08-19-2014, 08:47 PM
Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women was established by the great patriot and teaching Dr. TS 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 teaching and nutritionist, former Chancellor of the University Dr. Rajammal P. DeVaders. It is now the largest institution in the country Naturfagsenteret dissemination homes at all levels. It was one of the eight colleges that autonomy was granted to 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.
Government of India declared Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women and Sri Avinashilingam Teacher College for women Deemed under section 3 of UGC Act in June 1988, these schools have been renamed as Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women and marched against twenty fifth year as a university. Dr. T.S.K. Meenakshisundaram assumed chancellor office on 02.12.2010. He is a follower of the founder President Dr. TS 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 students and staff are expected to attend regular 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 completely semesterised. The academic year is divided into two semesters, each semester has at least 90 teaching days. Semester pattern gives each student individual attention on learning and facilitates student all round development. It requires the active participation of students in the learning process.
Regular attendance is an essential function in the semester pattern. In all programs, students should have at least 75 percent participation for both theory and practical experience show for comprehensive semester exam. Examinations for the courses in a semester is completed in the same semester earn more efficiently and reduce the burden on students.