Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for women, Coimbatore was established as an aided college by the great patriot and educationist Padma Bhushan Dr.T.S.Avinashilingam under the auspices of the Avinashilingam Education Trust in1957 with 45 women students. Dr.Rajammal P.Devadas,doyen of Home Science nurtured the instirtution of what it is today.The saga of excellence and legacy created by the visionaries have been carefully nurtured and carried forward by a team of devoted functionaries.
Presently, Dr.T.S.K.Meenakshisundaram, Managing Trustee, Sri Avinashilingam Education Trust, Dr.P.R.Krishnakumar, Chancellor, Dr.Premavathy Vijayan, Vice Chancellor and Dr.S.Kowsalya, Registrar are carrying forward the transformative vision to place the institution as its zenith.It is now one of the largest institutions in the country to impart quality education for women at all levels.
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.
From time immemorial, the institurional acitivies have been focusing on providing education with
Vitality of Culture and Values
The Institute's educational process is to produce respectful, peaceful, honest and responsible people, through an ethos, a culture, an environment within the institute, in which the aforementioned vaues are the hallmark of how the Instutute organises itself into.
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.
These Colleges have been renamed as Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women and is marching towards the twenty eighth year as a University. Dr. T.S.K. Meenakshisundaram has assumed the Chancellorship on 2.12.2010.
He is a follower of the Founder-President Dr. T.S. Avinashilingam Ayya Avargal.The University 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 is an integral part of campus life. All the students and staff are expected to participate in the common prayers.The University functions under seven Faculties, namely, Home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business Administration, Engineering and Community Education and Entrepreneurship Development.
Each faculty functions under the headship of a Dean.The pattern of education has been fully Semesterised. The academic year is divided into two semesters, each semester having a minimum of 90 teaching days. The semester pattern offers 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. In all Programmes, a student should have a minimum of 75 percent attendance for both theory and practicals to appear for the comprehensive semester Examinations. 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.