Department of Home Science

The Department of Home Science in St. Mary's College was introduced in 1966 with pre- university classes. The Department was upgraded to teach B.Sc. Home Science from 1975 and it is in the same year that the Department also started to teach B.A. Nutrition. At present the Department teaches B.Sc. Home Science Honours and Pass and B.A. Nutrition Pass and Honours.

Home Science is one full-fledged stream in the College, which has open avenues of self employment for the students graduating in the subject. At present the Department has 7 full time teachers out of which five are against UGC sanctioned posts and the College Management has appointed two lecturers. Besides, the Department also has two guest lecturers.

Faculty Profile:

Name and Qualifications Designation Specialisation Date of Join
Ms.Nirupama James, M.Sc.(HomeSc) HOD Extension Education 01.08.85
Dr. (Ms) Kabita Deka, M.Sc.(HomeSc) Selection Grade Lecturer Child Development 25.06.88
Ms.Cathleen M.Pyngrope, M.Sc (Home Sc).,M.Phil.,NET Selection Grade Lecturer Biochemistry 01.03.91
Ms.Bobita Goldsmith, M.Sc.(HomeSc) Senior Grade Lecturer Human Development 01.07.95
Dr.(Ms.)Geetishree, Saikia, M.Sc.(HomeSc),Ph.D. Senior Grade Lecturer Textiles and Clothing 15.06.96
Dr. (Ms.) Barikor C.Warjri,  M.Sc.(HomeSc),NET Junior Grade Lecturer Family and Community Science 01.04.06
Ms. Mandari Blah     28.01.11
Ms.Sanosha Lyngdoh     01.04.11


Home Science as a stream and a professional course and the subjects offered within it find an important relevance to everyday living especially in modern society. The education imparted to the students of the Home Science stream has a direct relevance to their family and social life. Furthermore the students obtain the rare opportunity to implement what they have learnt in the class into their lives thus creating a progressive atmosphere. Modern lifestyles also demand the use of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of family, community and social life. Subjects such as Child Development, Family Resource Management and others also offer unique and off the beat careers which are creative, challenging as well as beneficial. Some of the avenues and prospects for students of Home Science are:

  1. Textile and Fashion and Interior Designing
  2. Hospital Management
  3. Dietician
  4. Nutritionist
  5. Entrepreneurship in fields such as bakery, food preservation etc.
  6. Training officer Nutrition
  7. Teaching
  8. Counselling
  9. Extension Worker
  10. Food and Marketing
  11. Child Development Project Officer
  12. Social Welfare