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Polytechnic in Home Science
Junagadh Agricultural University
Amreli
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ABOUT THE INSTITUTE:
Gujarat is one of the highly progressive and development conscious states in the country. The agricultural and the industrial development of the state is taking place at a fast pace not only due to the keen interest of the State Government but also due to the highly prospective, progressive and enterprising nature of the people of the state.
With growing concern for lifestyle, health and nutrition, the importance and demand of home science courses are also increasing. Home Science Courses with their scientific approach and practical applicability can contribute a lot not only in fulfilling the personal ambitions of the students but also in betterment of family and community living in rural and urban areas. Moreover, when we are encouraging female education, home science education to the girls will have an added advantage, as it will not only impart the higher education to the girls but also help in the overall socio-economic development to the women folk at rural and urban level.
Sensing the importance of home science education, the Government of Gujarat had sanctioned a Polytechnic in Home Science to Junagadh Agricultural University during the year-2008-09 with the intake capacity of 35 students. The primary objective of this three year (six semester) diploma course is to create and nourish a stimulating learning environment that ensures globally relevant education based on Eternal human values in the field of home science, specially to food & nutrition, health & hygiene of human being and also to provide trained man power to the educational institutes, various departments of Government, NGOs and concerned industries.
Accordingly, a Polytechnic in Home Science has started its academic activities form the academic year 2009-10 at Amreli. The medium of teaching of this course is English and 10th  standard passed students  are eligible for admission.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT:
  • The present capacity of the Diploma shall be of 35 students per year.
  • The number of students to be admitted shall be decided, depending upon the availability of infrastructure facilities and faculty competence, by the Admission Committee.    
  • Only girl candidates could get admission in the Diploma.
  • Candidates those who have passed the qualifying examination with more than three trials shall not be considered for admission.
  • 12th & Graduation Pass in any stream, may also join.
  • The age limit of a candidate on first day of July of the year of his / her first admission to the Diploma shall be in-between 14 to 25 years. This age limit may be relaxed in exceptional cases by the Admission Committee.
  • Admission to Diploma is based on the merit as evidenced by academic records of the qualifying exams. Minimum qualification for applying to the Diploma will be Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination of Gujarat State or other equivalent examination along with English as compulsory subject. The minimum requirement of percentage of marks in the above mentioned qualifying examination (as mentioned in the mark sheet) for admission to Diploma shall be as under: 
Sr. No.
Particular
Percentage of Marks
i
For Scheduled Castes candidates (SC)
35%
ii
For Scheduled Tribes, Nomadic Tribes and Denotified Tribes candidates of Gujarat state (ST)
35%
iii
For Socially and Educationally backward class candidates (SEBC)
40%
iv
For all other candidates except where specific contrary provision has been made in the rules.
40%
* The minimum percentage of marks may be exempted by 5% if seats remain vacant.
SALIENT FEATURES OF THE INSTITUTE:
  • Medium of instruction and examination shall be English
  • Professional skill development
  • Personality development
  • Personal guidance and counseling
  • Interactive teaching and learning
  • Semester system
  • Continuous evaluation
  • Practical oriented multi-disciplinary approach
  • Updated syllabus
  • Student enrichment programme
  • Practical knowledge through internship
  • Computer aided education
  • Knowledge of research
  • Scholarship for the students
ASSETS OF INSTITUTION:
For providing better study environment well developed college building with gardening are available at this polytechnic. Well aerated class room, Seminar hall, Auditorium, Cookery lab, Microbiology lab, Embroidery and Knitting lab, Museum and Library etc. facilities are available in the polytechnic. The facilities are also available different plying materials, like table-tennis, Cricket, Volley ball, Carom, Chess etc. for physical development of students.
For the girls students best residency facilities are available in girls' hostel under this polytechnic. Three students stay in single room for better study and well living room with furniture. In this hostel well facilitate prayer and yoga hall, visitor's room, Guest room, Office and well developed Dining hall and kitchen facilities are available. For better quality foods, self-maintained mesh runs by students. From this mesh better food available with minimum cost, for better health of students R.O. Plant fitted in college and hostel buildings. 
FACULTY STAFF :
S.No.
Name
Designation
Contact/E-mail
1.
Dr. Jiju N. Vyas
Associate Professor & Principal
Mobile : 9429000505
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2.
Dr. Bhawana Asnani
Assistant Professor (Academics)
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3.
Dr. Hemangi D. Mehta
Assistant Professor &
NSS Programme Officer
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4.
Dr. Mamta Kumari
Assistant Professor (Rector)
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5.
Miss Neha Tiwari
Assistant Professor
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7.
Shri  C.M. Lathiya
Agriculture Supervisor
Mobile : 9426456123
8.
Shri. K D. Sarvaliya
Junior Clerk
Mobile : 9898307145
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9.
Shri Nilesh Sarvaiya
Assistant Agriculture
Mobile : 9687656135
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NUMBER OF STUDENTS PASSED OUT YEARWISE:
Sr. No
Academic Year
Number of student
Intake capacity
1.     
2009-10
-
25
2.     
2010-11
-
35
3.     
2011-12
18
35
4.     
2012-13
12
35
5.     
2013-14
25
35
6.     
2014-15
18
35
COURSES TAUGHT IN POLYTECHNIC:
A. Foods & Nutrition:
  1. Elementary Foods and Nutrition
  2. Human Nutrition
  3. Food Preservation
  4. Food Science & Processing
  5. Maternal and Child Nutrition
  6. Bakery and Confectionary
B. Family Resource Management:
  1. Management of Family Resources
  2. Housing and Space Management
  3. Art & Designing in Homes
  4. Interior Decoration
  5. Marketing Management
  6. Essentials of House keeping
C. Textiles & Apparel Designing:
  1. Fundamentals of Clothing Construction
  2. Textile Science & Care
  3. Clothing Pattern & Drafting
  4. Embroideries of India
  5. Dyeing & Printing
  6. Advance Clothing
D. Human Development & Family Studies:
  1. Life Span Development
  2. Early Childhood Care and Development
  3. Child Care Institute Management
  4. Marriage and Family Relation
  5. Children with Special Needs
E. Extension Education:
  1. Home Science Extension and Rural Development
  2. Rural Sociology
  3. Instructional Technology (Methods & Media)
  4. Entrepreneurship Development
  5. Project Management
  6. Training & HRD
F. Others:
  1. English and Technical Writing
  2. English Literature
  3. Computer Application
  4. Human Physiology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Biochemistry
  7. Health Hygiene & Home Nursing
  8. Agriculture & Animal Science 
STUDY AND CREDIT HOURS SCHEME:
COURSE No.
NAME OF COURSE
THEORY
PRACTICAL
CREDIT HOUR
FIRST SEMESTER
HS-101
English and Technical Writing
1
1
2
HS-102
Elementary Foods and Nutrition
2
1
3
HS-103
Fundamentals of Clothing Construction
2
1
3
HS-104
Life Span Development
2
1
3
HS-105
Management of Family Resources
2
1
3
HS-106
Home Science Extension and Rural Development
2
1
3
HS-107
Computer Application
1
2
3
HS-108
National Service Scheme
0
1
Non Gradial
 
