Student Handbook

Goals of Our Education

    Education in this college endeavors to develop women through a course structure that is:

  • Life-oriented,

  • Career-oriented and

  • Community-oriented.

Code of Conduct for Students

  • Regularity and punctuality. Regularity and Punctuality are values that are held in high esteem in this college. Students are expected to be present for all lectures, practicals, field work and meetings at the stipulated time. Take note of the timings displayed on the notice board at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Participation in the class. Maximum benefit is obtained when students completely participate in the teaching-learning process. Students are encouraged to involve themselves in classroom learning activities. Marks will be allotted for the same.
  • Be in class during class hours. Lounging, studying, completing journals in the library, back landing, common room, cafeteria or elsewhere in the college whilst classes are on is strictly prohibited.
  • Use break time prudently. Snacks are permitted in the back landings or in the cafeteria and in the classroom with due precautions. After the break return to the class well in time.
  • Use of the lift. Good citizenry demands orderly queues whilst waiting for the lift.
  • Announcements on the notice board must be read every day, both on arrival and before leaving the college premises. Ignorance of instructions posted on the notice board is no excuse for noncompliance.
  • Photo-identity cards. The photo-identity card is to be worn at all times in the college and in the classroom and made available for inspection when requested. The penalty for not doing so will be a fine. The obligation to constantly wear your I-card is for obvious security reasons.
  • Valuables. Do not leave them unattended anywhere in the college. You are responsible for the safety of your valuables. The college is not responsible in the event of any loss or theft.
  • Mobile phones. You are permitted to use mobile phones only in the lobby on the ground floor and the common room and during the break. There is a fine of Rs. 500/- for mobile phone usage in the classroom. You are permitted to charge your phones only in the common room. The college is not accountable should your mobile phone be lost or stolen.
  • Noise levels. Keep noise levels down both during class as well as during break times. Also avoid talking loudly while walking in the college corridors. Ensure that classes around you are not disturbed.
  • Seek permission to enter or leave a class when a session is in progress.
  • Ragging is strictly prohibited. Welcome new students with respect.
  • Permission of the principal. Any activity/event that the student wishes to organize within college or participate in outside the college requires the prior permission of the principal.
  • Contact the administrative office for certificates, testimonials that require the principal’s signature. Do not take any such papers directly to the principal for signature.
  • Treat college property with due care. The college and its furniture/equipment/other resources are for the student’s benefit. If property is damaged in the classroom or elsewhere in the college, fines will be accordingly charged. This applies to both individual students as well as to class groups.
  • Keep the college premises clean. Cooperate with the support staff in keeping classrooms, laboratories, corridors, stairwells, toilets and other areas clean. Use classroom dustbins and bins for disposal of litter.
  • Switch off all lights and fans when not required. By virtue of joining the college, you are obliged to accept and observe the afore-mentioned rules of conduct and to cooperate with the enforcement of the same. The principal’s judgment on your compliance into those matters is final.

University Rules and Regulations with Regard to Academic Matters -

Attendance Requirements Affiliation to SNDT University requires strict adherence to university ordinances. A minimum 75% attendance is required in each semester to be eligible for appearing for the Semester -end examinations. Under these Ordinances, the college may not permit the students to appear for Semester -end examinations if they do not fulfill the necessary requirements. This involves a minimum attendance of three-fourth of the days on which lectures are delivered for each term. Lecturers will maintain a record of attendance for each lecture and practical throughout both semesters. In case of late coming for the first lecture the student will be marked ‘late’ for that lecture. If this occurs for three days, she will be marked absent. Planned absence from the college without prior intimation or due notification to concerned authority (e.g., Coordinator and/or Principal) is ill-advised. However, when the student is absent, please ensure that parents/guardians have informed the coordinators/H.O.D’s of the classes/departments promptly. Absence of three consecutive days or more must be justified in writing. A letter from parents/guardian specifying the reasons for absence must be given to the Co-coordinator on resuming. For any absence due to illness, a medical certificate must be given to the Coordinator on resuming. Mass ‘bunking’ is not permitted. Such behavior is liable to punishment as decided by the principal and other concerned authority. Other Matters Please be aware of the syllabus of each of the subjects (theory and practical) in your academic programme. Parents/guardians are requested to keep themselves informed of the students’ academic progress. It is not possible for the college to send individual letters apprising parents/guardians of the same. However, the principal and the heads of departments will answer their queries if any. The academic year ends on 30th of April. Students are required to participate in the college- organized activities after University examinations, until 30th April.

College Contact Details

  • College Address College of Home Science, 92, Dr DN Road, Opposite CST, Mumbai-400001.
  • College Phone Number +91-22- 22630118
  • College E-Mail Address –

College Timings

Classes in college begin at 1.00pm. The last class of the day ends at 6.00pm.
You are encouraged to leave the college premises latest by 6.30 p.m. Permission from coordinator/principal must be sought to remain in college later than 6.30 p.m.

Accounts Office

  • Monday to Friday: 11.00 a.m. to 5.40 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11.00am to 4.00pm


The college is closed on:

  • Sundays and all public holidays.
  • Occasionally, on a day declared by the principal. This will be displayed on the notice-board.

