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About Department

Home Science is a dynamic and ever growing field of education. It is an applied field built upon multidiscipline such as science, humanities, management, commerce and medicine for the purpose of achieving the welfare and wellbeing of the family in an ever changing society. It is the education for "better living" and the core of this education is the "family ecosystem". It is the study of reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and manmade environments.

The development of Home Science education reflects social pressures that are evident around the turn of the century. It is a need-based, professionally oriented education to assist family and community towards improved living. In the context of growing pressures in the work environment and external world, the family assumes a significant role in shaping the citizens of tomorrow. The family is the main factor which protects the individuals from all external forces and provides the right type of atmosphere for children to grow into strong and independent personalities. Home Science, then becomes the key subject in shaping the future course of our lives, as it equips the future citizens with relevant knowledge, competencies and prepares them to become efficient custodians of the nation's future.

The Post Graduate Department of Home Science, Berhampur University, Odisha offers Masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Home Science. Home Science as a discipline has enormous applied implications in the field of Foods and Nutrition, Public Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Extension Education, Family Resource Management and Textiles and Clothing. The department aims at promoting quality family life by empowering women through theoretical knowledge with its practical applications to the best of their expectations.

Master Degree (M.A. / M.Sc.)

About Course Programme

Course Curriculum - Post Graduate Degree course in Home Science at Berhampur University started in 1983. It is full time research oriented course which offers M.Sc. Degee to B.Sc. and M.A. Degree to B.A. students. The syllabus is framed as per UGC guideline keeping in mind the possibility of student qualifying for NET, GRF & SRF.

Graduates from B.A. degree and B.Sc. degree with Home Science, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology are eligible for admission in educational merit basis as prescribed by the University Admission rule for the year.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

For Post Graduate programme in Home Science only women students with subjects - Home Science/Psychology/Sociology/ Economics/Education/Anthropology/Botany/ Zoology/ Nursing are eligible for the admission.

Curriculum / Syllabi

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Click Here to Download the CBCS Syllabus for P.G. 2015-16.

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Class Schedule

class schedule 10.45 to 4.30 p.m.


About Course Programme

One year M.Phil course work in Home Science is offered with two semesters.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

For M. Phil programme in Home Science Master's Degree in Home Science with at least 55% of marks or equivalent grade (for general candidates) and 50% of marks or equivalent grade (for the SC/ST candidates) are eligible for admission. Admission is offered through written and Viva-voce.

Curriculum / Syllabi

One Year M. Phil course is having two theory papers and one dissertation having 300 marks in total (Syllabus attached).

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Class Schedule

Daily classes scheduled from 10.30 am to 4.30 p.m. with six classes per theory papers per week.


About Course Programme

Pre Ph. D course work is compulsory for all the candidates qualifying URET Examination conducted by the University. The course work shall comprise of two papers of 100 marks each. One paper shall be on Research Methodology which may include quantitative techniques and computer applications. Other paper shall be in general on the broad areas of Home Science. After completing the coursework successfully, the candidate will be asked to register for Ph. D work.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

For Ph. D programme in Home Science a Master's Degree in Home Science with at least 55% of marks or equivalent grade (for general candidates) and 50% of marks or equivalent grade (for the SC/ST and physically challenged candidates) are eligible for admission. College teachers and professionals with 15 years of experience can be allowed to register for Ph. D with at least 48% of marks at Master's level provided that they qualify the URET (University Research Eligibility Test).

Curriculum / Syllabi

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Course Schedule

Ph. D regular course work is similar to that of M. Phil course with examination along with research work of three years duration.

D.Litt. / D.Sc

Candidates with Ph. D Degree in Home Science (M. Sc Degree) are eligible for D. Sc in Home Science.

Candidates with Ph. D Degree in Home Science (M.A Degree) are eligible for D.Litt in Home Science.


Prof. Puspanjali Samantray
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Dr. Harapriya Samantaray
Associate Professor
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Dr.Arundhati Rath
Professor & Head
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Human Development and Family Studies


Seminar Library

Department has a seminar library of 600 books and 200 back volume Journals.


Teaching staff are provided with lap top computers with internet facility in the department.


Department has laboratory facilities for Dietetics, Extension Education and Human Development specialization.

Student Project Work

Students are required to undertake project work in related fields in Home Science at the fourth semester of Masters' course in Home Science.

Study Tour

The Department undertake study tour for master's students.


Research Area in the Department

Nutrition and Dietetics, Human Development, Family and Gender studies, Rural Development, Community Resource Management

Project Execution in the Department

R & D Project

Project Title :

Peer Social Initiation: Promoting Social Competency in Disadvantaged Primary School Children.

Funded by

UGC Major Research Project, New Delhi

Principal Investigator

Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury

Co Investigator



Two Lakhs


Two Years




  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on A Challenge of Millenium Development Goals, Department of Home Science, Berhampur University, from 4th to 5th May 2011.
  • Workshop on "Youth Development in India" at Berhampur University, 2010.
  • National Seminar on Maternal and Child Health - "A Challenge of the Millennium Development Goals." at P.G. Dept, of Home Science, B.U -2011
  • State level UGC sponsored workshop on "Curriculum Development in Home Science Education" on 3rd - 4th December 2004 at Berhampur University, Orissa, India.
  • Workshop on: Safe and Efficient use of Fuel Feb 2001.
  • National Workshop on Food Technology, Sponsored by Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Government of India from 29th to 30th April 1999.
  • National Seminar on Home Science in 21st Century. 1998.
  • Workshop on Peer Educator's Training (District level), ORDAT (NGO) Berhampur (Organiser) DIPS, BBSR, at Berhampur University from 15th to 16th Nov 1996.
  • "20 Years of ICDS" - State level Seminar at Bhanja Bihar, Berhampur University, on 28th February 1996, Sponsored by the Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Orissa, India.
  • "Family in Transition" - State Level Seminar at Bhanja Bihar, Berhampur University on 14th March 1995, Sponsored by the UGC, India.
  • Silver Jubuli celebration of Berhampur University, 1991




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Prof. Puspanjali Samantray
Email : hod[dot]hsc[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in