UGC NET Syllabus for Home Science

UGC NET Syllabus for Home Science, Code No: 12

Home Science: Home Science, or the science of a home, includes all the things that concern the person, home, family members and resources. It is the education for "better living" and the core of this education is the family ecosystem. It also deals with reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and manmade environments. It aims at getting maximum satisfaction for the person and their family members through the efficient and scientific use of your resources. It gives the person all the knowledge of the scientific procedures involved in making a home beautiful.

Question Pattern: There will be two question papers - UGC NET Examination in Home Science, Paper II and Paper III. Paper II will have 100 marks in total whereas Paper III will have 150 marks in total. Paper II will cover fifty (50) objective type questions, whereas the Paper III will have seventy five (75) objective type questions, each question carrying two (2) marks. All questions are compulsory in both the papers. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true / false and assertion-reasoning type.

Paper II & Paper III (Part A) Syllabus

[Core Group]

Unit – I: Food Science

Food Groups

Food Preparation

Food Preservation

Food Science and Food Analysis

Food Processing

Unit – II: Nutrition Science

Fundamentals of Nutrition

Nutritional Biochemistry

Food Microbiology

Public Nutrition

Therapeutic Nutrition

Unit – III: Institutional Management

Management of Hospitality Institutes – Hospital / Hotel / Restaurant / Cafe and Outdoor catering.

Management of Social Institutes – family as Institute, child care and Geriatric institutes, Panchayats.

Management of Educational Institutes – Pre – school, Primary and Secondary Schools, (Colleges and Universities) Higher Educational Institutes.

Management of Special Institutes for physically, mentally and socially challenged.

Challenges and problems faced by Institutions.

Unit – IV: Clothing

Principles of clothing – Socio – Psychological aspects of Clothing, selection of Fabrics, Clothing and Family Clothing.

Clothing Construction – basic Principles of Drafting, Flat Pattern and Draping Methods.

Textile Design – Principles and Concepts.

Fashion Design – Fashion Cycles, Business and Merchandizing.

Care and Maintenance of Textile Materials and Garments; Laundry Agents – Methods and Equipments.

Unit – V: Textiles

General Properties and Fine Structure of all Textile Fibers.

Processing and Manufacture of all natural and man – made fibers.

Definition and Classification of Yarns; Identification of yarns and its use in various fabrics.

Fabric construction, definition and types of woven, non – woven, knitted and other construction techniques.

Testings of fibers, yarns and fabric; Importance of quality control and research institutes.

Unit – VI: Resource Management

Concept of Home management and steps.

Management of Human Resources; Classification of Resources; Basic Characteristics of Resources.

Decision making in family; Steps in decision making; Methods of resolving conflicts.

Work simplification; Importance of work simplification in home; Muhdel’s classes of change; Simple pen and pencil technique in work simplification.

Housing, Interior Design, Principles of Interior Design, Various Colours and Colour Schemes.

Household equipment – Selection and Care.

Unit – VII: Human Development

Child Development – Principles and Stages.

Life Span Development – Theories of Human Development and Behaviour.

Child rearing, Socialization practices and Dynamics.

Early Childhood Care and Education – Emerging trends.

Development problems and disabilities during childhood and adolescence, guidance and counselling.

Advanced Child Study methods and assessment.

Women’s Studies, Family Welfare Program – Recent Approaches.

Unit – VIII: Non – Formal Education and Extension Education

History and Development of Home Science in Formal / Non-formal and Extension Education.

Theory and Practices of Program / Curriculum planning and development.

Management and Administration of Formal / Non – formal and Extension Education.

Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation of Formal, Non – formal and Extension Education.

Vocationalization of Home Science in India.

Theories and Principles of Guidance and Counselling in Formal / Non – formal / Extension.

Problems and Challenges encountered in Formal / Non – formal / Extension.

Unit – IX: Developmental and Educational Communication

Concept and Classification of Communication

Traditional Methods and Materials of Communication – Selection / Preparation / Use.

Modern Methods and Materials of Communication – Selection / Preparation / Use.

Strategies for Developmental Communication.

Classroom Communications in Home Science trends.

Communication for Publicity and Public Relations.

Change and Challenges in Communication in Contemporary Society.

Unit – X: Methods of Research

Trends in Research in Home Science.

Research Designs.

Types of Research.

Sampling Techniques.

Selection and Preparation of Tools for data collection.

Type of variables and their selection.

Data collection and classification / coding.

Analysis of data through parametric and non – parametric statistics

Report Writing – presentation of data, interpretation and discussion

Paper III (Part B) Syllabus

[Elective / Optional]

Elective – I: Food and Nutrition

Food Science and Quality Control

Macro and Micro – Nutrients

Human Nutritional Requirements

Assessment of Nutritional Status

Food Biotechnology

Elective – II: Institutional Management and Dietetics

Advanced Management and Organisation

Management of Human

Experimental Quantity Cookery

Financial and Profit Management

Quantity Food Preparation Techniques

Food Service and, Delivery Systems


Therapeutic Dietetics

Elective – III: Child and Human Development

Human Development – Rights perspective.

Principles and Theories of Human Development.

Early Childhood Care and Development – Strategies, Monitoring and Supervision.

Children with special needs and Children at Risk (Child Labour, Street Children, Child Abuse, Chronically Sick); Intervention Programs.

Socialization in various family contexts across different cultures.

Advances in Assessment of Children.

Elective – IV: Clothing and Textiles

Textile Chemistry – Fibers and dyes.

Dyeing, printing and finishing of fibers yarns and fabrics.

Textile and Apparel Industry – Fundamental of business, specifications, quality control agencies and marketing.

Historic and Traditional Textiles of world with emphasis on India.

Curriculum and Teaching in clothing and textiles, analysis and development of curriculum; teaching methods and aids.

Consumer and Textiles and Clothing.

Recent developments in Textile and Clothing.

Elective – V: Home and Community Resource Management

Concept of Home management, System approach to family, Input, Output and feedback.

Family Resources – Management of Resources like time energy and money; Basic characteristics of Resources; Efficient methods of utilization of Resources.

Family Life Cycle – Demands upon resources like time, energy and money.

Concept of Ergonomics – its importance and application in home.

Concept of Communication process and its importance in family; Barriers in Communication process; Measures for Effective Communication.

Concept of Work Simplification – its importance in home; Simple pen and pencil technique.

Consumer Education – Laws protecting consumer; Role of consumer society in protecting consumer; Kinds of adulteration; Identification of adulteration.

Elective – VI: Home Science Extension Education

Curriculum Development for Formal Education in Home Sciences.

General and Special Methods of Teaching Home Science.

Media and Materials for promoting Home Science in Formal / Non – formal / Adult / Extension Education.

Non – formal and Adult Education in Home Science.

Extension Education in Home Science.

Women in Changing India and Plans for their development.

Self – Employment and Entrepreneurship through Home Science.

Programs of extension in Home Science.

Measurement and Evaluation including monitoring and supervision for Formal / Non – formal / Adult Education / Extension Education.