ri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women was established by the great patriot and educationist Dr.T.S.Avinashilingam under the auspices of the Avinashilingam Education Trust in 1957 with 45 students.The growth of the Institution has been carefully nurtured to its current heights by the world renowned educationist and nutritionist Chancellor Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas until she passed away in 2002. It was one of the eight colleges on which autonomy was conferred by the University of Madras in June 1978 and the first of the women's colleges to get this distinction. Autonomy gave the College scope for academic freedom for innovations in teaching and research.
The Government of India declared Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women ,and Sri Avinashilingam College of Education as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act in June 1988. The college has been renamed as Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women. The focus on the holistic development of students is carefully being channelized under the inspirational guidance of Thiru.T.K.Shanmuganandam, Chancellor and Hon. Col. Dr. Saroja Prabhakaran, Vice Chancellor of the University. The institute follows the educational ideals of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Saradamani Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi and upholds a life of purity, discipline and service. A temple dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna commands the campus. Daily prayer and worship are an integral part of campus life. All the students and staff are expected to participate in the common assembly prayers. The institute functions under seven Faculties, namely, Home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business Administration, Engineering and Community Education and Entrepreneurship Development, each faculty functioning under its respective Dean.The pattern of education has been fully semesterised. The academic year is divided into two semesters, each semester having a minimum of 100 working days. The semester pattern offers to each student, individual attention of the teacher and facilitates the student's all round development. It calls for active participation of the students in the learning process.
It is imperative that today 's youth cultivate a sublime vision, a noble ambition because as our President A.P.J Abdul Kalam observes, ' Vision Ignites the Minds '. India needs visionaries of the stature of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, J.R.D Tata, Vikram sarabhai and Dr.Verghese Kurien, to name a few, who can involve an entire generation in mission driven programmes which benefit the country as a whole' The country is in dire need of educated and service-minded and inspired youth who are ready to put the needs of the nation above everything else.' Knowledge is power ' - but mere acquisition of bookish knowledge devoid of application oriented skills will serve no purpose. Further, a developing nation like ours cannot afford depletion of the abundant national resources and human resources. The future of the country lies in the hands of the students.The exhaustive energy of the youth both men and women physical, mental and intellectual has to be channelised towards nation-building activities. Women should be encouraged to participate more actively in all phases of development activity, because the key to sustainable development lies in the empowerment of women, If women continue to be sidelined, then the nation would be deprived of the services of one half of the country's human resources.
Scholarship and Fellowship
- Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
- Adi Dravidar Scholarship - Form available in our university
- Adi Dravidar Tribal Welfare Scholarship
- Backward class Scholarship - Form available in our university
- Government of India SC/ST price money award Scholarship
- UGC - JRF/ SRF Maulana Azad National Fellowship - (through ECS)
- CICT - Central Institute of Classical Tamil Fellowship
- CSIR Fellowship
- UGC JRF under "At any one time given basis scheme" Fellowship
- DST /INSPIRE Fellowship
- Minority Scholarship
- ICSSR - Indian Council of Social Science Research - Doctoral Fellowship
- Indira Gandhi PG Scholarship for Single Girl Child (Through ECS)
- Government of India Post Metric Scholarship
- Tamil Nadu Educational Award Scholarship
- Research Funding for Research Scholars
- Central Sector scheme of scholarship
- Central Institute of Classical Tamil
Scholarships for the Students with Disabilities
The residential and non-residential scholarships to Backward Class and Most Backward Class offered by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Government of India Scholarships to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other scholarships available are listed below :
1. Government of India Adi-Dravida Welfare Residential and Non-Residential Scholarships to students, provided heir parents’ income is less than Rs.2,50,000/- per annum.
2. Backward Class Scholarships to students whose parents' income is below Rs.2,00,000/- per annum.
Note : Students will be eligible and recommended for any of these scholarships only if they put in the statutory minimum of attendance for scholarships (i.e 75%) and if they do not participate in undesirable activities.
Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore has 31 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore