Initially it offers Bachelor’s Degree in Home Science with an intake of 30
Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana inaugurated the State’s second Home Science College (HSC) set up by Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) on Chinmaya Vidyalayam premises at S.V.N. Colony here on Wednesday.
The HSC at Saifabad in Hyderabad is the first one established by ANGRAU in 1961.
The HSC here will be offering Bachelor’s Degree in Home Science in the initial stages starting with an intake of 30. Other courses will be offered in the coming years.
Addressing the inaugural function, Mr. Lakshminarayana said home science courses were in great demand as a whole lot of new employment opportunities were opening up for women.
District Collector S. Suresh Kumar said the HSC would be soon provided land for construction of its own building. A piece of land was already identified in Syamala Nagar.
ANGRAU Vice-Chancellor A. Padma Raju said graduates and post-graduates in home science can settle in versatile professions as dieticians, beauticians, preschool managers, interior designers, apparel designers etc.
Guntur was selected as the place for setting up a HSC outside Hyderabad as it had been a centre of education having a large number of ‘home scientists’. MLC K.S. Lakshmana Rao, Regional Agricultural Research Station (Lam) Associate Director R. Veera Raghavaiah, C. Deva Kumar of ICAR, former MP Yalamanchili Sivaji, and ANGRAU Dean M. Venku Naidu were present.