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Department of Home Science

History

Year of Establishment : 1957

History of the department : The Home Science Department, formerly known as Viharilal College of Home and Social Science established in 1957. Initially it was an undergraduate degree college affiliated to Calcutta University Post Graduation course in Food and Nutrition was introduced in the year 1974. Gradually the college expanded and was transformed into Department of Home Science under Calcutta University in the year 1982. In 1996, another important Post Graduate course in Human Development was introduced. The Department is running Ph.D. programmes in Food & Nutrition and Human Development successfully. Home Science, being a multi-disciplinary subject, comprises of faculty members of different specializations. The Honours subjects taught at the undergraduate level are Food and Nutrition and Human Development. B.A. / B.Sc. General courses are also taught in this Department in the different subjects, namely Food & Nutrition, Human Development, Chemistry, Social Science , Extension Education , Household Art , Music , English and Bengali

Academic

Faculty members:

Name Designation Area of Specialization Email
Dr. Santa Dutta(De)
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Professor Nutrition drsantade@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Paromita Ghosh
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Professor Psychosocial aspects of science education and communication; Gerontology paromitahsc@rediffmail.com
Dr. Susmita Neogi
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Professor Clinical Psychology & Educational Psychology susmitaneogi@rediffmail.com
Kamala Adak
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Associate Professor Organic Chemistry Kamala_di@yahoo.co.in
Sm Papri Chowdhury
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Associate Professor Physics pprchaudhuri@gmail.com
Dr. Indubhushan Mandal
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Associate Professor Bengali-Medievel Bengali literature and sociaity;
Bhakti movement in India
 
Dr. Nandini Chatterjee
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Associate Professor Sociology Nandin_cu@yahoo.co.in
Sri Debnath Bose
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Associate Professor Art. Print Making Debnath24ayahoo.co.in
Dr. Sarmistha Chakrabarti
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Assistant Professor in Chemistry Organic Chemistry Sarmistha09@gmail.com
Dr.Tapashi Ghosh
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Assistant Professor Hindustani Classical Music/Vocal (Khyal & Thumri) Tapasi210@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Binata Nayak
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Assistant Professor Nutrition Binata_nayak@yahoo.com
Dr.Kazi Layla Khaled
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Assistant Professor Nutrition Shrin04@gmail.com
Sm. Swagata Biswas
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Assistant Professor English bisswagata@gmail.com
Dr. Debomita Sikdar
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Assistant Professor HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, GERONTOLOGY dsikdar34@gmail.com
Tania Khastagir
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Assistant Professor English taniakhastgirchaudhuri@gmail.com
Dr. Pubali Dhar
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Assistant Professor Physiology pubalighoshdhar@yahoo.co.in
Dr Purba Chattopadhyay
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Assistant Professor Econometrics and Statistics Purba25cu@gmail.com
Dr. Anna Lakshmi Chatterjee
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Assistant Professor Life Science (Biochemistry & Microbiology). annalakiicb@gmail.com

Visiting Faculty Members :

Name Institution attached with
Prof. Arun Sen, Retd. Professor of Psychology University of Delhi
Prof. Premakumari Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
Prof. Aparajita Chaudhuri Professor and Head,
Dept. of Home Science,
Berhampur University, Odisha

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
B.Sc (Hons.) in Food and Nutrition UG H.S. with Chemistry and 50% marks in aggregate 65
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Human Development UG H.S. with Sociology/Psychology/ Education/Home Management/Physics & Chemistry/Chemistry & Biology and 50% marks in aggregate 65
B.Sc. (General) UG H.S. From any stream 100
B.A. (General) UG H.S. From any stream 20
M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition PG B.Sc (Hons.) in Food and Nutrition 69
M.A./M.Sc. in Human Development PG B.Sc. (Hons.) in Human Development/Sociology/Psychology/ 
Education/Home Science
53
Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition
Ph.D. in Human Development
Ph.D. M.Sc./M.A. 68

Research

Research scholars :