Semester Credit
12
9
20
SECOND SEMESTER
HS-201
English Literature
2
0
2
HS-202
Human Physiology
2
0
2
HS-203
Housing and Space Management
2
1
3
HS-204
Textile Science & Care
2
1
3
HS-205
Rural Sociology
2
0
2
HS-206
Chemistry
2
1
3
HS-207
National Service Scheme
0
1
Non Gradial
 
Semester Credit
12
4
15
THIRD SEMESTER
HS-301
Human Nutrition
2
1
3
HS-302
Clothing Pattern & Drafting
1
2
3
HS-303
Art & Designing in Homes
2
2
4
HS-304
Early Childhood Care and Development
2
1
3
HS-305
Instructional Technology (Methods & Media)
2
1
3
 
Semester Credit
9
7
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
HS-401
Food Preservation
2
1
3
HS-402
Child Care Institute Management
2
1
3
HS-403
Interior Decoration
2
2
4
HS-404
Marriage and Family Relation
2
0
2
HS-405
Biochemistry
2
1
3
HS-406
Embroideries of India
1
2
3
 
Semester Credit
11
7
18
FIFTH SEMESTER
HS-501
Food Science & Processing
2
1
3
HS-502
Maternal and Child Nutrition
2
1
3
HS-503
Marketing Management
2
1
3
HS-504
Dyeing and Printing
1
2
3
HS-505
Entrepreneurship Development
1
2
3
HS-506
Health Hygiene & Home Nursing
1
1
2
 
Semester Credit
9
8
17
SIXTH SEMESTER
HS-601
Agricultural and Animal Science
2
1
3
HS-602
Project Management
1
3
4
HS-603
ELECTIVE-I
2
2
4
HS-604
ELECTIVE-II
2
2
4
HS-605
Educational Tour (10 days)
0
0
Non Gradial
 
Total
7
8
15
 
 GRAND TOTAL
60
41
101

ELECTIVE (ANY TWO)

Bakery and Confectionary
Advance Clothing
Essentials of House keeping
Children with Special Needs
Entrepreneurship Development
FUTURE PROSPECTS IN HOME SCIENCE:
These students can opt for careers in Foods & Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies, Resource management & Consumer science and Apparel & Textiles. Direct admission in 2nd year in Degree Programme is plus point. Home science students can become dieticians in hospitals, diet consultants / counselors in lifestyle clinics, freelance dieticians food demonstrators, nutrition experts, consultants for child development programmes, programme officers for child welfare schemes and social development programmes in NGO, production managers in apparel industries. Besides that, a diploma in Home Science also opens up vistas for self-employment in the field like ready to eat food unit, tailoring and textile unit, Beauty Parlour etc. These diploma holders can also opt for degree course under diploma to degree programme. Other than these, students can select career like Teacher, Social Reformers, an Entrepreneur, Designer, Voluntary Welfare Services, Bakery & Confectionary Professional, Food Consultant, Dietician.
Fast growth in the health and nutrition, food processing sector, hospitality industry, fashion designing, child care and communication media due to changes in life style as a result of globalization has opened up the gate of opportunities for the skilled person in the various areas of home science.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT FURTHER:
Principal
Polytechnic in Home Science, Junagadh Agricultural University,
Keriya road, Amreli-365601
Contact: 02792-220293, E-mail- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

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