From Dean's Desk

From Dean's Desk:

It is my privilege to be leading such a vibrant faculty and am extremely proud of its rich tradition of providing quality education which it has upheld since its inception in 1950 when it was founded as the Faculty of Home Science. In the year 2007 the faculty was renamed as Faculty of Family and Community Sciences to broaden its scope.

We at the Faculty are constantly revisiting our curriculum, research areas and innovations for promoting and achieving goals according to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Through its integrated programme of teaching, research and extension, the faculty has consistently aimed at improving the quality of life for both individuals and the society over the past decades, and our contribution has led to many meaningful results especially in national policy making.

Grounded in the philosophy of ensuring individual, family and social well-being, the programme offers a judicious mix of basic and applied disciplines.  The faculty comprises of five major fields of specialization and a General Level Program. These are Clothing and Textiles, Extension and Communication, Family and Community Resource Management, Foods and Nutrition and Human Development and Family Studies, offering 11 undergraduate B.Sc Honours programmes and one General pass course, 9 postgraduate degree programs with Research, 4  PG Diplomas and a doctoral degree in all 5 subject areas. It also houses under its umbrella The Institute of Fashion Technology which offers 3 Bachelor’s degree programmes and a PG diploma.

Our experienced and dedicated faculty prepare the students for facing life’s challenges, be sensitive to the community and society as well as prepare them for wide ranging careers.  An all-round education is imparted, that encompasses not only curricular aspects, but co-curricular, extracurricular activities which makes them confident, disciplined, and methodical at work.

Some of the defining features of the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences is its professional culture, vibrant teaching learning ethos, engagement with issues of social relevance, teamwork, and intrinsic motivation to excel. We have a credit-based system, CBCS at both UG and PG levels, Internships and field placements in all our programs and continuous grading system for evaluation in our Faculty  

I would like to wish each one of our students, future students, and our alumni the very best for their years with us in the faculty and every success thereafter.

Prof Anjali Karolia (Ph.D)
Offg. Dean
Faculty of Family and Community Sciences
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda