MA Home Science or Master of Arts in Home Science is a postgraduate degree program with home science as its specialization. The duration for the course is of two years and these two years are divided into four semesters. Basic eligibility for admission in this course is graduation in home science.
It is a widely popular course which is offered by many universities and colleges all over the country. The career prospects after successful completion of the course are very wide in scope as there are many sectors where one can look for jobs.
The course is about many fields of studies combined and cumulated under one umbrella course which develops the overall thinking process and mindset of a person making them understand critically the everyday basic realities in a more detailed and systematic way.
The course brings in fields of knowledge from sectors like textile and apparel design, nutrition and also more general concepts like life span development. There are also managerial courses under this course for example therapeutic management and community nutrition and resource management.
Any student who wishes to make a career in the nutrition and health sector, or the inter designing sector or wishes to go for food production or in the educational field must take this course. It is a course which is vocational in nature and provides so many job opportunities because the students are trained in the skills from all the major fields of study from the home sciences.
This course not only provides better job opportunities but also develops an understanding in the research methodological aspects as it provides the platform to the students to carry out research and present their dissertation during the span of the two years.
The duration for the course is of two academic years and these two years are divided into four semesters. Each of the semester has a combination of theory and practical classes which help the students in acquiring an overall study and practical experience during the course.
The minimum for any candidate to take admission to MA Home Science is that the candidate must have passed his/her BA Home Science or B. Sc. Home Science from any of the recognized university of India.
The admission process is based on the performance of the students during their undergraduate degree course. The admission committee of the colleges issue a cut-off list according to which students are granted admission.
Many universities provide direct admission on the basis of marks obtained by candidate at graduation level. However some universities like BHU conduct entrance test for admission.
The selection process of the admission process is based on the aggregate score acquired by the students during their undergraduate degree course. The students are selected on the basis of their merit.