Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore

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Department of Life Long Learning and Extension


Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women is the dream-child of Dr. T. S. Avinashilingam, illustrious educationist and veteran freedom fighter from the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. This eminent Gandhian envisaged an institute of higher education to uplift and empower women, especially those belonging to the deprived sections of the society, and to prepare them for meaningful service to their homes, community and the nation.

Courses Offered :

=> Certificate Courses Apparel designing
=> Certificate Courses Herbal beauty therapy
=> Certificate Courses Computer Applications and Accounting Software
=> Certificate Courses Fashion designing (Basic and Advanced)
=> Certificate Courses Herbal beauty therapy (Basic and Advanced)
=> Certificate Courses Hand embroidery (Basic and Advanced)
=> Certificate Courses Painting (Basic and Advanced)
=> Certificate Courses Machine embroidery
=> Certificate Courses Aari embroidery
=> Certificate Courses Basic computer application
=> Certificate Courses Communicative English
=> Certificate Courses Pattern making
=> Certificate Courses Food processing and catering management

Thrust Areas :

=> Integrating formal and non formal education
=> Recent scenario in entrepreneurial skills
=> Development of leadership qualities
=> Women and reproductive health
=> Nutrition and health education
=> Social and economic upliftment
=> Participatory approaches to women's development
=> Deprived groups and educational opportunities
=> Modern techniques in students learning process
=> Environmental issues

Activities :

=> Micro enterprises suitable for women
=> Empowering SHG women through entrepreneurship development programme
=> Raising kitchen garden
=> Safe maintenance of home appliances
=> Stress management
=> Rainwater harvesting
=> Yoga and meditation for peaceful life
=> First Aid on home and road accidents
=> Common kitchen accidents and its remedies
=> Life enrichment education to street children
=> Candle making
=> Income generating skill development programmes
=> Orientation on continuing education
=> Orientation on adult and continuing education
=> Orientation for women councilors (Urban)
=> Orientation for women elected representatives (Rural)
=> Orientation programme on herbal cosmetics and its usage
=> Orientation programme on SHG formation
=> Orientation on economic development programme
=> Demonstration on masala powders and preservation of vegetables
=> Live demonstration on nutritious infant mix
=> Demonstration on minor millets


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