• Department of Human Development
  • Department profile

    Human Development is the study of how human beings develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially within the context of the family and society. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to individual and family development across the lifespan. It covers the stages of lifespan from conception to old age to promote holistic development and face the challenges of day-to-day life. The course curriculum prepares graduates for professional careers related to working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, elderly and families in social and human service settings, all of which provide opportunities for student participation and learning.

    Vision

    Human Development addresses the challenges in development, relationships, families and society through instruction, research and extension activities embedded within the theoretical framework and contextual needs.

    Mission

    Committed to associate instruction, research and extension activities for the societal welfare through child assessment and parent guidance, laboratory nursery school and centre for childhood research and advocacy

    Genesis and Growth of the Department

    Year of establishment

    Course

    1965

    M.Sc Child Development and Family relationship

    1977

    PG Diploma course in Child Development

    1980

    UG Child, family and Social Welfare 

    1988

    M.Sc . M.Phil, Ph.D Human development

    1992

    Post Matriculate Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

    1994

    Diploma in Early Childhood Education (IGNOU)

    2005

    Add on course in Early Childhood Education 

    2007

    UG Course B.Sc Human Development

    Objectives

    Key Objectives:
    • To promote the holistic development and well-being in physical, cognitive and psycho-social domains in all stages of human life.
    Specific Objectives:
    • Provide optimum maternal care to ensure healthy prenatal and neonatal development.
    • Enrich the early learning experiences for the all round development in infancy and early childhood years.
    • Bring optimum development during school years.
    • Promote resilience and prevent risk for overall development of young people.
    • Work towards improving the quality of life during adulthood.
    • Advocate the life skills and counselling towards healthy and positive lifestyle for the welfare of human beings.

    Thrust areas for the Research

  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Human Development
    • M.Sc. : Human Development
    • M.Phil : Human Development
    • Ph.D : Human Development

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Any group
    • M.Sc. : Any degree
  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities
    • Child Laboratory Nursery school for students participation and learning through instruction, internship and research
      • Planned indoor and outdoor infrastructure for child laboratory nursery school with appropriate teacher child ratio
      • Child Assessment and Parents Guidance Centre in laboratory nursery school
      • Special care and attention for children with developmental and adjustment problems

    Assessment facilities

    • Tools for assessing various areas of developments like physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, personality, creativity and adjustments.
    • Referral services for developmental delay/problems

    Library facilities with books, journals, thesis copies

    • Department library
    • Laboratory nursery school library

    Classroom

    • ICT enabled classrooms

    Facilities for Learning

    • Research, intervention, training, workshop
    • Community outreach and education programs- for infants, preschoolers, adolescents and youth through NSS, NCC and CSS
    • Administrating and planning resource facilitation, learning activities, mentoring programs, crafts, games, functions, celebrations and special events

  • Staff Profile
    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs) K. Arockia Maraichelvi
    M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D., NET
    Associate Professor and Head Life Span Development , Theories of Human behaviour, Life skills education, Stress coping, Emotional Intelligence, Early childhood education 2006

    arockia_hd@avinuty.ac.in

    selvibru97@rediffmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Priya
    M.Sc. M.Phil., Ph.D.,NET
    Assistant Professor Life Span Development, Marriage and family relations, Health and Nutrition, Early childhood education 2011 priya_hd@avinuty.ac.in
    mpriya10212@gmail.com
    Mrs. P.Jagathambal
    M.Sc., M.Phil, NET
    Assistant Professor Gerontology, Childhood, Early childhood education, Life span development, Gender perspectives 2017

    jagasiva2006@gmail.com

    jagathambal_hd@avinuty.ac.in

    Dr.Ramya Bhaskar
    M.Sc., Ph.D., NET
    Assistant Professor Life Span Development, Counselling and Guidance, Adolescent Development, Life skills education, Mental Health, Early childhood education 2017

