Bachelor of Science in Home Science Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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B.Sc. in Home Science is a 3-year full-time undergraduate program divided across 6 semesters. Home Science is the application of science to bring home and family life in sync with changing surroundings, the program being only open to women.  Theoretical projects in each subject and lab practical are a regular feature in the academic life of a Home Science student.

Home Science may be defined as the study required to develop home or family life within a changing society, with the aid of scientific knowledge and methods. The subjects involved in making Home Science an efficient learning tool for better-living are PCB, good hygiene, efficient rural development, well community living, art, better food, clothing, textiles, and proper home management etc.

In current times, Home Science is gaining huge popularity among students owing to its wide application in industries such as food preservation, clothing, textiles and home interior decoration etc. The course is not just restricted to cooking and stitching, and is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating knowledge of social sciences, physical and biological sciences in addition to the five core areas of Communication and Extension, Human Development, Fabric and Apparel Sciences, Resource Management, and Nutrition and Food.

The course is interdisciplinary in nature, in that enrolled students are required to learn the basics of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology as part of the curriculum. A balance between scientific approach and practicality is maintained. The course focus on betterment of family and community, and candidates are taught subjects such as Nutrition and Dietetics, Child Development, Rural Community Extension, and Interior Decoration as part of the course.

The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 3,000 and 2 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 10 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.

B.Sc. in Home Science: Course Highlights

Given below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Under Graduate
Duration 3 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility 10+2
Admission Process Counselling after qualification of entrance examination
Course Fee INR 3,000 to 2,00,000
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 10 lacs

B.Sc. in Home Science: What is it about?

Home science is the science of managing the home, and includes all matters that concern the house, the family members, and their resources. This is the science of ‘better living’ and the core of the specialization is the family ecosystem. The program also deals with reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and man-made environments.

The training aims at preparing candidates for procuring maximum satisfaction for the themselves and their family members through an efficient and scientific use of available resources. Candidates are imparted advanced knowledge of the scientific procedures involved in making a home happy. The course integrates the application of various Sciences and Humanities to improve human environment, management of resources, family nutrition, and child development.

Top Institutes offering B.Sc. in Home Science

Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.

Lovely Professional University Chandigarh INR 1,95,000
BFIT Group of Institutions Dehradun INR 96,840
Lovely Professional University Jalandhar INR 1,95,000
Integral University Lucknow INR 1,60,000
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Amethi INR 9,000
Rajshree Institute of Management and Technology Bareilly INR 16,500
Vidyavati Mukundlal Girls College Ghaziabad INR 50,350
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Uttarkhand INR 3,750
NIMS School of Humanities and Social Science Jaipur INR 32,000
IFTM Moradabad INR 1,16,000
Future Institute of Management Studies Bareilly INR 19,400
Ginni Devi Modi Girls P.G. College Ghaziabad INR 17,500
Magadh University Gaya INR 13,000
Periyar University Salem INR 24,565
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur INR 41,100
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh INR 23,205

Eligibility for B.Sc. in Home Science

Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.

  • 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board.
  • Preferably Science as the stream of study
  • Qualification of a relevant entrance test in the case of some institutes.

B.Sc. in Home Science: Admission Process

Most institutes shortlist students for the course on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process may vary from college to college.

Often, a round of Personal Interview is also conducted for assessment of the candidate’s aptitude, in cases of some institutes.

Some institutes in the country also offer admission on the basis of the candidate’s obtained merit at the 10+2 level.

B.Sc. in Home Science: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester I

Environmental science
Communication extension
Extension practical
Resource management
Resource management practical
Fashion studies
Fashion studies practical

Semester II

English communications
Fundamentals of nutrition
Fundamentals of nutrition practical
Life span development I
Life span development I practical
Fundamentals of textiles
Fundamentals of textiles practical

Semester III

Physical sciences
Physical sciences practical
Life span development II
Life span development II practical
Nutrition for the family
Nutrition for the family practical

Semester IV

Life sciences
Life sciences practical
Personal finance consumer science
Personal finance consumer science practical
Communication system social change
Communication system social change practical

Semester V

DSE 1A-theory
DSE 1A- practical
DSE 2A-theory
DSE 2A-practical
DSE 3A-theory
DSE 3A-practical

Semester VI

DSE 1B-theory
DSE 1B- practical
DSE 2B-theory
DSE 2B-practical
DSE 3B-theory
DSE 3B-practical

B.Sc. in Home Science: Career Prospects

Home Science opens doors for job opportunities for successful graduates in fields such as schools and colleges, welfare organizations, hospitals, apparel merchandising, fashion journalism, restaurants, service sectors, cafeterias and counselling.

