College of Home Science, SKRAU, Bikaner

Directorate of Research, SKRAU

The College of Home Science Bikaner as an important constituent unit of Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. It is progressing leaps and bounds since its establishment in 1988. Home Science is the achievement of family happiness, raising of its moral standards, and improving its economic conditions. This college is imparting institutional training in Home Science especially in north-West zone of Rajasthan. The Home Science in SKRAU prepare girls to meet the need of rural and urban families especially the effective role of women as contributor to food production and environmental conservation and enhancement of human resources.
The graduates of Home Science play pivotal role in scientific household management on one hand and participate in rural development programme on other hand. The Home Science education also prepares students for professional life through entrepreneurship development. For this purpose UG programme has been reorganized and one year has been added to provide professional skill oriented trainings, inplant training and Rural Area Work Experience to the under graduate students. The college is also offering M.Sc&Ph.D degree since 1996 to impart professional competence to its graduating students. PG Diploma (FN) is being started from the session 2013-2014. For the overall development and grooming of the students various co-curricular activities are the integral parts of the Home Science education

The Mission
"Home Science education provides an opportunity to graduates to acquire knowledge, skills and empower them for effective role performance and management of resources at micro and macro levels to meet the challenges of technological advancement."

The Objectives
To develop an appreciation in a holistic manner for rural life, it's problems and ways for improvement.
to develop and apply basic concepts of Home science to every day living.
To promote problem solving abilities through constructive thinking.
To develop communication skills and better human relations.
To enhance enterpreneurial skills for professional careers.
To develop the scientific approach and stimulate a desire for conducting scientific research and its transfer to family living.
To carry out research based on problem and needs of farm families for their upliftment through community outreach programmes.
To sensitize, keeping in tune with national priorities and policies, to enable active participation in national developments.

Future Thrust in Home Science

01

Directorate of Research of Home Science to strengthen Home Science Research.

02

M.Sc in remaining one department. (FRM)

03

Ph.D by course work in remaining departments of Home Science.

04

Diploma/Certificate courses for housewives, rural and urban adolescent girls, graduates of Non-Home Science in food preservation, Home Science Crafts etc.

05

New Courses in Home Science i.e, Computer Applications, Journalism, Food Quality Control and Mgt.

06

Certificate short courses in Empowerment of rural adolescent girls, Basic tailoring for graduates, Nursery school teacher's training, Interior designing for graduates, videography,Foodperservation and Marketing for graduates.

07

Establishment of All India Coordinated Research Project in all the areas of Home Science

08

Construction and upgradation and modernization of labs in all areas of Home Science

09

Intensive plantation in and around college campus.

10

Establishment of guidance and counselling center for parents and children

11

Establishement of training center and sale counter for arid food products.

12

Establishment of center for excellence for value addition of arid food.

Departments at College of Home Science, Bikaner

Food and Nutrition (FN)

Foods Laboratory

Nutrition Laboratory

Vocational lab

Microbiology and Quality evaluation Lab

Biochemistry Lab

Restaurant

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

Lab Nursery School

Infant Stimulating Lab (Creche)

Infant Testing Lab

Material Preparation Lab

Vocatonal Lab

Home Science Extension & Communication Management (HECM)

Multimedia Lab

Demonstration Lab

Audiovisual Lab

Extension Teaching Lab

Video Technology Lab

Textile and Apparel Designing(TAD)

Textile Lab

Stitching Lab

Laundry Area

Vocational Lab

Family Resource Management FRM)

Furnishing Lab

Equipment Lab

Vocational Lab

Course Offerings at College of Home science

The College of Home Science has an extensive course structure which emulates the most modern and daily practices in use.
The foremost courses offered by the college are the under graduate degree course(B.Sc in Home Science) , post graduate degree course(M.Sc in Home Science) and Ph.D (HECM) .
The students in the college are also facilitated by the vocational courses in Home Science providing the students comfort of higher education in their own college campus. These courses can be joined by the students carrying BSc ( Home Science) degree, thus, providing a stepping stone for the student's self employment.

