Home Science

The traditional definition of home science is the study of subjects required for one to become a good home maker – taking care of the heath and welfare of people at home. However, it has now become a more inclusive subject covering lifestyle studies and applied technologies required for good living and better quality of life – at home as well as everywhere else

It has become a field of interdisciplinary studies, making use of the three main domains of knowledge - namely physical sciences, life sciences and social sciences. The Honours Bachelor Degree course offered by the Department under the new Four Year Undergraduate Programme of Delhi University includes the study five different streams of Home Science namely


You may click on the above hyperlinks to read more about the objectives of each of these streams as well as the details of the faculty members and papers taught under each of these streams. Information about the Discipline II courses offered under these streams will also be published soon in these pages


Four Year Bachelor Programme with Honours in Home Science

The Discipline I course in Home Science is structured to provide you with relevant foundational knowledge and the required specialisations as well as advanced learning skills

Discipline I course in Home Science is designed to prepare you for a variety of career and self employment opportunities

  • A course focused on good living and quality of life.
  • Provides integrated education in physical and social sciences and applied technologies.
  • Creates the foundation for teaching at schools.
  • Prepares you for careers in Food and Nutrition, Fashion Industry, Family and Child Welfare, Resource Management.
  • Equips you for roles in NGOs, retail, media industry
  • Enables you to become the best home makers
  • Makes you eligible for postgraduate education in multiple disciplines

It also offers opportunities for acquiring further specialisation or taking up post graduate education

  • Bhagini Nivedita College also offers Home Science related Discipline II courses for acquiring specialisation
  • Home Science Discipline also offers Applied Courses that aim at preparing you for jobs and self employment
  • Applied courses in Home Science include Physiology and Promotive Health, Fashion Retail and Trend Analysis, Healthy Cuisine, Human Rights & Family Empowerment
  • For proficiency in any field, students may do a Masters in that discipline, as Home Science is a professional course

The outline of the Discipline I Home Science course is given below. The papers indicated below are over and above the foundation courses, which are common for all students

Areas of Specialisation Studies
Food and Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Nutrition For Children and Adolescents
  • Nutrition for Adults and Elderly
Fashion Design and Textile Science
  • Fabric and Apparel Science
  • Fashion Design Development
  • Indian Textile Heritage
Human Development
  • Human Development
  • Human Development: A Topical Approach
  • Development in Adolescence & Adulthood
Communication & Mass Media
  • Dynamics of Human Communication
  • Communication Systems & Mass Media
  • Participatory Development & Training
Resource Management & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Space Planning and Design
  • Personal Finance & Consumer Studies
Areas of Foundation Studies
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Issues and Concerns in Sociology and Psychology
Areas of Advanced Learning Skills
Research Methodology & Project Work

You may download the full syllabus Home Science Discipline I course from here

Ongoing Courses Offered under the old B.A. Programme


Discipline Courses

Application Course

  • III year – Nutrition & Health

Faculty members

Dr. Charru Sharma M.Sc.(Child Development) PhD Reader 
Ms. Anupama Agarwal M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition) Sr. Lecturer
Ms. Punita Sethi M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition) Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Rachna Mohan M.Sc. (Textiles & Clothing) PhD Reader ( Teacher in charge)
Ms. Parminder Sehgal M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition) Sr. Lecturer (On deputation to DU)
Ms. Ritu Jain M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition) Lecturer (Ad-hoc)