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(Women's University, Tirupati-517502)
Andhra Pradesh, India
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DEPARTMENT OF HOME SCIENCE
  The Department of Home Science offers two M.Sc courses; M.Sc Food and Nutrition Sciences and M.Sc Human Development and Family Studies, one P.G. Diploma course in preschool education (one year) and a certificate course in Child Care and Management (six months). These courses are applied in nature and are designed to train the students in Theory, Practice, Research and Extension in their field of study. All these courses have great relevance to the Institutions, Agencies, Organizations, Departments, Projects, Industries, Hospitals and Corporations working in the area of Health, Nutrition, Family, Community and Human Development and Management.
Under the M.Sc. programme in Food and Nutrition Sciences three specialisations are offered; A) Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics B) Community Health and Nutrition C) Food Science and Quality Control. The career opportunities available for M.Sc Food and Nutrition Science students are: Dietetians, Nutritionists, Nutrition and Diet Counsellors, Researchers, Project Coordinators, Food Service Managers, Personnel in programmes of Government and Non-Government Organizations.
The students of M.Sc Human Development and Family Studies have employment opportunities as Pre-school Teachers/Managers, Academic consultants, as researchers, Counsellors, Managers in Institutions and Organizations for differently abled Children/Persons and Elderly, Coordinators of Early Childhood Education programmes, ICDS and other Government and Non-government programmes of Children, Women and families.
The students of P.G. Diploma in preschool education students have employement opportunities as; Preschool teachers and Managers, Coordinators of Early Childhood Education programmes of Government and Non-Government organizations. The Certificate course in Child Care and Management serves as an additional qualification for persons Managing Day Care Centres, crech and other institutions meant for Infants and young children.
The candidates applying for any of the above mentioned courses in this department and should submit separate applications for each course. For M.Sc Food and Nutrition Sciences, the candidates should submit one application and mention their order of preference for specialisations.

Courses
Course Name
Duration
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
M.Sc  Integrated Food Technology (5year)
5 Years
(10 Semesters)
40 + 4 (EWS)
-
   
Eligibility  : Bi.P.C/ M.P.C group in Intermediate with 55% marks
 
Course  content:                                                                                      
 
Food Technology  is a science branch that deals with the techniques involved in the  production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality  management, and distribution of food products. The field also involves  techniques and processes that are used to transform raw materials into food.  Extensive research goes behind making food items edible as well as  nutritious.   Students can take up Food Technology Jobs at under  graduate and post graduate level. While a Bachelor’s degree is sufficient to  work as a food technologist, a Master’s degree gives  the required competitive edge to the  candidates. A masters and Doctorial degree is important for those who want to  build their carrier in research.
 
Subjects:
 
