Syllabus: UGC NET - 2013 (Home Science)

UGC - National Eligibility Test (NET) Exam Syllabus - 2013

Home Science

Paper II & Paper III (A) Core Group

Unit – I : Food Science

  • Food Groups
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Science and Food Analysis
  • Food Processing

Unit – II : Nutrition Science

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Public Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Nutrition

Unit – III : Institutional Management

  • Management of Hospitality Institutes – Hospital / Hotel / Restaurant / Cafe and Outdoor catering.
  • Management of Social Institutes – family as Institute, child care and Geriatric institutes, Panchayats.
  • Management of Educational Institutes – Pre – school, Primary and Secondary Schools, (Colleges and Universities) Higher Educational Institutes.
  • Management of Special Institutes for physically, mentally and socially challenged.
  • Challenges and problems faced by Institutions.

Unit – IV : Clothing

  • Principles of doming – Socio – Psychological aspects of Clothing, selection of Fabrics, Clothing and Family Clothing.
  • Clothing Construction – basic Principles of Drafting, Flat Pattern and Draping Methods.
  • Textile Design – Principles and Concepts.
  • Fashion Design – Fashion Cycles, Business and Merchandizing.
  • Care and Maintenance of Textile Materials and Garments; Laundry Agents – Methods and Equipments.

Unit – V : Textiles

  • General Properties and Fine Structure of all Textile Fibers.
  • Processing and Manufacture of all natural and man – made fibers.
  • Definition and Classification of Yarns; Identification of yarns and its use in various fabrics.
  • Fabric construction, definition and types of woven, non – woven, knitted and other construction techniques.
  • Testings of fibers, yarns and fabric; Importance of quality control and research institutes.

Unit – VI : Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management and steps.
  • Management of Human Resources; Classification of Resources; Basic Characteristics of Resources.
  • Decision making in family; Steps in decision making; Methods of resolving conflicts.
  • Work simplification; Importance of work simplification in home; Muhdel’s classes of change; Simple pen and pencil technique in work simplification.
  • Housing, Interior Design, Principles of Interior Design, Various Colours and Colour Schemes.
  • Household equipment – Selection and Care.

Unit – VII : Human Development

  • Child Development – Principles and Stages.
  • Life Span Development – Theories of Human Development and Behaviour.
  • Child rearing, Socialization practices and Dynamics.
  • Early Childhood Care and Education – Emerging trends.
  • Development problems and disabilities during childhood and adolescence, guidance and counselling.
  • Advanced Child Study methods and assessment.
  • Women’s Studies, Family Welfare Program – Recent Approaches.

Unit – VIII : Non – Formal Education and Extension Education

  • History and Development of Home Science in Formal / Non-formal and Extension Education.
  • Theory and Practices of Program / Curriculum planning and development.
  • Management and Administration of Formal / Non – formal and Extension Education.
  • Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation of Formal, Non – formal and Extension Education.
  • Vocationalization of Home Science in India.
  • Theories and Principles of Guidance and Counselling in Formal / Non – formal / Extension.
  • Problems and Challenges encountered in Formal / Non – formal / Extension.

Unit – IX : Developmental and Educational Communication

  • Concept and Classification of Communication
  • Traditional Methods and Materials of Communication – Selection / Preparation / Use.
  • Modern Methods and Materials of Communication – Selection / Preparation / Use.
  • Strategies for Developmental Communication.
  • Classroom Communications in Home Science trends.
  • Communication for Publicity and Public Relations.
  • Change and Challenges in Communication in Contemporary Society.

Unit – X : Methods of Research

  • Trends in Research in Home Science.
  • Research Designs.
  • Types of Research.
  • Sampling Techniques.
  • Selection and Preparation of Tools for data collection.
  • Type of variables and their selection.
  • Data collection and classification / coding.
  • Analysis of data through parametric and non – parametric statistics
  • Report Writing – presentation of data, interpretation and discussion

Paper III (B) Elective/Optional

Elective – I : Food and Nutrition

  • Food Science and Quality Control
  • Macro and Micro – Nutrients
  • Human Nutritional Requirements
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Food Biotechnology

Elective – II : Institutional Management and Dietetics

  • Advanced Management and Organisation
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Experimental Quantity Cookery
  • Financial and Profit Management
  • Quantity Food Preparation Techniques
  • Food Service and, Delivery Systems
  • Marketing
  • Therapeutic Dietetics

Elective – III : Child and Human Development

  • Human Development – Rights perspective.
  • Principles and Theories of Human Development.
  • Early Childhood Care and Development – Strategies, Monitoring and Supervision.
  • Children with special needs and Children at Risk (Child Labour, Street Children, Child Abuse, Chronically Sick); Intervention Programs.
  • Socialization in various family contexts across different cultures.
  • Advances in Assessment of Children.

Elective – IV : Clothing and Textiles

  • Textile Chemistry – Fibers and dyes.
  • Dyeing, printing and finishing of fibers yarns and fabrics.
  • Textile and Apparel Industry – Fundamental of business, specifications, quality control agencies and marketing.
  • Historic and Traditional Textiles of world with emphasis on India.
  • Curriculum and Teaching in clothing and textiles, analysis and development of curriculum; teaching methods and aids.
  • Consumer and Textiles and Clothing.
  • Recent developments in Textile and Clothing.

Elective – V : Home and Community Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management, System approach to family, Input, Output and feedback.
  • Family Resources – Management of Resources like time energy and money; Basic characteristics of Resources; Efficient methods of utilization of Resources.
  • Family Life Cycle – Demands upon resources like time, energy and money.
  • Concept of Ergonomics – its importance and application in home.
  • Concept of Communication process and its importance in family; Barriers in Communication process; Measures for Effective Communication.
  • Concept of Work Simplification – its importance in home; Simple pen and pencil technique.
  • Consumer Education – Laws protecting consumer; Role of consumer society in protecting consumer; Kinds of adulteration; Identification of adulteration.

Elective – VI : Home Science Extension Education

  • Curriculum Development for Formal Education in Home Sciences.
  • General and Special Methods of Teaching Home Science.
  • Media and Materials for promoting Home Science in Formal / Non – formal / Adult / Extension Education.
  • Non – formal and Adult Education in Home Science.
  • Extension Education in Home Science.
  • Women in Changing India and Plans for their development.
  • Self – Employment and Entrepreneurship through Home Science.
  • Programs of extension in Home Science.
  • Measurement and Evaluation including monitoring and supervision for Formal / Non – formal / Adult Education / Extension Education.

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