Researches are hired as Food Scientists, Demonstrators, Nutrition Consultants, and Research Assistants. Sales promotion companies involved in baby foods, foodstuffs and adult food products also employ Home Science graduates, as do manufacturing companies.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Home Science
Food Analyst They examine food samples, food service records, and other data to determine sales appeal and costs of preparing and serving meals and beverages in establishments such as restaurants, cafeterias, etc. and taste food samples to determine palatability and customer appeal. INR 4,49,000
Chef/Cook They chop vegetables, prepare meals for cooking, and weigh and measure ingredients. Cooks are responsible primarily for cooking food along with the Sous Chefs who are the Head Chef's second-in-command. These chefs cook, help out the Head Chef whenever needed, and stand in for the Head Chef during events of absence. INR 9,64,000
Health Care Worker Healthcare Workers are often responsible for the health of members of communities which may not be cared for by traditional medical institutions. They often include the uninsured, migrant workers, and immigrants. They serve people of all different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Health Workers may be responsible for ensuring that culturally diverse populations and underserved communities receive proper medical attention. INR 5,45,000
Nutrition Expert Nutritionists provide customized information for specific individuals. A Dietician or Nutritionist might advise a client with high blood pressure to use less salt when preparing meals. They work with groups of people who have similar needs. They design diet plans with limited fat and sugar to help patients lose weight. They work with other healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care. INR 6,40,000
Research Assistant Research Assistants are mostly found in the social science or laboratory setting. Research Assistants are often undergraduates looking to get credit for assisting professors in their research, and perform experiments under their supervision. Some Research Assistants might work for novel writers, reporters and other professionals that might need someone to track down information. INR 3,36,000

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Home Science) Fee Structure in India

2.64 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.84 L  (Maximum Fee)
38.57 K (Average Fee)
3.05 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES11.04 L (Maximum Fee)
83.63 K (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Home Science) Fee Structure By state

Uttar Pradesh

43.49 K
8.50 KPrivate COLLEGES1.56 L
51.04 K

Delhi NCR

42.70 K
17.71 KPrivate COLLEGES3.27 L
1.15 L

Madhya Pradesh

21.17 K
36 KPrivate COLLEGES66 K
47.03 K


22.06 K
8.94 KPrivate COLLEGES78 K
40.95 K


21.89 K
36 KPrivate COLLEGES11.04 L
1.90 L

Tamil Nadu

22.77 K
3.05 KPrivate COLLEGES1.57 L
70.02 K


17.52 K
17.71 KPrivate COLLEGES3.27 L
1.78 L


1.02 L
90 KPrivate COLLEGES1.13 L
1.01 L


43.78 K
6.69 KPrivate COLLEGES67.50 K
28.30 K


1.29 L
6.10 KPrivate COLLEGES44.19 K
25.14 K

Andhra Pradesh

18 K
6.11 KPrivate COLLEGES60 K
30.73 K


18.58 K
25.87 KPrivate COLLEGES25.87 K
25.87 K


36.12 K
60 KPrivate COLLEGES1.26 L
93 K


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24 Reviews found out of 177274

7.3 /10

College Events :

The extra curricular activities are the one thing which are promoted in the college. Many sports event keep happening in the college and also there is a sports festival every year. Every student take part in it so that they are healthy and fit. Other activities like cultural events and competitions also takes place

Course Curriculum Overview :

The faculties of the college are very good and highly educated. The college faculties never let us down in any way and involve each and every student to study. No student is left out and no biased behaviour is done. The academic department of the college is also very well organised and systematic

Placement Experience :

The college is average when it comes to the placement department. Some companies come in the college for finding interns but not all the students get internship. The college tries its best to work its contacts but other than that many students have to work hard to get a job

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9.3 /10

Placement Experience :

With home science degree first of all you can't wish for getting a 300000 rupees month salary and a decent job. I do got a job in a NGO under the food department . It was quite a decent job but the salary, was not very high. But I got a wonderful opportunity to serve people.

Campus Life :

As I said above the facilities given here was equal to the facilities of some HiFi colleges. If you check here's auditorium you will fall in love with that building. The intake capacity of the auditorium was 1000 students at a time which was way too much.

Remarks :

The fees of this College made me choose this College. The facilities provided in the college was as equal to the facilities given in the private colleges after taking lacs of fees. In just less than 10000 everyone was capable of doing their degree here.

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5.2 /10

Remarks :

I opted this college because I have a great interest in food sector and this college gave me a wider range in prospective of choices, the teachers are just excellent because in any case they are always be there as our backsuppoter which plays a great role as our spine supports our body likewise teachers supports us.I think this is what a student needs.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course is so nice as it provides a brief knowledge on every subject.Academic was excellent.The faculty of food was really nice and the exposure was really well, no industrial visit had been taken in food industry that's a drawback

Campus Life :

It's not that much good.wifi is there but with no coverage, library doesn't have enough books to be issued, equipment in labs are really good.overall it's not that bad and not that much bad auditorium is there in the college.

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7.8 /10

Admission :

First we have to register in delhi university site online. Then we have to choose the subjects/ course in which we have to do graduation, also alternatively we choose the college. Then we have to register ourselves in the following college which we want to get admission. Then when the 1st cut off come out we have to be ready with our documents like 12th n 10th mark sheet, character certificate, some passport size photographs, passing certificate and their 3-4 photocopies. I opt this course as i wanted to become nutritionist. Also it provide other career option like psychologist, in management area, fashion industry etc.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

The fee structure is feasible, it is only 27 thousand for 1st year and as the year succeed the fees structure decrease but among all the Delhi university i think our university has little high fee structure but it is worth it because of the environment they provide for studies, they have proper chairs tables and classroom also they have labs with proper equipments.

