College of Home Science, Hyderabad.


Faculty of Home Science is one among the three faculties of Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University .The Agricultural universities that were established in the country on Land Grant pattern of United States were not only responsible for the development of agriculture, but also for improving the quality of life of rural families. With this responsibility, Home Science was also included as a component in agricultural universities. Family is recognized as an institution responsible for human resource development making optimum use of all available resources. Consequently the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in its model act, made a definite provision for Home Science in Agricultural universities in India. As a result the College of Home Science which was under the control of Technical Education Department was transferred to the Agricultural University in the year 1964.

Home Science education though initially developed and built around urban house wife is aimed to train a person to develop him/her as a better consumer. With the advent of Agricultural universities, the concept has changed and the main focus now is to make the curriculum more relevant to rural family with emphasis on intra family resources since rural family is considered not only as a consumption unit but also as a production unit. Home science education, therefore was considered as a discipline which could bridge the gap between the science and its application and which could meet the needs of the family through efficient management. Keeping this philosophy in view the home science faculty started functioning with an aim to enhance the standard of individuals in general and rural families in particular through teaching, research and extension activities. The main focus is on empowerment of woman and girl child in rural and urban households through self employment which would help them to become better resource managers and contribute towards rural development.

The faculty started functioning with one college at Saifabad, Hyderabad. Another college was started at Bapatla, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh in the year 1983. A Postgraduate and Research Centre was started in the University campus at Rajendranagar during the year 1985.

The academic programme in the Faculty is endowed with well competent staff in all departments who are well qualified with a doctoral degree in the irrespective area of specialization. Most of the Staff members have undergone advanced training both domestic and overseas. The faculty is highly reputed having due recognition at national and international level in the areas of teaching, research and extension. Both national and international organizations have supported several research projects by taking the expertise of the faculty. The faculty is also extending consultancy services to the developing institutions both inland and abroad.

Faculty of Home science gives personal attention to each student and records their progress. It has also been interacting with various industries, organizations and line departments continuously with a view to provide excellent career opportunities to students during and after completion of their degree requirements. The pedagogy is highly interactive between the faculty and the students. The faculty comprises five departments, i.e

  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Resource Management & Consumer Sciences
  • Apparel & Textiles
  • Extension Education


Student Facilities & Welfare Activities:


All the five disciplines of the college have well equipped laboratories, which provide excellent hands-on experience to enhance the skills of the students so as to use their knowledge in practical applications and also in field situations.

The college has two computer labs with all facilities to orient the students to the latest information technology. During the course of study students excel in basic computing techniques and multimedia, which enhances their competency in computer Aided Designing and in presentation.


The college library is well stocked with latest text books, reference books, national and international journals, research abstracts, dissertations in the areas of all disciplines of the faculty and popular magazines, news letters, news bulletins, news papers etc. Apart from this the library also has internet and xeroxing facilities. Students also have access to the central library at the University campus.

Student Advisory System

The faculty follows an advisory system to foster healthy faculty student relationship. Under this system each staff member is assigned few students to monitor academic performance and to provide needed guidance and counselling in academic issues besides attending to the general welfare of the student.


Extracurricular Activities

Students get immense opportunities to participate in different sports, literary and cultural activities. Students participate enthusiastically in sports, games, literary and cultural events at college, intercollegiate and at interuniversity level. Day students are provided with spacious lunch room with required furniture, safe drinking water facility and individual safety lockers.

Gym Centre

To help the students develop fitness for performing efficiently, a gym centre is set up in the college. It is equipped with latest equipment that helps in the complete development of the individual.


Hostel accommodation is available to the out station students with all basic amenities. A girls hostel to accommodate 200 students is located within the college campus with modern facilities. It has two dining halls, a well designed and equipped kitchen, solar water heater, recreation facilities etc. to make the hostel stay cozy and comfortable. Post graduate students are also given hostel accommodation at the University Women's hostel, situated in main University campus at Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

Primary Health Centre

The primary aim of this centre is to provide medical facility to the students. Regular health checkups are made by a medical practitioner appointed by the college. The Primary Health Center at the University extends its medical facilities to the students and the staff.

Student Placement Cell

The placement cell provides guidance and counselling required for higher studies. It also enlightens students on appropriate available job slots. The cell explores the career opportunities for Home Science graduates and post graduates with government, NGOs, National and International organizations, industries, schools, hospitals who are working for the welfare of women, children, farmers, and farm women.

