HOME SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT INTRODUCTION

Department Introduction: Department of Home Science, Established in 1970 with foresight of Rev. Sr. Josephine, Former Principal and celebrated Silver Jubilee in 1995 and Chief Guest was Dr. P. V. Ranga Rao.

S.no Name Designation Qualification Years of service Specialization Photo
1 Dr. K.V. Padmavathi Associate Professor M. Sc, B. Ed, M. Phil, Ph. D 33 Family Resource Management -
2 Dr. Sr. Mercy. P Principal, Associate Professorr M. Sc, PGDCA, Ph. D Food And Nutrition 25
3 Dr. K.Rani Associate Professor M. Sc, M. Phil, Ph. D Textiles and Clothing 22 -
4 Dr. M. Padmaja Assistant Professor M. Sc, Ph. D Food And Nutrition 14 -
5 Mrs. P. S. Bhanu Prasanna Assistant Professor M. Sc, M.A, B.Ed Human Development 3 -

S.no Name of the staff Topic Date
1 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari Dr. K. Rani National Seminar on History of Mathematics 9th Aug. 2012
2 Dr.G.Nalini Kumari National Seminar on Career main Streaming- Issues and Challenges 3rd Sep., 2012
3 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari International Seminar Policies, Governance, Education-A Contemporary Disarray 27th - 30th June, 2013
4 Dr.K.V.Padmavathi Dr.K.Rani National Seminar on Quality Initiatives in Research and Extension 20st July 2013
5 Dr.K.V.Padmavathi Dr.K.Rani National Seminar on Recent Trends in Aquaculture for Sustainable Environment 22nd and 23rd November 2013
6 Dr.K.Rani International Workshop on Natural Dyes on the theme A Value Chain In Natural Dyes 5th to 7th February 2014
7 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari Dr. K. Rani Ch.S.D.St.Theresa’s Autonomous College For Women, Eluru 11th and 12th July 2014
8 Dr.K.V.Padmavathi National Workshop on Gender Discrimination 26th August 2014
9 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari Dr. K. Rani National Seminar on Recent trends in aquaculture for sustainable environment 8th and 9th September 2014
10 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Mrs. P. S. Bhanu Prasanna First International conference on The Challenges of Moving Ahead: From Deprival to Dignity of Dalits 6th , 7th and 8th November 2014
11 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari Dr. K. Rani National workshop on Differential equations – Applications – Sciences 15th and 16th December 2014
12 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr.G.Nalini Kumari Dr. K. Rani National Seminar on Global trends in earth’s climate – From recent observations 3rd and 4th February 2015
13 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Mrs. P. S. Bhanu Prasanna National Seminar on Nutritional Deficiencies In Childhood-Challenges And Future Perspectives 13th & 14th February 2015
14 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Mrs. P. S. Bhanu Prasanna Human Values Development Programme Workshop For Faculty Of Christian Colleges In India 17 July, 2015
15 Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja 3 Day State Level Workshop on Technology Enabled Teaching – Learning In Higher Education Institutions 6th to 8th October,2015.
16 Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Entrepreneurship Orientation Programme 15th Dec.,2015.
17 Dr. M. Padmaja National seminar on Applications of Differential Equations 18th -19th Dec.,2015.
18 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Trends in International higher education- Professionalism and Personal effectiveness 11th June 2016
19 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Moving towards Choice based credit system in Higher education – A Road Map 18th & 19th August, 2016.
20 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Mrs.P S. Bhanu Prasanna National Workshop on Technology in classroom 3rd September, 2016.
21 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Mrs. P. S. Bhanu Prasanna Ms.T.Jhansi Lakshmi National seminar on “Innovative Research in Food and commercial crops for the sustainability and challenges” 4th & 5th January, 2016.
22 Dr. M. Padmaja Workshop on International studies 6th January, 2017.
23 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Dr. K. Rani Dr. M. Padmaja Mrs. P. S. Bhanu Prasanna International Seminar on “Sustainable tourism: Trends, challenges and opportunities” Feb 3rd and 4th, 2017.
