Day 1

Topic 1. Food science and nutrition.

Topic 2. Properties of food – physical and chemical properties

Topic 3. Quality evaluation of foods- objectives and subjective.

Topic 4. Effects of cooking and processing techniques on nutritional components and other physical parameters, food preservation and application.

Topic 5. Food pigments and additives.

Day 2

Topic 6. Food standards, microbiological safety of food, HACCP, food packaging.

Topic 7. Perspectives of food service-menu planning, food cost analysis.

Topic 8. New product development - nano technology

Topic 9. Food service management of institutional level-hospital, educational institutions, social and special institutions


Day 3

Topic 1. Food groups – balanced diet, food pyramid, macro and micro nutrition.

Topic 2. Nutrients-role of nutrients in the body, nutrient deficiencies and requirements for Indians.

Topic 3. Public health nutrition

Topic 4. Nutrition through life span-physiological changes, growth and development from conception to adolescence, nutritional needs and dietary guidelines for adequate nutrition through life cycle, nutrition concerns.

Topic 5. Community nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition in emergencies and disasters.

Day 4

Topic 6. Nutritional assessment-methods and techniques.

Topic 7. Nutritional intervention-national nutrition policies and programmes, food and nutrition security.

Topic 8. Clinical and therapeutic nutrition.

Topic 9. Diet counseling and management.

Module - 3 : TEXTILES

Day 5

Topic 1. Textile terminologies- fibre, yarn, weave, fabric etc., classification of fibers, yarns and weaves, Identification of fibres and weaves.

Topic 2. Manufacturing process of major natural and manmade fibres, properties and their end uses.

Topic 3. Different methods of fabric construction-woven, knitted and non woven fabrics, their properties and end uses.

Topic 4. Textiles finishes-classification, processing and purposes of finishes.

Topic 5. Dyeing and printing-classification, method of block printing, tie and dye, batik, roller printing, screen printing, discharge, heat transfer printing and digitized printing.

Day 6

Topic 6. Traditional textiles of India-embroidered textiles, printed textiles, woven textiles, dyed textiles of various regions in India. Identification on the basis of fibre content, technique, motif, colour and designed.

Topic 7. Textile Testing and quality control-need of testing, sampling method, techniques of testing fibres, yarn, fabrics and garments. Testing of colour-fastness, shrinkage, pilling and GSM of fabrics.

Topic 8. Textile and environment-banned dyes, eco-friendly textiles, contamination and effluent treatment, Eco-label and eco marks.

Topic 9. Recent developments in textiles and apparels- nano textiles, technical textiles, occupational clothing, zero waste designing, up cycling and recycling.


Day 7

Topic 1. Body measurements-procedure, need, figure types and anthropometry.

Topic 2. Equipments and tools used for manufacturing garments-advancements and attachments used for sewing machine. Types of machines used and their parts.

Topic 3. Elements and principles of design and its application to apparel. Illustrations and parts of garments.

Topic 4. Fashion-Terminologies, fashion cycle, fashion theories, fashion adoption, fashion forecasting and factors affecting fashion.

Topic 5. Pattern making-drafting, draping and flat pattern making techniques, pattern alteration and dart manipulation techniques.

Day 8

Topic 6. Apparel manufacturing-terminology used, seams, techniques and machines used, process of fabric to apparel manufacture.

Topic 7. Apparel Quality testing-Quality standards and specification, Quality parameters and defects of fabrics and garments.

Topic 8. Care and maintenance of clothing-principles of washing, laundry agents, storage techniques case labels and symbols.

Topic 9. Selection of clothing for different age groups. Selection of fabrics for different and uses.


Day 9

Topic 1. Management-concept, approaches, management of time, energy, money, space, motivating factors, motivation theories, decision making.

Topic 2. Functions of management-planning, supervision, controlling, organizing, evaluation, family life cycle-stages, availability and use of resources.

Topic 3. Resources-classification, characteristics, factors affecting use, resource conservation, time management, work simplification techniques, classes of change, fatigue and its management.

Topic 4. Management of natural resources-land, forest, water, air, water harvesting, municipal solid waste management, concept of sustainable development, SDGs.

Topic 5. Money management-family income, types, supplementation, budgeting, household accounts, family savings and investment, tax implications.

Day 10

Topic 6. Human resource management- functions, need, human resource development- challenges, functions, manpower planning, training need assessment, training methodologies, training evaluation.

Topic 7. Consumer-definition, role, rights and responsibilities, consumer behavior, consumer problems, education and empowerment.

Topic 8. Consumer protection- consumer organization, cooperatives, alternative redressal, standardization, standard marks, quality control, buying aids, consumer legislation.

Topic 9. Entrepreneurship-concept, process, barriers, entrepreneurial motivation, challenges, enterprise setting, project planning and appraisal, enterprise management.


Day 11

Topic 1. Design fundamentals – elements of art, principles of design, principles of composition.

Topic 2. Colour - dimensions of colour, psychological effects of colour, colour schemes, factors affecting use of colour.

Topic 3. Space planning and design-housing need and important, principles of planning spaces, types of house plans, economy in construction, planning for different income groups.

Topic 4. Building regulations-norms and standards, zoning, housing for special groups and areas, housing finance.

Topic 5. Housing and environment- building materials- impact on environment, green rating systems, energy efficiency in buildings, energy auditing, indices of indoor comfort.

Day 12

Topic 6. Energy as a resource- conventional and non- conventional sources, renewable /non- renewable energy, energy management, national efforts on energy conservation.

Topic 7. Product design - design thinking process, diffusion and innovation, design communication, ergonomic considerations.

Topic 8. Ergonomics - significance, scope, anthropometry, man, machine, environment relationship, factors affecting physiological cost of work, body mechanics, functional design of work place, time and motion study, energy studies.

Topic 9. Furniture and furnishing - historical perspectives, architectural styles, contemporary tends, wall finishes, window and window treatments.


Day 13

Topic 1. Principles of growth and development, care during pregnancy and pre-natal and neonatal development.

Topic 2. Theories of human development and behavior.

Topic 3. Early childhood care and education – activities to promote holistic development.

Topic 4. Influence of family, peers, school, community and culture on personality development.

Topic 5. Children and persons with special needs, care and support, special education, prevention of disabilities, rehabilitation.

Day 14

Topic 6. Children at risk-child labour, street children, children of destitute, orphans, child abuse and trafficking.

Topic 7. Adolescence and youth: changes, challenges and programs to promote optimal development.

Topic 8. Adulthood, characteristics, changing roles and responsibilities in early and middle adulthood.

Topic 9. Aging-physical and psychological changes and care needs.


Day 15

Topic 1. Dynamics of marriage and family relationships.

Topic 2. Family welfare-approaches, programmes and challenges, role in national development.

Topic 3. Domestic violence, marital disharmony, conflict, resolution of conflict.

Topic 4. Parent education, positive parenting, community education.

Topic 5. Family disorganization, single parent families.

Day 16

Topic 6. Family studies-family in crisis, family therapy, initiatives for child development.

Topic 7. Human rights, rights of children, rights of women, status of women, gender roles.

Topic 8. Guidance and counseling- across life span and for care givers.

Topic 9. Health and well being across life span development.


Day 18

Topic 1. Basics of communication- nature, characteristics, functions, process, models, elements, principles, barriers, perception, persuasion and empathy, types of communication, levels (settings) of communication transactions, process of listening.

Topic 2. Communication systems and communication theories- human interaction theories, mass communication theories, message design theories, communication systems, culture and communication.

Topic 3. Concept of development- theories, models, measurement and indicators of development.

Topic 4. Concept of development- communication models and approaches, diffusion and innovation, mass media, social marketing.

Topic 5. Role of communication in development- need and importance, development journalism, writing for development-print, radio, television and internet.

Day 18

Topic 6. Concerns of development communication- gender, health, environment, sustainability, human rights, population, literacy, rural and tribal development.

Topic 7. Advocacy and behavior change communication- concept, theories, models, approaches, application and challenges.

Topic 8. Traditional, modern and new media for development - folk forms of songs, art, dance, theatre, puppetry, advertisement, cinema, ICTs for development-community radio, participatory video, social media and mobile phones.

Topic 9. Organisation/agencies/institutes working for development communication- international/national/state and local.


Day 19

Topic 1. Historical perspectives of extension–genesis of extension education and extension systems in India and other countries, objectives of extension education and extension service, philosophy and principles of extension programme development.

Topic 2. Programme management- need assessment, situation analysis, planning, organization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Topic 3. Extension methods and materials- interpersonal, small and large group methods, audiovisual aids-need, importance, planning, classification, preparation and field testing, use and evaluation of audio-visual materials.

Topic 4. Curriculum development and planning for extension education and development activities, Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives and learning.

Topic 5. Non-Formal, adult and lifelong education-historical perspectives, concept, theories, approaches, scope, methods and materials used, challenges of implementation and evaluation, issues to be addressed.

Day 20

Topic 6. Training, skill development and capacity building for human resource development- methods of training, entrepreneurship development.

Topic 7. Community development- perspectives, approaches, community organization, leadership, support structures for community development, Panchyati raj institutions, NGOs and community based organisations.

Topic 8. People’s participation and stakeholders’ perspectives, Participatory Learning and Action-methods and techniques.

Topic 9. Development programmes in India for urban, rural and tribal population groups- programmes for nutrition, health, education, wage and self-employment, women’s development, skill development, sanitation and infrastructure.



Day 21

Topic 1 -Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.

Topic 2 - Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.

Topic 3 - Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.

Topic 4- Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).

Topic 5 - Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.

Topic 6 - Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.


Day 22 ( Research Methodology topics will be discussed every week)

Topic 1 - Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic approach to research, research designs, principles and purpose of research, fundamental issues, concept, need relevance, scope and ethics in research, types of research, descriptive, survey, historical, qualitative, quantitative, analytical and action research

Topic 2 - Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods, types of variables and their selection.

Topic 3 - Steps of Research - data collection and classification, coding, tabulation, inferential and descriptive statistics, selection and preparation of tools for data collection- questionnaire, interview, observation, measuring scales, ranking and measurement, reliability and validity of tools, sampling techniques, types of sampling, sampling procedures, probability and non probability sampling, hypothesis testing, types and scope

Topic 4 - Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing. Scientific report writing, presentation of data, interpretation and discussion,

Topic 5 - Application of ICT in research.

Topic 6- Analysis of data through parametric and non parametric tests


Day 23

Topic 1 - Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.

Topic 2- Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.

Topic 3- Barriers to effective communication.

Topic 4- Mass-Media and Society.


Day 24

Topic 1- Types of reasoning.

Topic 2- Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.

Topic 3- Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and

Topic 4- Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).


Day 25

Topic 1- Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.

Topic 2- Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.

Topic 3- Analogies.

Topic 4- Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.

Topic 5- Indian Logic: Means of knowledge. Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension). Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).


Day 26

Topic 1- Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.

Topic 2- Quantitative and Qualitative Data.

Topic 3- Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.

Topic 4- Data Interpretation.

Topic5 - Data and Governance.


Day 27

Topic 1- ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

Topic 2- Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.

Topic 3- Digital initiatives in higher education.

Topic4- ICT and Governance.


Day 28

Topic 1- Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.

Topic 2- Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.

Topic 3- Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.

Topic 4- Impacts of pollutants on human health.

Day 29

Topic5- Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal,

Topic 6 - Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.

Topic 7- Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.

Topic 8- Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.


Day 30

Topic 1 - Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.

Topic 2- Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.

Topic 3- Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.

Topic 4- Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.

Topic 5- Value education and environmental education.

Topic6- Policies, Governance, and Administration