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. Then the dynamic Chief Minister of undivided Punjab,Late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, was instrumental in establishing this prestigious institute which has undergone a long successful journey of expansion in the field of Home Science. 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 Counselling are also other options after graduation. Ph.D. in Home Science is also offered with course work.
Home Science is a unique field of knowledge. Its inter disciplinary approach in synthesizing knowledge drawn from physical and biological sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities has enriched its educational programmes. It caters to the present day needs of education in order to meet the rapidly changing demands of family life and the multiple roles that woman has to play in home as well as professional life. The different areas of specialization also concentrate on providing suitable training to the students for various job opportunities. The trained graduates and postgraduates are absorbed in hospitals, industrial units, hotel industries, and health fitness clubs. They can also work as teachers, counselors, sales managers, apparel & interior designers, consultants and field workers in extension education and community development programmes. Thus, Home Science empowers woman at personal, professional, social, entrepreneurial and economic fronts..
The College runs a laboratory Nursery School, Chaitanya, with 50 students on rolls, under the department of Human Development and Family Relations, to impart practical training to its students. The other major departments of Home Science are also having well equipped state of art laboratories..
RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) under MHRD, Govt. of India, aims in transforming quality and branding in higher education. The College boasts of timely utilization of RUSA Infrastructure grant of Rs.1.5 Crore in the financial year 2018-19. An amount of Rs. 70 Lakhs have been allotted for the construction of Research Multimedia block, for which work has already been started. Rest of the amount has been utilized to strengthen the college infrastructure like purchase of digital wall mounted information kiosk for updating information; dustbins, sanitary vending machine and incinerators for hygienic disposal on each floor of the college and hostel, in sync with National Mission of Swachhta Abhiyan; sewing machines for skill building lab for empowering urban poor beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM), scheme of the government; SPSS Software for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students for giving thrust on research initiatives; open air gym stations. The college also received maximum RUSA preparatory grant of Rs. 2.5 lakhs in 2018-19 due to complete utilization of its previous preparatory grant. This RUSA grant has also been utilized to organize various skill building workshops for teaching faculty and students..
The college has a fully air-conditioned and user-friendly library which caters to the academic and educational needs of the students and the staff..
The beautiful spacious college and hostel buildings offer a peaceful, serene yet stimulating environment to the students. The campus is endowed with well-manicured lawns, spacious lecture theatres, smart class rooms and laboratories which are a delight to work in. The college has rich indoor and outdoor sports and fitness facilities which cater to students of all aptitudes and abilities. The faculty comprises of highly qualified and experienced members, instrumental in imparting a high standard of education to its students. The faculty also participates in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. They are also contributing in various technical and professional bodies related to Home Science.
In anticipation of the changing environment and also the changing skill sets of professionals in modern industries, the curriculum has been revised to make it more relevant, holistic, contextual and specialized. The college offers facilities for academic excellence, cultural enrichment and physical fitness of the students to build a multifaceted personality and prepares them to face the challenges that lie ahead. The institute aims to prepare young girls into skilled human resource with rich moral and social values who can give their best for the national development.
Over the years, the college has built up great credibility and gained recognition as a premier institute. National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) has evaluated the college on the basis of Teaching Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcome (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), Perception. The college is proud to attain 72nd rank and 51.27 score points in the college category by NIRF, MHRD 2019.
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