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Home Science is a field of study which draws upon many disciplines such as chemistry, physics, physiology, biology, hygiene, economics, rural development, child development, sociology and family relations, community living, art, food, nutrition, clothing, textiles and home management. The science is aimed at achieving and maintaining the welfare and well being of home and family life in an ever changing society. Home management requires skill and scientific knowledge which does not limit itself to activities within the home but also forms the basis of a challenging profession. Home Science Courses are today available in both undergraduate and postgraduate level. While you can opt for B.Sc. (H) or B.Sc (Pass) courses at the undergraduate level, the option for doing postgraduate diploma or M.Sc in various branches of home science is also available in India. Students can choose to specialize in any of the five streams of home science - Food and Nutrition, Resource Management, Human Development, Fabric and Apparel Science and Communication and Extension or have a general understanding of all streams of home science. Home science is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge with focus on Food & Nutrition, Fabric & Apparel Designing, Human Develo-pment, Resource Management, and Communication & Extension . Earlier it prepared an individual to obtain recent scientific information to cope with the day to day problems but today efforts are being made to provide facilities to invigorate the theoretical knowledge of the students through field training and research laboratories so that they are able to launch entrepreneurship programmes successfully.