• Home Science Extension Education
  • Department profile

    Home Science Extension Education is one of the vital branches under the Faculty of Home Science. It gives a clarion call to all the Home Scientists to apply their knowledge and wisdom for the cause of rural and urban communities, downtrodden families and people with special needs.

    Home Science Extension Education equips the students with admirable knowledge, applicable practices and adaptive attitudes in understanding the community and working with them. The dissemination of valuable knowledge of Home Science to the community is the focal thrust of the subject.

    The unique feature of the Department is its interdisciplinary nature. As a branch of specialization of the Faculty of Home Science, the Department keeps in constant touch with the courses and developments in the other departments. Lifelong Training Center is attached to the Department of Extension Education.

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    Vision

    Striving for sustainable development of rural and urban communities through academic enrichment and empowerment of the youth

    Mission

    The course content prepares the women students to horn their competencies towards self development, career prospects and leadership development for better family living.

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    GENESIS AND GROWTH OF THE DEPARTMENT

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    OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSES ARE TO HELP STUDENTS : TO

    • Get sensitized on the nature, infrastructure and issues of the society and equip them with skills on working with the community and to disseminate information to the varied stakeholders in the rural and urban setting.
    • Undertake research to reorient the programmes and policies.
    • Revisit the issues and challenges of the community for scaling up the state of art.
    • Assume leadership positions for attaining sustainable development

    Get sensitized on the nature, infrastructure and issues of the society

    Equip them with skills on working with the community

    Dissemination gained information to the varied stake holder in the rural and urban settings

    Undertake research to reorient the programmes and policies

    Revisit the issues and challenges of the community for scaling up the state of art

    Assume leadership positions for attaining sustainable development

  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Rural Development & Sociology
    • M.Sc. : Extension & Communication
    • MSW. : Master of Social Work
    • MWSE. : Master of Women's Studies and Entrepreneurship*
    • M.Phil & Ph.D : Home Science Extension Education
    • M.Phil & Ph.D : Women's Studies

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Any group
    • M.Sc. : Any degree
    • MSW : Any degree
    • MWSE : Any degree

    *Self Financed course

  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities
    • Smart Class Rooms and
    • Audio Visual Lab equipped with
      • Computer
      • LCD Projector
      • Public address system
      • AV Trolly
      • Digital camera and Interactive Board and Over Head Projector
  • Sponsored Projects
    Project Name & year Name of the participants Chief Investigators Total Grant Funding Agency Duration
    Imparting Breastfeeding Techniques among Women, 2012-2014 Pregnant women and Lactating mothers Dr.S.Rajalakshmi 8, 64, 600 UGC 2 years
  • Staff Details
      Name Desgination Specialisation year of Joining Email Id
    Mrs.Sandra Anandarajan
    M.A., M.Phil.
    Associate Professor Sociology, Health and Environment Management, Mass communication, Mass Media 1980 sandra_ext@avinuty.ac.in,
    Sandra.anand@gmail.com

    Dr.(Mrs.) M. Kasthuri
    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor Sociology, Entrepreneurship Development, Mass Communication, Women studies 1982 kasthuri_ext@avinuty.ac.in,
    kasthurimurugesan @gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs)K.Vasantha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor Training and Development, Entrepreneurship Development 2005 lll_adu@yahoo.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) S.Rajalakshmi
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET
    Associate Professor & HoD Home Science Extension Education, Communication, Training and Development, Project Management, NGO, Panchayati Raj, Rural Development Programme 2003 rajalakshmi_ext@avinuty.ac.in,
    raji_toc@yahoo.com
    rajiadu@gmail.com
    Dr.T.Radha
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor Extension Education, Entrepreneurship Development, Women Empowerment, Science and Technology 2014 vasanthradhaext@gmail.com
    radha_ext@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr. Mrs. R. Jansi Rani
    M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor Training and Development, Entrepreneurship Development 2005 Jansi3393@gmail.com
      Self Supporting Staff        
    Mrs. R.Jothimani
    M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed
    Teaching Assistant (Temporary) Extension Education, Rural Development Programmes 2012 vanathidurai@outlook.com
    Dr.P.Kalaivani
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Extension Education, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship Development 2014 pkvani12@gmail.com
    Dr.G.Sheefna
    MWS, M.Phil,Ph.D
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Women studies, Gender and Empowerment, Entrepreneurship Self Help Groups Feminist Theories Approaches 2017 sheefna@gmail.com
    Ms. Sathya Priya
    M.Sc., MSW., M.Phil., SLET
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Social work, medical and psychiatry, Counselling 2018 sathyasrinivasan1994@gmail.com
    Mrs. S. Meenakshi
    M.Sc., MBA, (Ph.D.), (MA Yoga)
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Development, Extension Education, Career Extension, Career Guidance and Counselling, Programme Management, Entrepreneurship Development 2018 meenakshivignesh20@gmail.com
  • MoU signed
  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

