Unit 1: Food Science & Food Service Management
- Food science & nutrition.
- Properties of food (physical and chemical properties).
- Quality evaluation of foods – Its objectives and subjective perspectives.
- Effects of cooking & processing techniques on nutritional components.
- Food additives & pigments.
- Food Standards and microbiological safety of food.
- Perspectives of food service in which topics that needed to be covered are menu planning, food cost analysis.
- New product development: Nanotechnology.
- Food service management of institutional level-hospital, educational, social & special institutions.
- Research methods: Fundamental issues, concept, scope & Research Ethics.
Unit 2: Nutrition & Dietetics
- Food groups: Balanced diet, food pyramid, macro & micronutrition.
- Nutrients: The role of nutrients, nutrient deficiencies & requirements of nutrients for Indians.
- Public health nutrition.
- Nutrition through life span-physiological changes, development from conception to adolescence, nutritional needs and dietary guidelines for adequate nutrition.
- Community, Sports nutrition & nutrition at the time of emergencies and disasters.
- Nutritional assessment methods & techniques.
- Nutritional intervention: National nutrition policies and programmes & food and nutrition security.
- Therapeutic nutrition.
- Diet counselling & management.
- Research designs, principles & purpose of research in nutrition.
Unit 3: Textiles
- Different Textile terminologies: Fibre, yarn, weave, fabric, Classification of fibres, yarns & weaves and identification of fibres and weaves.
- Manufacturing process of major natural & manmade fibres.
- Methods of fabric construction: Woven, Knitted and non-woven fabrics: Its properties & uses.
- Textiles finishes Classification, processing & purposes of finishes.
- Dyeing & printing: Classification, Method of block printing, tie and dye, batik, roller printing, screen printing, discharge, heat transfer printing & digitized printing.
- Traditional textiles of India: Embroidered, Printed textiles, woven textiles etc. Different identification on the basis of fibre content, technique, motif.
- Textile Testing and quality control: Need for testing, sampling method, Techniques of testing fibres, yarn, fabrics and garments.
- Testing of colour: Fastness, shrinkage, pilling and GSM of fabrics.
- Textile and environment: Banned dyes, eco-friendly textiles, contamination & effluent treatment.
- Developments in textiles and apparels: Nanotextiles, Technical textiles, Occupational clothing, zero waste designing, upcycling.
- Types of research: Descriptive, survey, historical, qualitative, quantitative, analytical & action research.
Unit 4: Apparel Designing
- Body measurements: Procedure, figure types & anthropometry.
- Equipment & Tools used for manufacturing garments: Types of machines used & their parts.
- Elements and principles of design & applications to apparel design.
- Fashion: Terminologies, fashion cycle, its theories, fashion adoption, and forecasting. Factors affecting fashion.
- Pattern making: Drafting, Draping & flat pattern making techniques, pattern alteration with different dart manipulation techniques.
- Apparel manufacturing: Terminology, techniques and machines, Process of fabric to apparel.
- Apparel Quality testing: Quality standards & its specification, Quality parameters and defects of fabrics and garments.
- Care and maintenance of clothing: Principles of washing, laundry agents, storage techniques case labels and symbols.
- Selection of clothing & Fabrics for different age groups.
- Hypothesis testing and types.
Unit 5: Resource Management & Consumer Issues
- Management: Concept, Approaches, Management of time, energy, money & space.
- Functions of management: Various Processes like Planning, Supervision, Controlling, Organizing, Evaluation, and Use of different resources.
- Resources: Its Classification, characteristics, factors affecting use, resource conservation, time management, work simplification techniques, classes of change, fatigue.
- Management of natural resources: Land, forest, water, air, water harvesting, municipal solid waste management, concept of sustainable development & its goals.
- Money management: Family income, types, supplementation, budgeting, household accounts, family savings and investment, tax implications.
- Human resource management: Functions, challenges, training methodologies & training evaluation.
- Consumer: Definition, role, rights and responsibilities, consumer behaviour, consumer problems, education & empowerment.
- Consumer protection: Organizations, redressal platforms, standardization, standard marks, quality control, buying aids, consumer legislation.
- Entrepreneurship: Concept, Process, barriers, entrepreneurial motivation, challenges, enterprise setting, project planning and appraisal etc.
- Sampling techniques: Types procedures, probability & non-probability sampling.