    ramyabhaskarr@gmail.com

    ramya_hd@avinuty.ac.in

    Supporting Staff
    Ms.Mutum Silpa Devi
    M.Sc., NET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Life span development, Methods of child study, Early Childhood care and education,  Counselling, Adolescent’s Reproductive health 2015 mutum247@gmail.com
    Mrs.G.Padma Priya
    M.Sc., M.Phil, NET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Personality development, Marriage and family study, Human resource development 2015 sgp4hd@gmail.com
    Mrs.S.Rajkumari
    M.Sc., M.Phil, SET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Developmental Psychology, Children with Special Needs, Counseling, Early Childhood Education 2018

    anrajkumari@gmail.com

    Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi G.
    M.Sc.,
    Teaching Assistant (Temporary) Life Span Development, Methods of child study, Designing Learning Materials, Basic counseling skills 2018

    glakshmikumar2010@gmail.com

  • Sponsored Projects

    Major Research Projects (Ongoing)

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (Rs)

    Chief Investigator

    PG MOOCs for SWAYAM on Early childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

    April 2018 onwards

    UGC

    13,50,000/-

    Dr. K. Arockia Maraichelvi

    PG MOOCs for SWAYAM on School Counselling

    October 2018 onwards

    UGC

    13,50,000/-

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Major Research Projects (Completed)

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (Rs)

    Chief Investigator

    Mapping Early childhood development service provision in selected districts of Tamilnadu - Partnership project

    May 2013- October 2013

    Jamia Milia Islamia University and Save the Children, India

    22,11,000

    Dr.G.Baradha

    Accessibility and utilization of basic services (Nutrition, Health, Education and Work) rendered to women of SC community to meet out their rights and entitlements

    October 2012- September 2013

    Ministry of Women and Child Development

    13,11,200

    Dr. G. Baradha

    Efficacy of Life Enrichment Education imparted to Street Children residing in Rehabilitation Homes

    March 2005- March 2008

    UGC

    4,59,600

    Dr. N. Jayapoorani

    Minor Research Projects (Ongoing): NIL

    Minor Research Projects (Completed)

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Total Grant (Rs)

    Chief Investigator

    Psychological well-being among married adults

    04.12.2017- 04.04.2018

    UGC In-house Project

     

    20,000/-

     

    P I - Dr.Priya. M

    Co. P.I -Dr.Ramya Bhaskar

     

    Monitoring and supervision of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    2016- 2017

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    1,74,000/-

     

    Dr.M.Priya

    P.Jagathambal

    Mutum Silpa Devi

    Monitoring and supervision of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    2015- 2016

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    1,33,000/-

     

    Dr.S.Jaya

    M.Priya

    P.Jagathambal

    R.Revathi

    Monitoring and supervision of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    2014- 2015

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    1,33,000/-

     

    Dr.S.Jaya

    M.Priya

    P.Jagathambal

    R.Revathi

    Monitoring and supervision of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    2013- 2014

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    1,33,000/-

     

    Dr.S.Jaya

    Dr.Arockia Maraichelvi, M.Priya

    Monitoring and supervision of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    2012-2013

     

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    86,000/-

    Dr.G.Baradha

    Dr.S.Jaya

    Dr.Arockia Maraichelvi

    Monitoring and Evaluation of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    2010 - 2011

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    46,000/-

    Dr.G.Baradha,

    Dr.R.Amirtha Gowri

    and

    Dr.Arockia Maraichelvi

    Monitoring and Evaluation of ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    July 2008 - 2010

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    1,48,000/-

    (per year)

    Dr.G.Baradha, Dr.N.Jayapoorani & Dr.Arockia maraichelvi

    Disseminating Information on the Principles of Mahatma Gandhi among Adolescents

    September 2008 – November 2008

    UGC

    19,000/-

    Dr.S.Jaya and Dr.G.Baradha

    Data Sample Check in 5% of the Schools in the Selected Coimbatore District under the DISE quality Management

    July 2008 - September 2008

     

    Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan, Govt of Tamil Nadu

    23,000/-

    Dr.S.Jaya

    Integrated project on promotion of child development "Training Creche Teachers of Tsunami affected Districts on Child Development

    January 2007 – April 2007

     

    Canadian Red Cross supported Indian Red Cross

    25,000/-

    Dr.N.Jayapoorani

    Gender Sensitisation awareness project

    July 2006 to December 2006

    UGC

    25,000/-

    Dr.G.Baradha

  • MOU signed

    S.No

    Collaborating organization

    Purpose

    Title

    Date signed

    Duration

    1

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    Project approval

    Monitoring and supervision ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    6.6.2013

    2013-2016

    2

    Jamia Milia Islamia Univeristy and Save the children,India

    Project approval

    Mapping Early childhood development service provision in selected districts of Tamilnadu - Partnership project

    2.4.2013

    Oct 2012-Sep 2013

    3

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    Project approval

    Monitoring and supervision ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    12.7.2012

    2011-2012

    4

    Ministry of Women and Child Development

    Project approval

    Accessibility and utilization of basic services (Nutrition, Health, Education and Work) rendered to women of SC community to meet out their rights and entitlements

    25.6.2012

    Oct 2013-Sep 2016

    5

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    Project approval

    Monitoring and supervision ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    17.8.2010

    2010-2011

  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

    Name of the Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops/ Guest Lecture

    Date

    Guest Lecture on Marriage and Family Laws

    08.10.2018

    Workshop on Life Skills and its applications for quality life

    04.10.2018- 05.10.2018

    Guest Lecture on Curriculum and Programme Planning in ECE

    29.10.2018

    Guest Lecture on Family Crisis and its management

    28.09.2018

    Special Lecture on Identification and management Developmental delays

    07.09.2018

    Guest Lecture on Early Stimulation

    6.09.2018

    UGC sponsored National Conference on Spectrum of Human Development - Reaching Horizons

    24.01.2016 – 25.01.2018

    Workshop on Life Skills

    20.02.2018-21.02.2018

    Training on Therapeutic counselling Techniques

    19.02.2018-21.02.2018

    Training on Basic Counselling skills Training

    06.02.2018-08.02.2018

    Training on Creative skills

    19.02.2018 - 20.02.2018

    Workshop on Identification of learning disabilities in classroom

    28.9.2017

    Special lecture on Gender perspectives

    27.09.2017

    Special Lecture on Reproductive health and antenatal care of young women

    02.08.2017

    Training on Counselling Skills and Techniques

    18.01.2017- 20.01.2017

    FDP on Joy of Teaching

    04.08.2016

    Training on Projective Techniques

    09.03.2016

    Training on Basic Counselling Skills

    05.03.2016-12.03.2016

    Workshop on Montessori Philosophy and Methods of Practice

    16.03.2016– 17.03.2016

    Guest Lecture on Preschool teachers of 21 st century- Rendering theoretical perspectives into classroom teaching

    07.03.2016

    Special Lecture on Personality Development

    29.02.2016

    Workshop on Soft toy making

    29.02.2016 – 01.03.2016

    Guest Lecture on Human Rights and related world affairs

    15.02.2016

    Workshop on Integrating Multiple Intelligence (MI) into the curriculum

    27.01.2016

    Workshop on Counselling Techniques for Family Issues

    23.01.2015-24.01.2015

    Workshop on Early Childhood Care and Development- Towards Excellence

    20.01.2014 - 21.01.2014

  • Research Programmes

    Ph.D Programmes

    Name

    Title

    Supervisor

    Year of Completion

    FT/PT

    Scholars from Host/other Institution

    Seema Saikia

    Mental Health status of Parents of Children with Autism

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Ongoing

    FT

    From Host

    Ankita Saikia

    Quality of life and life satisfaction of elderly

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Tanuja Saikia

    Overall wellbeing of adolescents through life skills

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    G. Padmapriya

    Effect of psychological intervention on the wellbeing of institutionalized orphans

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    S. Rajkumari

    Development of screening tool to identify Learning Disability (LD)

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Ongoing

    PT

    From other institution

    P. Jagathambal

    Sensitizating Early childhood educators on Developmentally Appropriate early learning

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Vijayalakshmi G.

