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M.Sc Home Science



Syllabus for P.G. Entrance in Home Science

Unit I Fundamental of Food & Nutrition
Concept of nutrition, Food and its functions, Composition and nutritive value of different foods and food products, Macro and micro nutrients, Cooking methods, Improving nutritional quality of foods by different methods.
Food Microbiology, Hygiene & Situation:
History of food microbiology, Sterilization, Pasteurization, Fermentation occurrence, morphology and economic importance of different micro organisms. Control of micro organisms in food by different methods. Bacteriological analysis of milk, Water and air. Food borne infections, Sanitation and hygiene in foods, Food spoilage and safety.

Unit – II Nutritional Management in Health and Disease.
Health and Nutrition, Energy requirement, Meal planning, Diet planning throughout life cycle. Diet therapy, Modification of diet for therapeutic purposes. Nutritional management in common ailments. Parenteral nutrition.
Community Nutrition:-
Concept, scope, nutritional status assessment and surveillance. Direct nutritional assessment of human groups. Diet surveys- Need, importance and methods. Secondary sources of community health data. Nutritional problems of the community. Schemes and programmes to combat them. Hazards in community health surveillance – system, prevention of malnutrition.

Unit – III Maternal and Child Nutrition
Nutrition for pregnancy, Lactation, Infancy, pre-school and school going children. Management of preterm infants, Low birth weight infants. Downward spiral of malnutrition and infection, Acute respiratory infection. Diarrhoea
Nutritional Biochemistry
Introduction, Carbohydrates, lipids, Proteins, Enzymes, Molecular aspects of transport. Introduction to genetic Control. Vitamins, Minerals and water.

Unit-IV Basic Introduction to Textile Terminology and its origin.
Knitting Fabrics, Consumer Law of Protection, Advertisement in Textile Trade, Family Clothing, Equipments and Supplies used in Clothing, Construction and their maintenance, History of Traditional Costumes in India, Clothing Construction and preparation of Fabrics, Fitting Problems and their Remedies, Laying out Pattern on Fabric Latest trends in Production of Ready to Wear Garments.

Unit – V Introduction to laundry process and their application.
Dry washing, Equipment and materials, Reagents, Water, Soap and Detergent, Manufacture of Soaps by Saponification Process, Bleaches, Additives and Stiffening Agents, Additives used in Laundry, Latest additives available in the market, Stiffening Agents, Stain Removing, Disinfection of Clothes and Household Linen, Essentials of Children Clothing, Factors Affecting Selection of Clothing, Clothing for new born, creeping age, infants, pre-schools, elementary school children, pre-adolescents and adolescents, Good dressing habits.

Unit-VI Terminology related to textile testing.
Introduction to textile testing, Yarn and Fabric testing, Identification of Textile fibres, Introduction to textile designing, Colour and Colour schemes for textile designing, Equipments and materials used in designing, Dyes and Pigments for printing, Designing and Modern trends in textile designing, Traditional and Modern textile designing, Costumes of different states,

Unit – VII Introduction to Human Development and Personal Empowerment
Overview of the field of Human Development, Development of Physical and Motor abilities across the life span, Development of Language, Cognition and Emotions across the life span, Personality development, Socialization and Social change across the life span, Personality Development and adjustment to changing needs, Women empowerment, Women organizations and Ongoing developmental programmes in J&K, Home science education as empowerment, Significant contemporary issues of concern, Gender issues – Substance Abuse, Healthy Heterosexual Relationship, AIDS, Case studies of illustrious Indian women.

