Avinashilingam (Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women) University is a deemed university founded in 1988 by Dr T S Avinashilingam with a vision to plant seeds for women’s education under the aegis of Avinashilingam Education Trust. Having taken off with only 45 students, today it is the largest institution in the country imparting Home Science education at all levels. The Government of India declared Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women and Sri Avinashilingam Teacher's College for Women as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act in June 1988. The university follows the educational ideals of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Saradamani Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. A temple dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna commands the campus. Daily prayer is an integral part of campus life. All the students and staff are expected to participate in the common prayers everyday. The university offers seven streams of learning namely, Home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business Administration, Engineering and Community Education and Entrepreneurship Development.
The Avinashilingam University campus offers modern amenities for its students.There are advanced research laboratories for the research scholars and computer centre for the MCA and M.Sc Computer Science students throughout the week. The university houses two auditoriums with modern facilities. The Swami Vivekananda auditorium accommodates 500 members and the Thiruchitrambalam auditorium has a capacity to seat over 2000 members. The library facility is available for faculty members, research scholars, students and administrative staff. The Saradalaya Press which was established in the year 1979 to provide employment opportunities for women in the area Printing Technology is currently focused on computerised offset printing. The press is also being utilised as a Training Laboratory for B.E. Printing Technology students.
There are six hostels within the campus namely Kalaimagal Illam, Thirumagal Illam, Malaimagal Illam, Malarmagal Illam, ArpanaIllam and Sarada Illam (New Hostel) for both boys and girls. The hostels have all modern amenities and conveniences for the students. The canteen provides hygienic and pure vegetarian food to the students. There are separate hostel buildings for the postgraduate students and staffs.
The university provides undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate and doctoral programmes to the students.
BA (Economics, Tamil, English, Music, Functional Hindi)
B.Sc (Interior Design and Hotel Management, Human Development, Food Service Management and Dietetics, Food Science and Nutrition, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Psychology, Textiles and Apparel Designing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Visual Science, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Physician Assistant, Rural Development and Sociology, Special Education and Mathematics)
B.Voc (Food Processing and Engineering, Medical Equipment Technology)
BCA (Computer application)
B.Com (Commerce. Commerce- Computer Applications, Professional Accounting)
B.Ed (Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, Home science, English- General and Advanced EnglishHistory, Economics)
M.Sc (Interior Design and Resource Management, Food Service management aqnd Dietetics, Food science and Nutrition, Textiles and Fashion Apparel, Human Development, Extension and Communication, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Physics, Counselling Psychology)
MA (Tamil, English, Hindi and Journalism, Music, Economics, Women study and Entrepreneurship)
MBA (Tourism and Travel Management, IT Organisation Administration)
Nutition and Dietetics, Interior Design and Environment, Apparel Designing, Applied Financial Planning, Music, Bharatnatyam, Opthalmic Nursing, Financial Planning
Food Science Management and Dietetics
Food Science and Nutrition Textiles and Clothing
Home Science Extension Education
Tourism Management Computer Science and Engineering
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Admission procedure for undergraduate courses in Avinashilingam University is as follows:
Application forms should be submitted within 10 days of publication of Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Examination. It can be sent through post to the office of the registrar within the stipulated time.
Eligibility citeria: Students should have passed 12th class/equivalent from a recognised board. Candidate should have completed 17 years of age and should be less than 23 years at the time of appearing for admission.
Admission procedure for Postgraduate courses in Avinashilingam University is as follows:
All applications should be submitted in person or post to the university address. The candidates who have received the intimation card should report to the concerned department in the university campus on the specified date of the entrance testand interview. The selected list of the candidates will be displayed on the notice board on the same day of interview.
Eligibility Citeria: Students should have passed the qualifying three year degree course ( 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 pattern) from a recognised university with at least 55 percent in major subjects concerned.
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The Vice Chancellor of Avinashilingam University received the National Award in 2010 from the then President Smt Pratibha Patil for “Outstanding service for the empowerment of persons with diabilities”
The university is accredited category “A” by MHRD and “A” grade by NAAC