    Inter- relationship between Multiple Intelligence(MI),Learning Style (LS) and Academic achievement (AA) of school children with suggestive mapping of teaching pedagogy

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Upashree Dutta

    Determinants of stress anxiety and depression among adolescents and identifying the effect of intervention

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    FT

    From Host

    Janavi Devi

    Adolescents of Arunthathiyar population – An exploratory study

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    FT

    From Host

    Mutum Silpa Devi

    Impact of Reproductive Health Education Programme (RHEP) among adolescent girls – an intervention study

    Dr. S. Jaya

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Ipsita Borgohain

    Skill Acquisition of Adolescents through Internet Usage – an Explorative Study

    Dr. S. Jaya

    12.07.2018

    FT

    From Host

    Banilekha Phukan

    Efficacy of Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) in improving the overall well – being of school students

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    07.04.2017

    FT

    From Host

    Christina T. Dorthy

    Psychosocial Intervention and quality of Life of HIV Infected Female Sex Workers

    Dr. S. Jaya

    30.09.2013

    PT

    From other institution

    N. Dhanya

    Quality of the Life of Senior Citizens in Institutions and Community

    Dr. S. Jaya

    09.07.2013

    PT

    From Host

    Sumati Rajkumari

    Impact of Home and School Environments on Values of Adolescent Girls: A Cross-Cultural Study

    Dr. G. Baradha

    18.09.2012

    PT

    From Host

    Parameswari S. J.

    HIV related stigma in the lives of Persons Living with HIV and the impact of Sexual Health Education in Reducing stigmatizing Attitudes among Migrant Women in the Tea Plantations of Nilgiris

    Dr. N. Jayapoorani

    22.06.2012

    PT

    From Host

    D. Vijayarani

    Attitudinal change of rural population about gender through gender sensitization

    Dr. G. Baradha

    28.09.2011

    PT

    From other institution

    K. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Efficacy of life enrichment education imparted to street children residing in rehabilitation homes

    Dr. N. Jayapoorani

    30.06.2006

    FT

    From Host

     

    M.Phil Programmes

    Name

    Title

    Supervisor

    Year of Completion

    FT/PT

    Scholars from Host/other Institution

    Fenny Leferty Kharpuri

    Marital Satisfaction and Psychological Well-being among Couples

    Dr. Priya

    24.08.2018

    FT

    From Host

    Konkona Sonowal

    Multiple Intelligence (MI) and Learning Style (LS) of school going adolescents

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    24.08.2018

    FT

    From Host

    R. Revathi

    Influence of Print and Electronic media on Adolescent’s Intelligence

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    27.09.2017

    PT

    From Host

    Ramya R

    Exploring Fear Factors among Children

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

     

    FT

    From Host

    Chitraselvi M.

    Self-concept of Adolescents Living in Institutions

    Dr. S. Jaya

    29.07.2014

    FT

    From Host

    Karthika

    Perceived Stress Level and Its Repercussions among Private and Government School Children - A Comparative Study

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    13.02.2013

    FT

    From Host

  • Awards/Achievements

    Faculty Awards/Achievements

    Name of the staff

    Title of the awards/Details of achievements and Recognitions

    Name and address of the Institution/ Session/ Club/Organiser etc from which receive

    Date

    Dr. K. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Best Oral Presenter award on DST- CURIE sponsored National Conference on Home Science Towards Young India, New India on the paper entitled School Stress Inoculation Training and Stress Indicators of middle school student

    Faculty of Home Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

    16 th and 17 th Feb 2018

    International Young Scientist Award 2016

    The 2nd International Young Scientist Congress organized byInternational Science Community Association in collaboration with Mother Therasa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Science

    9 th May 2016

    UGC Research award for a period of 2 years without research guidance with a Research grant of Rs. 2.00 lakh and full Salary with admissible allowances

    UGC ,New Delhi

    For the period of 2 years from 27 th Feb 2012 to 26 th Feb 2014

    Kusuma Young Researcher Award with a Cash of Rs. 2,00,000/- and Certificate in recognition of the research paper titled Facilitating the subsistence of street children through Life Enrichment Education

    The Kusuma Trust, London, U.K.

