College of Home Science in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University was established in 1982 to foster the growth, development and well being of individual, families and communities in the State of Bihar through better education, research and transferring improved technologies related to better family living to rural and farm women. The College has five departments namely Foods & Nutrition, Family Resource Management, Textile and Apparel Designing, Human Development and Family Studies and Home Science Extension & Communication Management. All the departments have well qualified faculty members with Ph.D. degree and multi-dimensional qualities.
The College is located at Pusa (Dist-Samastipur) within the campus of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University popularly known as “Pusa Farm”. It is about 100 km from Patna, 18 km from Samastipur, 35 km from Muzaffarpur and 40 km from Darbhanga. The nearst railway station is ‘’Khudi Ram Bose Pusa (KRBP)’’.
Undergraduate Degree programme
The intake capacity at Undergraduate level is 25 girls students with Intermediate in Science (Biology or Math). On the recommendation of 3rd All India Dean’s Committee Report three years degree programme has been changed to four years degree programme in 1998. At Under Graduate level emphasis has been given more on professional courses. The syllabus consists of CORE courses of 12 credit hours and Professional Elective of 50 credit hours in each department. One full semester is devoted for Rural Awareness Work Experience and Job Training.
At present department of Foods & Nutrition, Home Science Extension and Communication Management and Family Resource Management are awarding the Post Graduate degree. A total of 60 credit hours are offered including Major courses, Seminar and Dissertation/Thesis under Post Graduate Programme.
Home Science faculty paved way for betterment of community by doing research on Health Care, Nutritional Problems, Development of Low Cost Nutritious Food and Rural Enterprise etc.
EXTENSION AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Extension activities are the major part of Agricultural University System. Since the inception, the College of Home Science is devoted and engaged actively in out reach programme in the villages by script writing, demonstration, telecasting and broadcasting. Several Mahila Gosthis, training programmes for development of rural women entrepreneurship organized in campus and off campus of Dr. RPCAU, Pusa to develop self sustained village societies
Six months vocational training courses have been approved by the academic council in three departments for unemployed rural youth ( Girls & Boys) on :
- Fruits & Vegetable Preservation
- Entrepreneurship development & management in handicraft
- Handloom Weaving
- Apparel (fashion) Designing.
The college has good rapport with the development departments and NGOs which helps in getting feed back of field problems. This helps in re-orienting the research programme making it need based and problem oriented. The College has been selected by Deptt. of Women and Child Development, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India as Middle Level Training Centre under ICDS in the State of Bihar. This centre has successfully organized several orientation, job training and inducition training programmes for Lady Supervisors & Anganwadi workers .
Well equipped Laboratories under different departments.
Name of the Laboratories available in the College of Home Science
Department of Home Science Extension & Communication Management
- Projected Lab.
- Non-projected Lab.
Department of Textile & Apparel Designing
- Apparel Designing & Construction Lab.
- Fibre Testing Lab.
- Craft Lab.
Department of Family Resource Management
- Ergonomics & Furnishing Lab.
- Equipment Testing Lab.
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
- Nursery School Laboratory
- Psychology Testing Laboratory
Department of Food & Nutrition
- Food Lab
- Nutrition Lab
- Sensory Evaluation Lab.
|S.No.||Name & Designation||Specialization||Contact No.|
|1.||Dr. (Mrs) Meera Singh,
Professor & Dean
|2.||Dr. (Mrs) Arti Sinha,
Professor & Head (HDFS)
|3.||Dr.(Mrs) Punam Kumari,
|Women in Agriculturefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4.||Dr. (Mrs) Usha Singh,
Professor & Head (F&N)
|5.||Dr. (Mrs) Mukul Sinha, Assoc. Professor||Clinical Nutritionemail@example.com|
|6.||Dr.(Mrs) Shishir Kala,
Professor & Head (FRM)
|7.||Dr.(Mrs) Sangeeta Deo
Assoc. Prof. & Head (TAD)
|Textiles & Dyeingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8.||Dr. (Mrs) Arunima Kumari, Assoc. Professor||Extension Educationemail@example.com|
|9.||Dr. (Mrs) S.R. Sarkar,
|11.||Mrs. Shipra Kumari,
|12.||Dr. (Mrs) Shivani Bala, Assoc. Professor||Labour Saving firstname.lastname@example.org|
AVENUES FOR EMPLOYMENT
- Teaching and research sector.
- Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
- Mass Media Officer, Lady Extension Officer, Journalist.
- Training and HRD Manager.
- Child Development Project Officer, Supervisor in ICDS, Public Relation Officer.
- Dietician in Hospital & Hostel Food Analyst, Nutritionist.
- Apparel Designer in Fashion Industry, Textile Quality Tester in Garment Export Houses and in knitting industries, Textile Designer.
- Interior Designer in Hotels, Hospitals and National Companies.
- Director, Supervisor of Day Care Centres and Child Guidance and family Centre.
- Can established own enterprises.