Government Home Science College is a pioneer and professional institute of Home Science in the country. Since its inception in 1961, it has grown into an excellent educational centre, satisfying the professional and specialized needs of the contemporary woman. The then dynamic Chief Minister of undivided Punjab, Late SardarPartap Singh Kairon, was instrumental in establishing this prestigious institute which has undergone a long successful journey of expansion in the field of Home Science. Starting with a three year degree course in B.Sc. Home Science, it expanded its horizons in the true sense by offering a revamped undergraduate programme by moving it towards specialization to make it more skill and career oriented. The need based changes have been introduced in five undergraduate specializations namely Apparel and Textile Design; Dietetics; Human Development and Family Relations; Interior Design and Resource Management and B.Sc. Home Science Composite. The college also offers an undergraduate degree course in Fashion Designing and Masters degree courses in Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition and Human Development and Family Relations. The need based Postgraduate Diplomas in Fashion Designing, Nutrition and Dietetics and Child Guidance and Family Counselling arealso other options after graduation. Ph.D. in Home Science is also offered with course work.
Home Science is a unique field of knowledge. Its inter disciplinary approach in synthesizing knowledge drawn from physical and biological sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities has enriched its educational programmes.It caters to the present day needs of education in order to meet the rapidly changing demands of family life and the multiple roles that woman has to play in home as well as professional life. The different areas of specialization also concentrate on providing suitable training to the students for various job opportunities. The trained graduates and postgraduates are absorbed in hospitals, industrial units, hotel industries, and health fitness clubs. They can also work as teachers, counselors, sales managers, apparel & interior designers, consultants and field workers in extension education and community development programmes. Thus,Home Science empowerswoman at personal, professional, social, entrepreneurial and economic fronts.
The College runs a laboratory Nursery School, Chaitanya, with 50 students on rolls, under the department of Human Development and Family Relations, to impart practical training to its students. The other major departments of Home Science are also having well equipped state of art laboratories.
The academic year 2017-2018 began with the accomplishment of the college becoming eligible for getting the first installment of infrastructure grant of Rs.1.5crore from total grant of Rs.2 crores from RUSA (RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan) under MHRD, Govt. of India. RUSA aims in transforming quality and branding in higher education. The grant has been spent on giving a facelift to the corridors and administrative block by getting fixed vitrified tactile flooring and making it disabled friendly. The college library interiors has been aesthetically enhanced with vibrant , colorful, sound absorbing PVC flooring and glass doors. It has resulted in better conducive environment for studying. The grant hasalso been utilized in procuring digital podiums, interactive LED screens, visulizers, printers, projectors and latest computers for E- Pathshala, Research Multimedia block Committee Room & Conference Room. Many more upgradation, construction and purchase proposals are in the pipeline out of RUSA grant.
Over the years, the college has built up great credibility and gained recognition as a premier institute for education, research and extension work. The beautiful spacious college and hostel buildings offer a peaceful, serene yet stimulating environment to the students. The campus is endowed with well manicured lawns, spacious lecture theatres , Smart class rooms and laboratories which are a delight to work in. The college has rich indoor and outdoor sports and fitness facilities which cater to students of all aptitudes and abilities. The faculty comprises of highly qualified and experienced members, instrumental in imparting a high standard of education to its students. The faculty also participates in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. They are also contributing in various technical and professional bodies related to Home Science.
In anticipation of the changing environment and also the changing skill sets of professionals in modern industries, the curricula has been revised to make it more relevant, holistic, contextual and specialized. The college offers facilities for academic excellence, cultural enrichment andphysical fitness of the students to build a multifaceted personality and prepares them to face the challenges that lie ahead. The institute aims to prepare young girls into skilled human resource with rich moral and social values who can give their best for the national development.
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