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Home Science

Highlights of the Department

The Department of Home Science provides need-based education to girl students in the theory and practice to meet the day to day challenges of life. This would enable them to play diverse roles in life as a housewife, a working woman, a mother, a nation builder and a responsible and responsive human being.
Over the years our P.G students have won laurels and were the recipients of Gold Medals in the University examinations.
Research work is undertaken by the students at P.G and U.G levels under the supervision and guidance of the department staff.
A Health Centre was inaugurated in the year 2010. Health check-ups for the college staff and students are conducted periodically.
Department holds various Awareness Programmes /Interactive Sessions /Seminars for the staff and students on various health issues, first aid, disaster management and so on and many eminent doctors are invited to give input sessions.
National and International Days of importance-National Nutrition Week, First Aid  Day, Dietetic Day and so on, are marked with various programmes like quiz, exhibition, poster competition etc.
Teachers upgrade themselves by attending refresher courses /national -international seminars/symposium. They also present papers and publish an article in journals.

Activities

Department of Home Science organised farewell programme for MA Final year students (session 2020-2022) on 24th May 2022. The programme was hosted by MA Previous year students. The programme started with a prayer song followed by welcome dance. Few games were also there. The outgoing students shared their feelings and experiences. Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C., Head of Department blessed the students, showed motivational videos and distribute gifts. Teachers of Home Science Department, Dr. Shazia Husain, Dr. Sunita Kumari, Dr. Rosy Kumari and Dr. Nisha Kumari were present on the occasion. They also blessed the outgoing students and wished them very best for their future.

PG Semester II students of Departments of Geography and Home Science visited Bihar Museum on 14.05.2022. The visit to a place of tourism importance was in compliance with the syllabus of PG SEC (Skill Enhancement Course) ‘Tourism and Hospitality Management’.

International Yoga Day was celebrated by the Department of Home Science on 2nd May 2022. The theme of the program was “Yoga for well-being”. Slogan writing competition and practical yoga session was organised for the students of PG Semester IV & II and UG Semester IV & II. The program was conducted from 9:15 to 11:05 am in the department.

Earth Day was celebrated by the Department of Home Science on 22nd April 2022. The department had organised a Collage making competition on this occasion. The theme of the program was ” Joys and Sorrows of Mother Earth”. Students of P.G. Semester II, IV and U.G. Semester II participated in the program. The competition commenced at 9:15 A.M. in the department.

A speech Competition on the topic “Revisiting the contribution of women in freedom struggle” was conducted in the Department of Philosophy to celebrate Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on 28.03.2022 in which students of Sem II, IV & VI participated. The students recalled the contributions of women like Bhima bai holkar, Rani Laxmibai, Sarojini Naidu, Kasturba Gandhi, Aruna Asaf Ali, Begum Safia Abdul wajid etc..in freedom struggle. The programme was conducted under the Guidance of Dr. Ameeta Jaiswal, Prof. & Head, Department of Philosophy. Ms. Tanya Banerjee & Dr. Ameeta Jaiswal were the judges Teachers of the Department Dr. Kumkum Rani, Dr. Keerti Choudhary and Ms. Shyam Priya were also present.
The following are the winners:

Position Name
First Shivangi
Second Zannat Nisha
Third Nandini Singh

“Sindhutai Sapkal” was the theme of the personality class. On March 30th, classes for UG (semester II, IV, and VI) and PG (semester II & IV) students were held offline. Dr. Rosy Kumari was the program’s facilitator. The personality class was based on the life path of Sindhutai Sapkal. She is best known in India as the “Mother of Orphans,” an Indian social worker and activist who is most renowned for her work with orphaned children. That’s why she’s known as “Mai” (Mother). The video showed Sindhutai Saplak’s dedication towards orphan children throughout her life. She adopted many orphan and destitute children and because of her efforts they got a better life and good future. She also conducted a lot of work with the underprivileged groups. There is no disability bigger than poverty and deprivation. Sindhutai overcame this challenge and showed the world that even without any personal resources she could lift hundreds of young orphaned boys and girls out of poverty, homelessness and brought the light of education into their lives. Sindhutai lived to shape the lives of helpless young children.

