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The College of Home Economics is a unique institution of the University of Peshawar. The purpose of its establishment was to provide education with specific skills to female students in an environment conducive to the culture and traditions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Over the period of time the College has expanded in terms its purpose and scope of its academic programmes.
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It is a matter of honour for me to be in a position to serve my institution as the principal. I am grateful to Allah who has given me the opportunity to take this institution to a zenith of success and glory by organizing the first National Conference on the expanding horizons of Home Economics education at Baragali Campus. I appreciate and congratulate my staff for doing a commendable job in organizing diligently and laboriously an event of national significance.
The study of Home Economics as a distinct discipline was introduced in the country soon after the emergence of Pakistan.
Initially, a separate department, devoted to the subject, was set-up in 1954 by the University of Peshawar, in collaboration with Colorado State University, USA. The department was later upgraded to College status in 1963. It is one of the four colleges in Pakistan devoted to the study of Home Economics, for developing a complete education programme for female students to meet the challenges of a free society. The institution equips young women with the specialized knowledge in the field of interior design, textile design, small business management, teaching, and research.
This field of study extends opportunities for pursuing careers in any of the above professions. Therefore, it has acquired a special significance in moulding the female generation, providing them with an opportunity to study a unique blend of both science and art related subjects. It also opens up future avenues for personal, professional and social enhancement...Read more