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Government Home Science College is a pioneer and professional institute of Home Science in the country. Since its inception in 1961, it has grown into an excellent educational centre, satisfying the professional and specialized needs of the contemporary woman. The prestigious institute which has undergone a long successful journey of expansion in the field of Home Science by initiating specialized programmes/ courses.   Starting with a three-year degree course in B.Sc. Home Science, it expanded its horizons in the true sense by offering a revamped undergraduate programme by moving it towards specialization to make it more skill and career oriented. The need based changes have been introduced in five undergraduate specializations namely Apparel and Textile Design; Dietetics; Human Development and Family Relations; Interior Design and Resource Management and B.Sc. Home Science Composite. The college also offers an undergraduate degree course in Fashion Designing and Masters degree courses in Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition and Human Development and Family Relations. The need based Postgraduate Diplomas in Fashion Designing, Nutrition and Dietetics and Child Guidance and Family Counseling are also other options after graduation. Ph.D. in Home Science is also offered with course work.

Programme Outcomes

 

All courses and curriculum of the college aim to provide:

 

• Women empowerment

• Skill development and enhancement

• Capacity building

• Entrepreneurial development 

• Student centric and job oriented courses 

 

• The College website, prospectus as well as the Annual Report states the mission and objectives of all the departments of the college. These documents also highlight the     achievements of the students and lists the kind of jobs that students get after completion of the different programs.

• In the Orientation program for the first year undergraduate and postgraduate students, the broad program objective of Home Science is explained. Program-specific          outcomes of all the departments are highlighted by incharges of various departments through career options open to students after completion of the programs and the      achievements of the alumnae. 

• Alumnae of various departments are invited to interact with both the students and teachers during the Orientation program and at other events and meetings. They share how the different courses shaped their careers and thus help students appreciate the program. 

• This is also an opportunity for the faculty to take feedback on the courses that need to be improved and the components which will make them more relevant.

• The courses focus on skill development and capacity building to empower women to initiate their own enterprise

• Courses aim at equipping the students with necessary proficiencies for a wide variety of career with entrepreneurial skills and placement.

• Practical training/exposure through internship, field visit, project work, expert lectures, demonstration, workshops and seminars

• Specialised courses in sync with industry academic needs.

• Focus on updating with National & Global issues and concerns.

• Emphasis on capacity building  and sensitization to help individual, family,society and nation to understand needs, their development, challenges, issues of concern and possible remedies or steps for different stages of life cycle.

• Encouraging innovative and creative ideas for initiating entrepreneurship.

• Curriculum based capacity building through subject wise research methods and scientific writing.

 

TEACHING LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

 For each course offered by the college, a unique set of learning outcomes have been defined. These are linked to the broad program outcomes. 

• Following effective pedagogic strategies, the faculty articulates the learning objectives and expected outcomes for each course at the beginning of the session as well as before each unit in the syllabus. This helps the students appreciate the topic being covered in class as they see the relevance. 

• The syllabus depicting the learning objectives is readily available for students and teachers on college /PU website and college library

 

SUPPORT SYSTEMS:

 

We have developed several support systems for the students and teachers, that expand the learning environment like the library, and computer resource center. 

• Students regularly participate in community work with NGOs, government organizations, schools, and clinics, the college has fostered links with. ICT and multi-media-based learning are extensively used in class room processes. 

• The students are encouraged to volunteer for short assignments which help them acquire skill sets and builds their resume. Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies has Chaitanya Laboratory School attached to it which offers invaluable experiential learning. 

• Students of the Department of Food and Nutrition intern with hospitals, NGOs working in the field of public health nutrition or with food companies and food testing laboratories which provides hands-on experience to them. 

• The Clothing  and Textiles Department interacts closely with craftsmen and industry offering ample participative learning opportunities to students. 

• The Department of Resource Management partners with the interior design industry and various organizations which serve as a training platform for management of resources and interior designing. 

• Extension as a subject provides students with the learning experiences and professional skills for working in the Development sector for research, policy, advocacy and programs.

• Placement and Entrepreneurial development cell consistently supports the students in placement at reputed organizations and motivates them to undertake their own start ups. 

• E paathshaala and E resources of the college are also being strengthened to encourage E support system for students. 

 

COURSE SPECIFIC OUTCOMES:

 

 The departments track how many of the students who successfully complete the course seek employment or go in for higher studies. 

• Continuous assessment provides feedback on the efficacy of the teaching-learning process and learning outcomes of each course. This is in the form of assignments which are a part of the CIE as well as additional quizzes, tests and assignments which are periodically given to students.

•  As part of the course outcomes of the various papers taught to students during the Masters' program, there is substantial scope of evaluation of opportunities for skill building, enhancement of conceptual understanding, training in research methodology, and experiential and fieldwork learning. 

• All students undertake internship in organizations involved in development related activities like in social service, schools, industries and hospitals. They are evaluated on this by the organization where they went for internship as well as a committee of teachers for their application of learning from across courses. 

• Successful completion of courses like seminars and dissertation is also evaluated in a department committee. Every student prepares a research design, carries out fieldwork and writes a dissertation or thesis that is evaluated by external examiners.

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT, EXTENSION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVES:

 

Apart from this the college conducts workshops, seminars and provides ample opportunity to the students for capacity building, entrepreneurial development and skill enhancement.

All in all, all our courses and curriculum are planned and executed in such a manner so as to achieve maximum potential and positive outcomes. Following are the activities conducted by the departments in order to ensure opportunities and ample exposure to our students. 

 

Clothing and Textiles

 

• Tex-Style week - interclass competitions

• Seminars

• Exhibitions 

• Workshops

• Talks and Educational Trips

• Aakriti-the annual fashion show

 

Foods and Nutrition

 

• Celebration of National Breast Feeding Week

• Celebration of National Nutrition Week 

• Celebration of National Nutrition Month (POSHAN MAAH)

• Capacity Building Workshops

• Seminars and Symposiums on current issues 

• Entrepreneurial Skill Development opportunities

• Extension and Outreach activities

• Field Trips 

• Diet Clinic 

• Cafeteria

• Internships and training

• Outreach and Extension programmes

 

Family Resource Management

 

• Building and perfecting skills in rangoli, flower arrangement, decorating interiors 

• Product Development (Landscape Accessories, Terrariums and Mini Gardens, Recycling waste products, hand made soaps etc.) 

• Hands on experience in Event Management.

• Internships and training  

• Organizing workshops /Exhibitions/Educational Visits/Displays/Theme decorations /Surveys 

• Designing interior  spaces

 

Human Development and Family Relations

 

• Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School

• Counseling cell

• Happiness and well-being club

• Outreach activities

• Personality development programmes

• Home Science Fest 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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