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Ph.D. in Home science is a 3-year doctorate level course, the eligibility for which is M.Sc. in Home science or any other equivalent masters degree from a recognized university with minimum 60% of marks (or 6.5-grade point out of 10). 

Some of the main institutes that offer Ph.D. in Home science are:

  • Women’s Christian College, Chennai
  • University of Bombay, Mumbai
  • University of Calcutta, West Bengal
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
  • St. Teresa’s College

The fee for the course varies between INR 3,000 and 10,000  depending on the college, in India.

Ph.D. in Home science course provides an opportunity to deserving and research-oriented scholars of Ayurveda to develop their research skills and carry out independent research through exposure to intensive research programs.

Graduates of Ph.D. in Home science have a wide range of job opportunities like Research assistants, professors, hospitality industry i.e. waiters, tourist guides, nursery and primary teachers etc. The opportunities are not limited to the said fields. Once completed, the graduate may take up said job opportunities associated. The average salary for a Ph.D. in Home science is between INR 60,000 and 1 LPA.

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Ph.D. in Home Science: Course Highlights

Course LevelDoctorate
Duration of the Course3 Year
Examination TypeSemester
EligibilityM.Sc. in Home science or any other equivalent masters degree from a recognized university.
Admission ProcessThe Admission is based on the merit and interview process.
Course FeeBetween INR 30,000 and 2,50,000
Average SalaryINR 60,000 and 1 LPA
Top Recruiting CompaniesEducational Institutions and healthcare sector, technology sector, sales etc.
Job PositionsResearch assistants, professors, hospitality industry i.e. waiters, tourist guides, nursery and primary teachers etc.

Ph.D. in Home Science: What is it about?

Home Science may be defined as the study required to develop home or family life within a changing society by taking the help of scientific knowledge and methods. The subjects involved in making Home Science a wonderful learning tool for better-living are PCB, hygiene, rural development, community living, art, food, clothing, textiles and home management etc.

In recent scenario, Home Science is gaining huge popularity among students owing to its wide application in industries like food preservation and training, clothing and textiles and interior decoration etc. Students aspiring for this course can look for various career opportunities in the health sector. They can also opt for a career in the educational sector.

Ph.D. in Home Science degree holders can be hired in posts such as Research Assistant, Professor, School Teacher, amongst many others.

Ph.D. in Home Science: Top Colleges

Name of the InstituteLocationTotal Fees(INR)
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityNagpur92,500
University of MumbaiMumbai31,000
Chaudhary Charan Singh agricultural universityHisar1,62,000
Chandra Shekhar Azad University of agriculture and technologyKanpur2,47,000
Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi VidyapeethParbhani47,786
Maharana Pratap University of agriculture and technologyUdaipur36,000
Narendra dev university of agriculture and technologyFaizabad2,48,000
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural UniversitySambastipur41,000
Women’s Christian CollegeChennai50,000
St. Teresa’s CollegeErnakulam-
Ranchi UniversityRanchi-
Utkal UniversityBhubaneswar16,700
Jiwaji UniversityGwalior9,230
Career Point UniversityKota70,700
University of RajasthanJaipur31,200

Ph.D. in Home Science:  Eligibility

Students must possess M.Sc. in Home Science or any other equivalent masters degree from a recognized university with minimum 60% of marks (or 6.5-grade point out of 10) to be eligible for applying to Ph.D. in Home Science course.

Ph.D. in Home Science: Admission Process

The Admission is based on the merit and interview process. Candidates with extreme merit and excellent interviews are selected for the course through the process.

Ph.D. in Home Science: Syllabus and Course Description

The duration of the course is three years divided into six semesters for regular candidates. The duration can go up to 5 or even in some cases 7 years for students who have taken up projects that take long. The syllabus varies with the specialization we wish to opt and the University specificity.

The following are the subjects in which you can pursue a deeper understanding PhD.

Subject Of study
Rural development
Community living

The students will have to produce a thesis paper at the end of their Ph.D. study.

Ph.D. in Home Science: Career Prospects

Career prospects of Ph.D. in Home science are many depending on the level of expertise and inclination of practice. The candidates with Home Science background can get a starting salary of INR 5,000 – 8,000 as a trainee and after having experience in a particular area say Nutrition & Dietetics can get a monthly salary which can be more than INR 10,000.

Those who have interests in research, teaching, catering jobs etc. can get handsome salary. The salary of a Food Technologist in a food services department or industry etc is relatively more. Consultant dieticians can also earn enough money depending on their practice.

The job profiles for these positions range as research assistants, professors, hospitality industry, etc.

The compensation and salaries for these individual jobs are very area specific depending on the expertise and level of operation.

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage annual salary
Technical IndustryManufacturing industries do require home science graduates to serve as research assistants.7 to 8 Lacs
Educational InstitutionsThe recognized qualification for a primary school teacher is a Bachelors degree in Home Science and many postgraduates are absorbed as senior secondary school teachers and college professors.8 to 9 Lacs
Service JobsMaintenance and supervision of house-keeping departments at tourist resorts, hotels, catering facilities, restaurants etc.7 to 8 Lacs
Sales JobsSales promotion of food items (baby foods) are given to home science graduates since they have relevant information and experience.9 to 10 Lacs
Research JobsThese involve educating specific segments of the population such as mothers, farmers, and villagers on the food-value of certain food items. Also one can work as a researcher/scientist in R&D labs on food preservation etc.9 to 10 Lacs
Production JobsThis covers food preservation, dress-making, specialized cooking. Graduates of Home Science can go on to enter the textile business, fashion designing etc. or even work in hotels and in food industry etc.7 to 8 Lacs

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