S.no Name Title of Minor Research Project Funding Agency Year Amount
1 Dr. K.V. Padmavathi Fuel Energy Conservation Through
The Adoption Of Appropriate Technology
In Rural Households Of AP
UGC October, 2009
Link. No.MRP 3239/09
(MRP/ UGC-SERO)
Rs.1,00,000/-
2 Dr. Sr. Mercy. P,
Dr. M. Padmaja
A prophylactic Programme for Protein Calorie Malnutrition
among the Rag pickers in Slums of Eluru
UGC 2008 Link. No. MRP 1942/06 (MRP/ UGC-SERO) Rs.65,000/-
3 Dr. K.Rani Consumer Education Through
Electronic Media in Apparel and Textile Field
UGC October,2009
Link. No.MRP 3241/09
(MRP/ UGC-SERO)
Rs.80,000/-
S.no Name Of The Resource Person Funding Agency Topic Date Event
1 Mrs. Nirmala Devi, Advocate, Eluru. Management Women And Law 29th October 2012 Guest lecture
2 Mrs.K.Padmalatha,
Faculty of the college from PG English
-- Education and Women Empowerment 7th November 2012 Guest lecture
3 Ms. Y. Hemalatha, Textile Trainer in ALEAP Management Workshop in Bag Making 18th – 19th August, 2016 Workshop
Orientation and serviette folding
Table setting
Artificial flower making
Bouquet making
Soft toy making
Fabric painting
Flower arrangements
Wall hangings
Handicrafts
Hand embroidery
Crocheting
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S.no Name of the Faculty Member Award/ Recognition District/ State/ National
1 Dr.Sr.Mercy The Eminent Educationist Award Best paper award National
2 Dr. K.V.Padmavathi Best Teacher Award District
3 Dr. K. Rani Examiner for M. Phil National
4 Dr. M. Padmaja District Resource Member District
S.no Name of the Student Medal
1 R.S.Sravanthi (2011-2014) Gold medal
2 T.Jhansi lakshmi (2011-2014) Silver medal
3 G.Fathima (2012-2015) Gold medal
4 G.Amen Baby (2012-2015) Silver medal
5 B.Surya Narayanamma (2013-2016) Gold medal
6 B.B.R.T. Rajeswari (2013-2016) Silver medal
R.S Sravanthi (2011-2014)
S.no Name of the Student Medal
1 T. Manisha (2011-2014) Smt.Sarada Ratnam Memorial Rolling cup for creativity in practical skills
2 B. V. R. Prasanthi Chanduri (2011-2014) Mrs.Nageswari Bhaskaran Rolling Shield for the best outgoing homescience student
3 R.S Sravanthi (2011-2014) Dr.Sr.Placida award for the best student of Homescience in various activities
4 R.S Sravanthi (2011-2014) ) Sri Kosaraju Ramakoteswara Rao memorial award for highest marks in Home science
5 Mother Clemenza Memorial Award for Best Outgoing student of the Degree classl
6 Ch.Neelima (2012-2015)) Smt.Sarada Ratnam Memorial Rolling cup for creativity in practical skills
7 J.Srujana (2012-2015) Mrs.Nageswari Bhaskaran Rolling Shield for the best outgoing homescience student.
8 G.Pravallika (2012-2015)) Dr.Sr.Placida award for the best student of Homescience in various activities
9 G.Fathima (2012-2015) Sri Kosaraju Ramakoteswara Rao memorial award for highest marks in Home science
10 U.Pranathi (2012-2015) Sri.P.Ramabhadra Raju and Smt.P.Buthchayamma Memorial Award for leadership in women’s cell
11 B.Manju Prasanna (2012-2015) Smt.valluri Rajeswaramma and Narasimharao memorial award for outstanding participation in collegiate and intercollegiate programmes
12 P.V.Padmavathi (2013-2016) Snehitha Scholarship
13 B.Supriya(2013-2016) Smt.Sarada Ratnam Memorial Rolling cup for creativity in practical skills
14 B.T. Ramalakshmi (2013-2016) Mrs.Nageswari Bhaskaran Rolling Shield for the best outgoing homescience student. Silver medal
15 B.Suryanarayanamma (2013-2016) Dr.Sr.Placida award for the best student of Homescience in various activities
16 B.Suryanarayanamma (2013-2016) Sri Kosaraju Ramakoteswara Rao memorial award for highest marks in Home sciencel
17 B.Supriya (2013-2016) Parvathy Ananth Narayan &Late Sr.M.Winifred Award for leadership qualities in women developmental
18 B.RajeswariB.B.T. Ramalakshmi (2013-2016) Sr. Dominica Kalathoti former hostel warden ,instituted by the management for service minded UG/PG hostel student
19 P.V.Padmavathi (2013-2016) Late Smt.Vishnuvjjahala- ratnamma Memorial prize donated by late V.Rmakrishna Sastry for economically deserving studentt
