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Institute of Home Science

Department / Institute Contact Information

Director

Dr. Bharti Singh

 

Address

Institute of Home Science, Khandari Road, Agra

 

Phone

0562-2524465
9319114266

 

Email

director.ihscagra@gmail.com

About Department

The Institute of Home Science located at Khandari was established in 1968 and was initially christened as Institute of Household Art and Home Science. In the beginning B,A,[Household Art] and B.Sc.[ Home Science] courses of two years were pursued.       In 1970, M.A.[ Household Art] and M.Sc.[ Home Science] courses were introduced.
Department of Home Science Extension Education at Bachelors Degree level was established in the year 1972-73 under the Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. 
The nomenclature of discipline of ‘HOME SCIENCE’ was adopted in accordance to the common pattern suggested by the UGC visiting committee. In 1980 the institute was renamed as INSTITUTE OF HOME SCIENCE. Accordingly the faculty of Home Science was created in Agra University with the new statutes in 1980 with the five departments namely-

A. Department of Home Science Education and Extension.
B. Department of Foods and Nutrition.
C. Department of Child Development.
D. Department of Clothing and Textiles.
E. Department of Home Management.
 In the year 1995 the nomenclature of the degrees was changed to Bachelor of Home Science [B.Sc.] and Master of Home Science [M.Sc. General and M.Sc. Specialization] 
Keeping in view the national trend in home science education, the nomenclature of the following departments was also renamed:

  • Department of Home Science Education and Extension renamed as Department of Extension Communication & Management (ECM).
  • Department of Child Development was renamed as Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).
  • Department of Clothing and Textiles renamed as Department of Textiles and Appareal Designing (TAD).
  • Department of Home Management renamed as Department of Family Resource Management (FRM).

Doctoral programme was introduced in 1980.
Specialization at Post Graduate Level was introduced in1988 in the three departments namely:

  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Home Science Extension Communication & Management

Main features of our Institute

  • Multi-disciplinary approach-Subjects related to Basic Sciences, Social Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences along with Major Areas of Home Science [Home Science Extension Education, Human Development and Family Studies. Textiles and Clothing, Family Resource Management, Foods and Nutrition].
  • The pattern of education is fully semesterised. The academic year is divided into two semesters, each semester having 6 months and minimum 100 working days. The semester system   offers   to   each student individual   attention of the teachers and   facilitates the students all round development. It calls for active participation of all students in the learning process.
  • Students Club-aims at promoting competence among students and their overall personality development. Various activities are organized like-different competitions [debate, rangoli, dance, poster etc.]. Cultural programmes, group discussions and many other activities. The Students Club consists of elected/nominated members from the Institute. A staff student advisor and a co- student advisor who are members of the same Institute guide and assist the students.

Directors

  • Dr.[Ms.] P.H.Ramaseshan - Founder Director of the Institute.
  • Professor Uma Nag  
  • Professor [Mrs.] Sathyawati Pandey Rahgir.
  • Professor [Mrs.] Hiru Kumar
  • Professor Promila Sharma
  • Professor Bharti Singh - Present Director

 

Faculties

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Name

Dr. Bharti Singh
Dr. Neeta Chopra
Dr. C. Chandra
Dr. Sunanda Khanna 
Dr. Archana Singh
Ms. Sanghmitra Gautam
Dr. Saleem Javed
Dr. Ankita Gupta
Dr. Aehla Gakhar

 

Designation

Director, Professor 
Professor
Assistant Professor (sl.g.)
Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor

 

Qualifications

M.Sc ( H.Sc. ) Ph.D
M.Sc ( H.Sc. ) Ph.D
M.Sc ( H.Sc. ) Ph.D
M.Sc ( H.Sc. ) Ph.D 
M.Sc, Ph.D
M.Sc
M.Sc, Ph.D
M.Sc, Ph.D
M.Sc, Ph.D

Courses

Courses Name


B.H.Sc

 

Syllabus


 

Duration


3 years

 

Minimum – Eligibility

Intermediate/10+2 Arts, Science and + with minimum 45% for general category and with relaxation of 5% for reserved category. Reservation norms as per university rules

 

Admission Procedure

Merit basis

 

No of Seats


120

M.H.Sc. [General]

 

 

2 years

 

B.H.Sc. / B. Sc [Home Science] with minimum 50% for general category and with relaxation of additional 5% for reserved category. Reservation norms as per university rules.

 

 

Merit,
Entrance Test and Interview

 

 

25

 

M.H.Sc. [Specialization]

H.Sc. Ext. Edu, Foods and Nutrition, Child Development

     

2 years

 

B.H.Sc. / B. Sc [Home Science] with minimum 50% for general category and with relaxation of additional 5% for reserved category. Reservation norms as per university rules.

 

Merit,
Entrance Test and Interview

 

3+3+3 in each area of Specialization

PhD

 

 

Minimum 2 years

 

 

M.H.Sc.Specialisation in the respective area of Home Science

 

 

Entrance Test

 

 

Maximum 8 as per eligiblity Research Guide

 

         

 

Training Program

(i). Entrepreneurship Development-21 Days
(ii).Food Cookery, Bakery and Food Preservation -1 Month, Internship for 6 months in Dept. of Dietetics.
(iii).Textile Designing-15 Days