Bachelor of Science Home Science Course details

Bachelor of Science Home Science Course is most commonly known as B.Sc. Home Science Course, it is under graduate course which one can do from any institute recognized by Mumbai University. The course is designed by the Mumbai University (MU) for the time period of three years. This three are further dived in six semesters where two semesters would be conducted per year. Basically B Sc. In Home Science is a full time course from Science stream which deals with surrounding and environment. Students can choose their area for specialization like Food Science and Nutrition, Resource Management, Human Development and Textiles Science. The same degrees also has course opportunities at Masters Level and PhD Level i. e. students can follow their passion and can take higher level degree in their same area of specialization.

Bachelor of Science Home Science Course Summary

Name of course Bachelor of Science Home Science
Commonly known as B Sc in Home Science
Conducting Authority Mumbai University
Tenure of Course 3 years
Minimum Qualification HSC passed from recognized institute
Stream Science
Area of specialization Home Science

Bachelor of Science Home Science Eligibility criteria

Criteria mentioned below are as per Mumbai University ordinance no. O.2065

All the criteria are given below in a very simplified manner for applying for the first year in B Sc in Home Science

  • An applicant should have passed 10+2 from any recognized organization with following subject
  • English
  • Any one of the Modern Indian Languages or Modern foreign Languages OR and Classical Language Higher Level or Lower Level OR Information Technology OR Such other subjects as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time
  • Any two of the subjects from (i) or (ii) (i) Physics, Chemistry, Biology

OR

  • (ii) Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Child Development, Textile Laundry and Clothing

OR

  • Any two subjects from the following subjects not offered under (3) and (4) : Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, Geology, Political Science, Philosophy, Logic, History, Sociology

OR

  • The Higher Secondary Certificate (Std.XII) examination with vocational subjects conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur in the following subjects
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Child Development
  • Textile
  • Laundry and Clothing.

i.e. Any one vocational subject carrying 200 marks under the Commercial Group, Catering and Food Technology Group, Para- medical Group, Technical Group, Agricultural  Group and Fishery Group.

  • Complete ordinance as per Mumbai University (www.mu.ac.in/O.2065.pdf)

Specialization area in Home Science

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Food Science and Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Human Development
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Textiles Science
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Extension Education

Note: All the specialization begins from semester 4

Bachelor of Science Home Science Syllabus

Semester 1

Sl.No Course No Course Title Credit Hours Page No
1 ENG 101 English for Effective Communication 0+1 11
2 MAT 111 Applied Mathematics 1+1 12
3 COM 111 Fundamentals of Information Technology 1+1 14
4 SAC 101 Principles of Analytical Chemistry 1+1 17
5 FSN 101 Fundamentals of Nutrition 2+1 20
6 FRT 101 Fundamentals of Art and Design 2+1 23
7 AGR 121 Production Technology of Field Crops 1+1 25
8 NSS/ NCC 101 NSS/NCC 0+1 27
9 PED 101 Physical Education 0+1 32
Total 8+9 = 17

Semester 2

Sl.No Course No Course Title Credit Hours Page No
1 HOR 111 Fundamentals of Horticulture 1+1 37
2 ENS 101 Principles of Environmental Sciences 1+1 39
3 AFT 101 Processing of Fiber to Fabric 2+1 42
4 HDT 101 Life Span Development 2+1 45
5 AEC 101 Principles of Agricultural Economics 1+1 47
6 PBG 141 Crop Systematics and Plant Genetics 2+1 50
7 HEX 101 Rural Sociology & Educational Psychology 2+1 53
8 BIC 101 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 2+1 56
Total 13+8 =21

Semester 3

Sl.No Course No Course Title Credit Hours Page No
1 AMP 201 Live Stock and Poultry ProductionTechnology 2+1 61
2 AGM 221 General Microbiology 2+1 64
3 BIC 252 Biochemistry of Food Processingand Preservation 2+1 68
4 FSN 201 Principles of Food Science 2+1 70
5 HDT 201 Developmental Psychology 2+1 73
6 AFT 201 Garment Construction 2+1 76
7 FRT 201 Principles of Family ResourceManagement 2+1 78
Total 14+7=21

Semester 4

Sl.No Course No Course Title Credit Hours Page No
1 ARM 201 Fundamentals of Agri Business 1+1 84
Management
2 ABT 201 Principles of Biotechnology 1+1 86
3 ERG 211 Renewable Energy 1+0 88
4 STA 211 Applied Statistics 1+1 91
5 AFT 202 Fashion Designing 2+1 94
6 FSN 202 Therapeutic Nutrition 2+1 97
7 HEX 201 Communication & Instructional 2+1 99
Technology
8 HEX 202 Short Tour – I 0+1 102
9 FRT 202 Housing and Space Management 2+1 102
10 HDT 202 Management of Child Care Institutions 2+1 105
Total 14+9=23

Semester 5

Sl.No Course No Course Title Credit Hours Page No
1 NST 301 Fundamentals and Applications of Nanotechnology 1+0 111
2 HEX 301 Short Tour -II 0+1 112
3 FPE 301 Post Harvest and Food Engineering 1+1 112
4 AEN 301 Economic Entomology 2+1 115
5 AGM 301 Biotechnology in Food Fermentation 2+1 115
6 ENS 341 Environmental Microbiology and Occupational Health Hazard 2+1 118
7 HPY 301 Human Physiology 2+1 121
8 FSN 301 Processing of Animal Foods 2+1 124
9 AFT 301 Fashion Merchandising 2+1 126
Total 14+8=22

Semester 6

Sl.No Course No Course Title Credit Hours Page No
1 ENG 301 Soft skills for Employability 0+1 135
2 HOR 312 Production Technology of Flowers,Medicinal & Aromatic Plants 2+1 138
3 AEC 302 Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Price 1+1 142
4 FSN 302 Food Processing Technology 2+1 145
5 HEX 302 Extension Management and Programme 2+1 148
Planning
6 HDT 301 Family Guidance and Counseling 2+1 151
7 FRT 301 Introduction to Ergonomics 2+1 154
8 EXP 301 Experiential Learning – I 0+5 156
Total 11+12=23

Bachelor of Science Home Science Examination Scheme

Syllabus for Bachelor of Science Home Science is divided in six semesters and for the time period of 3 years

All the theory subjects will be for 100 marks for all the Three years

Total marks: 100

Internal:  25 marks

External: 75 marks

Bachelor of Science Home Science Exam Pattern

Promotion would be given to the student only if he brings minimum percentage required as per Mumbai University

Standard of Passing: 40% marks. In both Internals and Externals as per MU for promotion in next semester

Bachelor of Science Home Science Future Courses

Students can either go for Masters and PhD level after completion of B Sc Home Science or can work and start his career in Home Science.

Further Scope of B. Sc in Home Science

A student who has completed their B Sc in Home Science can works as:

  • Dietitian Food Services
  • Food Product
  • Development Manager
  • Food Industry
  • Food Service
  • Institution like Hotels, Restaurant and Canteens
  • Nutritionist
  • Health Educator
  • In charge in Community & Child Welfare, Social Welfare Project
  • Teacher in Education Institution.
  • Self Employment as Nutrition Consultant

Or can continue with

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  • M Sc in Home Science
  • M Phil. in Home Science
  • PhD in Home Science

Colleges offering B.Sc. in Home Science

  • BMN College of Home Science
  • Nirmala Nikethan College of Home Science
  • SNDT Women’s University
  • Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Distance Education

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