Department of Human Development _______________________________________________________________________

About the Department

Human Development is a dynamic interdisciplinary field covering the entire human lifespan. The study of human development examines the developmental trends, principles and processes across several disciplines such as, biology, physiology, sociology, anthropology, psychology and education that influence development. The thrust areas of study are Human Development; Early Childhood Care & Education and Family & Women Studies.

Departmental Objectives.

          The principal objectives of the Department are as follows :

a)To develop a general knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical perspectives, issues, and concepts in the field of human development.
b)To identify the major stages of human development through the life span.
c)To explore the process of scientific inquiry and basic research methods and the integration of theory and practice in the area of human development.
d)To illustrate knowledge and understanding of research in human development through examination of both classic and more recent studies in the field.
e)To develop critical thinking skills that includes the ability to discriminate between the appropriate use of empirical and intuitive approaches in the area of human development.
f)To develop critical thinking skills that involves the understanding that there are contextual variations in human development that involves culture, ethnicity, and gender.

Course Details:

Semester I

  • English I
  • Applied Science
  • Design and Aesthetics
  • Life span Development
  • Environment Studies

Semester II

  • English II
  • Human Physiology
  • Textile Science and Apparel Design
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Extension and Communication

Semester III

  • Nutrition for Life Span
  • Consumer Studies
  • Family Dynamics
  • Media Skill Development
  • Fabric Ornamentation and Accessory Design

Semester IV

  • Child and Youth Development
  • Curriculum for Young Children
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Working with parents

Semester V

  • Early Childhood Education I
  • Early Childhood Education II
  • Child Psychology
  • Community Development Program
  • Recent Advances in Human development ( Seminar)
  • Women’s Issues

Semester VI

  • Children with Special Needs
  • Basics of Guidance and Counseling
  • Management of centers for children and youth
  • Professional application in Human Development (Internship)

Faculty: (Permanent) Head of the Department

  • Mrs. Rajesh Kapila :M.Sc.



Dr. Manik Dixit
Phone:(020) 25432097 / 25420528

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