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Home Science

Overview

The Department of Home Science was started in the year 1960. It completed 60 long years and now celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. Home Science course is a value-based process of education that amalgamates Science, Technology and Humanities to enhance the quality of life of women and society. The department harmoniously blends different disciplines to foster and empower young women. In alignment with the vision of MCC, the department aims to empower our students through the three year graduation journey.

Inception

Department of Home Science started in the year 1960.

Vision

Empowerment of women through skill development and community oriented education

Mission

  • To sensitize the learner towards individual needs and group needs of family and society.
  • To empower the learner with knowledge to build a healthy social environment.
  • To enable them to identify professional and entrepreneurial opportunities in Home Science.

Head of the Department

Ms. Dorothy Anthony, Associate Professor., M.Sc., M.Phil., IGDCS.

Email : mcchomescience@yahoo.co.in

Contact : 9611344998

Single Discipline Program

2023 – 24

  • Ms.Swathi.R from the department of Home Science was invited by Maharani’s cluster University as a recourse person to deliver a guest lecture on “Indian Knowledge System on Yoga” for M. Sc. Students on 23/04/2024.
  • Reid and Taylor industrial visit was organized for all 3 years of Home Science students on 9th march 2024. It gave them a good exposure on how the industry manufactures Fibers, yarns and fabrics at a large scale which is part of their subject Fundamentals of textiles. It was organized by Department or Home Science – Ms. Swathi.R (Subject Teacher).
  • Department of Home Science successfully organized a Panel Discussion on “Career Opportunities for Home Science Students” on 20/03/2024. It helped the students get better insight on the job opportunities and other career perspectives available to them in the various areas of Home Science.
  • We are happy to bring to your notice that the department of Home Science organized “En Vogue Fashion Show” where the final Year H.Sc students presented their Portfolio designs and the Second year H.Sc students presented “Eterno Fashion Show” which is inspired by the rich traditional textiles of India. It is part of the curriculum and helps students understand the design concepts and improves their organizing skills. This event happened on 19th of March 2024.
  • Rebecca Liz Simon from Ist year Home Science has won the First place for idea challenge – A national Level Competition organized by Nourishing school foundation fit and fun idea challenge, which happened between September- October 2023.
  • Department of Home Science, Visit to Dr. Ambedkar Residential School, Nelamangala on 1st & 2nd March 2024 to conduct Community Development Programme was conducted by Final Year students on Spoken and Communicative English, Skill Development for 6th-9th grades and Motivational Talk & Career Guidance for 10th grade by the faculty.
  • Department of Home Science and MCC IIE in Association with KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) organized Aari Embroidery Workshop between 20-24th of February 2024. Home Science and FAD students participated and benefited from this workshop. This is a great entrepreneurial opportunity for the students. Students were assessed for their skills and project work and certified by KVIC.
  • Portfolio workshop was organized by department of Home Science for the IInd and IIIrd year Home Science students on various boards involved in making a portfolio, designing using CAD on croquis, sketching and design concepts by Ms. Radhika Ashwath, Department of FAD, MCC.
  • “Flower Arrangement” workshop was conducted by Department of Home Science on 30th January 2024. The Resource Person was Mr. Babu Pillai (Event manager and flower decoration expert). It was part of their syllabus – “Fundamentals of Interior Design”. This workshop helped the students have hands on experience in making different types of flower arrangements.
  • The Department of Home Science organized a pre-event for the International Trade Fair of Millets and Organics 2024 and International Year of Millets. Panel discussion was titled “Resurgence of Millets in my Plate ” which was held on 21/12/2023. The Chief Guest for this event waSri. N. Chaluvarayaswamy, Honorable Agriculture Minister. Our honorable guests were Sri V Anbukumar, IAS, Secretary to Government of Agriculture,Y.S. Patil, IAS, Commissioner of Agriculture,Dr Putra G,T, Director of Agriculture and the 10 expert panelists from various fields who came forward to talk about millets. The moderator for the panel discussion was Dr Shobha.G who is the additional director for collegiate education.
