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January 1, 2011

ICAR AIEEA Syllabus Home Science Major Subject Group M Code 12

ICAR AIEEA-UG-PG Entrance Examination Syllabus 


(Subjects: M-1: Food & Nutrition, M-2: Human Development & Family Studies/Child Development, M-3: Home Management/Family Resource Management, M-4: Clothing & Textile, M-5: Home Science Extension Education)

UNIT-I: Importance of agriculture in national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice, wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, tomato, and mango. Major soils of India; role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms. General structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian genetics. Elementary knowledge of growth, development, photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration; Elements of economic botany. General structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins. Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management. Organic farming; biofertilizers; biopesticides. Recombinant DNA technology; transgenic crops. Natural Resources: forest, water, mineral, food, energy and land resources. Ecosystems. Biodiversity & its conservation. Environmental pollution. Environmental ethics. Important rural development programmes in India; organizational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India. Elements of Statistics.

UNIT-II: Food & Nutrition. Elements of Human Nutrition i.e. Food groups and the nutrients contributed by each group to the diet, composition and nutritive value of foods; food processing and preservation, meal planning i.e. principles menu planning for normal individuals for different age groups and at different stages of life, diet therapy, institutional food management, community nutrition and health, food related laws, policy and programmes in India. Organic and genetically modified foods.

UNIT-III: Human Development & Family Studies/Child Development. Introduction to child/human development -meaning, concept, principles, prenatal development (conception to child birth), care of new born, prenatal and post natal care of mother, development of child in early and late childhood, early childhood education, adolescence, development and relationship with peers & family, marriage and family dynamics, meaning, definition of family life cycle, family welfare programmes in India, community education, child studies methods, participation in pre-school/crèche.

UNIT-IV: Home Management/ Family Resource Management: Concept and principles of management, management process, work, work environment, work simplification, fundamentals of housing, principles of design & home furnishing-selection, care and maintenance of accessories, equipments, furniture, paintings, family finance/economics and consumer education. Functional interiors for special needs.

UNIT-V: Clothing & Textiles: Introduction to clothing construction- sewing machine its parts and use, preparation of fabric for lay out textile fibre-classification, processing/manufacturing method, clothing need of family members, household textile and consumers, weaving and hosiery, traditional textiles and embroideries of India, care of clothing and textile finishes, dying & printing. Organic dyes.

UNIT-VI: Home Science Extension Education. Introduction to Home Science Education communication and extension methods, programme planning & evaluation, entrepreneurial education, projected and nonprojected aids (audio-visual aids) rural development programmes in India. Empowerment of women.

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