Sindhutai Sapkal says: A mother can never be defeated. But she needs to keep her heart strong and learn to forgive.

The theme of the personality class was “Love…..till it hurts”. The classes were organised virtually for PG semester IV, UG semester VI and IV on 28th February 2022. The facilitators of the program were Dr. Suniti Bhagat, Dr. Shazia Husain and Dr. Rosy Kumari. The theme of the personality class was based on the journey of life of Mother Teresa. The video highlighted how Mother Teresa, an embodiment of love and epitome of hope, started her journey by serving the poor and the destitutes at a very young age. The video featured her initiatives, the orphanages and schools for the needy and the sick, which stand testimony to the noble work done by her. Although her journey wasn’t easy, yet she devoted her life in caring for the needy, homeless, poor and sick and taught everyone the true essence of love and compassion. Mother Teresa’s life and works continue to inspire people and will continue to inspire generations more to come.

Sehat kendra organized a small group meeting on 23.02.2022 on the topic Nutrition and its importance. Dr. Shazia Hussain, Department of Home Science explained about healthy lifestyle and nutrition in adolescent women.

Parent Teacher Meeting for P.G. and U.G. Ist Semester students was organised on 19th January 2022 by the Department of Home Science virtually.The teachers of the department Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C. (Head of the Department), Dr. Shazia Husain, Dr. Suniti Bhagat, Dr. Rosy Kumari, Dr. Sunita Kumari and Dr. Nisha Kumari were virtually present for the meeting.
The meeting was held in order to discuss the performance of the students with the parents. Also feedback regarding their studies, attendence and performance were discussed with the parents. The meeting commenced with welcoming the parents by Head of Department, Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C. The parents were briefed about the departmental profile by Dr. Shazia Husain through a presentation. Parent’s queries were addressed by the respective teachers and faculty members.The teachers and the parents also discussed about the areas in which they could improve the performance of their wards in achieving the best results.
The meeting came to an end with the conclusion that the progress of the students depended on the joint effort, mutual understanding & co-operation of parents and teachers.

P. G Department of Home Science conducted a Value education class on 15th and 16 th december 2021 for UG sem I, III, VI and PG sem I, III students. The value education class included one video which was a short story with a message of presence of God everywhere. The class was conducted by Dr. Nisha Kumari that ‘God is always there to love, listen and comfort us. In all circumstances and stages of life, wherever we may be, whether good or bad, God is there for us’.

On November 30th, Department of Home Science had organised activities under the “Jal Jeevan Hariyali Mission”. The activities were Model Making Competition from Waste Material and Poem Writing Competition. 27 students participated for both the competitions from UG and PG classes.
The winner of the competition were as follows.
1. Model Making Competition from Waste Material.
1st Position – Code – 03 ( Dolly, Priyanka Gloria Barla)
2nd Position- Code – 06 ( Adeeba, Pratibha and Binish )
3rd Position- Code 05 ( Amanika, Mah Rukh, Sneha and Aprajita)

2. Poem Writing Competition.
1st Position- Shalini Priya ( M.A Ist Year)
2nd Position- Sneha Kumari ( B.A IInd Year)
3rd Position- ( B.A IIIrd year)

Value based personality class was organized by the Department of Home Science on the topic ” Personal Responsibility”. The classes were organised virtually for UG semester I, III and physically for PG semester I, III and UG semester- V, on 17th, 20th, 24th 25th and 26th respectively. The facilitator of the class was Dr. Rosy Kumari.
She discussed that personal responsibility is the willingness to accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards. It also means that when individuals fail to meet expected standards, they do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame. The demise of personal responsibility occurs when individuals blame their family, their peers, their economic circumstances, or their society for their own failure to meet standards.

