Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore

Avinashilingam University for Women

Avinashilingam University for Women is located at Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It  was declared a Deemed University by the Government of India under Section 3 of the UGC Act in June 1988. It is one of the largest institutions in the country imparting Home Science education at all levels. It was the first women's college to be conferred the status of autonomous by the University of Madras in June 1978. The status of Autonomy gave the College scope for academic freedom for innovations in teaching and research. It was previously known as Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women.
Educational Streams
Avinashilingam University for Women conducts higher education and research in different disciplines - home sciences, sciences, humanities, education, engineering and management up to the level of Ph.D. Vocational courses are offered in Catering Management and Tourism. Adding local element to the music, it conducts courses in Tamil and Music. 

Education is also imparted in new age disciplines like Interior Design, Human Rights, Hospitality Management & Dietetics, Textiles and Apparel Designing, and Computer Applications.  A 5 Year Integrated course is conducted in Special Education and Rehabilitation and Mathematics. 

Double major courses are conducted in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science & Nutrition, Food Quality Control, Rural Development and Sociology. Paramedical degree courses are offered in Emergency and Trauma Care Management and Physician Assistance.
The university hosts six hostels for its students, namely Kalaimagal Illam, Thirumagal Illam , Malaimagal Illam, Malarmagal Illam , Arpana Illam and Sarada Illam with modern amenities and conveniences. Other available facilities are Canteen, Auditorium, Sports, and Medical Centre. A well-maintained library supports the students in their studies.
In the year 1957, Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women was established by the great patriot and educationist Dr TS Avinashilingam. It was founded under the aegis of the Avinashilingam Education Trust. The college grew steadily and earned the status of deemed university in June, 1988.


Home Science
  • Department of Resource Management
  • Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics
  • Department of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Department of Textile and Clothing
  • Department of Human Development
  • Department of Home Science Extension
  • Department of Adult, Continuing Education, Extension & Field Outreach
  • Department of Bio-chemistry
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Tamil
  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of French
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Department of Special Education
Business Administration
  • Avinashilingam School of Management Technology
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Tourism Management
Community Education and Entrepreneurship Development 
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Visual Communication
  • Department of Emergency and Trauma Care Management
  • Department of Physician Assistant
  • Bio-Medical Instrumentation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Food Processing and Preservation
  • Information Technology
  • Printing Technology
  • Science and Humanities

Contact Details:
Avinashilingam University for Women,
Mettupalayam Road
Coimbatore - 641 043

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