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College of Home Science

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Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145 (Uttarakhand)

गोविंद बल्लभ पंत कृषि एवं प्रौद्योगिक विश्वविद्यालय, पंतनगर - २६३१४५ ( उत्तराखण्ड )

Dr Rita S. Raghuvanshi

A Brief Profile of the Dean

Dean, College of Home Science

Phone:+91-5944-233637 (Office)

Fax:+ 91-5944-233637




The initiation of Home Science Programme at Pantnagar was recommended by Mrs. Alice M. Fisher (USAID) and Dr. Elda Robb (University of Tennessee, USA) in 1961. There after, U. P. Govt. gave green signal in December 1963. Dr. Janice Smith UIUC, USA recommended two year Diploma and four year undergraduate degree programme in Home Science in February 1966. The College of Home Science was thus, established on 15 July, 1971 with a undergraduate programme. From 1971 to 1985, a single programme of two year diploma and four year degree continued. In 1985 it was discontinued and diploma and three year degree was started for which requirement was inter science. Then in 1998, a 4 year degree programme was started which was open to both intermediate science and intermediate arts with Home Science as one of the subject. It included vocational courses involving Rural Awareness Work Experience and in-plant training.


In 2004, four year undergraduate degree programme was revised to include 2+2 system that included two years of professional training in different disciplines of Home Science viz., Apparel Designing, Interior Designing and Decoration, Nutrition and Dietetics and Organization and Management of Early Childhood Programmes which also included Rural Awareness Work Experience and In-plant Training.


Vision of the College


To motivate primary stakeholders for sustainable development of human resources with a strong emphasis on excellence in academics, research and extension to realize direct benefits of growing domestic and global employment market and to ensure adequate availability of competent professionals and paraprofessionals to occupy relevant niche in the economy by enabling an interactive coupling between industry, government, economy, environment and society.


Mission of the College


To fulfill the vision through development of need based curriculum that would enable the graduates and paraprofessionals of Home Science to become active partners in the economic growth and development of the community - be it the family, local society, nation or world.



  • To impart knowledge and skills to graduates of Home Science to realize direct benefits of the employment market.

  • To plan and execute need-based, multi-disciplinary and action oriented research projects for improving quality of life of the people, especially of Uttarakhand.

  • To promote economic and technological empowerment of women and youth in home, farm and allied activities.

  • To inculcate entrepreneurial skills and organize training/courses for the community to facilitate entrepreneurship.

  • To develop interactive linkages with industries, government as well as non-government organizations.


Uniqueness of our Education Programme


The education system of the College includes-


  • Advisory System

  • Multi disciplinary approach (Courses of Basic Sciences, Agriculture, and Veterinary Science along with Home Science courses)

  • Practical training in life supporting skills – Rural Awareness Work Experience and In-plant training

  • “Earn While You Learn” scheme for the benefit of poor students

  • Internal- external examination system

  • Well established infrastructure facilities

  • Scholarships to meritorious students


     Thus, our education system-


  • Facilitates self actualization by channelizing and maximizing students’ potential

  • Builds change agents for equity, social justice and dignity

  • Explores under and unutilized resources for sustainable development        

  • Linkage with government, NGOs, industries

  • Builds capacity for Self Employment, Entrepreneurship, Community development (NGO, Government Interventions and Employment in Private – Public Sector)

  • Enhances women empowerment

  • Develop competencies among students to serve as professionals for taking up Corporate Social Responsibility activities with corporate world.

  • Provides unique centre rural in-depth rural exposure with combination of urban base for students’ skill development through its successful field outreach programme


Faculty Members  Click here for details

Degree Programmes

  • B.Sc. Home Science 

  • M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition

  • M.Sc. Family Resource Management

  • M.Sc. Clothing and Textiles

  • M.Sc. Human Development and Family Studies 

  • Ph.D. Human Nutrition

  • Ph.D. Clothing and Textiles

  • Ph.D. Family Resource Management




Computer Facilities

The College has computer facilities in the students’ computer laboratory, ARIS Cell, College Library and all the Departments. Facilities also exist for Computer Aided Designing.


Day-care for Children with Facility of Child Testing, Guidance and Counselling

Day-care facility is available for children of women employees of the University. This has scientific observation facilities for parents and for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is attached to a testing laboratory for children and guidance and counselling cell.


College Library

College of Home Science has a library where around 8000 textbooks, 55 periodicals related to Home Science discipline, newspapers and magazines are available to the students. The library is equipped with a computer and photocopier. The library has a reading room to help inculcate the habit of reading among students. The library runs a rental book programme under which important text books are rented to students for the whole semester at a nominal rent.


Information Center

The Information Center of the College aims to portray a comprehensive picture of all the multifarious activities and achievements of the College. It has exhaustive exhibits and models.


Placement Cell

The College has a Placement Cell which assists the students in getting suitable jobs. It acts as a liaison between students and employers.


For the personality development of the students which includes development of physical and mental self, team spirit and human values, there are bodies like-

  • Home Science Society

  • Cultural Societies in hostels

  • Sports Clubs

  • Vivekanand Swadhayay Mandal


Home Science Society

Home Science Society aims at promoting professional competence among students and their over-all personality development. It organizes various activities such as debate competitions, cultural programmes, scientific and technical exhibitions/competitions, art and craft competitions, elocution contests, group discussions for personality development of the students. Academic staff of the College and students are members of the Society. The Society runs through an Executive Committee which is formed every year. The Executive Committee consists of elected/nominated students from the College of Home Science, a staff counsellor and a co-staff counsellor who are faculty members of the College.


  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Extension

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Training

  • Development of audio visual aids 

  • Consultancy

  • Event Management: Organization of Fashion Shows, Handicraft Exhibitions, Theme Exhibitions

  • Cultural and literary activities for extra-curricular activities for all round personality development

  • National Service Scheme

  • National Cadet Corps




The College functions through following Departments:


Academic Programmes


Undergraduate Programme Click here for details


Masters Programmes


PG Course Department of Home Science Extension Education


Research Methods in Human Ecology         


Ph.D. Programmes


Contact Information

Dr. Rita Singh Raghuvanshi


College of Home Science,

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar- 263 145

Uttaranchal, India

Phone: +91-5944-233637 (O), 233448(R)

Fax: +91-5944-233473 & 233637

Email: deanhsc1[at]gmail[dot]com