Can I Get a Good Job after Getting a Degree in Home Science?

There are multiple career opportunities you can explore after acquiring a degree in Home Science and it includes Health Educator, Health care Counsellor, Product Executive, Medical Coder, Executive Chef, Assistant Dietician among others.

You do have options to choose from many subjects while pursuing a course in Home Science and it also includes Socioeconomic hygiene and development, Ethics, Clothing and textile, Communication skills, Human development, Resource management, & Food and nutrition.

Coming to the salary, you can earn between 2 to 6 Lakh after getting a degree or diploma in Home Science. The list of major courses falls under Home Science discipline are-

  • BSc in Home Science
  • Diploma in Home Science
  • BA in Home Science
  • MSc in Home Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Home Science
  • PhD in Home Science

Home Science Course Overview

DisciplineHome Science
Available coursesDiploma, UG, PG and PhD
Minimum qualificationClass 12th
Course duration2 to 3 years
Course fee10K to 70K
Top recruitersAccenture, Reliance Group of Industries, Aditya Birla Group, Hindustan Unilever

Eligibility Criteria

You need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria in order to avoid cancellation of your admission at the final stage:

Please note: you need to have skill sets like communication skills, Culinary knowledge and ability, Mathematical ability, Computer and software knowledge, time management, team player to excel your career in Home Science.

Undergraduate course (BA or BSc in Home Science)50%  marks in class 12th Admissions would be based on either merit or entrance exam. There are many universities who combine class 12th marks and entrance exam score while giving admission.There are few institutions that only admit students who have passed class 12th exam in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Postgraduate courseIt is essential to have a recognized graduate degree in home science or its equivalent field to get admission to PG in Home Science. There are many national level and state level entrance exams conducted for admission to post graduate course in Home Science.
PhDCandidates should have a master’s degree in home science or its equivalent field to pursue PhD in Home Science.

Home Science Courses Duration and Fees

A bachelor’s degree in Home Science is of minimum 3 years duration; however it also depends upon the universities’ curriculum. I have listed below Home Science courses along with its duration and fees according to few government institutions:

Course TitleCourse FeeCourse Duration
BA in Home Science Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 65,0003 years
MA in Home Science Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 35,0002 years
PG Diploma in Home ScienceRs. 20,000 to Rs. 35,0002 years
MSc in Home ScienceRs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,0002 years
BSc in Home ScienceRs. 55,000 to Rs. 80,0003 years

List of Course Subjects

A Bachelor’s course in Home Science is of 3 years duration which includes six semesters in total, while a Master’s course in Home Science is of 2 years with four semesters in total. You can also pursue several diploma courses in Home Science. Here is the list of subjects which are usually taught in Home Science course:

  • Chemical analysis of food
  • Exercise physiology
  • Resource management
  • Food and nutrition
  • Food science and processing
  • Advanced study of counseling and physiological testing
  • Sustainable development
  • Physiology and promoting health
  • Child rights and social action
  • Communication and extension
  • Fabric and apparel science
  • Human development

List of Top Entrance Exam for Home Science

Please note that there are many institutes and universities who give admission to Home Science courses based on merit, while few universities and institutions accept admissions through entrance exam conducted either at national, state, or university level.

Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET)

  • UP Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) is conducted once a year.
  • This exam is conducted to offer admission to many UG & PG courses in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut; Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur; Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faridabad;
  • Only candidates having Uttar Pradesh domicile can apply for this exam.
  • The exam will be conducted for three hours in offline mode.
  • Official website-


  • National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts CUET UG only once a year.
  • This exam is conducted for providing admissions to UG courses in participating universities including BHU, DU, Manipur University among others.
  • The exam is conducted in computer-based mode for two hours.
  • Official website:


  • National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts CUET PG for admission to over 40 Central and other participating universities.
  • The exam is conducted only once a year.
  • CUET PG will be conducted in computer-based mode for two hours.
  • Official Website-

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) Entrance Exam

  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology conducts OUAT exam for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
  • This exam is also conducted only once a year.
  • OUAT is conducted as a Computer Based Test for two hours.
  • Official website:

NIMS Entrance Exam (NIMSEE)

  • NIMS University, Rajasthan conducts NIMSEE for providing admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • The exam is conducted in offline mode as a pen and paper test.
  • Official website:

Home Science Syllabus

Please find below syllabus of Home Science undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

Undergraduate SyllabusFirst Semester– Applied Chemistry, Fashion, Resource management, Communication and extension, Fashion studies, Environmental Science or English Communication Second Semester– English Communication, Textile Fundamentals, Life span Development I, Fundamentals of nutrition and food science Third Semester– SEC I, Sociology, Nutrition for Family, Life span Development II, Physical Sciences Fourth Semester– SEC 2, Communication system social change, Personal Finance consumer science, Life Science Fifth Semester– DSE 1A, DSE 2A, DSE 3A, SEC 3 Sixth Semester- DSE 1B, DSE 2B, DSE 3B, SEC 4
Postgraduate SyllabusFirst Semester- Entrepreneurship management/Textile design, Child and human rights, Clinical and therapeutic nutrition, Extension management and media production, Research methods  Second Semester– Advertising and marketing, Curriculum for early years, Maternal and child nutrition, Apparel design and construction, Statistics and computer application Third Semester– Housing for family living, Advance studies in human development, Nutrition for health and fitness, Development communication, Scientific writing  Fourth Semester– Dissertation, Residential interior space design, Care and children with disabilities and illness, Advance apparel and fashion design, Communication technologies in extension, Environment management

Career in Home Science

Home Science is gaining exposure not only in India but also around the world. The field also attracts various job opportunities in private and public sector. I have enclosed below few top job profiles with salary that falls under Home Science discipline:

Job ProfileAnnual Package in Rupees
Assistant Dietician 2 to 3 Lakh
Health care Counsellor 2 to 3 Lakh
Health Educator 1 to 3 Lakh 
Product Executive 2 to 4 Lakh 
Medical Coder 2 to 6 lakh 
Executive Chef  3 to 4 lakh
Food analyst4 to 6 lakh
Nutrition expert3 to 6 lakh

Top Recruiters

The list of top recruiters for Home Science students includes both private and public sectors:

  • State government
  • Elico Healthcare Services Ltd.
  • Accenture
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Reliance Group of Industries
  • Cactus Communications
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Hindustan Unilever
  • Talwalkars Health Club
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Indegene Life Systems
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • National Institute of Nutrition
  • Skydeck infrastructure Pvt Ltd
  • ZYLA health
  • Sports Authority of India
  • EyeFor health care Pvt Ltd
  • JG Group etc.


What are the 5 major branches of Home Science?

Human Development and Family Studies, Food and Nutrition, Fabric and Apparel, Communication and Extension & Resource Management.

What is the fee to pursue a UG course in Home Science?

Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 80,000

What is the duration of MSc in Home Science?

2 years including 4 semesters

Is Home Science a good degree?

Yes, you can explore many job opportunities after pursuing a course in Home Science.

What is Home Science salary in India?

2 to 6 lakh per annum

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