|Polytechnic in Home Science, Amreli|
Polytechnic in Home Science
Junagadh Agricultural University
Gujarat is one of the highly progressive and development conscious states in the country. The agricultural and the industrial development of the state are 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 30 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.
Apart form the language, the course generally concentrates on three core area human development, food and dietetics and resource management. Further, each subject covers and array of sub-topics under its domain. Subject like human development covers topics like psychology, physiology, pre and post-natal development and child welfare. Whereas the area of food and nutrition covers subjects like food science, biochemistry, dietetics and food service management under its domain. While resource management, another subject of home science, covers a wide range of topics like textile science, apparel design, extension education, research and methodology, computer application, resource management, family economics, interior designing and microbiology.
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.
These students can opt for careers in Foods & Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies, Resource management & Consumer science and Apparel & Textiles. 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 Parlor etc. These diploma holders can also opt for degree course under diploma to degree programme.
Full-fledged hostel facilities for the students, hi-tech teaching through multi media projector, facilities for sports and students' welfare activities to provide platform for personality development all these are provided to them.
Besides this, under this polytechnic have a unit of National Service Scheme (NSS) runs for the all round development of students and to develop national unity in youth.
The programmes being implemented by the NSS such as water conservation, tree plantation, blood donation camps AIDS awareness, literacy, village adoption scheme and various such activities to create awareness about pollution, global warming, ecological balance are directly relevant to the needs of the society. This is being taken effort to channelise this youth power for the betterment of society. This is also the most useful and praiseworthy activity for the development of youths and creating congenial climate for social awareness.
Our NSS volunteers and programme officer participated in National integration camp at Viramgam in the last year. In this camp, different state wise volunteers actively participated and presents their cultural activities and language.
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 boll, Keram, 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.
Besides this, scholarships are providing for the students of reserve categories by the r45Government.
Faculty Staff :
Number of students are studying in polytechnic in Home Science
A- Courses related to Human Development
Maternal health and Child Development
House Hold Equipment
Child Behavioral Problems and Counseling
Marriage and Family relation
House hold business and Entrepreneurship
B- Courses related to Foods and Dietetics
Elementary Foods and Nutrition
Elementary Home Management
Agricultural and Animal Science
Food service management
Bakery and Confectionary
Traditional and Fancy cookery
Health Hygiene & Home Nursing
C- Courses related to Resource Management
Elementary Clothing and Textiles
Introduction to Computer
Housing and Design
Home Decoration / Interior Decoration
Clothing Pattern and Tailoring
Weaving, Printing and Knitting
Art and Designing
Embroidery and Knitting
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|Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 05:59|