Careers after class 12: Home Science

Industry: Healthcare

What is Home Science?

Home science is the science concerning nutrition and wellness, health, human development and other consumer issues. It is the education for “better living” centering on the family ecosystem. The study of home science assesses reciprocal relations between the family unit and its natural and man-made environments and aims at extracting the maximum level of satisfaction for the family ecosystem through the efficient and scientific use of resources and ensures proper nutrition, health and child development by combining various sciences and humanities.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities include maintaining patients’ good health and making diet sheets specific to the patients’ health
  • Coordinating with the pantry to ensure dietary regulations
  • Educating patients and household members about self-care, preserving optimum health and proper nutrition
  • Examining patients’ medical histories and assigning codes to diagnoses and measures achieved

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Some colleges require physics, chemistry and biology as core subjects)

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Sc. in Home Science|Home Science and Management |Home Science and Nutrition
  • B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • B.Sc. in Food Technology | Food Science and Nutrition Management
  • B.A. in Home Science | Home Management
  • Diploma/Certificate in Home Science

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Home Science

Top Institutes for Home Science courses

1. Lifeness Science Institute (LSI), Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics

Tenure- 3 years


2. Lady Irwin College, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Hons) in Home Science

Tenure- 3 years


3. Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Integrative Nutrition & Dietetics

Tenure- 3 years


4. J.D. Birla Institute of Home Science, Kolkata

Value for Money- 3.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. (Hons) in Food Science and Nutrition Management

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Home Science


Pay Home Science

Expert Advice

Arthur Agatston“Healthy eating is a way of life, so it’s important to establish routines that are simple, realistically and ultimately liveable.”

— Arthur Agaston,
American cardiologist and celebrity doctor, medical director,
wellness and prevention at Baptist Health South Florida


Bernard Jensen“Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine!”

— Bernard Jensen,
American physician, pioneer in the holistic health field

Also read: India’s most popular nutritionists

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