Goa College of Home Science - GCHS Panaji - GCHS
Goa College of Home Science (GCHS), established in July, 1988, is the only College of Home Science in the State of Goa. It offers a three year Degree Course, i.e. B. Sc. in Home Science which has been initiated to facilitate the students of the State to pursue higher education in an area relevant to their future prospects. The College is funded by the State Government and affiliated to Goa University. The College has recently completed a Research Project titled “Documentation Study and Utilization of Local Plants for Natural Dyeing” sanctioned by Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Goa. The Research unit extracted natural dyes from local vegetation/flora available in Goa. The dyes so extracted and produced were tested and compared with AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists) Colour Standards, the globally accepted standards. The work aimed at developing an ecofriendly natural antimicrobial finish from plant resources for textile application.The College is situated in its own building on land admeasuring approximately 10,000 sq.m. with a built-up area of approximately 2500 sq.m. The Dr. T. B. Cunha Government Higher Secondary School occupies a part of the campus of the Institution on a resource sharing basis. The Institute has well equipped classrooms, laboratories, seminar room, common room, canteen and Library with the required facilities for sports and extra co-curricular activities.