Unit 6: Housing & Interior Design
- Design fundamentals: Elements of art, principles of design & composition.
- Colour: Dimensions of colour, psychological effects of colour, colour schemes, Factors affecting the use of colour.
- Space planning & design-housing: Need, principles of planning spaces, types of house plans, economy in construction, planning for different income groups.
- Building regulations: Norms and standards, zoning, housing for special groups and areas, and housing finance.
- Housing & environment: Building materials and their impact on the environment, green rating systems, energy efficiency in buildings, energy auditing, indices of indoor comfort.
- Energy as a resource: Conventional & non-conventional sources, renewable/non-renewable energy, energy management, and National efforts on energy conservation.
- Product design: Design thinking process, diffusion and innovation, design communication with ergonomic considerations.
- Ergonomics: Significance, scope, anthropometry, environment relationship, factors affecting the physiological cost of work, time and motion study, energy studies.
- Furniture and furnishing: Historical perspectives, architectural styles, contemporary tends, wall finishes, and window treatments.
- Research methods: Selection & preparation of tools for data collection including a questionnaire, interview, observation, measuring scales, ranking and measurement, reliability with a validity of tools.
Unit 7: Child/Human Development
- Principles of growth & development, care which is needed at the time of pregnancy, prenatal & neonatal development.
- Theories of human development.
- Early childhood care & education: Activities to promote holistic development.
- Influence on personality development of family, peers, school, community and culture.
- Children with special needs, care, education, and prevention of disabilities & rehabilitation.
- Children at risk of child labour, child abuse & trafficking.
- Adolescence/Youth: Changes, Challenges and Programs to promote optimal development of the child.
- Adulthood: Characteristics, changing roles, responsibilities in early & middle adulthood.
- Aging-physical and psychological changes.
- Research methods including types of variables and their selection.
Unit 8: Family Studies
- Dynamics of marriage & family relationships.
- Family welfare: Approaches, programmes and challenges, and role in national development.
- Issues: Domestic violence, marital disharmony, conflict, resolution of conflict.
- Education including Parent education, positive parenting, and community education, Family disorganization etc.
- Family studies: Crisis in a family, family therapy, and Initiatives for the development of children.
- Human rights: Rights of children, women, and the status of women, gender roles.
- Guidance and counselling across the whole life span.
- Health & well being across life span development.
- Research methods of Research: data collection and classification, coding, tabulation, inferential and descriptive statistics.
Unit 9: Communication for Development
- Communication Basics: Nature, characteristics, functions, process, models, elements, principles, barriers, types of communication, levels of communication transactions, the process of listening.
- Communication systems and theories: Human interaction, Mass communication, Message design, Communication systems.
- Concept of development: Theories, models, measurement & indicators of development, Communication models & approaches, diffusion and innovation etc.
- Role of communication in development: Its need & importance, development journalism, writing for development including print, radio, television and internet.
- Concerns of development communication: Gender, Health, Environment, tribal development etc.
- Advocacy & behaviour change communication: Concept, theories, models, approaches, application and challenges.
- Traditional, modern and new media for development: Folk forms of songs, art, dance, theatre, puppetry, advertisement, cinema.
- ICTs for development: Sources as community and participatory video, social media and mobile phones.
- Organisation/agencies/institutes working for development communication (Interntional/National).
- Research methods: Analysis of data through two different tests like parametric and non-parametric tests.
Unit 10: Extension Management & Community Development
- Historical perspectives of extension including the objectives of extension education and principles of extension programme development.
- Programme management: Assessment, situation analysis, planning, organization, implementation, monitoring & evaluation.
- Extension methods and materials: Interpersonal, small and large group methods, planning, classification, use and evaluation of audio-visual materials.
- Curriculum development: Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives and learning.
- Non-Formal, adult & lifelong education: Historical perspectives, concept, theories, approaches, scope, methods and materials used and different challenges.
- Methods of training, and entrepreneurship development.
- Community development: Perspectives, approaches, community organization, leadership, support structures for community development, including Panchayati Raj NGOs and community-based organizations.
- People’s participation and stakeholders’ perspectives: Different methods.
- Development programmes for urban, rural and tribal population groups in India covering the programmes for nutrition, health, education, wage etc.
- Research methods: Scientific report writing, presentation of data, interpretation & discussion.