The Department of Home Science, Patna Women’s College had organised Fresher’s Day Program on 29th October 2021. The event was organised to welcome the Semester l students. To bring honour to this occasion, the members of the cultural committee, Miss Manisha Prasad and Miss Enakshi Dey were invited as special guests. The program commenced with a welcome song by the BA semester I students. This was followed by a group dance performance based on the theme “Female liberation”, by MA semester I students. A melodious duet song was further sung by the BA semester I students. A thought provoking write up was narrated by MA semester I student based on “Female Emancipation”. The highlight of the event was a humorous skit with a very powerful message for the youth, performed by BA semester I students. The program concluded with an entertaining dance performance by MA semester I students. The Head of Home Science Department Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C. also addressed the students with her encouraging words. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by M.A Semester I student ( Nikita Sharma). The program was anchored by BA semester I students (Huzaifa and Aliya) and was well coordinated by Dr. Rosy Kumari.

The Department of Home Science, Patna Women’s College had organised Fresher’s Day Program on 29th October 2021. The event was organised to welcome the Semester l students. To bring honour to this occasion, the members of the cultural committee, Miss Manisha Prasad and Miss Enakshi Dey were invited as special guests. The program commenced with a welcome song by the BA semester I students. This was followed by a group dance performance based on the theme “Female liberation”, by MA semester I students. A melodious duet song was further sung by the BA semester I students. A thought provoking write up was narrated by MA semester I student based on “Female Emancipation”. The highlight of the event was a humorous skit with a very powerful message for the youth, performed by BA semester I students. The program concluded with an entertaining dance performance by MA semester I students. The Head of Home Science Department Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C. also addressed the students with her encouraging words. The event came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by M.A Semester I student ( Nikita Sharma). The program was anchored by BA semester I students (Huzaifa and Aliya) and was well coordinated by Dr. Rosy Kumari.

Health Centre, Department of Home Science organised an awareness programme on bone health in collaboration with Patna Menopause Society and Global Orthopaedic Forum on 20th October 2021. A panel of gynecologists Dr. Nibha Mohan, Dr. Kusum Gopal Kapur & Dr. Usha Didwania spoke on menopause, symptoms, problems related to bone, their prevention and remedies. A renowned group of orthopaedicians Dr. Amulya Kumar Singh, Dr. Ramit Gunjan and Dr. Arnab Sinha discussed on musculoskeletal problems. The programme was very informative, interesting and interactive.
A camp was also organized for teaching and non-teaching staff to evaluate their bone health through Bone mineral density (BMD) test.
The program was organised under the supervision of Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C, Head, Department of Home Science. The coordinator of the program was Dr. Shazia Husain. The faculty members of the department Dr. Sujata Jha, Dr. Suniti Bhagat, Dr. Sunita Kumari, Dr. Rosy Kumari and Dr. Nisha Kumari were also present for the program.

A free eye check-up was organized by the Health Center, Department of Home Science, Patna Women’s College in collaboration with “Center for Sight, Kankarbagh, Patna on 30th September 2021 from 10am-3pm. The check-up was done by Dr. Akankshi Anand and her team members. 160 students, 30 teachers and 34 non-teaching staff members turned up for the check up. Eye problems like refractive index, glaucoma, near vision syndrome and cataract were diagnosed by the doctors.
Further treatment and medicines were prescribed by the doctors accordingly. The program was organised under the supervision of Dr. Sister M. Tanisha A.C, Head of Department of Home Science. The coordinator of the program was Dr. Shazia Husain. The faculty members of of the department Dr. Suniti Bhagat, Dr. Sunita Kumari, Dr. Rosy Kumari and Dr. Nisha Kumari were also present for the program.
The program was a success and got an overwhelming response from the teaching, non teaching staff and students.

