class XII Marks Updation Last Date 09 Aug, 2020 – 05 Oct, 2020
Last Date for UG Registration 31 Aug, 2020
First Cutoff Release Date 10 Oct, 2020
Admission Against First Cutoff 12 Oct, 2020 – 14 Oct, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline (First List) 16 Oct, 2020 (Upto 11:59 p.m.)
Second Cutoff Release Date 17 Oct, 2020
Second List Fee Payment Last Date 19 Oct, 2020 – 21 Oct, 2020
Third Cutoff Release Date 24 Oct, 2020
Fourth Cutoff Release Date 31 Oct 2020
Fifth Cutoff Release Date 07 Nov, 2020
Special Cut off Released 23 Nov, 2020
Admission in Special Cutoff 24 Nov, 2020 – 25 Nov, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment 27 Nov, 2020
Admission Against Sixth Cutoff  30 Nov, 2020 – 2 Dec, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (6th Cutoff Admission) 4 Dec, 2020
Admission Against Seventh Cutoff (If Released)  7 Dec, 2020 – 9 Dec, 2020
Last Date for Fee Payment (7th Cutoff Admission) 11 Dec, 2020

Institute of Home Economics Cut Off 2020

Courses  Cutoff List 1 (Gen) Cutoff List 2 (Gen) Cutoff List 3 (Gen) Cutoff List 4 (Gen) Cutoff List 5 (Gen) Total Fee 
B.A. (Hons.) Journalism 94 93.50 92.5 90 Closed INR 34,750
B.Sc (Hons.) Food Technology 94 92.3 91 88 87.33 INR 28,890 
B.Sc (Hons.) Home Science 83.50 82 79 75 Closed INR 28,890 
B.Sc (Hons.) Microbiology 94.33 93 92 89 Closed INR 28,890 
B.Sc (Pass) Home Science 83 82 78 74 72.50 INR 28,890 

Institute of Home Economics Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1961 | Public (Autonomous)
Affiliated to Delhi University
Accreditation NAAC, UGC
Courses offered UG and PG
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Entrance test Common Entrance Test 2020(for B.EL.ED.) Entrance Test 2020(for M.Sc. and Ph.D.)
Application mode Online
Scholarship  Yes
Official Website

Institute of Home Economics Courses

The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs for several courses/specializations. The table shown below indicates the numbers of courses offered with their eligibility:

Course Duration Eligibility
B.Sc.(Pass) in Home Science 3 years Intermediate graduate in PCM/PCB/BT with at least 40% OR
B.Sc.(Hons) Home Science (Food & Nutrition, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Development Communication & Extension, Fabric & Apparel Science, and Resource Management & Design Application) Intermediate graduate in PCB/PCBT with at least 50% And 50% in the English Language
B.Sc.(Hons) in Microbiology and Food Technology 3 years Intermediate graduate in PCM/PCB with at least 55% and 50% in English Language
B.Sc.(Hons) in Biochemistry 3 years Intermediate graduate in PCM or CBM with at least 55% and 50% in English Language
B.A(Hons) in Journalism 3 years Intermediate graduate with at least 45% and 50% in English Language
B.A.El.Ed 4 years Intermediate graduate with at least 50% total aggregate
M.Sc. in Food & Nutrition 2 years Home Science Pass/Hons graduates with at least 55%
M.Sc. In Fabric & Apparel Science 2 years Home Science Hons graduates with at least 55%
PG Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health 1 year B.Sc.(Hons)/(Pass)/ Home-science graduates with 55% and 50% in main subject
PG Diploma in Health and Social Gerontology 1 year B.A/B.Sc/Pass or Hons graduates with 50%

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Institute of Home Economics Admissions

As the Institute of Home Economics comes under the University of Delhi, admission to each course will be done according to the Admission Committee of DU. Also, the college provides courses to only female students, applicants seeking admissions to IHE have to:-

