Everything You Need To Know About Institute of Home Economics, DU

Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University

Everything you need to know about the Institute of Home Economics (IHE), a Delhi University College. Before being admitted to the college, you need to know about it and that's why we are here to help! Let's check out every detail minutely:  

Life at Delhi University

Delhi University, also known as DU, is a public university located in Delhi, India. The university was founded in the year 1922. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various fields, such as arts, sciences, commerce, engineering, law, and management.

Delhi university is renowned for its high academic standards, diverse educational programmes, distinguished faculty, illustrious alumni, varied co-curricular activities and modern infrastructure. Apart from academics, University of Delhi is also known for its vibrant campus life. There are various student societies and clubs that cater to different interests, such as music, dance, theatre, sports, and literature. The university also hosts various cultural and academic events throughout the year across all its colleges.

Delhi University has a vast campus spread across different parts of the city, with various colleges affiliated to it. Delhi University has two main campuses: North Campus and South Campus. Apart from that, there are some colleges that are off campus as well.

About Institute of home economics (IHE)

The Institute of Home Economics, also known as IHE, is a vibrant place with hardworking students and nice seniors. It was established in 1961. The college is situated in Hauz Khas, and it's very near to the metro station. The college comes under the south campus of Delhi University. The college offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The college provides a well-equipped laboratory, computer labs, a conference room, and an amphitheater. The college also has extracurricular activities, including cultural activities, sports, and community service.

Website: https://ihe.du.ac.in/

Official Instagram handle by college: @instituteofhomeeconomics

Instagram handle: @ihe.studentsunion

Institute of home economics
Institute of Home Economics

Why IHE?

Courses offered

Institute of Home Economics at undergraduate and postgraduate level offers a range of courses in the science field. It is not only limited to science field courses, it also offers B.A. in journalism and B. El. Ed. courses.

The courses offered at Undergrad are B.Sc.(Honors) in Home Science‌‌, Food Technology‌‌, Microbiology‌‌, and Biochemistry‌‌; B.Sc. (Prog) in Home Science‌‌; B.A. (Honors) in Journalism‌‌; Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed). The courses offered at Postgrad are M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition,‌‌ and Fabric and Apparel Science‌‌; Diploma in Health and Social Gerontology (DHSG)‌‌; Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN).

Information Centre: Library

The library is duplex in structure and located on the first and second floors of the college's old college building. It is well-equipped with books and has a nice sitting area for studying. It also provides an area for placing your bags as they are not allowed inside the library. The library staff is very nice and listens and solves your problems easily.

Library at IHE
Library at IHE

Placement opportunities‌‌

Eminence is the name of the placement society of Institute of Home Economics. The societies are for the personal and professional growth of the students of different streams, organizes activities around the year. They are mostly generic, but some are also course specific. The society has also done workshops on resume building, communication skills and soft skills, and career prospects. Some examples are Career Expo, resume building session with Resumod.‌‌ Many companies such as Nutribox, Stubborn factory, Bureau Veritas testing lab, and many such have participated in the placement fair which is held in the college premises in the month of February or March every year.

Instagram handle: @iheplacement.eminence

Career Expo at IHE
Career Expo at IHE

NIRF Ranking‌‌

According to the NIRF ranking 2022, IHE ranks 75th in the colleges category out of 200 colleges.


Societies- the lifesaver of every student. Your partner in crime, as well as a second home for you. The Institute of Home Economics has many societies and clubs which promote physical, mental, and confidence improvement. There are many societies in the college, some societies fall under the student union and for them, the student union elections are held for the respective post.

The societies that are a part of the student union are:‌‌

Eleganza: The Western Dance Society‌‌, @eleganzathewesterndancesociety

PR and Publicity Society: Public Relations and Publicity Society, @prandpublicitysociety4‌‌

Tarkaas: Indian Music Society‌‌, @tarkaasthemusicsociety

Navrang: The theatre society, @navrangtheatresociety

Iridescence: The Fine Arts & Photography Society,‌‌ @iridescence.ihe

Poise: The fashion society, @poise_ihe

Enactus: Society for community outreach, @socialentrepreneurship.ihe

Muzahira: The Literary and Debating society,‌‌ @muzahira.ihe

Enthusia: The sports society, @enthusia.ihe

CDF-Connecting Dreams Foundation, @cdf_ihe

NSS: National service society, @nss_ihe

Some other societies at the college are:‌‌

TFI-Furbabies Initiative, @thefurbabiesinitiative

‌‌Yuva ihe- Youth united for vision and action, @yuva_ihe

‌‌Voices-the mental health society‌, @voices_mhs

‌Sopaan ihe‌- Initiative to create an equal society, @sopaan_ihe

‌Maitri- Befriend Menstruation, @maitri_ihe

Urja- Elevating the human journey, @urja.hdcs.ihe

Adyant ihe- The civil services society, @adyant_ihe

Vibe Check At IHE‌‌!


The ambiance in the Institute of Home Economics is very good, especially during the fest. The faculty, teaching staff and non-teaching staff are all good, and it is easy to interact with them. All our queries are resolved, all we need to do is to connect with the Admin. The Admin staff is easy to interact with, but one person is a bit hard to talk to as he gets furious when you cut his line.

Feria, IHE
Fests at IHE

Insight about IHE‌‌

Sure of it, the cafeteria really needs a renovation. Yeah, you heard it right, our college ends before it starts. I mean seriously, the moment you step into the foyer and take a look outside, it ends. It does break our hearts, but what can you do about it? But yeah, a good advantage over it is that you don't have to walk that much to attend the classes. Haha!

Anyways, the annual cultural fest here is called FERIA and that's the fun we're talking about!

How to reach IHE?

Leave from the college front gate, move to your right, walk some steps and you will be at the metro station of Hauz Khas, Gate No. 3. That's right! Institute of Home Economics is at a very accessible location via metro or bus. It will just take a 1-minute walk to reach the college from either of them. Want to come by bus? We have you covered here as well! The nearest bus stand to the college is the Sarvpriya Vihar bus stand.

Hauz Khas Metro
Hauz Khas Metro Station

Hangout Places Near IHE

The surroundings of our college includes a food bus named Delhi Chow, where delicious food is available, both veg and non-veg. Just at walking distance, Mayfair Garden is a place where you can chill out with your friends and can have lunch. The Hauz Khas market and pretty looking buildings will attract your attention, here.

Nearby Cafés

There are many cafes near IHE, at walking distance. But they are not very pocket-friendly as you are in Hauz Khas, an expensive area. A pair or group, if willing to spend about 200-300 rupees per head, can enjoy a delicious meal. Move to your left and head straight to reach the Café Diggin or just Google "nearby café" bro!

Cafe near IHE
Cafe near IHE 


Hauz khas market is 1 to 2 km far away from college and it will be a bit expensive but the Green park market is pocket friendly and you can enjoy food and buy a dress.‌‌ There is also Sarojini Nagar market and INA market near the campus. Sarojini Nagar market is pretty famous for its cheap clothing, footwear and accessories and to reach there you can take the metro and also go there by bus. The INA market is expensive and honest opinion: its not much fun there.

Sarojini Nagar Market in Delhi
Sarojini Nagar Market in Delhi


The overall experience at IHE is pretty good. Various hangouts and cafés are nearby. Hauz Khas is a bit expensive, but you can also find pocket-friendly places, anyways. The college atmosphere is also good, but you do have to work a bit extra hard to improve your college reputation, the seniors are nice, and you will have a wonderful experience during your college time.

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