|City||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Affiliated to||Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra|
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women was established in the year 1957, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women is affiliated to Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra
Institute was started under the auspices of the Avinashilingam Education Trust in 1957 with 45 students. It is now the largest institution in the country for imparting Home Science Education at all levels. It was one of the eight colleges on which the University of Madras conferred autonomy in June 1978 and the first of the women's colleges to get that 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 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 and has completed eleven years as a University. The Institute follows the educational ideals of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Holy Mother Sri Saradamani Devi 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 the campus life. All the students and staff are expected to participate in the common assembly prayers.
The Institute is organised under six Faculties, namely, Home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business studies and Engineering, each faculty functioning under its respective Dean. Since 1989 - 90 the University is offering two Majors and two Ancillaries for the Under Graduate Degree courses. 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. Regular attendance is an important feature of the semester pattern. Evaluation of the student's work is comprehensive, with a weight age of 100 per cent for UG and PG for internal assessment. Examinations for the courses offered in a semester are conducted in the same semester to make learning more effective and to reduce the burden on the students. The purpose of education is to teach students to acquire knowledge and apply it wisely to use their talents and skills in new productive and creative ways. Empowerment of women through value based higher education, research and community outreach program.Goals To Inculcate in students ethical values and social and moral standards in all disciplines of study. Give the much-needed awareness to women about their rights and status through adult and non-formal education. Provide opportunities for all-round development of the students and excellence in higher education, research extension in different disciplines. Serve as a centre for national integration bring women from all parts of the country and develop an all-India perspective. Provide knowledge in Home Sciences, Science, Engineering, Humanities and the Fine Arts to the highest level Ph.D. and beyond. Function as a centre for the development of women and children. Disseminate the findings of research to the community to facilitate its development.Avinashilingam Institute for Home Sciences and higher education for women is one of the biggest universities dedicated to the education of women in particular. A brainchild of the eminent academician late Dr.T. S. Avinashilingam it has traced a long journey since it began in the year 1957 with only 45 students to where it is today being not only one of the largest institutions of Home Science but one of the pioneers in women education. Germinating on the principles of Sri Ramkrishna Dev, Swami Vivekananda Holy Mother Saradamani and Gandhi the university preaches its students a life of purity, honesty and self discipline. In its nascent stage Avinashilingam Institute for Home Sciences and Higher Education for Women was the first of the women colleges to bag an autonomous stature from the University of Chennai in 1978 and subsequently went onto become a deemed university in 1988 under section 3 of the UGC Act. It is rated as a B++ institute. Under the able Vice-Chancellorship of Dr.K.Kulandaivel, Avinash Lingam University for women boasts of an excellent faculty that includes some noted academicians of contemporary times. It has dedicated itself in the noble work of emancipation of women for the last 15 years. The University has over 8 colleges under its umbrella which is explanatory of the multifaceted courses offered.Computer Programming Business & Accounting * UGC Sponsored Vocational Courses ** Single major - four year course Faculty of Engineering The Engineering Faculty under Avinashilingam Deemed University commenced in the year 1996-97. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has given its approval for the following B.E. Degree Courses. B.E. Computer Hardware and Software Engineering B.E. Printing Technology B.E. Food Processing and Preservation Technology
B.E. Bio-Medical Instrumentation Engineering Courses for the Master’s Degree (2 year courses) A. Home Science M.Sc. Family Resource Management Food Service Management and Dietetics Food Science and Nutrition Textiles and Clothing Human Development Home Science Extension and Rural Development Family and Community Science B. Science M.Sc. biochemistry Mathematics Life Sciences Computer Science M.C.A (3-year course) Master of Computer Applications C. Humanities
M.A. Development Language and Literature (Tamil & English) Performing Arts D. Education B.Ed. (1 year course) M.Ed. (1 year course) E. Business Administration MBA (Master of Business Administration) M.Phil (Full time / Summer Sequential) & Ph.D. (Full time / Part time) The M.Phil full time and Summer Sequential and Ph.D. full time and part time Research Program are offered by the following departments: A. Faculty of Home Science Family Resource Management Food Service Management & Dietetics Food Science and Nutrition Textiles and Clothing Human Development Home Science – Extension Family and Community Science B. Faculty of Science Biochemistry Mathematics Life Sciences Chemistry / Applied Chemistry Computer Science (only M.Phil.) C. Faculty of Humanities Economics English Tamil Hindi Counseling – Psychology D. Faculty of Education Education Special Education Physical Education E. Faculty of Business Administration Business Administration Courses for Post Graduate Diploma (One year job-oriented courses) Nutrition and Dietetics Interior Design & Environment Dress Making Computer Applications Medical Laboratory Technology One Year Diploma Program
