Home economics is one of those fields of study which deals with the management of resources, management and making home life better within a changing society by adopting scientific methods which can be helpful. This field deals with consumer education, interior designing, handicrafts, sewing, commercial cooking, textiles & clothing, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, money management and family relationships. All these factors are vital for efficient and smooth functioning of a home. It teaches students how to manage a family and make home a better place, than the world outside.

Disaster prevention and safety procedures are also a part of it and helps them in tough situations, whenever required. Drug awareness and sexual education are also important as it helps them to get a hold of their life and lead it on the right path, including the family members as well. This course is taught at schools, colleges, universities and other vocational institutes. Earlier, in the 19th century home science was a course intended only for women in order to learn how to manage a home successfully. This trend has changed over a period of time and today it has become an important part of life, not only for women but, also for men.

The home science course deals with numerous subjects like chemistry, textile clothing, human development, biochemistry, physiology, family resource management and child psychology. Aspiring students can take up this course according to their needs, requirements and ambitions. It is a part of the 12th standard curriculum; however, to pursue it further one needs to have a good percentage in the senior secondary exam preferably having science subjects. There are graduate courses, post-graduate courses, doctorate degrees, diploma courses and post graduate diploma courses which are available in many institutes and colleges all over India.

The job profiles which are open to students are related to production, research, sales, service, teaching and technical side. All of the above mentioned areas are where a home science graduates or post graduates can hone their skills and understanding in order to gain a good comprehension about their subject by getting a practical experience. The pay packages range from Rs 5,000/- to Rs 8,000/- for an intern or trainee and can rise more than Rs 10,000 in a short period of time. The rise in pay packages comes with the years of experience gained and education from a good institute.

There are several institutes which provide courses related to home science. Institute of Home Science and Lady Irwin College are the best institutes which provide education and training in home science to students. Other colleges which provide this course in other parts of India are Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (Hyderabad), Adharshila College of Education (Meerut, Uttar Pradesh), Anjuman Girls Degree College (Nagpur, Maharashtra), B.D. Arts College (Ahmadabad, Gujarat) and Banasthali University (Bansthali, Rajahasthan). Thus, students who want to make a good career out of home science need to be keen enough and understand the demands and expectations it brings with in future. We wish all the future students who take up home science as a career choice, a very best of luck.

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Article is written by a professional guide of OnlineSchoolAdmissions.Com- a portal that provides free of cost consultancy to parents and schools. In this article the writer is telling about various Bachelor of Home Science after 12th, writer is also emphasis on the Career In Bachelor of Home Science and Bachelor of Home Science in Delhi for all Indian cities students.