Syllabus RPSC College Lecturer Home Science – Education Extention/Clothing Textiles


UNIT-I: Fundamentals of Extension –
1. Origin and evolution of Community Development and Extension in
India – Lessons learnt from early experiments.
2. Concept, Principles and Process of Extension with special reference to
Home Science.
3. Concept of Democratic decentralization, organization and role of
Panchayati Raj Institutions in development.
4. Leadership – identification and development.
5. Extension methods – Classification, critical analysis and principles in
using extension methods.
UNIT-II: Development Communication –
1. Concept, importance and approaches in development communication
2. Evolving strategies in development communication in India since
early planned development.
3. Process of change in behaviour – adult learning, role of motivation,
diffusion and adoption.
4. Agencies in promotion of development communication – Government
agencies and NGOs.
UNIT-III: Techniques in Communication – Use and Application :
1. Mass Media : TV, Radio, Video & Print.
2. Interactive Media : Interpersonal methods and multi-media.
3. Folk Media of Rajasthan.
UNIT-IV: Extension Programme Management –
1. Concept, elements (POSDCORB), process and techniques of
management – CPM, PERT and SWOT analysis.
2. Programme Planning : Process, approaches and level of participation,
organization sub-plans.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation : Concept, purpose & techniques, need for
4. Concept, types and role of different community organizations,
techniques of and skills in community organizations.
5. Training for Extension programme management – concept, types,
models and techniques; management of training programmes.
UNIT-V: Development Programmes –
1. Critical review of development programmes in Five Year Plans.
2. Economic, literacy, non-formal education, health and nutrition
programmes : Objectives and role in development.
3. Functions of supportive agencies in development of programmes.
4. Women empowerment: focus in development programmes, principles
and agencies of entrepreneurship development and self employment.
Note :- Pattern of Question Paper
1. Objective type paper
2. Maximum Marks : 100
3. Number of Questions : 100
4. Duration of Paper : Two Hours
5. All questions carry equal marks.
6. There will be Negative Marking.


UNIT-I: Textile Fibres
1. Classification of textile fibres.
2. General properties of textile fibres.
3. Origin, manufacture and properties of natural fibres.
4. Manmade and synthetic fibres – Rayon, Polyester, Polyamide,
Acrylic, Olefin, Elastomeric fibres & Metallic fibres.
5. Mixture and blended fabrics – Quantitative and Qualitative
analysis of Blends and Pure fabrics.
UNIT-II: Yarn and Fabric Construction
1. Spinning – Mechanical and Chemical.
2. Classification of Yarns, Yarn count and twist.
3. Basic loom, parts and operations
4. Weaving – types of weaves.
5. Other fabric construction methods – knitting, braiding,
felting, bonding and knotting.
UNIT-III: Clothing Construction Processes
1. Sewing equipments.
2. Fabric selection, preparation ,layout, calculation of materials
for different garments.
3. Body measurement, proportion, garment designing according
to figures.
4. Seams and Seam finishes, disposal of fullness, plackets,
fasteners, yokes, necklines, collars and sleeves, trimmings,
5. Techniques in pattern making – Flat pattern, draping, drafting,
application, principles and limitations, commercial paper
pattern and grading.
6. Common fitting problems & their remedies.
7. Importance of computer application in clothing and textiles,
CAD-CAM, system of textile design, colour mixing &
UNIT-IV:: Finishing, Dyeing & Printing
1. Objectives of finishes.
2. Basic finishes. Texturising finishes and Functional finishes.
3. Classification of dyes. Chemical composition and application
of dyes to different fibres and blends.
4. Requisites of printing, preparation of fabric, printing styles.
5. Chemicals used in textile processing and their effect on
6. Eco-friendly processing of textiles. Application of natural
dyes & enzymes.
UNIT -V: Sociological and Psychological aspects of Clothing
1. Origins and theories of clothing
2. Role of clothing in personality development and self concept
3. Social impact of clothes-fashion, fads, role of uniforms,
national costumes, occupational clothing etc.
4. Factors influencing choice of clothes-conformity, mobility,
class distinction, symbolism, customs and values
5. Structural and decorative designs
6. Elements and principles of designs
7. Selection criteria for household linens and furnishings
8. Clothing budget and family wardrobe planning
UNIT-VI: Traditional Textiles and Embroideries, Historic Costumes
1. Traditional embroideries of different states of India
2. Traditional textiles of different states of India
3. Indian costumes -ancient to date
4. Regional costumes of India
5. Historical development of woven textiles-origin of weaving
and spinning
6. Clothing care, storage and maintenance
UNIT -VII: Textiles Apparel Quality and Current Trends
1. Fabric construction analysis-weaves, ends, picks, count,
weight, thickness, porosity, air-permeability, thermal
conductivity and dimensional stability
2. Measurement of breaking, bursting and tearing strength of
3. Apparel fabric properties-crease recovery, stiffness,
drapability, pilling and abrasion and colour fastness.
4. Determination of yarn count, twist, crimp and tensile strength
5. Currents trends in dyeing, printing, finishing and garment
6. Labelling and standardization
UNIT -VIII: Fashion, Consumer Economics and Merchandising of
1. Determining fashion trends, fashion cycle, fashion careers,
fashion forecasting, history of fashion, fashion displays and
fashion designers
2. History and importance of textile industry, problems of Indian
textile industry, textile policy
3. Marketing of textiles, distribution channels, export trends,
advertising and sales promotion
4. Brand standards, fashion shows and exhibitions
5. Problems of Indian consumers and their redressal
Note :- Pattern of Question Paper
1. Objective type paper
2. Maximum Marks : 100
3. Number of Questions : 100
4. Duration of Paper : Two Hours
5. All questions carry equal marks.
6. There will be Negative Marking.

Syllabus for College Lecturer – 2010 (Home Science(Education Extention))


Syllabus for College Lecturer – 2010 (Home Science(Clothing Textiles))

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