• Department of Resource Management
  • Department profile

    A family is a social institution and the role of women in management of the resources is paramount. With the increasing trend witnessed in women employment and the inevitable decline in joint families, women are left in the crossroad without the conventional social support from other family members in tackling family resources. The oscillating socio-economic forces and the advancement in technology evident in all activities and in the society portray ample testimony to the emerging trends in family structure, gender specific roles, value priorities, living styles and work patterns. The scientific aspects of effective resource management have in their wake added significant inputs, highlighting them in terms of increasing value of human resources, limitations of non human resources and the piling up of civic, social and national responsibilities, over and above those of shouldering duties in the household front, especially on women with dual roles

    VISION

    To enable students to emerge as empowered, self developed women in resource use, management and interior designing through value based, scientific and life skills oriented education and research prospects underlying the principle of charity begins at home for universal missions

    MISSION

    Provide access to higher education and employment opportunities that enable students (women) to develop knowledge and skills necessary to improve their performance, pursue their professional goals, exercise leadership and render service to their communities and the nation at large by being creative and resourceful

    LANDMARKS IN THE GROWTH OF THE DEPARTMENT

    Academic Year

    Specific landmarks

    1959-60

    M.Sc. Home Management

    1973-74

    B. Sc. Interior Design and Environment

    1974-75

    PG Diploma in Interior design and environment

    1977-78

    M. Phil (Part time)

    1988-89

    M. Phil (Full time) and Ph. D (Full time and Part time)


    Change in nomenclature of Courses offered (passed in Feb.2007 BoS)

    S. No

    Programme

    Till 2006-07

    Effective from 2007-08

    1

    B. Sc

    Interior design and Environment

    Interior design

    2

    M.Sc

    Resource Management

    Interior design and Resource Management


    Courses offered (passed in Feb.2007 BoS)

    S. No

    Programme

    Till 2013-14

    Effective from 2014-15

    1

    B. Sc

    Interior Design

    Interior design and Resource Management


    Details on Programmes and Courses offered

    The Department offers Undergraduate, Post graduate and Research level Programmes. The following Programmes and Courses are currently offered (2016-17) by the Department:

    S. No

    Programme

    Course (Major)

    1

    B. Sc

    Interior design and Resource Management

    2

    M. Sc

    Interior design and Resource Management

    3

    PG Diploma

    Interior design and Environment

    4

    M. Phil

    Resource Management

    5

    Ph. D

    Resource Management

    The students admitted to the varied courses in the academic year 2013-18 also hail from other states (Kerala, Bihar, Manipur, Assam and Meghalaya).

    OBJECTIVES

    From its inception the department aims at training young women towards better managerial abilities with the following objectives to:
    • Provide knowledge in resource management and interior design for effective family living.
    • Introduce concepts on technological intervention to relieve drudgery and create safe environment.
    • Conduct need based research on emerging thrust areas related to resource management.
    • Mobilize action programs towards enhancing the quality of living.
    • Inculcate among students the treasured values of Indian Culture.
  • Programes Offered

    Programes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Interior Design & Resource Management
    • M.Sc. : Interior Design & Resource Management
    • M.Phil : Resource Management
    • Ph.D : Resource Management

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Any group
    • M.Sc. : Any degree
  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities
  • Staff Details
    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail Id
    Dr.(Mrs)S.Visalakshi Rajeswari
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor & Home Management 1979 hod_rm@avinuty.ac.in
    visalakshi_rm@avinuty.ac.in,
    visamani12@yahoo.co.in

    Dr.(Mrs.)M.R.Thilakam
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

    Professor & HOD Home Management 1980 thilagam_rm@avinuty.ac.in,
    thilkay@yahoo.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) R.Jeyagowri
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor Home Management 1991 jeyagowri_rm@avinuty.ac.in,
    rgowri2004@yahoo.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) K.Manimozhi
    M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Professor
    (On other duty)
    Home Management 1992 manimozhi_rm@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) B.Loganayaki
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor - SS Interior Design 2011 loganayaki_rm@avinuty.ac.in
    logunayaki.nsstoc@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs) D.Sumathi
    M.Sc., M.Phil., MBA., NET, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor Interior Design and Resource Management, 2013 sumathi_rm@avinuty.ac.in
    sumidhans@gmail.com

    Mrs.P.Sakthidevi
    M.Sc., M.Phil., SLET
    Assistant Professor Interior Design and Resource Management, CADD 2013 sakthidevi_rm@avinuty.ac.in
    shakthidevi.p@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) V.Sarasvathi
    M.Sc., M.Phil. BDS., NET, Ph.D, Dip Arch des
    Assistant Professor Resource Management,CADD, Revit Architecture, 3D s Max, Ergonomics 2014 saraswathi_rm@avinuty.ac.in

    Bacteriology

     
     
       
    Dr.(Mrs.) A.Saraswathy
    M.B.B.S., M.Sc.,
    Associate Professor in Bacteriology Medicine and Nutrition 1990 sarapal601@gmail.com
    Self Supporting Staff  
    Mrs.R.Amirthapriya
    M.Sc., M.Phil., NET
    Assistant Professor (Temp) Resource Management 2018 priyamasi76@gmail.com
    J.Sofia Jannet
    M.Sc.,
    Teaching Assistant (Temp.) Resource Management 2018 sofiajannet@gmail.com
  • Sponsored Projects

