The Department of Home Science is one among the oldest departments of the college. It started functioning from the academic year 1957-1958 with a Pre degree course and an under graduate programme. Prof Lekshmykutty Amma is the first appointed faculty of the Department along with a sewing mistress Mrs. Rajamma. The courses were affiliated to the University of Kerala. The first Post graduate programme was introduced in 1972 in MSc Home Science- Extension Education. Later in 1998, MSc in Home Science- Food and Nutrition was  introduced. Predegree course was  delinked during this period. An additional BSc course in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics was  offered for a plan period as pilot project. In 2019, the Department was elevated as a Research Centre under University of Kerala.