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.
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
Doctoral programme was
introduced in 1980.
Specialization at Post Graduate Level was introduced in1988 in the three
- 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.
- Dr. P.H.Ramaseshan - Founder Director of the Institute.
- Professor Uma Nag
- Professor Sathyawati Pandey Rahgir.
- Professor Hiru Kumar
- Professor Promila Sharma
- Professor Bharti Singh - Present Director