20 T.Sahitya (2014-2017) Smt.Sarada Ratnam Memorial Rolling cup for creativity in practical skills
21 K.Divya (2014-2017) Mrs.Nageswari Bhaskaran Rolling Shield for the best outgoing homescience student.
22 S.Bhargavi (2014-2017) Dr.Sr.Placida award for the best student of Homescience in various activities
23 S.Bhargavi (2014-2017) Sri Kosaraju Ramakoteswara Rao memorial award for highest marks in Home science
24 G.Baby Syamala (2014-2017) Sri.P.Ramabhadra Raju and smt.P.Buthchayamma Memorial Award for leadership in women’s cell
25 K.Divya (2014-2017)) Paravathy Anantha Narayan & Late.Sr.M.Winifred Award
PRATIBHA AWARDS: 2016-2017
S.no Name of the Student Medal
1 T. Jhansi Lakshmi (Staff) For PG
2 B. Surya Narayanamma For UG
3 B. Radhika (present II B. Sc H. Sc Student) For Polytechnic
  •  2014-2015- Field trip towards KVK, Kaluvacharla, Rajahmundry was organized for all the Home science students on 30th Oct’ 2014.
  • 2015-2016-A field trip was organized on 27th November, 2015 for all the Home science students to KVK, Dr.YSR Horticulture University, Venkataramannagudem. During the trip students had an opportunity of witnessing the demonstration of bakery with millets and various food preserves.
  • II B.Sc H.Sc students visited Anganwadi Training Centre of Women and Child Welfare Department, Ashok Nagar, Eluru on 22nd September, 2016 to witness different types of ongoing programmes for women and children.
  • III B.Sc H.Sc students visited Govt. Children Home for Boys, Sanivarapeta, Eluru on 26th September, 2016 to observe the life of children present there.
  • II & III B.Sc H.Sc students visited Premalayam, an old age home, Madepalli, Eluru on 31st January, 2017 to observe the life of the elderly.
  • II & III B.Sc H.Sc students visited Premanvitha, mentally retarded institute, Perugu Chettu road, Eluru on 7th February, 2017 to witness the daily activities of the handicapped and mentally retarded children.
  • III B.Sc H.Sc students visited Elisha Blind Memorial Home for Blind, Chataparru Road, Eluru on 14th February, 2017 to observe the activities of Non Governmental Organization.

Home Science staff and students have visited Ooty and Coonoor. The following are the places visited by them:

  • Benchmark tea factory, Chocolate & Eucalyptus oil factory
  • Mayur tea gardens, Mayur Eucalyptus oil extraction unit
  • ICAR- Central Potato Research Station, Ooty.
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Dolphin’s Nose- Highest peak in Coonoor
  • DoddaBedda- Highest Peak in Nilgiris
  • Lamb’s rock
  • 2014-2015- Field trip towards KVK, Kaluvacharla, Rajahmundry was organized for all the Home science students on 30th Oct’ 2014. The entire Home science faculty accompanied students. Plant nursery, rural crafts of KVK were visited. Food preservation and bakery items with LPG oven were demonstrated. Apart from this a few of the local visits were arranged to get direct and first hand learning experience.
  • 2015-2016-A field trip was organized on 27th November, 2015 for all the Home science students to KVK, Dr.YSR Horticulture University, Venkataramannagudem. During the trip students had an opportunity of witnessing the demonstration of bakery with millets and various food preserves.
  •  COTTAGE STAY: Cottage stay experience was given for the third B.Sc Home Science students. This is meant to help them to experience group living, practice values, set goals, decision making and management of resources for a period of 6-8 days in a group 6-8 students.
  • Kavidarpanam, Game cards on Grammar
  •  CAAD: Computer Aided Apparel Designing is an add-on course for III B.Sc Home Science students. It is introduced in V semester and continued during VI semester. CAAD inculcates and enhances the skill of Textile and Apparel Designing. Students learn various options like Array, Copy, Move, Mirror image, Hatch pattern etc which enable them to create and enhance the beauty of the design. If it is practiced well students get employment opportunities in Fashion Industry. This course is guided by Dr.K.Rani.
