The Institute of Home Economics is a constituent college of the University of Delhi since 1969. It was founded in 1961, by Dr Mrs S. Malhan the founder Director, to satisfy the growing urge of the contemporary women for wider educational and professional avenues. Since then the institute has expanded enormously. The college offers undergraduate courses in Home Science (Pass) as well as (Hons.) with specializations in Food and Nutrition, Fabric and Apparel science, Communication and Extension, Human development and Resource Management. Undergraduate courses are also offered in Microbiology (Hons.) and Biochemistry (Hons.) in addition to the four year integrated course in Elementary Education. From the current academic year 2017-18, the college is offering two new under-graduate programs. These are B.Sc. Hons. in Food Technology and B.A. Hons. in Journalism. The institute also offers post-graduate programmes and Ph.D. in Home Science. Master’s programme is offered in Food and Nutrition as well as Fabric and Apparel Science. The college also offers Post graduate Diploma programmes in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition as well as Health and Social Gerontology.
Located in sylvan surroundings in the heart of South Delhi, the college is right on the metro route map. The spacious building offers a serene, peaceful and stimulating environment for the students. The college has state-of-the-art infrastructure, computerized library services, fully automated and integrated academic and administrative operations, and intranet and Internet facilities. The college has added a new building block to its infrastructure with spacious classrooms, labs and a fully equipped conference room with a seating capacity of more than 100. The combined excellence of educational curriculum as well as commitment of the highly qualified and experienced faculty has enabled the college to establish as a leading centre for women's education. It is here that the students are provided with opportunities for academic excellence and cultural enrichment to enable them to build a multi-faceted personality to face the challenges that lie ahead.