Examinations, Tests and Assignments

The college has implemented semester based credit and grading system for Under-graduate (F.Y.B.Sc., S.Y.B.Sc. and T.Y.B.Sc.).
Clear accounting of the student’s efforts and learning load, places the student at the centre stage of all academic transactions. It provides a sound grading system for students performance and facilitates the bringing of all the education providers on a common platform. In this system the scheme of the examination is divided into two parts: Internal assessment and External assessment (semester end examination). Internal assessment includes Unit tests, Class involvement, Projects, Assignments, Seminars, Case studies, Quizzes, Open book tests. For each course, there is a passing minimum for internal assessment as 40% marks, for External/Semester end examination 40% marks separately to pass the subject/course. Student must apply to the Head of the Institution giving the reason(s) for absence within 8 days of the conduct of the examination along with all the necessary documents & testimonials.
The decision to grant permission is left to the discretion of the Principal. The detailed information regarding eligibility norms to appear for the additional class test or assignment for students who remained absent, Allowed to keep term rules(ATKT) and carry forward of marks in case student fails in Internal assessment and/or semester end assessment in one or more subjects is available in the manual in the library.

  • There will be periodic assessment in the course of each semester.
  • The semester examinations, unit tests, etc. will be conducted as a means for evaluation of your progress. Moreover, these periodic exercises facilitate your success in the university examinations.
  • The first semester examinations are scheduled for September/October. The second semester examinations are scheduled for late March/April. Tests and assignments are interspersed each semester.
  • The college maintains a cumulative record of your performance at tests, seminars, tutorial assignments etc. throughout the year. The internal marks are totaled with the marks obtained at the Semester-end examinations for computing the grade.
  • Presence at the tests and examinations are obligatory. Absentees will be dealt with in an appropriate manner. 6. Students and parents are required to note that regular attendance at tests, remedial classes, examinations, etc.,
  • contributes to the student’s academic progress.
  • They are expected to excel in all of the tests and written assignments that are part of academic programme. Internal assessment is a university requirement that the college and students must comply with.
  • Students are expected to pass separately in both the internal assessment and the semester-end examination in order to pass the course.

Instructions to Candidates Regarding Examinations

  • Be Punctual. For terminal and preliminary examinations you are requested to be present in the designated examination room 15 minutes in advance. For university examinations please be available in the designated examination room 30 minutes before the examination is to begin.
  • College photo-identity cards must be worn around the neck from the time of entering college till leaving, failing which a fine of Rs. 100/- will be charged.
  • Your hall ticket must be available for inspection during university examinations.
  • Immediately on arrival of the supervisor in the examination hall allotted seats have to be occupied. Stationery (pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers), hall ticket (only for university examinations), and money (if necessary) can be carried into the examination hall. All books, notes and other study material must be placed neatly in the specified area. Failure to comply will result in severe consequences.
  • Mobile phones and other valuables are not permitted to be kept with the student in the examination hall.
  • Read and follow examination instructions carefully.
  • Exchange of writing material or mathematical instruments (calculator, etc.) with other candidates during an examination is not permitted.
  • No conversation or communication is permitted with other candidates during an examination. Any clarification with regard to the question paper must be sought from the supervisor.
  • All answer booklets must be returned whether written or blank at the end of the examination. No sheet must be torn from the answer booklets.
  • Do not write on question papers. A page or two in the answer booklet can be reserved for rough work if needed. This rough work must not be torn out.
  • Copying/cheating is strictly prohibited and invites severe penalties. Any student found copying, or speaking or communicating with another candidate in any way, or keeping on her person/desk/pencil case etc. any books, notes, chits or other study material, or cheating in any other way is liable to severe disciplinary action as per the provisions of the Maharashtra Act No. XXXI of 1982. In case of instances of cheating, no subject paper will be evaluated for that particular examination. Parents will be informed of such instances and the principal’s decision regarding the penalties concerned will be final.

Services and Facilities for Students

  • The library has the following facilities/ services/ sections:
    • Bag counter
    • Workstations for individual or group work in the corridor
    • Designated reading/studying areas on large tables inside.
    The library provides open access facilities. You can go directly to the cupboards and select books.
    • Book Issue counter

  • Library Timings
  • Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
    Library timings may change during vacations. These changed library timings are posted on relevant notice boards.

  • Library Rules and Regulations
  • The rules that follow are devised to ensure that the best services can be provided to the greatest number of users.