Name Research topic Name of Supervisor Date of Registration
TANIMA PAUL
 
AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY ON METABOLIC SYNDROME AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS OF KOLKATA, WESTBENGAL INDIA DR. MINATISEN
JOINT SUPERVISOR:
DR. DEBNATH CHAUDHURI
12.08.2011
BHASWATI GHOSH   OCCUPATIONAL STATUS AND FOOD HABITS AS DETERMINANTS OF RISK FACTORS FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE – A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN WORKING WOMEN AND HOME MAKERS IN WEST BENGAL DR. BULBUL THAKUR
JOINT SUPERVISOR
DR. SUNITI GHOSH
( CHATTERJEE)
ASSOCIATE  SUPERVISOR
DR. INDRANIL SAHA
08/02/2012
CHITRALEKHA MUKHERJEE STUDIES ON THE EFFECT OF Hygrophilla Spinosa (KULEKHARA) ON PHYSIOLOGICAL AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS PROF. SANTA DATTA (DE) 18/04/2012
PURNIMA DEY EFFICACY OF Allium Ampeloprasum (GARLIC)  IN COUNTERACTING DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND OXIDATIVE STRESS IN MALE ALBINO RAT.   DR. KAZI LAYLA KHALED 14/05/2012
DEBAPRIYA ROY OSTEOARTHRITIS IN YOUNGER AGE GROUP (25 TO 40 YEARS): ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NUTRITION. DR. JYOTI PRAKASH  HALDER
JOINT SUPERVISOR
DR. SUNITI GHOSH
( CHATTERJEE)
14/05/2012
MAHUYA MAJUMDER ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF THE STREET CHILDREN IN KOLKATA DR. SARMISTHA CHAKRABARTI
JOINT SUPERVISOR
DR. SUNITI GHOSH
( CHATTERJEE)
19/06/2012
RIDDHI GUPTA IMPACT OF MATERNAL LITERACY AND NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS ON THE CHILD’S HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS – MYTHS & REALITY. DR. SARMISTHA CHAKRABARTI
JOINT SUPERVISOR
DR. SUNITI GHOSH
( CHATTERJEE)
19/06/2012
.PARAMITA BARMAN STUDIES ON NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND MICROBIAL STATUS OF SOME SEASONAL VEGETABLES CULTIVATED IN LAND FILLED AREA (DHAPA) AND THEIR IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH DR. TAPAN KUMAR PAL
JOINT SUPERVISOR
DR. MINATI SEN
19/09/2013
 ROSHNI CHATTERJEE EXPLORING THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF UNDERUTILISED  UNCONVENTIONAL FOOD COMPONENTS DR. PUBALI DHAR 19/09/2013
 RUKSANA IRANI STUDIES ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL , NUTRITIONAL, & THERAPEUTIC SIGNIFICANCE OF Acacia Nilotica GUM ON EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS. DR. KAZI LAYLA KHALED 19/09/2013
SWATI BANERJEE STUDIES ON NUTRITIONAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF Typhonium Trilobatum & Trichosanthes Dioica LEAVES AVAILABLE IN WEST BENGAL. KAMALA  ADAK 05/05/2014
UTTIYA JANA A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NUTRITIVE VALUES OF DIFFERENT FISHES AND EDIBLE AQUATIC SPECIES COOKED AND PRESERVED UNDER DIFFERENT CONDITIONS. DR. SARMISTHA CHAKRABARTI 05/05/2014
 REETAPA BISWAS PHYSIOLOGICAL AND NUTRITIONAL EFFECTS OF WATER MELON (Sc. NAME- Citrullus Vulgaris ) SEEDS AND SEED OIL ON MALE ALBINO RATS & THE SENSORY EVALUATION OF THE WATER MELON SEED PRODUCTS AMONG THE HUMAN SUBJECTS.   PROF. SANTA DATTA (DE)
ASSOCIATE  SUPERVISOR-