    The Department has and still cherishes the significance of research in higher education and has put in ardent efforts to obtain major and minor funded projects, as one of the prime objectives. Management of resources, harnessing renewable energy, post harvest technology and food grain preservation, and augmenting resources have been the thrust areas held high in all the projects completed till date

    Year (Duration of project)

    Title of the Project / PI

    Outlay (Rs)

    Funding Agency

    2012- 2014

    Eco - friendly methods of pest and disease management for sustainable agriculture

    Awardee - Dr. K. Manimozhi

    3,00,000

    UGC


    Major and Minor funded projects:

    Year (Duration of project)

    Title of the Project / PI

    Outlay (Rs)

    Funding Agency

    2012- 2014

    Eco - friendly methods of pest and disease management for sustainable agriculture

    Awardee - Dr. K. Manimozhi

    3,00,000

    UGC

    Major and Minor funded projects:

    S.No

    Staff

    Title of the project

    Funding Agency

    Amount sanctioned (Rs)

    Period

    Utilization certificate submitted

    Project report submitted

    1

    Dr.K.Manimozhi

     

    Training of farm women on safe and simple storage practices for food grain

    (Major funded)

    DST

     

    16,79,280

     

    2011-2014

    Yes

    Yes

    In house project-Minor

    2

    Dr.D.Sumathi

    Exploring the feasibility of installing organic waste based biogas plant in an Institution

    UGC Sponsored

    20,000

    3 months

     

    -

    Yes

    3

     

     

    Dr.V.Sarasvathy

    Feasibility of a Solar roof for interior lighting –A Green initiative

    UGC Sponsored

    20,000

     

    3 months

    -

    yes


    Major Project using Start - up grant

    Year (Duration of project)

    Title of the Project / PI

    Outlay (Rs)

    Funding Agency

    2013-15

    Increase in food security, nutrition and self reliance of women in urban population by growing organic vegetables in terrace –

    Dr. B. Loganayaki

    6,00,000

    UGC (Start-up grant)

  • MOU signed

    MoU Signed with / Sponsor

    Purpose/Objectives

    Duration

    Date

    1.Collaborative design and Engineering Services LLP, Coimbatore

    • Increasing demand of architectural and engineering students with high domain expertise service provider
    • Internship training programme along with engineering design projects

    1 year  

    26.08.2016

    2. CADD Centre Training Services Pvt. Ltd, Chennai

    • Preparing the students for an enriched college life, setting goals and career plans.
    • Training on CAD/CAM/CAE software at subsidized cost.
    • Exposing the students to latest technologies in the design field.
    • Enhancing the employability level of the students.
    • Facilitating the conduct of workshops, seminars and competitions
    • Improving the confidence level of students to take real life Situations/challenges

    3 years

    22.11.2017

    Collaborated design and Engineering Services Ltd

    CADD Centre Training Services Pvt. Ltd, Chennai

  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops Conducted

    Training / Conference / Lecture

    2017-18

    Resource Person

    Technology based Entrepreneurship Development programme (TEDP) on “ Interior and Exterior Design-theory and practice, with hands on training in 3D BIM concepts using REVIT Architecture

    EDI India, Gujarat & DST, Government of India, Faculty of Engineering in association with Department of Resource management

    Special lecture on " Basic concepts of Electricity"

    Mrs. Padmagowri, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Scope and prospects of Interior Design

    Dr. Anjaneysh.,M.Arch. Digital, Principal Architect, Dreamzscapes, Gandhipuram

    National conference on Home science towards Young India, New India

    DST curie sponsored, organized by Faculty of Home Science

    National conference on Designing-threshold to Entrepreneurship

    UGC sponsored, organized by Department of Resource management


    Workshop / Lecture / Demonstration 2015-16

    Resource Person

    Basic fabric painting and printing

    Kokuyo camlin Limited, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram Chennai - 600086

    Flower Arrangement – Ikebana Style

    Ms. Raji Ashokan, Free lancer Tirupur

    Flower Tying

    Mr. Murugan, Flower Entrepreneur, poo market, Coimbatore

    " Designing Modern Interiors Using 3D Max "

    Mr. Karthik NX CADD Solutions, Coimbatore.

    Computer Aided Drafting and Design

    Ms. Suganya, Technical leader , Dream Zone. Coimbatore.

