Established in 1959, was the first institution in Mumbai to offer Home Science at a degree level. It is also the first college of S.N.D.T. Women's University to be granted autonomous status from the year 1995-96 in the state of Maharashtra.
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Developmental Counseling


Program: B.Sc. Developmental Counselling
Developmental Counselling is a program offered by the Department of Human Development.This specialization has a preventive counselling approach based on life span development.

Duration:  3 years
Eligibility: HSC in Home Science / Science / Arts / Commerce
Objectives of the Program:
  • To sensitize the students to the “developmental problems” at different stages across
    the life span.
  • To develop skills in helping children with normal developmental problems and learning
    difficulties.
  • To enhance skills of planning and implementation of developmental programs for
    children.
This program may be the right choice for those who
  • Have interest in human behaviour and like to work with children and families.
  • Find it interesting to observe and understand the psychology behind human behaviour.
  • Are good listeners and find it satisfying to help children and families to deal with their problems.
  • Enjoy being creative and innovative in preparing teaching materials for children.
  • Want to help individuals to make a positive change in their lives.
Professional Opportunities:
  • Life skill coaches in schools.
  • Organize life skill workshops for children and youth.
  • Conduct Personality Development camps and workshops for children.
  • Conducting therapeutic recreational activities for children.
  • Conduct parenting workshops.
  • Assistant Remedial Educator in schools and remedial centers.
  • Entrepreneur in preparing remedial material / educational teaching aids for children.
Opportunities for further education:
  • MSc. in Human Development.
  • MSc. in Counselling Psychology.
  • BEd/MEd in Special Education.
  • PG Diploma in School Counselling.
  • MSW in Social Work.
  • Masters in Educational Technology
  • MBA (HR)
  • Gerontology Diploma

The College has developed curriculum and activities designed to bring changes in the students’ thoughts, ideas, attitudes, interests, emotions, personality and character. It believes in the value of empowerment to girl students to excel in their field of education. The curriculum offers the students choices of courses to select from core courses to general elective courses from other specializations to foster a holistic approach to development and deeper understanding on issues and challenges.

The College has adapted to the changes required globally for education and develop competencies in the students. The College strives to provide education to all girls from different cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds to regular and differently abled students.

Activities for students have been planned in the curriculum to develop the leadership quality in students. NSS activities have been conducted, special camps and training programs organized for students to inculcate values of team work, motivation and leadership.

The College has integrated technology enabled teaching learning process in the curriculum. With the advent of technology and its usage globally, the students are trained to use computer programs, software, information and communication based systems. This helps the students to learn, integrate and use technology to their advantage.

Community development programs, working with women from weaker economic section, and village adopted for training the people is integrated in the curriculum. Every specialization prepares students to promote good practices of their department to teach members of community on new skills, sustainable practices, equality, social justice, literacy skills for employability and development.