Department of Human Development


Technologies Developed

33 MSc

Students Passed


Awards & Fellowships Conferred by our Faculty

ICAR                           04

ICSSR                         01

ICMR                          01

Adhoc                          01

Research Projects

National Fellowships:                                                     01


Fellowships:                     01

NET:                                        21

Student’s Achievements

Who Are we

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies came into existence in the year 1991 with the establishment of the then College of Home Science now College of Community Science. This department contributes to the well-being of individuals and families across the life course and in diverse contexts by generating knowledge; by preparing specialists for research, teaching, and extension activities; and by strengthening the interconnections of research, practice, and policy. We are dedicated to enhance the quality of rural and general masses which concerns with the developmental and psychological aspects of entire human life span. Major focus of our efforts is the quality enhancement of our programs as they concern to our future challenges and goals. The department is widely regarded as a leader in the study of children and families. This department imparts comprehensive program at the bachelor’s level emphasizing on professional teaching through audio visual techniques. Faculty conduct significant research on a range of critical issues facing individuals and families in today’s society. And the department employs innovative outreach efforts that extend knowledge to policymakers, professionals, and to the community.

Our Strengths

  • The department has well equipped Laboratory Nursery School in the department for the children in the age group of 2 years ±6 months. The teacher student ratio is 1:15 with one helper.  A total of  707   students have passed from Lab Nursery School.
  • Department has its own well equipped Psychological Testing Laboratory with various scales on mental health, occupational stress, Intelligence, socio-emotional development, anxiety measurement etc. It is used by students (UG and PG) for survey work.
  • Anganwadi Training Centre (AWTC) sanctioned by Government of India, is running in the department of HDFS, College of Community Science, CSKHPKV, Palampur since Nov 2011.
  • Departmental Library is available to students, faculty and research staff.

Our Faculty

Dr. Raj Pathania

Professor and HOD

Area of Expertise:Tribal health and welfare, Life skill education

Research Interests: Women and child  studies, Tribal Health, Early Childhood Education

Dr. Madhur Katoch

Asstt. Prof

Area of Expertise: Dyadic and Familial Relationships

Research Interests: Women and Child health and Welfare and Early Childhood care and development

Ms Seema Shah

SMS, KVK, Hamirpur

Area of Expertise: Post harvest management of fruits and vegetables, processing and value added products of cereals/pulses and locally available farm produce.

Technical Staff

Ms. Goldy Chopra

Research Associate, AICRP

Ms. Poonam Kumari

Instructor, AWTC

Ms Sarita Devi

Female Attendant

Office  Staff

1. Ms. Sunita Singh

2. Mr. Vikas Singh

Skilled Worker

Skilled Worker


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