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Avinashilingam University

Sri 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 March 2002. 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 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 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 has completed fifteen years as a University Dr. K. Kulandaivel has assumed chancellorship. He is a Gandhian and an academician, associated closely with the Founder-President.

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.

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.


The Department of Management Studies of Avinashilingam University was set-up in 1994 with the objective of grooming young and aspiring women committed to mould the future of the country. The department offers two year Postgraduate programmes in Business Administration (MBA) – General Administration with specialisation in Marketing, Finance, Personnel, Production and Systems.

Hospital Administration (MBA - Hospital Administration)*.

IT Organisation Administration (MBA - IT Organisation Administration)*.

The department has proved its excellence with the student friendly functional infrastructure, effective industrial network (mentoring programmes) and state-of-the-art educational technology. It has already placed its eight batches of students in well-known industrial houses. The institute at its infancy itself could achieve excellent ratings by AIMA – Indian Management and Business India, surveys of Management Institutes.


Avinashilingam Institute For Home Science and Higher Education For Women - Deemed University,
Mettupalayam Road,
Coimbatore - 641 043.
Tamil Nadu, India

Phone : +91 - 422 - 2440241, 2435550.
Fax : +91 - 422 - 2438786.

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