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NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2021 Syllabus for Home Science

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NTA (UGC) NET Home Science Syllabus 2012

Code No. 12

Subject: Home Science


  • There will be two question papers, NTA (UGC) NET Home Science Paper II and Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET Home Science Paper II & Paper III-A Core Group

Unit-I: Food Science

  • Food Groups
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Science and Food Analysis
  • Food Processing

Unit-II: Nutrition Science

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Public Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Nutrition

Unit-III: Institutional Management

  • Management of Hospitality Institutes-Hospital/Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe and Outdoor catering.
  • Management of Social Institutes-family as Institute, child care and Geriatric institutes, Panchayats.
  • Management of Educational Institutes-Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Schools (Colleges and Universities) , Higher Educational Institutes.
  • Management of Special Institutes for physically, mentally and socially challenged.
  • Challenges and problems faced by Institutions.

Unit-IV: Clothing

  • Principles of doming-Socio-Psychological aspects of Clothing, selection of Fabrics, Clothing and Family Clothing.
  • Clothing Construction-basic Principles of Drafting, Flat Pattern and Draping Methods.
  • Textile Design-Principles and Concepts.
  • Fashion Design-Fashion Cycles, Business and Merchandizing.
  • Care and Maintenance of Textile Materials and Garments; Laundry Agents-Methods and Equipments.

Unit-V: Textiles

  • General Properties and Fine Structure of all Textile Fibers.
  • Processing and Manufacture of all natural and man-made fibers.
  • Definition and Classification of Yarns; Identification of yarns and its use in various fabrics.
  • Fabric construction, definition and types of woven, non-woven, knitted and other construction techniques.
  • Testings of fibers, yarns and fabric; Importance of quality control and research institutes.

Unit-VI: Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management and steps.
  • Management of Human Resources; Classification of Resources; Basic Characteristics of Resources.
  • Decision making in family; Steps in decision making; Methods of resolving conflicts.
  • Work simplification; Importance of work simplification in home; Muhdel՚s classes of change; Simple pen and pencil technique in work simplification.
  • Housing, Interior Design, Principles of Interior Design, Various Colours and Colour Schemes.
  • Household equipment-Selection and Care.

Unit-VII: Human Development

  • Child Development-Principles and Stages.
  • Life Span Development-Theories of Human Development and Behaviour.
  • Child rearing, Socialization practices and Dynamics.
  • Early Childhood Care and Education-Emerging trends.
  • Development problems and disabilities during childhood and adolescence, guidance and counselling.
  • Advanced Child Study methods and assessment.
  • Women՚s Studies, Family Welfare Program-Recent Approaches.

Unit-VIII: Non-Formal Education and Extension Education

  • History and Development of Home Science in Formal/Non-formal and Extension Education.
  • Theory and Practices of Program/Curriculum planning and development.
  • Management and Administration of Formal/Non-formal and Extension Education.
  • Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation of Formal, Non-formal and Extension Education.
  • Vocationalization of Home Science in India.
  • Theories and Principles of Guidance and Counselling in Formal/Non-formal/Extension.
  • Problems and Challenges encountered in Formal/Non-formal/Extension.

Unit-IX: Developmental and Educational Communication

  • Concept and Classification of Communication
  • Traditional Methods and Materials of Communication-Selection/Preparation/Use.
  • Modern Methods and Materials of Communication-Selection/Preparation/Use.
  • Strategies for Developmental Communication.
  • Classroom Communications in Home Science trends.
  • Communication for Publicity and Public Relations.
  • Change and Challenges in Communication in Contemporary Society.

Unit-X: Methods of Research

  • Trends in Research in Home Science.
  • Research Designs.
  • Types of Research.
  • Sampling Techniques.
  • Selection and Preparation of Tools for data collection.
  • Type of variables and their selection.
  • Data collection and classification/coding.
  • Analysis of data through parametric and non-parametric statistics
  • Report Writing-presentation of data, interpretation and discussion

NTA (UGC) NET Home Science Paper III-B Elective or Optional

Elective-I: Food and Nutrition

  • Food Science and Quality Control
  • Macro and Micro-Nutrients
  • Human Nutritional Requirements
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Food Biotechnology

Elective-II: Institutional Management and Dietetics

  • Advanced Management and Organisation
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Experimental Quantity Cookery
  • Financial and Profit Management
  • Quantity Food Preparation Techniques
  • Food Service and, Delivery Systems
  • Marketing
  • Therapeutic Dietetics

Elective-III: Child and Human Development

  • Human Development-Rights perspective.
  • Principles and Theories of Human Development.
  • Early Childhood Care and Development-Strategies, Monitoring and Supervision.
  • Children with special needs and Children at Risk (Child Labour, Street Children, Child Abuse, Chronically Sick) ; Intervention Programs.
  • Socialization in various family contexts across different cultures.
  • Advances in Assessment of Children.

Elective-IV: Clothing and Textiles

  • Textile Chemistry-Fibers and dyes.
  • Dyeing, printing and finishing of fibers yarns and fabrics.
  • Textile and Apparel Industry-Fundamental of business, specifications, quality control agencies and marketing.
  • Historic and Traditional Textiles of world with emphasis on India.
  • Curriculum and Teaching in clothing and textiles, analysis and development of curriculum; teaching methods and aids.
  • Consumer and Textiles and Clothing.
  • Recent developments in Textile and Clothing.

Elective-V: Home and Community Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management, System approach to family, Input, Output and feedback.
  • Family Resources-Management of Resources like time energy and money; Basic characteristics of Resources; Efficient methods of utilization of Resources.
  • Family Life Cycle-Demands upon resources like time, energy and money.
  • Concept of Ergonomics-its importance and application in home.
  • Concept of Communication process and its importance in family; Barriers in Communication process; Measures for Effective Communication.
  • Concept of Work Simplification-its importance in home; Simple pen and pencil technique.
  • Consumer Education-Laws protecting consumer; Role of consumer society in protecting consumer; Kinds of adulteration; Identification of adulteration.

Elective-VI: Home Science Extension Education

  • Curriculum Development for Formal Education in Home Sciences.
  • General and Special Methods of Teaching Home Science.
  • Media and Materials for promoting Home Science in Formal/Non-formal/Adult/Extension Education.
  • Non-formal and Adult Education in Home Science.
  • Extension Education in Home Science.
  • Women in Changing India and Plans for their development.
  • Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship through Home Science.
  • Programs of extension in Home Science.
  • Measurement and Evaluation including monitoring and supervision for Formal/Non-formal/Adult Education/Extension Education.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is date for net exam for subject home science.

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    NET is conducted on a common date for all subjects. Next NET exam will be held on 22-Jan-2017.

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