  • Department of Home Science Students of Final year visited to Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Aster CMI Hospital on 06/10/2023.
  • The department of Home Science organized and conducted a workshop “Idea-Thon” on 27th September 2023. This was a fit and fun challenge – An initiative by the Nourishing Schools foundation to foster innovation and wellness and was open to students of Composite Home Science. Their creative contributions can make a lasting impact on health and wellness. The Themes were based on three concepts: – 1. Clean cooking with LPG 2. Climate friendly diets. 3. Cultivating active lifestyles.
  • The department of Home Science students of first year conducted CDP activity with the government school children at sanjaynagar on 21st September 2023 at 10.00 am to 2.00 pm as a part of Extension Education and Communication stream to improve the knowledge and skills of students regarding best out of waste, self-defense techniques, women empowerment, violence against women, women laws, importance of education through lecture, skit, demonstration and dance.
  • Millets on my plate a panel discussion was organised by the department of agriculture, GOK in association with Department of Home science on 12.01.23 at Radisson Blu Atria, Bengaluru a pre event to Millets and Organics International Trade fair 2023.
  • Market day was held on 14/03/2023 organized by department of home science. The aim of our market day event was to promote awareness about millets and organic products. Our objective was to sensitise our staff and students to consume more of healthy products for a better and healthy living.
  • The Home Science Association was also very active in all the fests that the college organised, starting with Reel Roadies for Freshers Day, a two round quiz game for Academicia, Out of Sight Out of Mind, a Euphoria inspired make up event for Cul-Week, and Skip a Blink, an event that challenged participants to create outfits out of scrap items that could be won by answering questions for Cul-Ah.
  • Art and craft training program for school children from 5th to 8th std at Govt School in sanjay nagar. The objective is to create awareness and sensitize students to learn various craft activities. Through these sessions our intention was to empower school children to build on their skills and abilities.
  • A visit was organized by the department for all three-year students to wonder blue denim exporting industry and kasturi coconut processing unit. The visit was very fruitful, and the students learnt a lot of new things. It helped the students to understand food processing and apparel making subjects better.
  • A workshop on “Aari Embroidery” was held on 13-18th February 2023 by department of Home Science, KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) and MCC IEE to up skill the students of FAD and home science in learning the Aari embroidery.
  • A fashion show was held “Eterno Fashion Walk” on 29th march 2023 by the department and 2nd year home science students participated in it, taking inspiration from traditional textiles of India. The jury members were Dr Shoba.G from Maharani’s cluster University and Ms. Anncee Stephens from Department of FAD, MCC. They highly appreciated the students creativity.
  • An Interactive play based session on “Developing Socio-Emotional Quotient in Emerging Adults” was held on 23 March 2023 for students of 2nd Year Home Science. These are essential skills for professional and personal development.
  • A workshop on “Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Dynamics” conducted on 28th March 2023 by Arathi Ruben, Program Director, India, Mind forward Alliance. Final year students were taken on a journey from self to the Ecological system to which one belongs through the carefully crafted activities and games.
  • Final year Home Science students were taken to the Mediation Centre of the Family Court on the 27th of March 2023. Advocate Subbana Prasad shared about Mediation as a strategy to address strengthening and preserving families. Students also observed real life mediation sessions with couples.’

2022 – 23

  • Home science students attended a Pastry Making workshop in Academy of Pastry & Culinary Arts, Bangalore on 20th August 2022.
  • Art and craft training program for school children from 7th to 9th std at Govt School in sanjay nagar. The objective is to create education on the importance of using the available resources and make best out of waste from waste textile materials and upcycling of materials. Through these sessions students were empowered to improve on their skills and abilities.

2021 – 22

  • Home science department in association with Khadi Village Industries Co-corporation has conducted a workshop on Fruit and Vegetable Preservation for the students from 12th December to 14th December 2022.

