COLLEGE OF HOME SCIENCE, GUNTUR


The Faculty of Home Science has restructured its curriculum to orient the courses of UG programme to develop much required skills and self employment to enhance community development. Theprogramme is designed to encompass a unique field of knowledge with comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach from various domains. The four year undergraduate degree programme B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science with two years of core courses in Home Science subjects and two years of department specific courseswas revamped with new curriculum to offer B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science withthree years of core courses and one year of student READY programme from the academic year 2016-17.The Community Science is a holistic course which aims at all-round development of students who choose to pursue professional career in the field of community development.

The College of Home Science that was established in the year 2013 with an intake of 25 students has enhanced its student strength to 83 from the academic year 2016-17. From the academic year 2018-19, the admission forUG programme in Community Science will be open for both boys and girls.

The curriculum concentrates on 5 core areas (Departments)

1. Food Science and Nutrition (FSNT)
2.Apparel and Textiles (APTX)
3. Resource Management and Consumer Sciences (RMCS)
4. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
5. Extension Education and Communication Management (EECM)
            With increasing awareness towards health, safety, nutrition and changes in the life style of the society, there is a growing demand for employment opportunities for the Community Science graduates.

I. Teaching

  In Community Sciencecurriculum, various core and elective courses are offered by all five departments during the first three years of study. TheFifth Dean’s Committee has recommended an initiative of the Government, viz., Student READY(Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana) Programme to be implemented in the Fourth year of UG programme. At College of Home Science the following three modules of Student READY programme are offered in the fourth year.


1) First Semester     – Internship
                                 – Rural Awareness Work Experience Programme

2) Second Semester – Experiential Learning Programme

Core courses:

            Core Courses offered by the five departments during I, II, III years of degree programme are:

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Principles of Human Nutrition                                     
  • Food Science and Processing                                       
  • Community Nutrition and Education                         
  • Food and Nutrition Policy and Agriculture                
  • Normal Nutrition                                                            
  • Food Standards and Quality Control                           
  • Clinical Nutrition                                                             
  • Therapeutic Nutrition                                                     
  • Food Analysis                                                                  
  • Food Hygiene and Sanitation                                       

 

  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Textile Science and Fabric Care
  • Fundamentals of Clothing Construction
  • Techniques of Fabric Construction
  • Textile Finishes
  • Retailing and Merchandizing- Textiles and Apparel 
  • Garment and Accessory Designing
  • Traditional Textiles and Costumes of India
  •  Resource Management and Consumer Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Art and Design
  • System Dynamics and Management of Resources
  • Financial Management and Consumer Education
  • Housing and Space Management
  • Ergonomics and Appropriate Technologies
  • Residential and Commercial Space Design 
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management

 

  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Fundamentals of Human Development
  • Life Span Development -I
  • Life Span Development-II
  • Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Education
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics
  • Family Counselling and Welfare
  • Children with Developmental Challenges
  • Extension Education and Communication Management
  • Extension and Rural Development
  • Programme Development for Rural Families
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Extension Training Management
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Diffusion and Adoption of Homestead Technologies

Elective courses:
            Along with core courses, the students are also offered “Elective Courses” one each in the first and second semesters of III Year.

  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Diet and Nutrition Counselling
  •  Food Preservation and Storage
  •  Food Service and Hospitality Management
  • Nutraceuticals and Health Foods
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Apparel Designing Technique-Flat Pattern and Draping
  •  Fashion Illustrations
  • Computer Aided Designing - Pattern Designing
  • Principles of Textile Designing
  • Apparel Production Management
  • Resource Management and Consumer Sciences
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  •  Event Management
  •  Interior Design and Decoration
  • Computer Aided Interior Designing
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Young Children
  • Education and Counseling of Parents and Community
  •  Early Childhood Care, Education and Management
  •  Developmental Assessment of Young Children
  • Extension Education and Communication Management
  • Print and Electronic Journalism
  •  Instructional Video Production
  •  Public Relations and Social Marketing
  •  Web Designing and Multimedia Production

Student READY programme:

Internship:

For internship, the students are placed in various institutions related to their area of interest. The internship programme not only hones the professional skills of the students in pursuing higher education but also gives a competitive edge for future employment.

Rural Awareness Work Experience (RAWE) Programme:

During RAWE Programme the students handle problems related to rural families by staying in villages and extend their knowledge to improve the standard of living in rural areas.

Experiential Learning Programme (ELP):


  In ELP the students gain hands-on experience in various core areas of their study. The ELP would be undertaken in “Business mode” and the students “Earn while they learn”.


II. Research

The Faculty of Home Science continues its efforts in research in the following areas:

1. Standardization and popularization of millets
2. Community nutrition and education
3. Clinical Nutrition
4. Fabrication of Non-Woven textiles
5. Value addition through dyeing and printing
6. Adoption of traditional designs
7. Interior designing and space management
8. Drudgery reduction technologies in Home and Farm sectors 
9. Ergonomic issues
10. Early Childhood Education
11. Intervention for special Children
12. Issues related to elderly
13. ICT based Extension Services
14. Documentation of technologies
15. Gender studies

III. Extension Activities


            The Faculty of Home Science undertakes various Extension activities through conducting need based training programmes in adopted villages, consultancy services and transfer of Homestead technologies through electronic and print media.

The College of Home Science runs four counselling centers namely

1. Diet Counselling Center
2. Child Guidance and Family Counseling Center (ALAMBANA)
3. Interior Design Solutions
4. Consumer Guidance and Counselling Center


IV. Linkages with line departments

  • Department of Women Development and Child Welfare
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disabled welfare
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Food Processing and Technology
  • Weavers Service Center
  • Readymade Garments unit
  • Textiles Committee
  • District consumer Forum
  • Department of Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies
  • Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.    (NEDCAP)
  • Print and electronic media
  • Extension Institutes of SAU’s and ICAR

V. Career Opportunities for Community Science Graduates

    • Academicians
    • Researchers
    • Extension Officers
    • Project Officers and Supervisors of Women Development & Child Welfare
      Programmes
    • Designers
    • Consultants & Freelancers
    • Media managers
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Quality Control Managers
    • Public Relation Officers