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Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Home Science) - Course Overview




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Updated On - December 28th 2018

Bachelor of Arts Home Sciences or BA Home Sciences is a 3 year undergraduate course that is offered at various Indian universites. The duration of the course may vary in some colleges/universities. This course allows students to identify with the family resources and the process to manage it.

BA Home Sciences teaches students the skill to make household financial plan to each income group. A candidate who has passed 10+2 or Intermediate from a recognized board or university is eligible for this course.

A student who pursue BA Home Sciences has to study 6 subjects during the course of the program. This course is offered by many reputed Government and Private Colleges in India. The tuition fee of this course varies from 10000 INR to 25000 INR.

The students who pursue BA Home Sciences can work in various sectors like community development programs, food industries, sales and promotions, food preservation, counseling centers, etc. After completion of this course, the average package for fresher will be Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month.

What is BA Home Science all about?

BA Home Sciences is a scientific course that teaches students different types of life skills.  It is a perfect combination of science and art. It does not bind itself to the house associated skills of food preparation, laundry, decoration and stitching. This course is now out of the case of delusion and opened its doors for new opportunities in all likely fields of life. BA Home Sciences covers a broad range of subjects like Nutrition, Human Development, Physiology, Microbiology, Family Life Education, Personality Development, Fashion Designing, etc.

Who should for BA Home Science?

A candidate who wants to pursue this course should have a logical and intellectual mind. In today's modern world, there is an increasing concern for health and nutrition, lifestyle changes, etc. This has helped BA Home Sciences gain attention and importance. Its altering point of view has gained attention of quite a lot of students enabling them to follow a successful career.

It is a very good choice for individuals who want to make their career in different fields and complete their work in short period of time with less fatigue.

Academic Options after BA Home Science

Students can either look for a job or pursue further studies after completion of this course. Mentioned below are some advanced or postgraduate courses, which a candidate can pursue after Bachelor of Arts Home Sciences:-

  • M.A. in Home Sciences
  • M.Phil. in Home Sciences
  • PhD in Home Sciences

Candidates after pursuing BA Home Science can go for Masters degree in Home Science. Colleges offering MA in Home Science are almost the same that are offering BA course.

Duration of BA Home Science

Bachelor of Arts Home Sciences is a 3 year course. The duration of the course may vary in some colleges/universities. Exams are held at the end of each year.

Key differentiators between B.Sc Home Science and B.A Home Science

  • B.Sc. Home Science can be pursued by those students who have finished 10+2 or equivalent in science subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology whereas B.A in Home Science can be pursued by those students who have finished 10+2 or equivalent in any stream.
  • B.Sc. Home science is the study of a variety of scientific troubles related to growth of surrounding and environment. B.A Home science can be said as the study of organization of resources competently.

Top Institutes for BA Home Science

There are many reputed institutes and universities that offer this course. Some of the top institutes are mentioned below:-

Name of the Institute


Banasthali University


Anjuman Girls Degree College


Bishop Cotton Women Christian College


Nalanda Open University


Guru Gobind Singh Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Uttar Pradesh

Chaudhary Charan Singh University


Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalaya


Vidya Bhawan Mahila Mahavidyalaya


Hindu Kanya Mahavidyalaya


How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Home Science)

The admission to this course begins after the results of the 10+2 examinations are declared. The candidates have to fill application forms that are generally out in the month of June and July. Colleges/ Universities release list of cut offs for admission to this course. After that, the eligible candidates have to attend the counseling process and take admission in the respective college.

Admission on the basis of Sports/ Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA)

Some admissions are done on the basis of sports. Students have to register themselves with the college along with the relevant documents. Marks of Physical education will be considered of admission on basis of sports. Selection of the students will be done through a process of screening, trials and interview according to university rules. 

5% of the total numbers of seats are offered for admission on the basis of sports and Extra-curricular activities. The students who have achieved division in Sports/ECA will be considered for admission on Sports/ ECA basis. These students should fill up the particular university form provided for this purpose.

Correspondence Mode of Study

Many colleges or Universities offer BA Home Sciences in the distance mode like Nalanda Open University. To get admission to this course in correspondence mode, a student needs to pass 10+2 or Intermediate from a recognized board with a minimum of 40% marks. 



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