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M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing)

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M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing):

Introduction to M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing)

The Department of Textiles and Clothing is one of the premier disciplines amongst the five major areas of Home Econmics. Textiles and Clothing covers a broad spectrum of subjects designed to meet the academic requirements of the curriculum to promote quality education. It is an encompassing area of specialization which lays emphasis on Textiles and Clothing. The curriculum has been modified to meet the challenges of the new millennium.
M.Phil / Ph.D programme will open new vistas in research and development. In addition to the subjects in the core curriculum, students specializing in textiles and clothing will need, with some variation according to their specialization, advanced courses in the affiliated field. These programmes will help to generate visionary and tangible results through research, experimentation and implementation of technical plans. It also helps to acquire knowledge of fashion and design as factors leading to selection of proper Clothing and Textiles with multi – dimensional perspective, to recognize the social, environmental.

Scheme of Studies

Home Economics is an encompassing field involving many areas of subject matter and a wide variety of experiences. Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Clothing, Art and Design, Human Development and Family Studies, Housing, Home Management and Interior Design are the different areas of Home Economics. A close relation exists among the areas of Home Economics as well as between Home Economics courses and supportive courses taught outside the field. The Physical and Social Science, Applied Art, Psychology and Philosophy have direct and important contribution in the field of Home Economics. Focus is on conceptual and applied research.

Keeping in view the requirements of Higher Education Commission the courses of Home Economics have been designed to meet the international standards of Post Graduate education. The M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing) program has the Below scheme of studies.

Credit Hours:-

The total credit hours and break down for the compulsory and elective / optional papers are as follows:

1Core course (See form the below list)16 credits
2Elective course (See form the below list)12 credits (4 credits each)
3Dissertation02 credits
4Seminars / Fieldwork02 credits

Core Courses

Student can select any 4 courses from the below Core Courses list:

1Research Methods - I + II04 credits each
2Research Methods advanced I + II04 credits each
3Research Methods III A&B04 credits each
4Statistics04 credits
5Human Resource Management04 credits

Elective Courses

Learning Objectives:

1.To attain skills in developing research proposals that require the integration of knowledge about Textile and Clothing and its practical application at the work place.
2. To know the ability perform textile tests, analyze and interpret scientific information provided by testing laboratories.
3. To develop the ability to translate research into practice.
4. To develop abilities of transferring research info practice and dissemination of information.


From the Courses Below Students have to select any 3 courses as Elective Courses to meet the requirement of M.Phil in HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing)

  • Analysis of Normal fiber (plant and animal)
  • Fabric performance assessment and value added finishes.
  • Textile technology
  • Advanced Industrial Marketing
  • Garment Technology
  • Strategy and Economics Concepts of Garments Production
  • Fabric and Garment Embellishment
  • Clothing and Culture.

M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing)

The fees and other charges to be paid by students for admission to the courses of studies and the examination of the University shall be the same as for other subjects in the faculty of science of the University as charged for the M.S. / M. Phil/ Ph.D degree programs.


Total seats in M.Phil program are 30 and 6 seats are allocated for each discipline . So Seats allotment in M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing) are 6

M.Phil HOME ECONOMICS (Textiles and Clothing) = 6

Eligibility for Admission:

  • The applicants who have qualified BS / M.Sc. Home Economics in their respective fields can apply for admission to M.Phil program.
  • Eligibility criteria are in accordance with the University of the Punjab rules and regulations.

Enrolment in M.Phil Programme

For enrollment in M.Phil program the candidate in addition to the frameworks as laid down by Punjab University should meet the following criteria:

  • BS/ M.Sc Degree in Home Economics.
  • 1st division in BS/M.Sc Home Economics.
  • Candidate with 2nd division in BS/ M.Sc Home Economics should have a minimum of 5 years teaching / work experience in the relevant area of study.
  • Fresh graduates with 2nd division will be eligible only if the candidate has done research work at the Masters level; and secured at least 60% in Research Work.
  • All candidates must clear entry test before admission.
  • Faculty members will be given preference for improving their academic qualification.