Institute of Home Sciences - Overview

The Department of Home Economics was established in 1980-81 with the introduction of Diploma in Rural Home Economics. Whereas the two years program leading to the degree of B.Sc. Home Economics was initiated in 1990. The duration of the B.Sc.(Hons.) Home Economics degree is also extended up to four years to keep parity with the other degree programs of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 2005. B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Economics four years is also in accordance with the directive of the Vice Chancellor and Higher Education Commission (HEC). The Master degree holders are serving in hospitals as dietitians and as faculty members in different universities, colleges and schools. A number of students are working in outreach programs and social welfare activities to empower particularly women and children. Department of Rural Home Economics upgraded to Institute of Rural Home Economics in 2012 and in 2014 the nomenclature was transformed into Institute of Home Sciences.