Home Sceince

The P.G. Department of Home Science aims at “Overcoming underdevelopment and empowering individuals for societal excellence”. Home Science discipline integrates the application of knowledge synthesized from different sciences to improve human ecology. Human Development, Clothing and Textiles, Community Resource Management, Extension Education and Foods & Nutrition are the five basic branches of Home Science. Food Science & Technology is an associated applied off shoot of the discipline of Home Science. At present the Department of Home Science, University of Jammu offers Master’s  and Research programmes. Main aim of this Department was to familiarize the students about both foundations and advances in human development, study of  behaviour,organization and management of early childhood care and welfare institutions and human exceptionality. The department  has  both the expertise  and infrastructure  to help students  opt for  getting basic as well as  advanced training/knowledge in various  areas of Human Development. The Department  equips  the students with skills to pursue research  and  extend their  knowledge to the community through  seminars/workshops/conferences, field visits and extension activities.

In 1988 MDP in Human Development was started with total intake of 15 students. Later on the intake was increased  to 20 students looking at the demand.Human Development  is committed to improving the health and well-being of diverse individuals and families across the life span through research and preparation of post graduates and scholars for research, teaching, and professional practice.

Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. Samridhi Arora Professor & Head M.Sc., Ph.D Early Childhood Care and Education, Child Rights, Tribal issues, Evaluative Studies, Gerontology, health issues related to Adolescents and women. E-mail: samridhiarora18@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419200054
Prof. Shashi Manhas Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Gender issues, ECCE, ICDS, Adolescent issues E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9906068051
Prof. Rajni Dhingra Professor and Dean Research Studies M.Sc, Ph. D Early Childhood Development, ICDS impact evaluation, Parenting, Adolescence (with specific emphasis on Adolescent Health), Tribal studies. E-mail:,EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419104644
Prof. Neeru Sharma Professor and Chairperson, Campus Sports Committee M.Sc., Ph.D Adolescence issues, Health issues for women and girls, Gender issues, Gerontology, Research methodology. E-mail:, neerusha@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419212010
Dr. SarikaManhas Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D Disability studies, Parenting, Tribal issues, Evaluative Studies, vulnerable children. E-mail:, sarika.manhas@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419255885