The Department of Home Economics came into existence in the year 1932. It is thus one of the oldest departments imparting home science education in the country. In 1997, the department became the College of Home Science and Women's Development and later it was renamed as Ethelind School of Home Science. At present the Ethelind School of Home Science rechristened as Ethelind College of Community Science, works towards the objective of imparting community science education to promote cognitive and effective learning among students for technology transport to both urban and rural families within the culturally relevant conditions and eco-based farm household system. It aims to strengthen teaching-extension-research linkages through family and community focused research for holistic improvement to enhance the quality of life of rural and urban families at micro, meso and macro-levels of the society with added emphasis on promoting professionalism among students.
There are five departments under the College, Department of Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Department of Textiles and Apparel Designing, Department of Human Development and Family Studies , Department of Family Resource Management and Consumer Science, Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, and they have a great deal to offer to those who are interested in higher education in the field of community science.
The departments offer M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in addition to the undergraduate programmes in Community Science, Food , Nutrition and Dietetics and a diploma course in Fashion Technology. Rural Entrepreneurship Awareness Development Yojana ( READY) program is an integral part of the four-year B.Sc. Community Science and B.Sc. Food , Nutrition and Dietetics Honours programmes with three components i.e. Experiential learning, Rural Agriculture Work Experience and In Plant Training / Industrial Attachment for ensuring and assuring employability and develop entrepreneurs and to ensure hands on experience and practical training. The READY program is interactive in nature and is conceptualized for building skills in project development and execution, decision making, individual and team coordination, approach to problem solving, accounting, quality control, marketing and resolving conflicts. The College has well appointed classrooms and well-equipped, updated laboratories, with computers and LCDs for classroom teaching, smart classroom and a seminar room for presentations. The Centre of Excellence under the Nutrifarm Scheme of the Govt. of India is established in the College.
Courses Offered in Home Science
SHUATS offers the following courses
Note:- There are 15% & 25% Seats are reserved for ICAR sponsored candidates in Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes. The Candidates admitted from Pure Science stream may be required to study deficiency courses of two additional semesters or 30 Credit Hours in the Agriculture P.G