TO THE UPLIFT OF WOMEN. The growth of the Avinashilingam Education Trust Institution comprising ' Preschool to Post Doctoral Programmes' is an exciting and inspiring saga which stands testimony to the educational principles and community spirit of the founder late Dr. T.S. Avinashilingam, a philosopher, educationist and philanthropist and a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. His vision was to create mechanisms whereby educational programmes would become relevant to the needs of the community. In accordance with the National policy an Education, the Avinashilingam University strives to make education the instrument of Human Development, thus promoting the quality of living. Teaching, research and extension are integrated in all the programmes of the University, with focus on women and children. Under the dynamic leadership of the Chancellor, Dr. Rajammal P.Devadas, the University is offering over 20 different courses through the six faculties- home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business Studies and Engineering catering to over 3000 students. The courses at the under graduate and post graduate level are of applied nature, fulfilling the felt academic needs of women students. Besides this, ever since inception the University has been encouraging the non-formal stream of education for the community, particularly for women and young girls. It is against this backdrop women's studies finds its relevance in the teaching, research and outreach efforts of the institution as detailed hereunder: Curricular inputs : All the students, UG and PG, are involved in community work which carry academic weightage. The preschool children and their mothers and youth are the targets of the outreach efforts. To do this the students are sensitised to work with the women and youth. The subject 'Women Studies' has been offered at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels and for the Master of Philosophy students, irrespective of the major, to sensitive them to women's issues. The University library is well equipped with books and journals related to women's issues. Thrust areas of research : The major areas of thrust being researched by the University- both by the students and faculty - are related to issues on family relations, employment and income generation, resource management, health and nutrition, reproductive health, women's rights and legal issues, political participation, environment and technology transfer. Outreach Efforts : The institution has been networking with Government and NGO's and several collaborative outreach programmes are being undertaken as described below: Training and capacity building : The institution, through the specific University departments, has been training grassroots level and middle level management functionaries working in the fields of health, nutrition child care and resource management. The Department of Human Development has imparted training in the ICDS and creche programmes. The Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics has trained more than 1000 functionaries working in Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project on nutrition and communication and over 30,000 in the different Government on post harvest technology. The Department of Foods and Nutrition is conducting courses to hundreds of homemakers on basics of nutrition and food preservation and popularisation of wheat and soya products. Further the department has developed a number of ready to eat foods from the low cost, locally available foods for mass adoption particularly in the school feeding programme. The Home Science Extension Department is training rural and urban women on leadership and voter awareness, particularly preparing them for the election to local bodies to represent women's issues in the elected bodies. During 1996-97 alone the department has trained over1500 elected women councilors of Municipalities and town Panchayats from six districts of Tamil Nadu to sensitize them to work solving local women's problems. Contribution to health and nutrition: The University having vast experience in the field of nutrition research and education has made a tremendous contribution in the arena of health and nutrition for vulnerable groups which would go a long way in alleviating malnutrition and in improving the productivity of the masses. Community Nutrition Projects and camps from an integral curricular requirement for all Home Science postgraduates. The University undertakes outreach programmes on immunisation against communicable diseases, environmental upgradation, water conservation, rural and urban pollution control and low cost sanitation efforts involving the community. Health and Nutrition Education programmes are continuously conducted in the anganwadis adopted, in the slums and villages and for the functionaries involved in the implementation, at the grassroot level. The Life Science Department has commenced work on research/ outreach on medicinal plants/ herbs for indigenous use. Fuel Energy Conservation :
The Department of Family Resource Management has done a great deal of research on biogas, smokeless chulahs and solar energy use and designed workable and economically feasible for adoption. The 'Avinashilingam Chulah' designed is worth mentioning. Currently the department is involved in popularising solar devices particularly solar cookers. As a follow up of the third International Conference on Solar Cookers conducted in January, 1997 by the University, Solar cooking demonstrations are being arranged for different NGO's of Tamil Nadu, who have agreed to popularise solar energy use in their areas of operation.
