Tuesday, 5 January 2016

KERALA PSC LECTURER GRADE II HOMESCIENCE FULL SYLLABUS

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PART 1 (Main Topics
(Mark 70% to 80%)
Module -I



Kinds of Micro Organisms in different foods, Denaturation of micro-organisms. Quality changes in foods during processing and storage. Food born infections and intoxication. Quality Control in food industry. Food additives, Food adulteration. Food Laws and standards.

Module -II
House Plans for different economic groups. Space designing - importance of colour -different treatment and accessories. Markets and prices, Role of Consumer in the economy. Importance of advertisement - Human resources on economic development-entrepreneur ship -conmcepts
Module -III
Rural development - Role of Panchayat Raj and Voluntary Organisations -Administration and Coordination. Agencies in promoting science and technology in rural development - waste and fuel management - indicators of development. Family life cycle -different stages - quality of life indicators.
Module -IV
Physical, social and mental development of pre-school children. Methods of studying children. Developmental assessment and delays. Early childhood education. Intervention programmes for children with challenges. Principles of counseling - qualities and skills of counselor.
Module -V
Assessment of health status - different methods - common deficiency disorders. Prevalence in the state and in the country. Morbidity and mortality rates of vulnerable sessions of the population - causative factors - different intervention programmes implemented by national and international agencies.
Module -VI
Food constituents - major and minor - general functions, sources, utilisationand storage in the body. Variation in requirements at different stages of life and RDA specified. Diets for diseases affecting different systems in the body and for degenerating diseases. Importance of parental feeding.
Module -VII Recent Developments in Home Science
Emerging trends of Bio Technology on food cultivation industries - Nutaceuticals, Pro-biotics and herbals, Nano technology Recent policies on health, nutrition and population -National programmes for women empowerment Advanced methods of communication. Module VIII Research Methodology/Teaching Aptitude
I. TEACHING APTITUDE
 Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
 Learner's characteristics;
 Factors affecting teaching;
 Methods of teaching;
 Teaching aids;
 Evaluation systems.
II. RESEARCH APTITUDE
 Research: Meaning, Characteristics and types;
 Steps of research;
 Methods of research;
 Research Ethics;
 Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
 Thesis writing: its characteristics and format

MODULE IX
General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
(Marks 20% - 30%)
Salient Features of Indian Constitution 

Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the interpretation of the Constitution. Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties. Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional Authorities. Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial. Services under the Union and the States. Emergency Provisions. Amendment Provisions of the Constitution. 
Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc. 
RENAISSANCE IN KERALA
Towards A New Society 
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioningfounding of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc. 
Efforts To Reform The Society 
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc. 
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts 
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc. Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention movement etc. 

Role Of Press In Renaissance
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc 
Awakening Through Literature 
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc 
Women And Social Change
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others 
Leaders Of Renaissance
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others 
Literary Figures
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others 
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
General Knowledge and Current Affairs



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NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualifi cation of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper
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