DR. ALOK CHATTOPADHYAY
05/05/2014
RAMA DAS THE PERCEPTION, PRACTICES AND IMPACT OF HEALTH, HYGIENE AND NUTRITIONAL BEHAVIOUR OF SCHOOL GOING TEENAGE GIRLS: A MULTIDIMENTIONAL STUDY DR. MINATISEN
JOINT SUPERVISOR:
PROF. SANKAR KR. ACHARYA
05.05.2014
IMANA PAL STUDIES ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND NUTRITIONAL EFFECTS OF KADAM (Neolamarckia Cadamba) – AN UNDERUTILIZED FRUIT ON THE EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS AND ITS SENSORY EVALUATION ON HUMAN SUBJECTS. PROF. SANTA DATTA (DE)
CO- GUIDE –
DR. KAZI LAYLA KHALED
30/07/2014
PARAMA BHATTACHARYA STUDIES ON THE CO RRELATION  BETWEEN  NUTRITIONAL AND COGNITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASES OF HUMAN SUBJECTS. DR. NILKANTA CHAKRABARTI
ASSOCIATE  SUPERVISOR-
DR. PUBALI DHAR
30/07/2014
GARGI BOSE STUDIES ON THE PROTECTIVE ROLE OF MELATONIN AGAINST HIGH FAT DIET INDUCED MYOCARDIAL INJURY IN RATS. PROF. DEBASISH BANDOPADHYAY 30/07/2014
AUROMA GHOSH STUDIES ON  PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF MELATONIN  AGAINST HIGH FAT DIET INDUCED ISOPROTERENOL AGGRAVATED MYOCARDIAL INJURY IN RAT HEART. PROF. DEBASISH BANDOPADHYAY 30/07/2014
NIRMALYA KUMAR SINHA STUDIES ON NUTRITIONAL ANTHOPOMETRIC AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC STATUS OF MOTHERS AND YOUNG CHILDREN (UPTO FIVE YEARS OF AGE) IN SOME RURAL AREAS OF PASCHIM MEDINIPUR DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TRIBAL POPULATION. DR. JYOTI PRAKASH  HALDER 07/08/2014
PIYANKA SENGUPTA INFLUENCE OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE ON TOTAL ANTIOXIDANT STATUS AND POLY CYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS) IN YOUNG FEMALE OF DIFFERENT SOCIO ECONOMIC BACKGROUND FROM WEST BENGAL, INDIA. DR. BULBUL THAKUR
JOINT SUPERVISOR
DR. KRISHNA ROY
07/08/2014
ATREYEE CHOWDHURY METABOLOMIC STUDY TO INDENTIFY CHANGES IN METABOLITE PROFILE AND ANTIOXIDANT COMPOUNDS IN SALT STREESED SPROUTS OF SOME LEGUMINOUS PLANTS DR. BRATATI DEY 17/12/2015
SUNANDA BISWAS A STUDY ON INTERACTION AND INTERRELATIONSHIP AMONGST INCOME, LIVELIHOOD AND NUTRITION LEVELS OF FARM WOMEN IN NADIA DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL DR. MINATISEN
JOINT SUPERVISOR:
PROF. SANKAR KR. ACHARYA
REGISTRATION :
30.03.201  
RE-REGISTRATION :
04.03.2016
BIDISHA MAITY A STUDY ON THE NUTRITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF ELDERLY WOMEN IN KILKATA DR. MINATISEN
JOINT SUPERVISOR:
DR. DEBNATHCHAUDHURI
REGISTRATION :
29.03.2011  
RE-REGISTRATION :
04.04.2016
Debasree Sadhukhan Influence of Perceived School Environment On Adjustment And Study Involvement Of Higher Secondary Students In Kolkata Prof. Paromita Ghosh 07.03.2014
Jayanti Chakrabarty A Study On Divergent Production Ability, Temperament And Perceived Home Environment Of Adolescents In Kolkata Prof. Paromita Ghosh 21.06.2011
Sudeshna Roy Cognitive Efficiency Of Elderly In Kolkata As A Function Of Select Demographic Variables And Adjustment Prof. Paromita Ghosh 29.04.2014
Ranjeeta Chowdhury Fear Of Death Among Late Adults As Related To Self-Reported Chronic Physical Illnesses, Trait Anxiety And Attitude Towards Religion Prof. Paromita Ghosh 14.12.2015
Mehnaaz  Siddiqi Effect Of Stigma (Perceived And Internalized) On Self Esteem And Social Participation Of Leprosy Patients In West Bengal Prof. Paromita Ghosh & Dr. Purba Chattopadhyay 20.04.2016
Gargi Chatterjee Assessment Of Learning In The Affective Domain Among The Higher Secondary Students Of West Bengal Prof. Susmita Neogi 21/06/2011
Sritapa Roychowdhury A Study To Find Out The Relationship Among Family Environment, Maternal Employment, Perceived Maternal Attachment And The Level Of State-Trait Anxiety Of Adolescents Prof. Susmita Neogi 21/06/2011
Swagata Palit A Study On The Perceived Parental Influences On Ego Identity Achievement Status, Gender Role Orientation And Career Maturity Among The Adolescents Prof. Susmita Neogi 21/06/2011
Alopi Dey A Study On The Psychosocial Aspects Of The Deprived Adolescents Prof. Susmita Neogi 25/11/2011
Ishita Das Roy Association Of Learning Style, Learning Strategy, Motivation And Personality With Academic Performance In Higher Education Prof. Susmita Neogi 29/04/2014
Aparna Mukherjee Sentiments, Attitudes, Concerns And Opinion Of Educators And Attitudes Of Parents Towards Inclusive Education In Kolkata Prof. Susmita Neogi 29/04/2014
Madhurima Mukherjee Intelligence and adaptive behavior: A comparative study on first Generation Learners and Non-first Generation Learners from Lower Socio-Economic Class Upper Primery Level. Dr. Nandini Chatterjee 08.07.2014
Enakshi Dasgupta Effects of attitudes towards spirituality and locus of control on perceived health and well-being of the Elderly People. Dr. Nandini Chatterjee 08.07.2014
Debomitra Purkait Home environment, school environment and peer attachment as predictors of academic achievement of Secondary school students. Dr. Nandini Chatterjee 08.07.2014
Asmita Banerjee Reproductivehealth of slum dwelling women of Kolkata: Their extent of reproductive Rights and access to reproductive health schemes. Dr. Nandini Chatterjee 18.05.2012
Tania Khastagir Impact on psycho social variables on second language usage among college students Prof. Susmita Neogi 20.04.2016
Rima Sen Psychological impact of obesity on school children in kolkata Dr. Debomita Sikdar 21.06.2011
Mayurakshi Gongopadhyay Impact of values of Psychological Well-being And Personality of Youth Dr. Debomita Sikdar 29.04.2014