    • Deposit all bags, personal textbooks, files etc. at the bag counter before entering the main section of the library. Do not leave any money or valuables at the bag counter. The library staff is not responsible for any loss. Collect your belongings before leaving the library. Signing in the register before entering and signing out when you leave the library.
    • Other than wearing your college photo-identity card, also have available your library cards when using the library.
    • Silence is mandatory in and around the reading room area of the library. Discussions in study groups are inappropriate in the reading areas of the library.
    • Issue your books using your library cards. Books are issued strictly in order of application. The librarian has the right to not issue certain books when circumstances warrant it.
    • Examine books when issuing them. Report any damage found in the book immediately at the issue counter. If the student fails to do so, she will be held responsible for any damage that may be detected later.
    • Handle library books carefully. Use books with care. Underlining, highlighting, or scribbling is strictly forbidden and carries severe penalties. Tearing of pages or damaging the binding is strictly forbidden and also carries severe penalties.
    • The student is responsible for books issued in her name. Books lost, damaged or defaced must be paid for by the reader on whose name they were issued. The value of the books will be assessed by the librarian.
    • Allow all issued books to be inspected at the bag counter on leaving the library.
    • Please return the books before or by the due date. When possible, reissue the books that you need for a longer duration. The fine for overdue books is Rs. 5 for each day past the due date including holidays. The fine for overdue overnight books is Rs. 8 for each day past the due date including holidays.
    • Use the books in the stacks with care. Books are placed by their accession numbers. Avoid replacing books randomly whilst locating a book that is required. Misplaced books obstruct optimal library usage. The librarian/assistant can be contacted for help.
    • Chewing gum and eating are not permitted in the library.
    • Furniture must be used as arranged and only for its proper purpose (i.e., a table to place books and chairs for sitting).
    • All rules described under Code of Conduct are applicable to the library area.
    • Library usage is a privilege contingent on respecting library rules. If library rules are disregarded or incidences of indiscipline occur in the library the student may lose her privilege to access the library
    • The librarian reserves the right to recall any book or periodical when required.
  • Common Room
  • There is a common room for your use. The furniture in this room allows informal seating arrangement with friends or work at a table. Special arrangements are provided for prayer.

  • Parent Meetings
  • Parent meetings are organized for parents of students at various levels. These provide opportunity for parents, teachers and students to interact and better serve each other.

  • Remedial Teaching/Classes
  • Remedial classes are organized in the afternoon for those students who are in need of such services. Instructors provide explanations and clarifications of difficult content, discussing study skills and strategies and giving tips on how to write answers in an examination. Small class size optimizes teaching-learning here.

  • Indoor Games
  • Various indoor games are available for use and can be accessed from the Sports Cupboard. The Sports Committee regularly arranges for indoor games. Be on the look-out for announcements made by the Sports Committee. Do participate in indoor games and competitions.

  • Picnics, Excursions and Personality Development
  • Picnics and excursions are organized by the college each year with the goal of relationship-building and recreation. Additionally, personality development camps, leadership training rural/tribal extension programmes are periodically organized. These are over and above the study tours and camps that are a part of the academic programme.

  • Grievance Cell and Anti-Ragging Committee
  • In case of complaints, suggestions or grievances over issues /events in the college, the student can request for redressal (i.e., reparation for a wrong) through the grievance cell of the college. The grievance cell and anti-ragging committee comprises of faculty (principal and other staff) and student members (General Secretary of the Student Council). Please use the box kept in the lobby to deposit your complaints, requests or suggestions. Also note that Coordinators, Heads of Specializations and the Principal are available and will extend their support.

Sr. No. Subject
01 English I
02 Applied Science
03 Design & Aesthetics
04 Life Span Development
05 Environment Studies
Sr. No. Subject
01 English II
02 Human Physiology
03 Textile Sc. & Apparel Design
04 Fundamentals of Food Science & Nutrition
05 Extension & Communication
Sr. No. Subject
01 Nutrition for Life Span
02 Consumer Studies
03 Family Dynamics
04 Media Skill Development
05 Fabric Ornamentation and Accessory Design
Sr. No. Subject
01 Food Preservation
02 Traditional Textiles and Embroideries of India
03 Community Dynamics
04 Soft Skill Development
05 Child and Youth Development
Sr. No. Subject
01 Front Office Operations & Accomodation (RM-HM)
02 Social Entrepreneurship (Extension)
03 Dyeing and Printing (TSAD)
04 Programme Planning and Management
05 Recent Advances in HECS
06 Women’s Studies
Sr. No. Subject
01 Event Management
02 Community Nutrition
03 Basics of Guidance and Counseling
04 Professional Applications in HECS (Intership)

Job Prospects: Wide array of job opportunities are available to the students. It is a need-based, professionally oriented education to assist family and community towards improved living. It provides scientific knowledge in managing home life, Judicious use of available resources, services and facilities, Managing day to day family affairs, Preparing for healthier and purposeful family.

  • Careers in teaching, research, Community development projects: Extention & Outreach.

  • Marketting, Merchandising, Fashion designing, Fashion journalism, Textile and apparel Industry. Event management, Fashion boutiques for garments and accessories, Dyeing and printing units, Sampling, Production and Quality control.

  • Dieticians in hospitals, Nursing homes, Nutrition cinics and fitness centers, Nutrition Counsellors and Nutrition experts in national and International agencies. Planners and policy makers, Food technologists, Entrepreneurs in health, Nutrition and Catering Indusry, Nutrition Journalists, cookery classes .

  • School Counsellors, Child & Adolescent Psychologist in clinics, Pre school teachers, Special educators, social SPECIALIZATIONS OFFERED workers, media developers in various government and NGO units.

  • Interior designing, Event management, Hospitality, Human resource management.