  • Visit the centralized website of DU (
  • Register themselves for their choice of courses
  • Candidates can also choose to apply to NCWEB
  • Enter DU Login credentials and fill the form
  • Payment of the online registration fee needs to be paid as per the course and category

After the completion of filling Delhi University application form, applicants are advised to wait till the release of IHM first cutoff. Once cutoff is released on the portal of DU UG admission, the eligible applicants shall:-

  • Take the printout of IHM Admission form
  • Attach all the required document
  • Approach to the venue as per course
  • Get verified your admission from officers at IHM
  • Pay admission fee as per the course once admission is confirmed by the department

Institute of Home Economics releases only five cutoff lists, afterward the college releases category wise cutoffs only if limited seats are left.

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Institute of Home Economics Placements

The college has an active placement cell for the past few years. It has proved to be helpful for students to find numerous employment opportunities in several fields. The Placement Cell at IHE aims to abolish the distance between the industry and academics, keeping it in mind the cell conducts interviews with big recruiters and prepares students to face them confidently.

Some of the Major Recruiters 

Top courses that provide a maximum percentage of placements are M.Sc. and B.Sc.(Hons) In Fabric & Apparel Science, B.A.El.Ed, B.Sc.(Hons) Home Science in Food & Nutrition, Development Communication & Extension, and more. Placement cell grooms students from different courses for getting the best recruitment in top-notch companies like VLCC, Radnite, Orient Craft Ltd., Fabindia, and Nutri Health, Pae Empro, Pathways World School, Nitra and more.

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Institute of Home Economics Facilities

  • Library: Presently the library has a collection of 22,500 resource materials which includes textbooks, reference books, and thesis and back volumes of journals in the field of Home Science. The Library subscribes to 40 National and International Journals. The Library also has a Book Bank with 615 volumes.
  • Computer Lab: The Institute has three computer labs equipped with 120 computers loaded with the latest software and internet connectivity for use by students, research scholars, and faculty. Many classes of under-graduates and post-graduate students that require the use of computers are held in the computer lab.
  • Gymnasium: The college has an Air Conditioned Gymnasium, well equipped with the latest equipment to cater to the needs of students interested in fitness workouts. A Four Station Gym, Cross Trainer, Sports Treadmills, Steppers, Rowing Machine, Leg exerciser, Horse, Height & Weight Scale, Gym Balls, and Weight Section are available in the Gym.
  • Canteen: A favorite hangout of the students during college hours is the college canteen where a wide variety of snacks and beverages are available at affordable prices. The canteen has been renovated this summer with an increased seating capacity for students to sit and eat or chat with their friends. 

Institute of Home Economics FAQs

Ques. How many UG courses are offered at the Institute of Home Economics (IHE)? 

Ans. IHE offers Seven UG courses BSc.(Hons.) Home Science BSc. (Pass) Home Science BSc.(Hons.) Microbiology BSc. (Hons.) Biochemistry BSc. (Hons.) Food Technology BA(Hons.) Journalism Bachelor of Elementary Education.

Ques. If I have done my XII from Humanities, can I still apply for BSc(Hons.) Home Science?

Ans. Basic eligibility for admission in Home Science (Hons.) requires at least anyone subject from Science stream (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology). 

Ques. Do I need to send a hard copy of the form? 

Ans. No, you don‘t need to send the hard copy of the form. If required, you will be notified. 

Ques. How many UG courses are offered at the Institute of Home Economics (IHE)?

Ans. IHE offers Seven UG courses

  • BSc.(Hons.) Home Science
  • BSc. (Pass) Home Science
  • BSc.(Hons.) Microbiology
  • BSc. (Hons.) Biochemistry
  • BSc. (Hons.) Food Technology
  • BA (Hons.) Journalism
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education

Ques Can I apply in multiple programs/courses in an online form? 

Ans. Yes, you may select all programs/courses of your interest through a single online registration form. It is important to note that you can apply in all merit-based as well as entrance based courses through the same online application.