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What are the opportunities available for students of Home Science?

Date: 20 Sep 2016    Group: Education    Category: Professional Courses   

My child has taken Home Science as one of the subjects in X+II and finds the subject very interesting. In this context I would like to know the following:-

(i) Which colleges of Delhi offer Honours course in Home Science?
(ii) Can a student of Home Science later become a Dietitian? Which are the courses available to become a Dietitian in India?
(iii) What are the other options/professional courses available for a student of Home Science?

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Author: Kailash Kumar    22 Sep 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Career opportunities for students pursuing home sciences include following depending upon the level of degree completed and specialised course compleated -

1. Dietician in hospitals or healthcare centres
2. Nutrition consultants
3. Nutritionist in food sector companies

A degree course in home sciences can be completed in three years after passing 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics or biology as subjects. After completing graduation degree, post graduation degree in subjects like home science, nutrition and dietetics, food science and technology etc. can be completed.

The following are some of the institutions at Delhi which offer B.Sc. (Home Science) course -

1. University of Delhi, Delhi
2. Lady Irwin College, Delhi
3. Institute Of Home Economics, New Delhi

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