Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women

Women's Studies Centre

About Us

About Women's Studies Centre

The Women's Studies Centre of Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women , Coimbatore is sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi and was initiated in August 2000. The Centre acts as a catalyst for promoting and strengthening women's studies through teaching, research, extension, information dissemination and advocacy. The Centre has carried out the work not only in the above areas, but also in the areas of gender equity, economic and self reliance, education, women's rights and awareness activities. The Centre has evaluated various developmental projects and has generated a wide array of resource materials for disseminating in the community. It has multidisciplinary collaboration and a close network both within and outside the University system.


Objectives

  • Introduce gender perspectives in the curriculum of all possible disciplines offered by the University.

  • Create awareness among the students on women’s status, rights and responsibilities.

  • Undertake research studies pertaining to women and adolescents.

  • Disseminate the findings of research to the community.

  • Undertake advocacy and outreach programmes concerning women in the rural and urban areas.

  • Network with other universities and institutions offering women’s studies.

Name of the University : Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women

District : Coimbatore

State : Tamil Nadu

Address : Mettupalayam Road, Bharathi park road, Coimbatore - 641 043.

Establishment of the WSC : 01.08.2000

Assignment of the Phase : Phase – II , 01.08.2009