Two-Day National Webinar On Holistic Approach Towards Community Health
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Home Science student participation in the two day national webinar organized by psychology department

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The teachers of P. G. Department of Home Science attended a National Webinar organised by “DDU Gorakhpur University” on “Traditional Indian Food Habits, Lifestyle and Immunity in Reference to Covid-19 Pandemic”.

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A food fest was organised by the PG Department of Home Science on 28/02/2020 under the scheme of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”. 15 groups participated from Department of Political Science, Home Science, Philisophy, Psychology, Sociology, History, Commerce and CEMS in the food fest. Students prepared dishes of Mizoram and Tripura representing their food culture. All the dishes were prepared in the Food and Nutrition Lab of Home Science Department. This event was organised by Sister M. Tanisha AC., Head, PG Department of Home Science and in-charge was Dr. Rosy Kumari, Assistant Professor, P.G Department of Home Science. Dr. Punam Kumari, Associate Professor, MMC, Patna, Dr. Shalini, Assistant Regional Director, IGNOU, Patna and Ms. Jaya Mala, Incharge (Quality Control), Patna Dairy Project were the judges for the event. Code 06 (Priyamvada Singh – Psychology, Omni Pandey & Ishani Sinha – History) awarded first prize. Code 12 (Sneha Kumari, Rupam Sinha, Tanvi Singh – Home Science) awarded second prize. Code 1 (Anam Lakshmi, Bushra Fatma, Shreya – Home Science) and Code 08 (Tazeen Fatma, Shreya Tripathi, Palak – Psychology) shared the third prize. Dr. Sujata Jha, Dr. Shazia Husain, Dr. Suniti Bhagat and Dr. Sunita Kumari were present in the food fest.

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P.G. Department of Home Science organised Parent Teacher Meet on 15/02/2020 with BA II & IV semester and MA II & IV semester in the department.

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PG Department of Home Science in collaboration with Narayana Cancer Centre, Patna has organised a Health Talk on “Cancer Awareness” dated 03/02 /2020. Dr. Abhishek Anand, MD, DM, Cancer Specialist spoke on cancer, its causes and treatment. He told about foods which may cause cancer.

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P.G. Department of Home Science organised a RUSA sponsored National Seminar on “Women in Contemporary India: Contexts and Possibilities” from 18-19th September 2019.

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A creche for children was inaugurated in college premises on 20th September 2019.

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Awareness Programme on HIV

A programme on HIV awareness was organised in the premises of Patna Women’s College by P.G Department of Home Science in collaboration with National Service Scheme (NSS). The programme focused on how HIV is transmitted from mother to child.

Dr. Avinash Kumar started the programme by highlighting how women are affected by AIDS, how one can prevent it, what precautions can be taken and what government schemes are run for preventive measures. He also said that everybody must know their HIV status by regular checkups.

Dr. Anshu asked the participant to spread awareness about free treatment under the Anti Retroviral treatment (ART) policy.

Dr. Alok Kumar encouraged students for blood donation and cleared myths related it asked student to donate blood four times in a year.

The resource person shared the AIDS helpline number 1097 with the students. They said if anybody is suffering from AIDS they can call for free treatment.

Members of Bihar State AIDS control society Dr. Abhay Prasad, Dr. Anshu, Mr. Alok Kumar, Mr. Ashish Kumar along with Head of the Department of the Home Science, Sister Tanisha A.C. and teachers Ms. Sunita Kumari, Dr. Rosy Kumari, Ms. Sujata Jha and Ms. Nisha Kumari were present.

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Teaching Staff

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Dr. Sister Maria Tanisha, A.C. (HOD) M.A
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Dr. Shazia Husain
Ph.D., UGC NET-JRF, M.Sc.

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Dr. Sujata Jha
M.A, Ph.D
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Dr. Suniti Bhagat
M.Sc. , Ph.D., NET
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Dr. Rosy Kumari
Ph.D, M.Sc.

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Dr. Sunita Kumari
M.Sc, Ph.D
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Dr. Nisha Kumari
M.A, B.Ed, NET, Ph.D.

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