The university was established in 1957 as an aided college by Padma Bhushan Dr. T.S. Avinashilingam under the jurisdiction of Avinashilingam Education Trust. The campus of Avinashilingam University is spread over an area of 111 acres of land. The university is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women is also recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The mission and vision of the university is to provide global standard quality education for the empowerment and self-development of women.
The popular courses offered by the university are B.Sc., B.A., B.Com, B.C.A., B.Ed., M.Sc., M.A., M.C.A., M.Com, M.B.A and M.Ed. Candidates have to go through the screening process of the university to get admission in the courses. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women has a total of 324 faculty members. The total number of students enrolled in the university is 8108. Thus, the student-teacher ratio at Avinashilingam University is 25:1. The university also has many clubs, committees and societies. Avinashilingam University has many collaborations too.
There are many facilities available at the university. Some of them are girls hostel, medical clinic, library, auditorium, sports, gym, IT infrastructure, wi-fi, cafeteria, laboratories, bank, facilities for differently-abled, etc. Avinashilingam University has a placement cum career guidance cell, which helps in the placement of the students. The placement cell also conducts activities like workshops, seminars, mock interviews, group discussions, aptitude tests to train students for placement. The university also provides scholarships to students. Students can also avail central government scholarships at Avinashilingam University. The university has secured 75th rank in the University category in NIRF 2021 Ranking with an overall score of 41.24 out of 100.
The university is located at Bharathi Park Road, near Forest College Campus, Saibaba Colony, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. There are various modes of transport to reach Avinashilingam University. One can travel by air, road or rail to reach the university. The nearest airport to the university is Coimbatore International Airport. The distance between the airport and the university is 12.2 km and would take approximately 30 minutes by cab or auto. Coimbatore Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women. It is 4.1 km away and would take 10 minutes from a cab or auto. The nearest bus stop is Alagesan Road Bus Stop and is 450 m far from the university. It would take 1 minute from the bus stop to reach the university.
|Established | Type||1957 | Deemed to be University|
|Approved By||All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)|
|Accredited By||National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)|
|Recognized By||University Grants Commission (UGC)|
|Courses offered | Type||UG, PG, and Doctoral | Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Education, etc.|
|Selection criteria||Merit and Entrance-based|
|Exam scores accepted||GATE, TANCET, XAT, CAT, MAT, GMAT, ATMA, and AAEEE|
|Top recruiters||Ernst & Young, Cognizant, Maveric, TNQ, Ford, Wipro, etc.|
|Facilities available||Computer Center, Library, Sports, Media Lab, etc.|
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs to its applicants. Given below are some highlights of the courses offered:
Some major Undergraduate courses of Avinashilingam University:
|BA||Subjects: Economics, English, Functional Hindi, Music, and Tamil.|
|Intake: Economics (50), English (40), Functional Hindi (20), Music (20), and Tamil (50)|
|Course Fee: INR 7,635/ per annum|
|B.Sc||Subjects: Interior Design & Resource Management, Human Development, Food Service Management & Dietetics, Food Science & Nutrition, Textiles & Apparel Designing, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Computer Science, Psychology, Visual Communication, and Physical Education.|
|Course fee: INR 9,000- INR 13,000/ per annum|
|B.Sc (Double Major)||Subjects: Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Rural Development and Sociology, Special Education and Mathematics.|
|Course fee: INR 9,000- INR 12,000/ per annum|
|B.Com||Subjects: Professional Accounting, and General B.Com|
|Course Fee: INR 9,000- INR 11,000/ per annum|
|Course Fee: INR 9,885/ per annum|
|B.voc||Subjects: Food Processing & Engineering, and Medical Equipment and Technology.|
|Course Fee: INR 11,845/ per annum|
Some major Postgraduate Courses of Avinashilingam University:
|MA||Subjects: Economics, Tamil, English, Hindi & Journalism, Music. Intake: 20 (Music: 5) Course Fee: INR 7,375/ per annum|
|M.Sc||Subjects: Interior Design & Resource Management, Food Service Management & Dietetics, Food Science & Nutrition, Textiles & Fashion Apparel, Human Development, Extention and Communication, Biotextiles, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Zoology, MSW, MCA. Intake: 15-30 Course Fee: INR 9,000- INR 14,000/ per annum|
The university also offers aided and self-financed MBA programs with an intake capacity of 30 and 60 respectively.
Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in Graduation.
|MBA||₹44,325 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|BBA||₹17,085 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|Ph.D||₹28,370 (1st Year Fees)||Post Graduation|
|M.Phil||₹10,570 (Total Fees)||Post Graduation|
|B.Sc||₹14,585 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|M.Sc||₹22,775 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|B.Ed.||₹25,505 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
There are several hostels in the university. They are Malaimagal Illam, Sarada Illam, Kalaimagal Illam, Arpana Illam, Malarmagal Illam and Thirumagal Illam. There is also a separate hostel for postgraduate students and staff members. The hostel rooms are equipped with modern facilities and conveniences. The hostel canteen serves vegetarian food implementing a dividing system.
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women gym facilities include multi-stationed machines and other exercising accessories. Both the students and staff members can work out in the university gym for body fitness.
The university library is incorporated with modern technologies and has ample resources to support the learning and research activities of the students and faculty members.
The university encourages its students to take part in sports to stay healthy and active. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women sports facilities include courts and fields, indoor and outdoor halls. Some of the indoor and outdoor games available in the university are chess, carrom, table tennis, badminton, judo, weight lifting, cricket, football, basketball, hockey, kabaddi, volleyball, tennis, mallakhamb and athletics.
Avinashilingam University cafeteria serves healthy and nutritious meals to the students and staff members. The cafeteria runs on a non-profit basis and serves in all university functions and meetings. The canteen also provides practical exposure to Food Science Management and Dietetics department students.
Swami Vivekananda and Thiruchitrambalam auditoriums are very spacious with a huge seating capacity. The auditoriums are used for organising events and seminars.
The university has an on-campus medical clinic. Qualified medical officer looks after the students, faculty and staff members. Avinashilingam University medical clinic facilities include ECG machine, germi autoanalyser, diagnosis machine, emergency drugs, etc. The NSS unit also conducts free medical camps and community nutritious camps for the local community.
The university campus is fully enabled with wi-fi. Outdoor and indoor access points are enabled with Sophos access points. Firewall Cyberoam is installed to provide network security and it eliminates the need for a network access control server, AAA server and WCS server.
Avinashilingam University IT infrastructure facilities cater to technological, computational and internet requirements of the students through its common computing centre. All computers are connected with the latest servers namely mail server, web server, proxy server, etc to provide students and faculty members access to e-journals, internet and resource sharing.
Avinashilingam University laboratory facilities include modern instruments and apparatus for imparting practical knowledge to the students. Each department has its own laboratory.
The university has an on-campus bank facility. Students and faculty members can also access the 24X7 ATM facility.
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