B.Sc Home Science
B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science. 4-Year Programme
Vocational Courses
M.Sc (FN)
M.Sc (HDFS)
M.Sc (HECM)
M.Sc (TAD)
Ph.D (FN)
Ph.D (HECM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietitics

Admission Procedure
A candidate must have bonafide domicile certificate prior to admission.

B.Sc Honours Home Science (U.G) - 3+1 (4 Year Programme - Semester System)
Admission on merit basis of marks obtained in 10+2
Intake capacity of 40 students.

Eligibility - 12th passed of 10+2 science/Home Science/Agriculture/Home science academic/Arts/Commerce/Maths stream started from 2013-14

ICAR Nomination - Candidate must have passed entrance exam conducted by ICAR (9 % of total seats).

M.Sc Home Science (P.G)Semester System - 2 year programme - For students of State Agricultural Universities / 2 and half years for students coming from Non-State Agricultural Universities(to complete deficiency courses)

Subjects offered in M.Sc are..

HECM (Home Science Extension & Communication Management)

TAD (Textile and Apparel Designing)

HDFS (Human Development and Family Studies)

FN (Food and Nutritions)

Pre- PG Conducted by S.K.RajasthanAgrilcultural University, Bikaner at the designated time and place.

Eligibility - B.Sc Home science with prescribed standards and clearance of Pre-PG test. M.Sc available in Food and Nutrition, Home science extension and Communiaction management. Human development & Family studies and Textile and Apparel Designing.

PG Diploma - "Enterpreneurship in ECCE" in the Dep. of HDFS(after graduation from recognized institution irrespective of discipline other than Home Sc.) Presently not being offered due to Shortage of staff. Bears approval of Honorable V.C. - Pre- PG Conducted by Rajasthan Agrilcultural University, Bikaner at the designated time and place.

PG Diploma - Nutrition and Dietitics (FN Dept) - 20 seats

Ph.D in HECM - 3 year programme with an intake capacity of 2 seats. Eligibility - A candidate must possess a Master's degree in the concerned subject from RAU, Bikaner or a degree equivalent from a recognized university. - OGPA of 3.20/4.00 or 6.00/10.00 or 65% marks in M.Sc. - All eligible candidates have to face an interview by the committee appointed for the purpose under the chairmanship of Dean, Home Science college, Bikaner. - A merit list is prepared on the basis of interview, previous academic performance and experience.

Ph.D in Food and Nutritions - 3 year programme with an intake capacity of 2 seats. Eligibility - A candidate must possess a Master's degree in the concerned subject from RAU, Bikaner or a degree equivalent from a recognized university. - OGPA of 3.20/4.00 or 6.00/10.00 or 65% marks in M.Sc. - All eligible candidates have to face an interview by the committee appointed for the purpose under the chairmanship of Dean, Home Science college, Bikaner. - A merit list is prepared on the basis of interview, previous academic performance and experience.

Research Activities at College of Home Science

FN department - assessment of nutritional status, value addition and nutrient compostion of local arid foods, bacteriological examination of water, milk and other foods, clinical studies on non contagious disease. (NCD)

HDFS Department - assessment of knowledge and development of educational programmes on mother-craft, early childhood care and education studies related to the aspects of marriage and family relations, parent education, related to different stages of life span of Human development, gender discrimination studies, Impact studies etc.

HECM Department - development and field testing of different visual and audio visual aids. development of training packages in thrust areas for vulnerable groups. impact studies for different development programmes.

Extension Activities at College of Home Science

Extension activities are being conducted by the college faculty as well as the students in the rural, urban and slum areas.

Preparation of audio visual aids for imparting knowledge and information regarding scientific methods (technologies) for upliftment of community people.

Organization of training programmes for community people to improve their quality of life.

Empowerment of women by various income generating activities.

Rural area work experience (RAWE) and field trips by the students.

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