2020 – 21

  • The third year Home sciences students put up a consumer exhibition at the amphitheatre; all their products were handmade and organic. Few of them were apart of inaugural dance and flash mob.
  • A workshop was held by the department between February 15th to March 15th on “Portfolio Making” – resource person – Ms. Ancee Stephens from department of FAD, MCC. This workshop helped students in understanding the concept of portfolio making, fashion show and designing.

2019 – 20

  • Chocolate-making workshop
    Resource Person: Dr. Sapna Dinesh, Dept. of Home Science, Mount Carmel College
    Date and Venue: July on 19th July 2019, Nutrition lab, ground floor, Antoinette Block, Mount Carmel College.
  • Basics of Excel Workshop
    Department of Home Science in association with Department of Statistics & Analytics conducted 2-day workshop on basics of excel for students of Home science on 23 & 24th August 2019 in statistics lab.
  • Awareness on Nutrition, Sanitation & Hygiene
    Conduced on November 12th 2019 by the Department of Home Science for the students of Mount Carmel Central School.
  • Maggie Magic in Minutes
    Conducted on December 12th, 2019 which was hosted by celebrity chef Ripu Dammam Hands.
  • Workshop on Organo-Nutri-greens
    Topic: Micro Green Cultivation and vermicomposting. Event was conducted on 11th January 2020.
    Resource Person’s: Ms. Sowmya Mahesh (Department of Environmental Science) and Dr. Gayathri Devi.
  • Baking Workshop
    Cake Workshop for B.Sc. Home Science students conducted by Academy of Pastry Arts on 25.01.2020 at Mount Carmel.
  • VIVIDH 2020
    Home Science Fest as part of Diamond Jubilee Celebration was celebrated on 28th February, 2020.
  • Home Science Association
    Science fest was celebrated on 23rd August 2019 in Mount Carmel College.

2018 – 19

  • The organising committee of Organics & Millets International Trade Fair 2018, Department of Agriculture, Govt. Of Karnataka organised two events from 19th to 21st January, 2018.
    i) Inter collegiate short video making competition
    ii)Millet cooked product display challenge
  • International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets took place on 19th, 20th and 21st of January, 2018.
  • Inter Departmental workshop conducted on 05.08.2018 by Department of Home Science and Department of Statistics.
  • National Education Program
    Nutrition Education of CDPOs, Organised by Food and nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India and Department of Home Science, Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru on 03.09.2018.
  • Cake Workshop
    Baking workshop Conducted by Department of Home Science and Academy of Pastry Arts on 08.12.2018.
  • Dept of Home Science from 2017 till date has been working with the dept of agriculture, Govt of Karnataka in organising event (panel discussion, recipe contest challenge) for national trade fair and international trade fair in organics and millets(this is an on-going annual event).
  • Mritika – since 2016 is the extension counter of the department of Home Science where there is sale of millets and millet products considered to be our department’s best practice on campus. Through this counter freshly prepared healthy foods made from millets are sold at the outlet.
  • Department of Home Science did consultancy for KMF Bengaluru to organise a recipe demonstration with Nandini cheese to the KMF Nandini dealers.
  • As part of the subject consumer behaviour and marketing management students are encouraged to make their own products from the scratch keeping in mind the pricing aspects, logo and design moulding them to develop into better entrepreneurs for the near future.
  • Fashion Shows are organised for second and final year Home Science students, Portfolio is created and based on their inspiration they make garments for fashion show.
  • Market day has been a wonderful experience for the students of Home Science each year from planning to execution with respect to extension education towards CDP activity. Through this platform Millets and other organic products are sold directly from the farmers and SHGs to the buyers on campus by promoting healthy lifestyle and better living conditions.
Sundaravalli

Dr. Sundaravalli A

M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Dean & Associate Professor

Dorothy

Ms. Dorothy Anthony

M.Sc., M.Phil., IGDCS.

HOD & Assistant Professor

Sapna

Dr. Sapna Dinesh

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET.

Assistant Professor

Swathi

Ms. Swathi R

M.Sc., M.Phil., NET.

Assistant Professor

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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