College Events :

Some events like food fest day, dj evening, celebrity evening, some social event like IWEFA. Fashion ramp walk, diwali fest/mela, sports day, teacher's day, children's day. The celebrity evening ia the biggest among all in this fest celebrities like ayushman khurrana, mohit chauhan had came in our college for their performance

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6.8 /10

Campus Life :

I college comes under girls college so there are no meals in our college. There are a lot of students from different states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipurand many other such States who join Delhi University for their higher education so yes there is a diversity in our college There are of different type of Students belonging to different race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status but we all live in the same environment in are treated equally. We have unity and girls in our college are very supportive in every way and we have a nice and calm environment.

Faculty :

The number of lectures in our course is 8 in every semester the ages and experiences of every teacher discuss some are young from around 25 year old to 40 year old who are a bit older there is no specific age for teaching The subjects provided in our course are very practical such as fashion, human resource development, resource management, communication and nutrition there are a lot of deep studies with these fields involved the lectures have their degrees and experiences in teaching and they have industry experiences and certifications accordingly.

Placement Experience :

Around 90% of the students get placements after their bachelors for masters degree A lot of students opt for masters degree from our college as well as get jobs after their bachelor's degree. There are no specific placement cells but students are appropriately placed with good companies and jobs after getting their degrees. There is no special step taken in for students to prepare for placements but they are are educated well on the same.

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9.2 /10

Placement Experience :

Yes, they do provide internship in 5 star hotels but I haven't gone yet because we get this chance in third year and I'm still in my second yearr. But I've heard about the internship from my seniors on which they said it is a life changing experience.

Admission :

I got to know about this college through my friend then I did some research about the college and I found it very interesting and my parents did too they told me that it is a very nice course and you should do it so I took admission in it.

Course Curriculum Overview :

It is a very good course it teaches you all about nutritionist, textiles, hotels, interior designing and counselling/teacher and all basic knowledge about life so we can handle situations carefully. Labs and classrooms are also fine.

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7.2 /10

Campus Life :

Our college organizes educational trips, community camps, awareness campaigns, seminars, debates etc. so students will get an idea of the culture of our college as well as they will benefit a lot by getting to know about the various skills required to help and successfully complete any seminar or campaign. The teachers encourage the students to participate in all the extra curricular activities which are organized in our college. Some seminars, workshops or debates give the winners a certificate which is good for building up an impressive resume.

Admission :

Before admission there is an entrance exam which will be held, and admit cards will be provided for the same. The entrance exam syllabus depends on the subject you are choosing to major in. General questions related to the syllabus or your area of subject will be asked in the exam. Minimum passing marks in the entrance exam as well as the 12th grade percentage are required to make your name to the merit list.

Faculty :

The faculty is just amazing. They are very helpful and supportive. Students look forward for the lectures as the staff is very experienced and share with us their point of views and stories from their college days which amuses the students. They refer us to many helpful articles and books which help us make good notes for exams. It feels good to get your education from such a talented faculty.

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9.0 /10

Remarks :

Yes the college is very good and is made very nicely. The teachers are very helpful and caring .the hostel is clean and good. All the faculty is good. The negative remark would be that there is no time management due to which the students get into trouble there is a lot of practical work to be done by students

Course Curriculum Overview :

The cources provifed are very good and interesting .a child can be sucessful if she studies here. The syllabus is easy and interesting .the exam pattern is also properly handled.there are midterm exams first and then the final exams the exams are held of both practicals and theory

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Yes the college gives scolarship every year. The scolarship form is given to children whose parents incone is low and then the form is submitted and the students are asked to bring low income certificate to verify and the students are verified and scholarships are given to them

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8.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

Academic teams and club students government the debate team the arts internships culture club volunteer work and community service the student newspaper a part time job athletic, the institute has a very well qualified and experienced faculty giving a high standard of education to the students the faculty has been actively involved in a research work which has been recognised worldwide and in public in form of publications in the respective fields the faculty also participates in National and international conferences seminars and workshops and has technical and professional affiliations

Placement Experience :

student of our college got jobs in good companies and even they did internships the college offer various causes over like fashion designing food and nutrition and resource management absolutely dissatisfied by infrastructure and facilities faculty is good and no placement

Remarks :

Because I like this College and I want to be a nutritionist and my all friends are in this college and I also want to stay with my friends and the lecturer of this college is too much good they behave like as a friend and the teaching way of the lecturer is too much good.

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8.3 /10

Placement Experience :

I got the opportunity to work in the cookery show. I worked as the garnishing senior designer and currently working as the head of design group with 30 thousands of salary for every month. I truly thank my college for providing this job to me.

Remarks :

No college ever provided placement offers for the students of home science. Everybody thinks that with home science there was no good jobs available which got completely wrong when I read about the college. They gave good job offers.

Campus Life :

An undisturbed network connection was made available for the members of the college. They gave passwords to every student during the time of admission. Bad and harmful sites were restricted from the network side for student's safety.

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