COLLEGE OF HOME SCIENCE

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College of Home Science in Rajendra Agricultural University was established in 1982 to foster the growth, development and well being of individual, families and communities in the State of Bihar through better education, research and transferring improved technologies related to better family living to rural and farm women. The College has five departments namely Foods & Nutrition, Family Resource Management, Textile and Apparel Designing, Human Development and Family Studies and Home Science Extension & Communication Management. All the departments  have well qualified faculty members with Ph.D. degree and multi-dimensional qualities.

Location

The College is located at Pusa (Dist-Samastipur) within the campus of Rajendra Agricultural University popularly known as “Pusa Farm”. It is about 100 km from Patna, 18 km from Samastipur, 35 km from Muzaffarpur and 40 km from Darbhanga. The nearst railway station is ‘’Khudi Ram Bose Pusa (KRBP)’’.

 ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

 Undergraduate  Degree programme

The intake capacity at Undergraduate level is 25 girls students with Intermediate in Science  (Biology or Math). On the recommendation of 3rd All India Dean’s Committee Report three years degree programme has been changed to four years degree programme in 1998. At Under Graduate level emphasis has been given more on professional courses. The syllabus consists of CORE courses of 12 credit hours and Professional Elective of 50 credit hours in each department. One full semester is devoted for Rural Awareness Work Experience and Job Training.

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Postgraduate  Programme

At present department of Foods & Nutrition, Home Science Extension and Communication Management and  Family Resource Management are  awarding the Post Graduate degree. A total of 60 credit hours are offered including  Major courses, Seminar and Dissertation/Thesis under Post Graduate Programme.

RESEARCH

Home Science faculty paved way for betterment of community by doing research on Health Care, Nutritional Problems, Development of Low Cost Nutritious Food and Rural Enterprise etc.

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EXTENSION AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Extension activities are the major part of Agricultural University System. Since the inception, the  College of Home Science is devoted and engaged actively in out reach programme in the villages by script writing, demonstration, telecasting and broadcasting. Several Mahila Gosthis, training programmes for development of rural women entrepreneurship organized in campus and off campus of RAU, Pusa to develop self sustained village societies

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VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Six months vocational training courses have been approved by the academic council in three departments for unemployed rural youth ( Girls & Boys) on :

  1. Fruits & Vegetable Preservation
  2. Entrepreneurship development & management in handicraft
  3. Handloom Weaving
  4. Apparel (fashion) Designing.

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LINKAGES 

 The college has good rapport with the development departments and NGOs which helps in getting feed back  of field problems. This helps in re-orienting  the research  programme making it need based and problem oriented. The College has been selected by Deptt. of Women and Child Development, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India as Middle Level Training Centre under ICDS in the State of Bihar.  This centre has successfully organized several orientation, job training and inducition training programmes for Lady Supervisors & Anganwadi workers .

Well equipped Laboratories under different departments.

Name of the Laboratories available in the College of Home Science

Department of Home Science Extension & Communication Management

  • Projected Lab.
  • Non-projected Lab.

Department of Textile & Apparel Designing

  • Apparel Designing & Construction Lab.
  • Fibre Testing Lab.
  • Craft Lab.

Department of Family Resource Management

  • Ergonomics  & Furnishing Lab.
  • Equipment Testing Lab.

Human Development and Family Studies

  • Nursery School Laboratory
  • Psychology Testing Laboratory

Department of Food & Nutrition

  • Food Lab
  • Nutrition Lab
  • Sensory Evaluation Lab.

FACULTY STRENGTH

S.No. Name & Designation Specialization Contact No. Email
1. Dr. (Mrs) Meera Singh,
Univ. Prof.  & Dean
Training Management 09430047725  deanhomescpusa@gmail.com
2. Dr. (Mrs) Arti Sinha,
Univ. Prof. & Chairperson (HDFS)
Human Development 09430049668  arti_pusa@yahoo.com
3. Dr.(Mrs) Punam Kumari,
Univ. Professor
Women in Agriculture 08084140730  punamk1987@gmail.com
4. Dr. (Mrs) Usha Singh,
Univ. Prof. & Chairperson (F&N)
Maize Nutrition 09431897515  usha_pusa@yahoo.co.in
5. Dr. (Mrs) Mukul Sinha, Assoc. Professor Clinical Nutrition 0943177078  sinhamukul24@gmail.com
6. Dr.(Mrs) Shishir Kala,
Univ. Prof. & Head (FRM)
Entrepreneurship 09430047730  shishirkala_frm@yahoo.com
7. Dr.(Mrs) Sangeeta Deo
Assoc. Prof. & Head (TAD)
Textiles & Dyeing 09430255866  sangeetadeo321@gmail.com
8. Dr. (Mrs) Arunima Kumari, Assoc. Professor Extension Education 09934920424  arunima.rau@gmail.com
9. Dr. (Mrs) S.R. Sarkar,
Assoc. Professor
Apparel  Designing 09931640857  srsarkar@sify.com
10. Mrs. Gitanjali,
Asstt. Professor
Community Nutrition 09801011596  gitanjali_11@rediffmail.com
11. Mrs. Shipra Kumari,
Asstt. Professor
Extension Education 09204525701  shipra.kumari334@yahoo.com
12. Dr. (Mrs) Shivani Bala, Asstt. Professor Labour Saving devices 09801781841  shivanibala78@gmail.com

AVENUES FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Teaching and research sector.
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
  • Mass Media Officer, Lady Extension Officer, Journalist.
  • Training and HRD Manager.
  • Child Development Project Officer, Supervisor in ICDS, Public Relation Officer.
  • Dietician in Hospital & Hostel Food Analyst, Nutritionist.
  • Apparel Designer in Fashion Industry, Textile Quality Tester in Garment Export Houses and in knitting industries, Textile Designer.
  • Interior Designer in Hotels, Hospitals and National Companies.
  • Director, Supervisor of Day Care Centres and Child Guidance and family Centre.
  • Can established own enterprises.
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Extra-curricular activities