The Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC), Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women works for affirmative action for students from SC/ST/OBC and for students with disabilities (PWD), creating a barrier free and accessible environment. The cell aims to help and empower the persons with disabled students and the aforementioned students to participate fully in the academic, intellectual, social and cultural life of University on an equal basis.

  • To facilitate persons from aforementioned communities for a safer and equitable access to resources and infrastructure.
  • It works with other statutory bodies of the university in generating pertinent discourse on the ills of discrimination and the necessity of strong pervasive action on all fronts against it.
  • To implement inclusive policies including coaching schemes and variety of capacity-building programmes.
  • Counselling for psychological issues.
  • To bring out the best practices promoting inclusion in education at the level of institutions through mutual sharing of experiences.
  • To ensure non discrimination at the institutional level.
  • To explore opportunities in various avenues and give counselling for career assistance.
  • To provide placement readiness program on soft skills and communication skills to enhance the students employability.
  • To conducts workshops on pedagogical sensitivity in relation to socio-political discrimination and encourages greater admission of students in the student body.

Equal Opportunity Cell

The cell regularly enrolls the students for all the courses from the afore mentioned categories as per the Reservation Policy of the Government of India. Help the students to enhance the employability skills by means of training and give awareness to competitive exams.

Guidance to education and be Participative

A strong active SC/ST cell is functioning with its own significant dynamics. A close guidance is always given to the students in favoring their nominal requirements towards education and other activities of the university.

Support to differently abled students

The scheme caters to the educational needs of students with different diabilities studying in different programmes. The students are being trained in the use of high technology for their convenient learning. Inclusive environment is being providedin the classroom and the hostel attached to the campus. To function as a unit toredress grievances of differently-abled students and render them necessary help insolving their academic and functional problems.

  • The Office of EOC compiles relevant information about students belonging to the marginalized section of the society.
  • The EOC will seek support and co-ordinate with different individuals/organizations engaged in the welfare of marginalized sections of the society for employment and other training benefits to enhance the employability skills of the students.
  • The EOC also addresses the grievances, if any, of the students belonging to SC/ST, minority and PWD and observe the policies and guidelines of the Government and University Grants Commission.
  • The EOC hold awareness programmes regarding the special needs of the afore mentioned sections.
  • In house training and remedial classes with resources persons in the campus, in identifying the need areas and if need be the resource persons are also outsourced.
  • The EOC makes reports and utilize the fund for the benefit of the students and hold review meetings to improvise the activities of the cell.
  • The EOC also ensures that the scholarship for the aforementioned students are made as per the policies of the Government and the benefit reaches the needy students in a complete manner.
  • The EOC enables a comfortable learning environment by removing infrastructural pitfalls for the students with disabilities and inhibit access to resources (special assistive devices) and to various courses.
  • The prime aim of all the activities of the cell is to ensure development and maintain effective inclusive policies in avoiding discrimination among the marginalized people and be participative in decision making

The Institute follows the Reservation Policy for admission, as per the Government of India. Separate cells are established during the admission process for the convenient admission of candidates from SC/ST and PWD


Schemes of Remedial Coaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minority Community Students.

Specific steps adopted for slow learners:

  1. Tutorials, discussions, interactions and remedial coaching.
  2. Personal, academic and social counseling.
  3. Concept clarification and problem solving exercises.
  4. Bilingual explanations and discussions.
  5. Provision for simplified but standard lecture notes/course material.
  6. Revision of topics and practical's.
  7. Enhancement of communication skills and art of reading-learning.
  8. Trial tests and mock examinations.

Specific steps adopted for advanced learners:

  1. Provision of additional learning reference material - books and reviews.
  2. Access of recent articles and reports.
  3. Access to recent educational aids through internet.
  4. Assignment preparation on latest advancements based on reference books, CDs andvarious web-based resources.
  5. Arrangement of student seminars on selected reference topics.
  6. Participation in quiz, debate and problem solving and other decision making exercises.
  7. Extensive participation in project work based on theoretical data/practical work/survey data/case studie

Coaching Scheme for Entry into Services for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minority Community Students.

Scheme for Coaching for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minority Community for National Eligibility Test (Net) and State Eligibility Test (Set) for Lectureship.

