The undergraduate programme in Home Science was started in 1976 with five core branches – Food and Nutrition, Home Management , Child Development, Clothing and Textiles and Extension Education. These were strengthened with courses from other disciplines. The department was further strengthened to include M.Sc. programme in Food Science and Nutrition in June 1985 with an objective to equip students with the knowledge and skill for understanding the role of nutrition in health and diseases. The department initiated another specialization – Food Technology at M.Sc. level in June 2007. The department commenced other programmes of M.phil and Ph.D in Food Science and Nutrition in June 2008.
Thrust areas of the Department
The major focus areas of research of the Department are:
Clinical Nutrition , Therapeutic Nutrition, Food science, Community Nutrition, Experimental Nutrition and Food safety evaluation regarding food safety methods.
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