About Us

Welcome to the Institute of Home Economics, a college of Delhi University offering both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.The Institute has grown from a college offering Home Science Diploma in 1961 to multiple disciplines keeping in tune with the changing trends in higher education. Since the Institute has expanded enormously, we shifted to a bigger and well-endowed campus at Hauz Khas in 2001. It has been our endeavour to expose our students to the latest technological advancements. The different departments of the college have been interconnected by the services provided by MGRMNET. This enables the students to have online information regarding attendance, assignments, examination schedules, results journals using Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

As head of the Institution, I am proud to say that the combined excellence of the educational curriculum, the realistic values and the commitment of the teaching faculty has made the Institute establish itself as a leading centre for women's education. Besides academics, the college has facilities for community outreach programmes, inter-college activities, workshops and seminars, public events, sports and cultural activities. At present the Institute of Home Economics, a constituent college of University of Delhi, is offering three-year Bachelor programmes in Home Science Pass & Honours, Microbiology Honours, Biochemistry Honours, a four-year Bachelor programme in Elementary Education, two years Masters Programme in Fabric and Apparel Science as well as Food & Nutrition, and One-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition and Health and Social Gerontology. The Institute also has students pursuing Ph.D. programme in different areas of specialization of Home Science.

The year 2011 is a special year for the college as it celebrates 50 glorious years of its existence. A series of activities are planned to celebrate the occasion. These started with a two day academic exhibition entitled 'Diversity for Development' The exhibition brought to the fore the multi disciplinary nature of the courses. Students from schools as well as colleges across the city participated in the exhibition. The other events lined up are an inter university debate, an international workshop focusing on role of Vitamin D in Human Health, an oration by Former President Dr. A.P.J. Kalam and a National Conference on 'Sustainable Development: A Collective Vision' which will be held in the month of October and November.

I take this opportunity to invite you to join the Institute of Home Economics family and study in the stimulating environment to mould yourself into a fine human being and a well-equipped professional of tomorrow.

Dr. Kumud Khanna