A Comparative Study on B.Sc Home Science Education of Agricultural Universities & NIFT
Pooja Singh, Alka Goal
With the increased awareness of the role of rural women in contributing to family economy, the need of home science education in Agriculture universities has emerged. Today women’s are seeking to come in the work force in large numbers due to the technological advancements, it is very essential to reduce drudgery and burden for both urban and rural women’s. Through this family life of working women’s will geared and also by adopting new scientific know how. Thus the demand for home science education rises. Many people are having misconception that home science education is only confined to strengthening family life but its education is playing major role in women empowerment and welfare of community. The National Institute of Fashion Technology was started with a vision to confirm a growing need for professionals specialized in the field of fashion. The need for this study arises because the students of agriculture universities are lagging behind NIFT Designers. The present study was undertaken to study education system, initiatives, extra-curricular activities, industry linkages, facilities, scholarships and various other education strategies of selected samples. A total of five agriculture universities and NIFT (Delhi) was selected to conduct survey. The data were collected through interview and observation method using questionnaire. From the study a variety of shortcomings apart from curriculum of agriculture universities was revealed that students were lagging behind due to fewer linkages with industries and handloom & handicraft clusters. NIFT had deftly combined design with management and technology therefore more number of industries is picking their students without a second thought.
Pooja Singh, Alka Goal. A Comparative Study on B.Sc Home Science Education of Agricultural Universities & NIFT. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 11, 2016, Pages 146-152