International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART F
Skill education and home science
Author(s): Dr. Lalita Vatta
It is well known fact that Home science is dealing with five major areas viz Foods and nutrition, Human Development. Textiles and clothing, Home management and Development communication. These all are known by different names in different universities. All the disciplines have great vocational opportunities since the subject introduce itself. But it is very gloomy, that nowadays this subject is losing its shine in the shadow of introduction of new courses. Major reason behind struggling of these courses are poor infrastructure of government institute, dependency on budget, teacher are having diverse responsibilities so they couldn’t much focus on teaching innovations due to other administrative responsibilities, syllabus not revised as per changing market needs and more so over due to government policies and percentile formula which replace the high percent gained students with low percentage students. There is a strong need to review its status and restructure the course according the guidelines of National Skill Development Agency, which is an initiative of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Bachelor of Science degree should be replaced with Becholer of Vocational Degree. All the vocational component of home science syllabus has a great opportunity to become a skill course in itself. The attempt should be made in a cumulative approach as per the expectation level of Courses needs to be aliene with the skill gaps of the Nation/state/area. The present paper is an attempt to develop a model of conversion of Bachelor of home science (B.Sc.) with Bachelor in Vocation (B.Voc) through modifying syllabus as per the changing skill needs of India and its alignment with National Skill Qualification Framewor.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Lalita Vatta. Skill education and home science. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(2): 373-377.