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department/ centre :
Areas of Research in food & Nutrition:

  • Therapeutic uses of different indigenous plants and seeds
  • Nutritional evaluation of less familiar food stuff
  • New food intervention
  • Nano food emulation formulation .
  • Assessment on micronutrients deficiencies among the people of vulnerable groups
  • Relation between arsenic intoxication and nutritional status of the people of low socio-economic group
  • Assessment of nutritional status among tribal people
  • Experimental cooking and their effects on nutrient contents of food stuff
  • Evaluation of different Natural Products and their implications in therapeutics

Areas of Research in Human Development :

  • Evaluation and planning programmes for the overall development of slum children in Kolkata
  • Assessment and control of emotional, social and economic problems of migrant children
  • Evaluation of the developmental problems of children reared by single parents
  • Studying the developmental trends in cognitive and non cognitive domains prior to and after puberty
  • Assessment of the psychosocial problems of working women
  • Evaluation of the psychosocial problems and development of remedial programmes for the elderly

Research support:

Name of the equipment Funding Agency
ELISA READAR 3.8 Semi-automated 3 strip reader Project-Guided by Dr. Pubali Dhar
Electronic Analytical Balance, Cap: 220gm. X0.1 mg. accuracy Project-Guided by Dr. Pubali Dhar
Variable Volume pipette Project-Guided by Dr. Pubali Dhar
Vohra, Davice’s battery of Differencial abilities UGC 4th Instalment
Raven’s coloured Progressive Matrics UGC 4th Instalment
Palhok, Development assessment Scale for Indian Infants UGC 4th Instalment
UV-Vis Spectrophotometer UGC 4th Instalment
Binocular Microscope UGC 4th Instalment
Desktop Pc UGC 4th Instalment
S.L. 159 UV-VIS SPECTRO PHOTOMETER (SINGLE BEAM) B.I.
Microscope B.I.
Digital Balance B.I.
Digital Balance B.I.

Contact

Campus : Viharilal College Campus

Address for communication : 20B Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata 27.