EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL SCOPE OF HOME SCIENCE
At the College / University level, Home Science is offered as a Bachelor’s Degree programme with a duration of three years and as a Master’s Degree programme with a duration of 2 years. Master of Philosophy in Home Science is one year programme. The course offered in some of the reputed colleges and universities in Tamil Nadu are given in Table-2.
The future career prospects for graduates and post graduates in Home Science are as follows:
· Hospitals and outpatient clinics,
· Work with chefs in hospitals, cor-porate sectors, hostel and day care centres.
· Consultants in diet and health
· Public health departments such as ICDS and Noon Meal Programme,
· Food experts and scientists in insti-tutes such as Central Food Technolog-ical Research Institute and National Institute of Nutrition.
· Teaching in schools, colleges, univer-sities, health professional colleges and culinary schools
· Manage or assist with clinical proto-cols, interventions or clinical trials.
· Dietary consultants or Dietitians at hospitals after being certified as Regis-tered Dietitians.
· Client counselling for weight manage-ment, eating disorders, sports nutri-tion, disease management,
· Write cookbooks, educational pro-grams, articles for local newspapers or specialty magazines,
Careers in business and industry include jobs such as sales, marketing, public relations, research and devel-opment (labeling, recipes, product information and production, quality control)
· Food production ( food products & preservation),
· Hotel Industry.
· Fashion designing
· Establishing day care centres for babies and Pre-school children.
Based on the specialisation in various branches of Home Science a student may gain entry into
· OrganizationssuchasWorldHealthOrgani-zation, Food and Agriculture Organization,
· Public Policy / Government organizations
· Public service through group service examination
How will you motivate your friends in Junior school to enrol for the subject Home Science in higher education by highlighting the scope of Home Science.