Unit – VIII Life Span Development and Family and Child welfare
An Introduction to the study of Human Development, Heredity, Environmental influences and prenatal development, Child birth and the neonate, Importance of social relationship during various stages of life span, Overview of Early and Late childhood years, Developmental tasks, Pre-school orientation, Importance of play, Significance of schooling, Effects of success & failure, Overview of Adolescence, Different perspectives, Identity development. Peers, Hetero sexual relationship, Selection of a career, Young Adulthood- Definition, Significance, Responsibilities and Adjustment, Middle Adulthood: Health issues, Stress and coping strategies, Job satisfaction, Retirement, Late Adulthood and Ageing: Cognitive and memory changes, Effect of retirement on self and family, Issues of Old Age, Death and coping strategies, Family in India, Social change affecting the family, Causes and effects of family disharmony, Problems and needs of
families in specific situations, Situation analysis of children, Situation of women, Youth and Aged, Overview of family and child welfare, Future perspectives,

Unit – IX Overview of children in India.
Historical overview of ECCE in India and major theoretical approaches in ECCE, Significance of early childhood years and present status of young childhood in India with reference to mortality rate, Global perspective of educationists and philosophers: Rouseau, Frobel and Montessori, Psychoanalytical and cognitive approach, ECCE: Introduction, Current status, Expansion, Scope of ECE to ECCE & ECE in India, Recent policies and Contribution of Institutions to ECCE, Introduction Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Disabled, A child with mental retardation, Auditory impairment, Visual impairment, Learning disability, Cerebral palsy, Orthopaedic disability & Communication and Behaviour disorders.

Unit – X Introduction to Resource Management
Management and its purpose, Family characteristics influencing management, obstacles to improvement of management, factors motivating management, management process, supervision of delegated plan, evaluation, resources in the family, management of specific resources.
Financial Management
Family as an economic unit, sources of real income, family expenditure and financial management, savings & investments, taxation, methods of buying movable property, credit buying

Unit – XI Consumer Economics
Consumption & economics, measures of living and consumption, consumer income, market, business cycles, consumer in market, consumer buying problems, consumer decision making, consumer protection services, consumer and various related laws.
Household Equipment
Domestic services, pipe line fittings, household drainage, electricity, fire fighting, equipment design and guarantee certification, materials used for household equipment, Household equipment – its selection, use, care & storage, classification of electrical and non-electrical household equipment.

Unit – XII Residential space design and furnishing
Family housing needs and house planning, landscape planning and financial considerations, furniture and selection of furniture for comfort, furnishing fabrics and accessories and their role in interiors.
Ecology and environment
Land, water, forests, air, energy, habitat, population, environmental education, environmental protection, national and international agencies for safeguarding ecology and environment.

Unit – XIII Social Structures and Systems
Introduction to social structures and systems, Analysis of family as social unit. Analysis of social relations of Groups. Analysis of Social relations of Economic life, Poverty analysis, Analysis of social relations in Political system, Social relationship in Religion and Cultures, Analysis of Social Relation to Environment, Gender Analysis, Methods of Socio Economic Analysis
Community Development
Development and Critical Development issues, Community Development in India. Structure and functions of community Development at different levels, Support structures and their functions, Women and Development, Women and Empowerment, Community Development programmes and approaches, Home Science and Community Development.

Unit – XIV Communication and types of Communication
Concept of Development Communication, Communication Process, Role of Communicator, Functions of Communication, Types of Communication, Communication Approaches / Methods, Media for Development Communication, inter personal media for small groups
Extension and Programme Planning
Concept and scope of Extension, Objectives of extension education, Extension approaches, Teaching in Extension Education, Steps in Teaching Learning Process, Programme planning, Steps of Programme Planning, Developing a Plan of Work, Evaluation and Reconsideration of programme.

Unit – XV Women and Development
Status of Women, Women and Development, Women and Social-development, Health & Nutrition of Women, Indian initiative in women’s Development, Commissions and Agencies for women, Women in labour sector, Women and Technology, Globalisation & Empowerment of women, Legislation for Women, Research Methodology.
Types and tools of Research
Types of Research, Steps in Scientific Research, Tools of Research, Basic Statistics, Classification and Tabulation, Diagrammatic and Graphic Representation, Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of variability and Report Writing.