    Identifying the Research problem and formulating the Research Design

    Dr. D. Victor Arokia Doss, Associate professor, Department of Biochemistry, PSG College of Arts and science, Coimbatore

    Architectural and perspective Drawing in CADD

    Mr. Nikhil and Mr. Saurabh, Yellow Tree Academy, Race Course, Gopalapuram, Coimbatore,

    Statistical Applications in Thesis Writing

    Dr. Duraisamy, Professor, Physical science, Coimbatore

    Role of chemicals in Construction

    Mr. Manikandan, Assistant manager, FOSROC, Coimbatore

    Planning and Approval Process of building Construction

    Dr. Anuradha, Associate Professor Dr. R.M.Karthikeyan, Assistant professor SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore


    Workshop / Lecture / Demonstration 2014-15

    Resource Person

    Workshop on oil painting, water colour and charcoal

    Mrs. Vimala Jajoo Artist camelin promoter & freelance Arts

    Workshop on oil painting, water colour and charcoal

    Mrs. Vimala Jajoo Artist camelin promoter & freelance Arts

    One day workshop on computer aided product design

    Mr. N. Karthik

    One day Workshop on Advanced computer Aided Drafting

    Mr. N. Kathirvel

    One day workshop on 3Ds Max in Designing interiors

    Mr. N. Karthik

    Special Lecture on “Professionalism in Home Science “

    Dr. Archana Bhatnagar , Professor SNDT University, Mumbai.

    Two days workshop on Mural painting

    Mrs. Rajeshwari, Craft Teacher.

    One day workshop on Advanced Embroidery stitches and Construction of Cushion

    Mrs. Rajeshwari, Craft Teacher.

    One day guest Lecture on Motivating factors in home management

    Mr. Lakshmi Kanthan

    One day workshop on Motif development

    Mr. Manickam, Artist , Janagiraman sangh, Coimbatore

    One day Lecture cum Demonstration on Floral Art

    Mr. Murugan, Entrepreneur, Coimbatore.

    One day workshop on residential Space planning

    Mr. Andrew Jairaj

    Mural painting

    Mrs. Rajeshwari, Craft Teacher, Cbe.


    Lecture / Workshop / Demonstration

    2013-14

    Resource Person

    Special Lecture on Entrepreneurship Development Programme

    Mrs.P.Sudha, President WOBEDA*, Coimbatore.

    Special Lecture on Elevators and Escalators in Interiors

    Ms.S.Suganya, Faculty, Dream Zone,Coimbatore.

    Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAC) Sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology, NSTEDB, Govt of India, New Delhi.

    Mrs. Dhanalakshmi and staff of the Department

    One day workshop on, “ Visualization of Building Interiors using 3DS Max ”

    Mr. Karthick, Trainings CADD Solutions.

    Special Lecture on “ Role of police in the safety of women

    Mr.Venkatraman Inspector of police Race Course station

    Special workshop on “ Ikebana”

    Mrs. Raji Asokan, Entrepreneur

    One day workshop on “ warli painting for interior Design Students “

    Mr. Manickam, Artist .J.S.S Janasikshan sansh

    Demonstration on Floral Art

    Mr. Murugan, Flower Market Coimbatore

    Talk on “Interior Design and furniture”

    Architect Lakshmi, Lengno.

    Demonstration on commercial Flower Decoration

    Mr. Gopinath, Ooty Flower Shop

  • Research Programmes

    Thrust area

    Number of Ph. Ds

    M. Phils

    Total

    completed

    in progress

    Resource Management

    01

    04

     

    05

    Interior Design

     

     

    03

    03

    Housing/ Green housing

     

     

    01

    01

    Renewable energy

     

     

    01

    01

    Waste recycling/ management

    01

     

     

    01

    Consumerism/ women entrepreneurs

     

    02

    01

    03

    Ergonomics

    03

    01

     

    04

    Post harvest technology

    02

     

     

    02

    Environment

     

    02

     

    02

      Research has been an integral component at the masters, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes as curricular requirement. Research has main focus on the following need based areas.
    • Resource Management
    • Renewable Sources of Energy - Solar energy
    • Space designing and decoration
    • Entrepreneurship programmes
    • Consumerism
    • Environmental protection
    • Ergonomics
    • Household equipment
    • Health and sanitation
    • Women's issues

  • Awards/Achievements

    S.No

    Name of the staff

    Award

    Awarding Agency

    Year of Award

     

    1.

     

    Dr. Visalakshi Rajeswari

    Best presentation

    Award

    (International Level)

    International Science Congress Association

    2013-14

     

    2.

     

    Dr.K. Manimozhi

    Research Award under Post Doctorate Fellowship Scheme

    (National Level)

    UGC

    2012-14

     

    3.

     

    Dr. Sarasvathi. V &

    Dr. Visalakshi Rajeswari

    Best Poster presentation

    Life Sciences Zuvius

    2015-16

     

    4.

     

    Dr.D.Sumathi & Dr.V.Sarasvathy

    National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP) Award-Second Prize

    (National Level)

    Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports & Government of TamilNadu, N.S.S Regional Directorate, N.S.S State Cell

    2015-16

     

    5.

     

    Dr. M. R. Thilakam

    Best Paper Award

    (National Level)

    International Conference, Arunai Engineering College, Thiruvananamalai.

    2016-17

     

    6.

     

    Dr. Visalakshi Rajeswari

    First prize in Cookery Competition

    XXXVI National Nutrition Week celebrations organized by Dept. of Nutrition and Nutrition Society of India.

    2017-18

     

    7.

     

    Dr.R.Jeyagowri

    Best Oral Presentation

    (National Level)

    XXXII Biennial Conference of Home Science Association

    2017-18

  • Publications