QUESTION1 When was the Department established?
ANSWER1 1995
QUESTION2 What are the programs offered by the Department of Home Science and  duration of each?
B.Sc. Hons Home Science-3 years (Six Semester)/

4 years (Eight Semester)

B.Sc. Pass Course (Elective)-3 years (Six Semester)/

4 years (Eight Semester)-2 years (Four Semester)

Ph.D.-Admission through RET 6 months Course work
Commencement of Research after approval of Research Plan Proposal by Research Advisory Committee.   
Value Added courses-One Year : Certificate

Two Years: Diploma
Three Year : Advanced Diploma
One Year : Certificate
(Annual Programmes)

QUESTION3   What are the eligibility criteria for programs offered by the Department of Home Science ?

B.Sc. Hons Home Science-Open for all Streams

B.Sc. Pass Course (Elective)-Open for all Streams

Post Graduate Level-Foods and Nutrition: (B.Sc with Home Science/ B.Sc (Hons) Home Science, B.Sc with Clinical Dietetics. Nutrition and Dietetics as one of the electives, B.Sc Family and Community Sciences with Hons in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics or Food Science and Quality Control, B.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics / Public Health Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition Programme/  B.Sc Food Technology B.Sc with any three subjects (Basic Nutrition/ Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology/ Graduation in Science with Advance Diploma in COSD Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics or Food Science and Quality Control.

Human Development: B.Sc with Home Science/ BSc (Hons) Home Science/ B.Sc with Psychology or Human Development as one of the Electives/ B.Sc BEd, COSD-Early Childhood Education/ Guidance and Counselling/ Graduation in Science with PG diploma in ECCE or Counselling and Family Therapy

PhD-Open for all Streams

Value added courses-Open for all Stream.

QUESTION4 What is the scope for Higher Studies after B.Sc (H) Home Science or Clinical Dietetics as one of the electives at the Undergraduate level?
ANSWER4 The students can pursue in variety of Masters Programmes.
QUESTION5 What are the skills imparted to students and further opportunities?

The students can B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science-Apply for specialization further in any one field -
Foods and Nutrition. Human Development and Clothing and Textiles.
BSc Elective
Can pursue their career further as an entrepreneurField of Nutrition Diet Counseller
Clothing and Textiles- Boutique etc
Human Development- Pre School, Counsellor/ Consultant

Ø  Apply for a Masters Programme in Foods and Nutrition

Pursue career as an assistant to dieticians in hospitals or health care clinics
Ø  Apply for Masters Programme in Foods and Nutrition

o   Pursue career as a Food Analyst

o   Start up their own entrepreneurial venture and design and develop innovative recipes

Ø  Apply for Master in Human Development

Apply for Master in ECF.

The Foods and nutrition PG students can :
  • Nutrition counsellor in WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, UNESCO, NITI AYOG projects, etc.
  • School, college or University teachers.
  • Dietitians or a  Nutritionist in Hospitals, Health Care clinics,
  • Clinical Dietitian
  •  Community Dietitian
  • Human Development :
  • Social Worker/ Programme Coordinator (Govt or NGOS like UNICEF, CRY, NIPCCD, NCPCR, SCPCR etc)
  • Special educator, Preschool teacher, Curriculum planner, Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Care taker of elderly in-home or hospitalized
  • Prenatal or post natal counselor
  • Start up  own NGO
Clothing and Textiles: 
  • Fashion Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Catalog designer
  • Print developer
  • CAD designer Academician
  • Researcher
  • Fashion
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion Entrepreneur
QUESTION6  Is there any provision for an Industrial interface for students?
ANSWER6 The internship is an integral component of the curriculum and students pursue it in various institutions like Food Analysis Lab, Hospitals under Registered Dietitians, and NGOs like UNICEF, CRY and Save the Children. NIPCCD and Government Organizations like NCPCR, Niti Ayog, Fashion Institutes, Textile and Apparel designing institutes.

This provides the hands-on practical industrial exposure to the students.
QUESTION7 Is the Curriculum designed keeping in mind Market Dynamism?
ANSWER7 The curriculum is revised and updated each year to maintain dynamism in order to prepare the students for careers. The students are well prepared for what to come when they step out of college in the corporate world.
QUESTION8 Why should you pursue Home Science from IIS (deemed to be University)?
  • ·Regular classes are held as per timetable.
  • ·Laboratories  are well equipped with instrument 
  • ·Central Library well equipped with the latest edition of books and journals as per the specialization
  • Visits are organised to Food industries etc
  • Guest lectures by eminent speakers 
  • ·Interactive sessions with successful Entrepreneurs for Industrial interface.
  • ·Students are encouraged to participate in both Intra and Inter-University competitions 
  • ·Several activities are organized year-round like Cookery competitions, Extension and Outreach activities, Demonstrations, Capacity Building sessions.
  • ·  On-campus placement drives are organized by Placement Cell of the university 
  • Research is an integral component of the curriculum at the PG level in order to ensure research-based exposure. Students are motivated to get the papers published in  journals and also participate in seminars, symposiums, workshops, and conferences and present research papers.
  •  Internship is an integral part of the curriculum for hands on experience of the students,