Programmes Conducted

The Equal Opportunity Cell organizes various training and development programs for the studentsin providing them extended support in the form of remedial coaching.

Conducts competitions in order to cultivate inclusion and ensure that there exists no discrimination against the students of scheduled caste and scheduled tribes and are made to actively take part in all student bodies and work with spirit of equality and develop the same in the institution.

Gender sensitization issues are addressed and ensures participation,in all socially relevant activities and address the problems, if any, of themarginalized/disadvantaged sections of the society so that they are able to improve theirperformance not only in education but also in other spheres of life.Programmes on skill development, Career Awareness programmes, motivational sessions, Confident building sessions and on leadership qualities are organized.

Seminars & Workshops

Seminars & workshops 2015 - 2016

Year Resource Person Topic No.of Students Benefited
  2015-2016 Mr.C.Venkatesh, Trainer, TCS Mrs. Latha Dharmaraj, Trainer, TCS Placement Readiness Programme   540
Mr.S.Sankar Subbaiah, Director Accessibility Consultant, Agate Infotech,Chennai.
Mrs.Akila Vaidyanadhan, Founder Director Amaze Charitable Trust Founder, Member Executive Council, Autism Society of India, Coimbatore
International Day of Persons With Disabilities
Two days Workshop on Application of Assistive Technology for the Differently Abled Students
V Lamp Academy (An academy of professional trainers-Coimbatore) Two days Workshop on Career Opportunities in Banking Sector
Career Path(Center for Finance and Management Studies ) Two days Workshop on Leadership Competency for Equality and Diversity
Mrs.Harini Trainer IAB
Mrs.Naga Sundari, Programme Executive IAB
Two days Workshop on Varsity to Corporate for the Students with Visual Impairment
Awareness and Guidance to Competitive Exams Two days Workshop
Dr. Manikandan Sundharesan
Trainer in Psycology and Soft Skills Youth CorpTraining Solutions
Leadership Workshop
Workshop on Leadership Program and Confidence Building Two days Workshop
Mr.C.Venkatesh, Trainer, TCS
Mrs. Latha Dharmaraj,
Trainer, TCS
Placement Readiness Programme
Deaf leader Foundation
International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Seminars & workshops 2016 - 2017

Year Resource Person Topic No.of Students Benefited
2016-2017 Coordinators
Dr.G.Padmavathi, Professor Department of Computer Science
Dr. D.Shanmugapriya, Head epartment of Information Technology
Staff Coordinator
Dr.Jayamalar, Assistant Professor Department of Information Technology
Organizing team
Mrs.N.Krishnaveni, Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology
Dr.M.Uma, Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology
Dr.F.Paulin, Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology
  ICT for Learning Training Workshop     196
Member, Hindi Pracharak
Dakshan Bharath Hindi Prachar Savha, Coimbatore.
Training Programme for 40 hrs on Spoken Hindi
Mr.S.Shankar Subbaiah
Director Accessibility Consultant,
AgateInfotek, Chennai
Two days Workshop on Application of Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Resource
Expert,Bookshare South
India Consultant, Chennai.
Online Accessible Library Resource and Hand Experience on downloading and reading DAISY Book through Bookshare Account
Resource Expert, State Bank of India, Coimbatore
Touch Mobile Operations with Screen Reader- Reading English and Tamil Content
Coordinated by
Dr.U.Jerinabi, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration c
Conducted by
Dr.P.Sasirekha, Assistant Professor,
Ms.M.Agila, Teaching Assistant of Department of Commerce.
Training Programme for 40 hrs on Computerized Accounting Tally
Dr. Boopathy Srihari
Co-Founder & Executive Director Brainwave Business Solutions
Outdoor Entrepreneurial Leadership Skill development Programme  


Since 2015, a special recruitment drive was organized to the students from SC, ST and economically weaker Section . This hiring is a part of the 100 hours employability training of Affirmative Action Programme of TCS, Chennai.

Date of Interview

No. of Students trained &
Certified by AAP/TCS

Students appeared for Interview

No. of students shortlisted from Aptitude Test

Final Selects
















The graduating students alongwith all this intensive training facilities enrich their employability skills and participate in all campus interviews and get placed. They are also encouraged to appear for entrance exams on banking and the aspiring students are guided to pursue higher education too.

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