Introduction to food science and technology, Food Product Development, Food Processing I - Breakfast and Snack Technology, Spices, Condiments and Flavouring Technology, Marketing of Food Products, Post-harvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables, Cereal and Legume Technology, Baking Confectionary Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Microbiology Safety and Quality Control, Fermentation Technology, internship in 6th Semester, Community project work in 7th and 8th Semesters. Unit Operation Management for Food Technology, Technology  of Beverages, Seminars & Panel Discussion, Food Engineering.
Courses
Course Name
Duration
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
M.Sc. Food and Nutrition sciences
(Three specialisations)
2 Years (4 Semesters)
30
6
Eligibility   :  B.Sc. Home Science, B.Sc. Applied Nutrition, B.Sc. Rural Home Science,  B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. Food Science and Quality  Control, General B.Sc. With Nutrition as one paper, BHSC (4 years) with  50% marks in groups.
a) Specialization-A: Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics (CND)
Course Content
Food Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Applied physiology,  Nutrition and health Interventions, Life Style Management of Diseases,  Communicative English. Advances in Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition and  Dietetics-1, Nutritional Biochemistry, Nutritional Status Assessment  Methodologies, Food Standards, Quality and Safety, Computer Applications  Functional Foods, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics II, Nutrition during  Emergencies and Disaster Management, Research Methodology and  Statistics, Seminars/Panel Discussion, Gender studies.Nutritional  Counseling, Food Service Management, Food Nutrition and Drug  Interaction, Dissertation and implant Training (4weeks)
b) Specialization-B: Community Health and Nutrition (CHN)
Course Content
Food Science, Nutrition during Life span-1, Nutrition Ecology and Health  Education, Nutrition and Health Interventions, Fundamentals of  Nutrition, Communicative English. Advances in Nutrition, Nutrition  during Life Span-II, Women & Reproductive Health, Nutritional status  Assessment: Methodologies, Food Standards, Quality and Safety, Computer  Applications. Functional Foods, Management of Nutrition Problems in the  Community, Nutrition during Emergencies and Disaster Management,  Research Methodology and Statistics, Seminars/Panel discussion, Gender  Studies. Community Dietetics & Counseling, Food Service Management,  Entrepreneurship Development, Dissertation and implant training (4weeks)
c) Specialization-C: Food Science and Quality Control (FSQC)
Course Content:
        Food Science, Food Chemistry, Functional Properties of Foods, Food  Microbiology and Quality Evaluation, Communicative English. Advances in  Nutrition, Food Analysis, Nutritional Biochemistry, Food processing and  preservation, Food standards, quality and safety, Computer Applications.  Functional foods, Food Toxicology, Community Nutrition, Research  Methodology and Statistics, Seminars and panel discussion, Gender  studies. Food product Development, Food Service Management, Food  Nutrient and Drug Interaction, Dissertation and implant training  (4weeks)

Course Name
Duration
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
M.Sc. Human Development and family Studies(HDFS)
2 Years (4 Semesters)
15
6
Eligibility :Any Graduate including B.Sc Nursing with 50% marks in groups.
Course Content:
 
Theories of Human Development, Life Span Development I, and Techniques  of Child Study, Early Childhood Education, Communicative English.  Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Education  Institutions, Life Span Development II, Children with Special Needs,  Community Health and Nutrition Education, Communication Technology,  Computer Applications, Participation in Preschools (2weeks). Dynamics of  Marriage and Family, Life Span Development III, Rehabilitation of the  Disabled Children, Research Methodology and Statistics, Seminars/Panel  Discussion, Gender Studies, Project Work. Parenting, Counseling and  Therapy, Personality Development, Dissertation, Implant training (4  weeks)
Course Name
Duration
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-School education(PGDPE)
1 Years (2 Semesters)
15
-
Eligibility : Bachelor's degree with 45% in-group.
 Course Content:
       Growth and Development of Pre-School Children, Nutrition and Health  Management of Preschool Children, Methods and Materials of Pre-School  Education, Programme Planning for Pre-school Children, Communicative  English, Project Work Administration and Management of Pre-Schools,  Developmental programmes for Pre-school children, Home-school  Relationship, Practice Teaching (4 weeks).
Course Name
Duration
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
Certificate Course in Child Care and Management
3 Months
15
-
Eligibility : Intermediate pass (10+2) in any subject.
 Course Content :
       Human Growth and Development, Health and Nutrition, Parenting Practices and Child Welfare Programmes
External Electives :
1) Child care Management
2) Life style Management of  Diseases

Research Programmes
The Department is actively involved in the Research Programmes on  various thrust areas. The following Research Programmes are offered by  the Department on Full-time and Part-time basis by following the UGC  guidelines.
Research Programmes
Areas of Research
M.Phil and Ph.D.
Key Areas of Research
Studies in Food Science and Nutrition,Food processing Technologies,Life  span Human Nutrition,Health and Nutritional Status Monitoring,Food  product development and standardization,Health and Nutrition interventions,Health and Nutrition programmes, Studies in Dietetics, Nutrition Ecology and food security studies,Developmental studies on children,Studies on Adolescence,Growth and  Development,Studies on special/differently abled children,Studies on  disadvantaged children and child rights,Developmental deviations and  management,Family life education and family rights,Guidance and  counselling techniques,Interdisciplinary research,Evaluation of developmental programmes for women, children and families,Studies on  rights of; Human, child, women, disabled and family.
  • New Product Development
  • Nutrition and Neutraceuticals
  • Food safety and Quality
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