  •  Canteen experience: Canteen was organized by the III B.Sc Home Science students as a part of their learning experience under the paper titled Food Service Management under the guidance of Dr.M.Padmaja. Organization of canteen helps the students to Know about quantitative cookery, marketing for provisions, financial management, pricing a dish and selling products. All this enables them to gain experience in running a small food service institute.
  •  EARN WHILE YOU LEARN : An Exhibition was organized by II and III BSc. HSc. students on 16th and 17th July 2015. The exhibits include glass painting, mural work, varli painting, pot painting, kalamkari painting, coffee painting. The exhibition was open to all staff and students of St. Theresa’s Autonomous College For Women, Eluru. Many staff and students visited the exhibition and appreciated the students. Students were able to gain remuneration by supplying sprouts, sale of glass paint wall hangings, Jewellery and Greeting cards made out of Quilling Art, by doing facial make up for more than 100 students during college day celebration and also gained by putting Mehandi in a marriage function.
  •  EXHIBITION CUM SALE : Students of III Bsc. HSc. had organized an Exhibition Cum Sale on 21st September 2015 to 23rd September 2015. On the first day of exhibition, Dr. B. Prasad Rao garu, Home Secretary, Andhra Pradesh has visited and encouraged the students by purchasing different exhibits. The items displayed include Glass painting, mural work, varli painting, quilling, handmade earrings, coffee painting. The exhibits were kept for sale. The Staff and students of various departments encouraged and appreciated the efforts made by the students.
  • f SUBJECT AND GENERAL ELECTIVES: In this academic year during the BOS Meeting suggestions were made to incorporate Entrepreneurship Artistry / Disaster Management in the V semester and CAAD/Sociology in the VI semesters as subject and general electives respectively.
  •  SELF STUDY PAPER: Self study paper “Entrepreneurship Artistry” is designed to offer from the forth coming academic year
  • BREAST FEEDING WEEK-Awareness camp on the IMPORTANCE OF BREAST FEEDING in Government hospital maternity ward. Students enacted a role play on importance of breast feeding in the maternity ward and distributed breads and clothes to the lactating women.
  •  INTER CAMPUS-ORIENTATION PROGRAMME was conducted by the III
  • B. Sc Home science students to orient Senior Intermediate students. Students were oriented about the Home science course pattern, co-curricular and extracurricular activities of the department. Students were also enlightened about the Job avenues of the Home science course. Creative crafts prepared by the students were displayed to arouse interest towards the course.
  • Library - 472
  • Internet facilities for staff and students
  • Class rooms-3
  • Class rooms with ICT facility - 1/li>
  • Students’ laboratories – 3
  • Food and Nutrition Lab
  • Textiles and Clothing lab
  • Cottage for Family Resource Management
  • REMEDIAL TEACHING: Academically weak students were given an opportunity to attend remedial classes after the college time to improve their academic performance. Staff had given personal attention for the students in need of any help with regard to their studies. They are also encouraged for peer group learning .
  • COMPASSIONATE WORK: For the past three years department is supporting P. Sai Sunanda and P.V. Padmavathi by paying total tuition fees which helped them to complete B.Sc H.Sc successfully. I B.Sc H.Sc student T. Sukanya is also supported this year by paying half of the college fees and examination fees. This earns them livelihood and the members of the department are very happy to support our students. The amount that was paid as tuition fees is earned by organizing special subject elective classes on payment and that is utilized by the department towards compassionate work.
  • SAVINGS SCHEME: students were encouraged to maintain savings regularly in the Theresian Savings Bank so as to have better control on their expenditures and to develop the habit of pooling money for bigger expenditures like cottage stay, project work etc..
  • SPONSORSHIP Gold and silver medals are sponsored by the Home science staff for the Home science students
  • R.S.Sravanthi of III B.Sc Home Science is the college Union President during this Diamond Jubilee Year of the college. She won first prize in Group Discussion organized by Youth Association of Andhra Pradesh at constituency level on 23rd June 2013.
  • Ch.Neelima, D.Vasavi, J.Nukambica, K.Lavanya of II B.Sc Home Science participated in Group Dance competition organized by Youth Association of Andhra Pradesh at constituency level on 23rd June 2013 and won first prize.
  • Manju Prasanna of II B.Sc Home Science participated in Group singing competition organized by Youth Association of Andhra Pradesh at constituency level on 23rd June 2013 and won first prize.
  • Ch.Neelima of III B.Sc Home Science participated in vegetable carving competition organized by Rotaract club on 14th September 2014 and won second prize.