Alumni Association

Alumni Association was started in the year 1974 with an intention to provide opportunity for ex-students of the college to have interactions with each other and to involve in developmental programmes of the college.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Several fellowships and scholarships are available to help the students who are meritorious and also economically and socially backward.


Field trips

Students are exposed to different national institutes, private organizations and industries located in and around the city by conducting regular field trips as part of the practical orientation.

Educational Tours

Students are encouraged to visit other institutions within the country to get exposure to related disciplines by conducting educational tours.

Staff and student council

Senior faculty members are nominated by the Associate Dean and student representatives as members of council to interact from time to time to discuss and over come student problems.

National Service Scheme

ANGRAU is the first Agricultural University in the country to have given equal weightage to National Service Scheme (NSS) on par with other extra curricular activities like games and sports and National Cadet Corps. The undergraduate students are required to register for NSS as a non-examination one-credit course compulsorily in their first year of study. The college has two NSS Units with two programme officers who are incharge for all the activities with the overall guidance of the Associate Dean at the College level and the Dean of Student Affairs who is also NSS coordinator at the University level.

NSS volunteers regularly participate in all NSS activities. They are also required to participate in at least one NSS Special Camp of 10 days duration in a selected area and implement the programme decided based on the need or the theme prescribed by the Government. The NSS unit of the college has been the recipient of several awards over the years.


Academic Programmes:

The faculty offers:

  • Undergraduate degree programme (B.HSc-4 years )
  • Postgraduate degree programme (M. Sc- 2 years )
  • Doctoral Degree programme (Ph. D)
  • Undergraduate Diploma programme ( 1 year)
  • Postgraduate Diploma programme ( 1 year)
  • Certificate Courses (one week - 3 months)

Undergraduate Degree Programme:

Until 1999 the faculty of home science was offering 3 year B.H.Sc (rural) programme having 100 credits out of which 12 credits were devoted to production oriented courses drawn from Agriculture, Veterinary and Home science. In the course of time the need for giving more intensive skilled training in a specific area was felt necessary. Consequently the 4 year degree programme having 158 credits with specialization in different disciplines was introduced in the year 2000. The newly designed curricula aimed at building confidence among the students by equipping them with the latest knowledge and skills to steer students towards a successful career or self employment in tune with the present demand.

The following are specialisations and their concerned professional electives.

Specialisation Elective
Foods & Nutrition Nutrition and Dietetics
Human Development & Family Studies Organization and Management of Early Childhood Programmes
Resource Management & Consumer Sciences Interior Designing
Apparel & Textiles Apparel Production Management
Extension Education Journalism and Mass Communication


Students are placed in the related industry/ institute which helps them to gain hands on experience and also facilitates employment opportunity after completion of the graduate programme.

Rural Home Science Work Experience Programme

To develop human resources in the rural sector with a focus on women's development, a unique Rural Home Science Work Experience Programme (RHWEP) is implemented as part of curriculum in the 4 year Degree Programme. The RHWEP reinforces learning through experience in real life situation as the students are placed in villages for 8 weeks. This programme helps them to develop the right perspective of rural life, understand the resources, potentials, problems and constrains of the community. Students learn communication skills to disseminate the technology available which ameliorates the quality of rural life.


Eligibility Criteria:

Students with Intermediate Qualification from Biological Sciences and Mathematic streams are eligible for admission.

Post Graduate Programme:

The post-graduate programme is being offered in 4 disciplines- Foods & Nutrition, Apparel & Textiles, Resource Management and Consumer Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies. The post-graduate programme was initiated in the Department of Foods & Nutrition as early as 1968. This was followed by the introduction of the Doctoral programme in 1978.

In the disciplines of Human Development and Family studies and Resource Management and Consumer Sciences the post graduate programme was started in 1978. It was started in 1984 in the disciple of apparels and textiles. The Ph. D programme was introduced in all the three disciplines during the year 1996. To keep abreast of the latest changes that are taking place, the post graduate curriculum is revised and refined from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates of B. H. Sc with specialization in concerned fields are eligible for admission into post graduate degree programme. Candidates with M. Sc in concerned fields can seek admission in Ph. D programme.

A separate entrance examination is conducted by the University in each discipline, in which a candidate should get a minimum of 50% marks for attaining eligibility. The selection is based on merit. The fee structure is very nominal and semester based.