Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women - Deemed to be University, the epitome of higher education established in 1957 has been committed to the empowerment of women through value based and holistic education. The institute follows educational ideals of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Saradamani Devi, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. The institute was established by the great visionary, educationist, freedom fighter, Gandhian and philanthropist Padma Bhushan Dr. T.S.Avinashilingam and has been nurtured to its current heights by the world-renowned nutritionist Dr.Rajammal P.Devadas. The university focuses on empowering women, particularly the underprivileged, student youth, non-student youth and non-student women, community and societal development, especially the rural people and the tribes. The institute upholds its ideals through its purposeful vision, mission and objectives which are as follows:
Self development and empowerment of women through modern, scientific and value based education to enable them to lead a purposeful life filled with moral and spiritual values.
To provide quality education of global standards on a strong foundation of Indian values and traditions to women students. The institute designs its teaching, learning and research activities based on current advances in science, technology and societal demands with emphasis on commitment to societal progress, peace, harmony and national integration.
The strategic plan of the institute for the period 2013-2018 has been incorporated in the 12th five year plan proposal of the institute which was prepared and executed in to achieve expansion, equity and excellence in higher education.
The perspective plan of the institute was prepared after understanding the aspirations of the stakeholders of the institute through Boards of Studies Minutes and based on the recommendations of the Planning and Monitoring Board.
The perspective plan and detailed working under various heads were presented and placed before the Academic Council, Finance Committee and Board of Management for scrutiny, recommendations and approval.
Campus Development with adequate buildings, infrastructure to support Teaching-Learning process and for ICT enhancement has been one of the prime focus of the strategic plan amidst others. One such initiative under Campus Development was Solar Power Grid for supply of 100KWP in the campus.
The strategic plan to install solar power grid progressed systematically with an initial discussion with a committee constituted for the same. The committee constituted experts from outside and technical team within campus along with officials. The committee suggested the technical team scrutinize the specifications for the solar power grid.
The technical team along institute engineers visited Bannariamman Institute of Technology to learn about their solar power grid installation and the team submitted their report of their visit. The technical team along with institute engineers submitted the technical description for supply, installation and commissioning of 100kwp Solar Power Grid which was scrutinized by the 'Infrastructure and Asset Creation' committee. Based on the recommendations of the above committee, Expression of Interest was called for.
Later, the EOI received from suppliers were shortlisted based on eligibility and the shortlisted suppliers were asked to submit the techno-commercial bids. The committee along with technical team scrutinized the techno-commercial bids received and had series of presentations and discussions with them and the vendor was selected based on their expertise, quote and credibility.
Accordingly, work was initiated, closely monitored and the solar plant grid has been successfully commissioned since 2015 and the solar power generated is being utilized to meet the energy requirements in campus.