    Awarded at New Delhi

    22.01.2010

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Best oral presenter award on UPE Sponsored National Seminar on Risks and Resilience across the lifespan, on the paper entitled Teen Pregnancy-A risk factor for physical growth and cognitive abilities of school children

    Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore

    15 th and 16 th March 2018

    Mutum Silpa Devi

    Best Oral Presenter award on DST- CURIE sponsored National Conference on Home Science Towards Young India, New India on the paper titled Adolescents reproductive health: A socio – demographic factor analysis

    Faculty of Home Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

    16 th and 17 th Feb 2018

    Dr. G.Baradha

    Shri P. K. Das Memorial Best Faculty Award in Home Sciences with Cash of Rs. 10,000/-, Certificate, Guest of Honour and Plaque

    Nehru College of Educational and Charitable trust

    15 th Dec 2009

    Dr. N. Jayapoorani

    Rashtriya Gaurav Award for the meritorious service for the community

    The International Friendship Society

    2009

    Best Citizen of India for the services rendered to the society 

    International Publishing House

     

    Student Awards/Achievements

    Name of the student

    Title of the awards/Details of achievements and Recognitions

    Name and address of the Institution/ Session/ Club/Organiser etc from which receive

    Date

    Rani Barman,

    II M.Sc. Human Development

    Best Poster Presentation Award at UPE Sponsored National Seminar on Risks and Resilience across the lifespan

    Human Development, DOS in Food Science and Nutrition, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore

    16.03.2018

    Baswati Sharma

    I M.Sc. Human Development

    Best Poster Presentation Award at DST CURIE Sponsored National conference Home Science towards young India New India

    Faculty of Home Science,

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    17.02.2018

    Upashree Dutta

    Ph.D Scholar Human Development

    Best Poster Presentation Award at DST CURIE Sponsored National conference Home Science towards young India New India

    Faculty of Home Science,

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    17.02.2018

    Best Poster Presentation Award at UGC sponsored

    National Conference on Spectrum of Human Development - Reaching the Horizons

    Department of Human Development, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    25.01.2018

    Ipsita Borgohain Ph.D Scholar Human Development

    Best Poster Presentation Award for the paper ‘The effect of Internet Usage on academic Performance among Rural and Urban Adolescent Students in Coimbatore District’ at UGC sponsored National Conference on Scientific Perspective in Home Science

    Faculty of Home Science,

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    07.03.2017

    Ramya.R

    III B.Sc Human Development

    1 st Prize winner in Essay writing competition (English) in connection with International Day for persons with disability

    Special Education Department, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

    06.12.2017

    R. Aishwarya

    III B.Sc Human Development

    1 st Prize winner in Kabadi Annual Sports Competition

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    18.3.2017

    Kavipriya.R.S

    II B. Sc Human Development

    3 rd Prize winner of BIOXION-CONNECTION,

    Inter and intra college competition

    Inter and intra college competition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    06.10.2017

    Sameera Fathima. S

    II B. Sc Human Development

    J. Maria Cindrella

    II B. Sc Human Development

    2 nd Prize winner of "Think India Contest", Good Governance Day

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

    22.12.2016

    Ms. Sindhu

    III B.Sc Human Development

     

    2 nd Prize winner in football in Tamil Nadu state inter-deemed University tournament 2014 - 2015

    Karunya University, Tamil Nadu state inter-deemed University tournament 2014 – 2015, Sport Development Authority f Tamil Nadu

    20 th – 22 nd Feb 2015

  • Publications