The Institute of Home Economics was founded in 1961, by Dr. (Mrs.) S. Malhan, the founder Director, to give women wider educational and professional avenues. The Institute became a leading centre for women’s education in the country.
The Institute became a constituent college of the University of Delhi in 1969. Since then, the college has expanded. Though it was started as a Home Science college, it has expanded and offers a three-year undergraduate course in Microbiology as well as a four-year integrated course in Elementary education. From the current academic year, the college is offering the three-year B.Sc. (Hons) course in Biochemistry. The Institute originally only offered a two-year Diploma course in Home Science, but then offered regular degree courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate level, a post-graduate diploma course in addition to Ph.D. programmes.
Under the aegis of its affiliate Delhi University, the college offers undergraduate, postgraduate, short-term and doctorate courses in following programmes.
The college offers short-term courses in-
The college offers doctorate degree (P.hD) in Home Science as per as the norms of University of Delhi (India).