There is a continuous demand from central and state governments, district administration and NGO's for consultancy services, actual conduct and evaluation of certain programmes or components/ inputs in the schemes. The institution was of the Area Approach under the Total Literacy Campaign of Coimbatore District covering several slums in Coimbatore city and the entire Karamadai Block. In collaboration with the Population Education Resource Centre (PERC) of the University of Madras, Population Education programmes were undertaken both in the University and in the community, related to gender issues, incorporation of components such as reproductive health and reproductive rights in the curriculum and population awareness campaigns for students and the community. Fifty Self Help Groups-25 in the rural and 25 in the urban- have been established for thrift and credit activities. Over the past 18 months, more than 1000 women joined the SHGs and nearly Rs. % lakhs have been saved and given for on lending leading to economic self sufficiency. At the request of the Department of Women and Child Development of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the Home Science Extension Department is monitoring on behalf of the Education Trust, the Indira Mahila Yojana (IMY) and its associated programmes, Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK). The thrust of IMY are three folds-awareness generation, convergence of sectoral services and income generation. The RMK gives credit support to the organised women's groups, called Indira Mahila Kendras. Under the aegis of IMY, the Department organised 40 IMKs in Coimbatore Corporation (in urban slums) and 20 IMKs in rural areas covering a total of 15,000 women. Vocational skill training :
The University is collaborating with the Avinashilingam Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shramik Vidyyapeeth and Trainers Training Centre, as well as District Industries Centre, KVIC and Sericulture Department for imparting vocational skill training to women and youth in the adopted villages and slums and equip them to obtain financial help for employment ventures. Efforts are underway to obtain credit support from commercial banks, KVIC, NABARD and STDBI. Dissemination of Information :
The University, particularly the faculty of Home Science has been involved in dissemination of messages on nutrition, health, energy etc. through All India Radio, Doordarshan and Press. Several publications and instructional materials have been brought out such as posters, charts, folders, handbills, booklets etc on topics such as women's empowerment , health, nutrition, non-conventional energy use, adult education and so on.
The University is publishing the Journal of Nutritional and Dietetics for wider use, which has earned global recognition. The University Newsletter is regularly published with features on different activities of the University. The Research Highlights is a forum to publish research articles from within and outside. Vignana Chudar is a Tamil monthly brought out by the Trust, wherein the University faculty and students publish popular science articles in Tamil.
National and International Network :
The University is networking with the following national/international agencies /bodies/institutes for research as well as outreach.
Department of Women and Child Development National Institute for Public Cooperation and Child Development Central/State Social Welfare Board Department of Rural Development. Department of Science and Technology. National Commission for Women Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Indian Council for Child Welfare Indian council for Medical Research National Institute for Mental Health. National Institute for Speech and Hearing. World Vision of India. National Institute of Nutrition. National Institute for the Visually Handicapped. All India Women's Conference. Family Planning Association of India. Voluntary Health Association of India. National Council of Educational Research and Training /SCERT Indian association for Preschool Education Indian Science Congress. Indian Council for Social Science Research. Central Food Technological Research Institute. Home Science association of India. Indira Gandhi National Open University. National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration. National Council for Teacher Education. Rehabilitation Council of India. State level Tamil Nadu Women's Development Corporation. Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education. Tamil Nadu Science Forum Tamil Nadu Institute of Urban Studies Directorate of Social Welfare Directorate of Social Defence Dyslexia Association Spastic Society of India. International Level UNICEF, WHO,CARE, UNESCO,WFP, DANIDA, SIDA, FAO, USDA, ACWW, USAID Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Illinois University, USA Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia British Council Salfrod University, Salfrod, U.K. International Organisation for Science and Technology Education Van Leer Foundation, Netherlands Bartimeausage Association, Bartimeus, Netherlands The World alliance for Breast Feeding Action. Conclusion :
This notes gives only a bird's eye view of the Institution's contribution to the uplift of women over the four decades mainly in terms of Human Resource Development. The commitment on the part of the institution is over growing and we striving our best tom keep pace with the demands and changing needs and priorities.
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Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women is affiliated to Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra.
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