    Title of the Programme

    Date

    Two Day National Seminar on “Corporate Social Responsibility in Community Development”

    22 nd and 23 rd January 2014

    Training Workshop on “Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development” Phase I and II

    Phase I
    Batch I – 28 th to 30 th April 2014 Batch II- 07 th to 09 th May 2014 Batch III- 13 th to 15 th May 2014 Batch IV- 21 st to 23 rd May 2014
    Phase II
    Batch I – 03 rd to 05 th June 2015 Batch II- 17 th to 19 th June 2015 Batch III- 15 th to 17 th July 2015 Batch IV – 29 th to 31 st July 2015

    Four Days Workshop on Life Skill cum Life Style Education

    09 th to 12 th January 2018

    Two days Training Workshop on Fold Dance and Folk Music

    12 th to 14 th February 2018

    One day Seminar on Legal Provision for Women

     

    27 th July 2017

  • Research Programmes

    List of Ph.D. Research Scholars (Host institution)

    S.No

    Year of enrolment

    Name of Research fellow

    Name of degree / programme

    Progress of Research

    1 2009

    P.Kalaivani

    Ph.D. in Extension Education

    Awarded 2013

    2

    2009

    Mrs.M.Shanmugavani Ph. D. in Extension Education Awarded 2014
    3 2009 Philochone R.S Ph. D. in Extension Education Awarded 2014
    4 2009 Karuna miraclyn Stephan Ph. D. in Extension Education Awarded 2014
    6 2017 Jugamaya gogoyi Ph. D. in Extension Education Ongoing
    7 2017 Ms. Rani Ph. D. in Extension Education part time) Ongoing

    8

    2017

    Miss.Malarmangai

    Ph.d in Extension Education part time)

    Ongoing

    9

    2017

    Mrs.Hilda

    Ph.d in Extension Education part time)

    Ongoing


    List of Ph.D. Research Scholars (other institution)

    S.No

    Year of enrolment

    Name of the research fellow

    Name of the degree programme

    Name of university From where you earned your last degree

    Name of last degree attained

    Progress of the Research

    1

    2009

    Mrs . Selvanayaki

    Ph.d in Extension Education

    Bharathiyar University , Coimbatore

    M.Sc.

     

    awarded 2013

    2

    2009

    Mrs.Harihara priya

    Ph.d in Extension Education

    Kerala agriculture University – Trissur

    M.Sc.

    awarded 2014

    3

    2010

    Mrs .V.Kayalvizhi

    Ph.d in Extension Education

    Pondicherry university, puducherry

    M.Sc.

    awarded 2015

    4

    2015

    Mrs R.Geetha

    Ph.d in Extension Education

    Salem

    M.Sc.

    Ongoing

    5

    2017

    Mrs.Renjini M.U

    Ph.d in Extension Education

    Kerala University , Trivandrum

    M.Sc.

    Ongoing

  • Awards/Achievements

    S.No

    Name of the faculty

    Details of the award

    Sponsor

    Organizer

    Year

     1

     Dr. K. Vasantha

     Best Paper Presentation

    National Conference “Young India”

    DST

    School of Home Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women

    2018

  • Publications