B.Sc.Home Science (Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics) is typically a three year course. Eligibility for this course is an Intermediate (10+2)in science (with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics). Clinical nutrition and dietetics studies the relationship between the body as well as food. Subjects studied under this degree are - chemistry, biochemistry, food science and technology, dairy technology and polymer chemistry etc.
People of the world are spending most of their time in offices since they are involved in inactive jobs which results in lack of exercise. This kind of life style increase the stress level. The first precautionary measure a person can take is a balanced and healthy diet. Nutritionists and dieticians have various career options. Community dietitian’s advice individuals and groups on nutritional practices intended to prevent disease and to promote good health.
B.Sc. (Home Science) is a degree course that includes the study of many disciplines such as chemistry, physics, physiology, biology, hygiene, economics, rural development, child development, sociology and family relations, community living, art, food, nutrition, clothing, textiles and home management. The duration of the course three years and the syllabus for the course is divided into six semesters.
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing a B.Sc. (Home Science) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects studied at 10+2 level.
Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course and also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their B.Sc. (Home Science) degree course. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.
Assam Agricultural University - AAU, Johrat
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh
Goa College of Home Science - GCHS, North Goa
AVK College for Women, Davanagere
To go for this course students should possess a scientific approach, be able to organize things, have aesthetic and creative ability, good communication skills, aptitude for doing practical work related to household affairs and common sense are the most suitable for it. They should have a logical mind along with realistic approach, and a balanced attitude.
They should be aware of health, diet and lifestyle; creativity with artistic visualization is also necessary for the course. They should have common sense, expediency, organizing ability, above average intelligence, manual agility, scientific skill, ability to cooperate contentedly with all kinds of people, a sensible approach, ability to express oneself, a sense of humour and interest in social condition are important attitudes and quality for the home science proficient.
B.Sc. (Home Science) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Home Science, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college. B.Sc. (Home Science) degree graduates have the options of pursuing a career in various specializations of Home Science such as in Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Child Development, Home Management and Extension Education. A wide range of employment opportunities exist for B.Sc. (Home Science) degree holders in Hospitals, Cafeterias, Commercial Restaurants, Fashion Designing, Fashion Journalism, Apparel Merchandising, Consultancy and Counselling, Welfare Organizations, Extension Education and Community Development Programs.
Community Development Programs
Consultancy and Counselling Centres
Fashion Designing Companies
Promotion of Food Items
Production Jobs - This covers food preservation, dress-making, specialized cooking. Graduates of Home Science can go on to enter the textile business, fashion designing etc. or even work in hotels and in food industry etc.
Research Jobs - These involve educating specific segments of the population such as mothers, farmers, and villagers on the food-value of certain food items. Also one can work as a researcher/scientist in R&D labs on food preservation etc.
Sales Jobs - Sales promotion of food items (baby foods) are given to home science graduates since they have relevant information and experience.
Service Jobs - Maintenance and supervision of house keeping departments at tourist resorts, hotels, catering facilities, restaurants etc.
Teaching Jobs - The recognized qualification for a primary school teacher is a Bachelors degree in Home Science and many postgraduates are absorbed as senior secondary school teachers and college professors.
Technical Jobs - Manufacturing industries do require home science graduates to serve as research assistants.