Home Science

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Home Science, or the science of a home, includes all the things that concern the person, home, family members and resources. It is the education for "better living" and the core of this education is the family ecosystem. It also deals with reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and man made environments. It aims at getting maximum satisfaction for the person and their family members through the efficient and scientific use of your resources. It gives the person all the knowledge of the scientific procedures involved in making a home beautiful.


As a field in education it has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a domestic skill oriented courses offering inputs in housekeeping, home decoration, cookery, child rearing, stitching etc. Such an education was appropriate in the past since it helped to draw women out of their homes to improve the skills that had been handed down to them by the elderly women in the family.

Economic necessities[edit]

Most women work outside the home due to basic economic necessities. In this context, managing and balancing both household and professional life remains essential. Home science education tries to train and educate one to make a perfect interface between these two spheres of women's life.


Many Education boards in India such as NIOS,[1] CBSE, ICSE,[2] CISCE[3] and various state boards offer home science as a subject in their courses.


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