Faculty of Home Science is one among the three faculties of
Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University. The Agricultural
universities that were established in the country on Land Grant
pattern of United States were not only responsible for the
development of agriculture, but also for improving the quality of
life of rural families. With this responsibility, Home Science was
also included as a component in agricultural universities.
The Department of Foods & Nutrition is one of the major
departments in the faculty of Home Science. Besides being strong in
the area of teaching, the department has developed a sound research
and extension base, making them an integral part of its activities.
The mandate of the department is to improve the nutritional status
and create general awareness among the population regarding the
importance of balanced diet, nutrition and its relationship to
health in order to improve quality of life through enhanced
physical and mental performance.
The mandate of the department is to understand the critical
issues in life span development, factors influencing development
and maintaining harmonious human relationships in various
ecological settings by understanding psychological aspects of human
behavior. It promotes understanding the exceptionalities in human
development and facilitates in developing intervention
Resource Management & Consumer Sciences department offers
academic programme in the fields of Dynamics of Management,
Consumer Education, Ergonomics, Effective Space Management,
Interior Design, Computer Aided Interior & Landscape Designing
and Entrepreneurship Development.
The department of Apparel & Textiles aims at providing
qualitative education to address the needs of the consumers,
weavers, apparel and textile industries, entrepreneurs, academic
Institutions and fashion goers in relation to production,
distribution and consumption of textiles and apparels.
The faculty of Home Science believes in dissemination of the
technologies developed to the farm families through effective
extension programmes. As the mandate of the faculty under the
Agricultural University setup is to cater to the needs of the rural
community and thereby improve the quality of life.
The All India coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Home
Science was conceived during the VI five-year plan period (1979-83)
with the main idea of improving the quality of the life of the
people in general and under privileged in particular. Initially,
the project was sanctioned to cover three components of Home
Science Viz., Foods & Nutrition, Child Development and Family
Resource Management in six State Agricultural Universities.
The faculty of Home Science has carried out several research
projects in the last 25 years with financial support of national
and internal organizations. The Projects undertaken by the five
components of Home Science i.e., Food & Nutrition, Human
Development and Family Studies, Resource management and consumer
sciences, Apparel and Textiles and Extension Education.
All the disciplines of Home Science faculty have developed
various technologies suitable for women to earn supplementary
income and to reduce drudgery.