  • Ch.Neelima of III B.Sc Home Science participated in wealth from waste competition organized by Rotaract club on 14th September 2014 and won second prize.
  • Ch.Neelima of III B.Sc Home Science participated in two different folk dances competition organized by Rotaract club on 21st September 2014 and won first and third prizes.
  • Ch.Neelima of III B.Sc Home Science participated in fancy dress competition organized by Rotaract club on 28th September 2014 and won first prize.
  • J.Nukambica of III B.Sc Home Science participated in two different folk dances competition organized by Rotaract club on 21st September 2014 and won first and third prizes.
  • E.Sravani of III B.Sc Home Science participated in wealth from waste competition organized by Rotaract club on 14th September 2014 and won first prize.
  • E.Sravani of III B.Sc Home Science participated in vegetable carving competition organized by Rotaract club on 14th September 2014 and won first prize.
  • Manju Prasanna.B of III B.Sc Home Science participated in singing competition organized by Rotaract club on 21st September 2014 and won first prize.
  • BBRG Rajeswari of II B.Sc Home Science participated in Group Dance competition conducted by Rotaract club on 21st September 2014 and won second prize.
  • Sahitya.T.and S.A.Aswiya of I B.Sc Home Science participated in slow cycling competition conducted by Rotaract club on 7th September 2014.
  • S.A.Aswiya of I B.Sc Home Science participated in Mehandi competition conducted by Rotaract club on 7th September 2014.
  • K.Divya of I B.Sc Home Science participated in Essay Writing competition conducted by Rotaract club on 21st September 2014 and won third prize.
  • Manju Prasanna.B of III B.Sc Home Science participated in singing competition organized by Commissionarate of collegiate education on 28th November 2014 and won second prize.
  • Manju Prasanna.B of III B.Sc Home Science participated in singing competition organized by SETWEL at district level on 10th December and won first prize.
  • Ch.Neelima of III B.Sc Home Science participated in group dance competition organized by SETWEL at district level on 10th December and won first prize.
  • Manju Prasanna.B of III B.Sc Home Science participated in singing competition organized by SETWEL at state level on 30th December and won third prize.
  • Ch.Neelima of III B.Sc Home Science participated in group dance competition organized by SETWEL at state level on 30th December and won third prize.
  • B.Rajeswari of III B.Sc ,H.Sc was elected as college UG Union Placement cell President.
  • T. Sahithya of II B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I Prize and B. Supriya of III B. Sc ( H.Sc) won II Prize in Low cost Recipe contest on 1st Sept., 2015
  • Ch. Bindu Madhavi of I B. Sc ( H.Sc) - III Prize in PPT Competition held on 2nd Sept., 2015.
  • T. Sahithya of II B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I Prize and B. Supriya of III B. Sc ( H.Sc) won II Prize in Live model demonstrations on 2nd Sept., 2015.
  • T. Sahithya of II B. Sc ( H.Sc) won III Prize, Ch. Bindu Madhavi of I B. Sc ( H.Sc) and A. Bhagya Sri of III B. Sc ( H.Sc) won consolation prizes in Traditional dress competitions.
  • T. Sahithya of II B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I Prize and Md. Ashwiya of II B. Sc ( H.Sc) won consolation Prize in hair style competition.
  • Md. Ashwiya of II B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I prize, K.Phani Priyanka of I B. Sc ( H.Sc) III prize and B. Suryanarayanamma of III B. Sc ( H.Sc) won consolation Prize in face painting competition.
  • Ch. Bindu Madhavi of I B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I prize in Western dance at Divisional and District level Youth festival competitions organized by SETWEL
  • K. Rabiha of I B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I prize in Folk dance at Divisional level competitions Youth festival competitions organized by SETWEL
  • Home science students were able to participate in “Earn While You Learn Programme” and they were able to gain remuneration by supplying sprouts, sale of glass paint wall hangings, Jewellary and Greeting cards made out of Quilling Art, by doing facial make up for more than 100 students during college day celebration and also gained by putting Mehandi in a marriage function.
  • S. Hari Priyanka & P. Siri Chandana of II B.Sc. H. Sc participated and achieved prizes for essay competition on the topic “Importance of Education- Turn windows into mirrors” in Telugu and English.
  • P. Reshma Priya of I B. Sc ( H.Sc) won I prize in group singing at Divisional level competitions Youth festival competitions organized by SETWEL