Sanchit Kumar, 17, become amazed when he got to realize that none of the sixty-three Delhi University (DU) schools offer a path in Home Sciences to male college students.
Bhopal resident Kumar studied Home Sciences till magnificence 12, and he wished to pursue a career within the culinary arts to grow to be a chef. He thought that DU might want to provide a satisfactory platform for this.
However, for an open day session remaining week, he was informed that the BSc in Home Sciences course is simplest available for ladies in the university.
“It turned into surprising to understand that the university does not offer the direction to men. Home Sciences is historically considered as a girl-oriented course. But things have modified, and now, an increasing number of boys are showing hobby in the course due to higher possibilities it gives. The officials have requested me to as a substitute cross for BSc in Food Technology which is likewise available in only one co-ed college in DU,” he stated.
Kumar is not on my own. Many male aspirants visiting the college with admission associated queries were surprised to recognize that either several guides are not available for them or they have got very few college options in those publications. Courses like Psychology (Honours), Philosophy (Honours), Sociology (Honours) and Geography (Honours) are typical to be had in girls-only schools.
Presently, around 14 colleges in DU offer BA (Honours) in Psychology, of which eleven are girls faculties. BA (Honours) in Sociology is available in 10 colleges, of which eight are women colleges. And, BA (Hons) in Philosophy is being provided in sixteen schools, of which 10 are Women College.
Only three girls schools–Bhagini Nivedita College, Institute of Home Economics, Lady Irwin College—provide BSc path in Home Sciences in the university.
Anupa Siddhu, primary of Lady Irwin College, stated though the syllabus of the route has no “gender bias” however co-ed colleges do no longer “come forward” to start the path for male students.
“The course is surely revolutionary and covers all of the topics that may assist college students get top career alternatives in meals, hospitality, nutrients, and textile technology. Many schools in Delhi are now offering Home Sciences to all college students. However, we have now not but heard from any co-ed technology university showing hobby in starting the direction,” she said.
Manoj Sinha, essential of Aryabhatta College, stated that there’s “lack of demand” among men for domestic sciences.
“If the co-ed faculties start the route for a few fascinated students, it becomes tough for us to manage the resources in restricted budget. The most effective method to provide equal possibility in these guides in DU is that a provision shall be made in which the women faculties imparting these guides can accommodate a few male college students,” he said.
However, in case of BA (Hons) guides in Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, and Geography, DU officials said that the college is trying to start them in more co-ed faculties now.
“Earlier, more girls could have a look at Humanities in schools, and as a result, the call for these arts guides became better among ladies aspirants. However, in the ultimate five years, the fashion has shifted. We are having lots of male college students who had humanities in magnificence 12 and want to pursue those guides in DU. Many co-ed colleges in DU are in technique to begin those guides,” said a senior college legit, who wished not to be named.
Geetash Nirban, partner professor at Kamala Nehru College, said that those publications are similarly popular among male aspirants as properly due to the fact there are ample profession possibilities in it. “Many co-ed schools have also started providing Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy as a paper in BA (program) guides because of the call for. The involved departments of those disciplines are working to amplify them in different schools as properly,” she said.