M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
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Dr.T.S.K.Meenakshisundaram, Managing Trustee, The Avinashilingam Education Trust, has assumed charge as the Chancellor of Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed to be University), Coimbatore - 641 043 on the afternoon of 29.05.2023

Dr. T. S. K. Meenakshisundaram obtained his M.A., M.Phil., & Ph.D degrees in History from Annamalai University and Tamil University respectively. He was also conferred Ph.D (Honoris Causa) by Inter American University of Humanistic Studies, USA in 2006. He is the recipient of the Vidya Ratna Award presented by Parathasarathy International Cultural Academy, Chennai in 2006.

He has a long and fruitful association with the University and served in different capacities. He was the Asst. Managing Trustee and Secretary of the Avinashilingam Education Trust Institutions from 2007 to 2010. He is the President of the Advisory Committee of Avinashilingam Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Karamadai and Avinashilingam Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Coimbatore. He was the member of Syndicate, Finance Committee and Staff Selection Committee of Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore from 2007 to 2010. In the year 2010, he became the Managing Trustee and Chancellor. After his first tenure as Chancellor, he continues to be the Managing Trustee

Apart from his leadership in educational institutions, he has been the Director of Sri Gajalakshmi Theatre (p), Ltd., Tirupur is the Managing Director of Tirupur Lakshmi Vilas Chit Funds Ltd., Tirupur and member of Cosmopolitan Club, Coimbatore, Lawley Institute, Ooty, Visvaparsath (Sabarimala) and V.A.T. Trust, Tiruppur. Dr. T. S. K. Meenakshisundaram’s religious services encompass those as Managing Trustee of Putta Burathamman Temple, Coimbatore and Managing Committee Member of Bellathi Angalu Temple, Karamadai, Coimbatore District. He is also managing and maintaining the Triupur Varasshithi Vinnayagar Temple.

He is involving, planning and performing all the activities with human values.
He visited USA and London, shared and participated enthusiastically in all the activities.
Dr. T. S. K. Meenakshisundaram as the Managing Trustee of the Avinashilingam Education Trust, has guided meticulously to receive the following Accolades/Achievements for the Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed to be University).

  • NAAC Accreditation : A Grade in July 2013, A+ Grade in March 2019, A++ Grade in February 2022(with CGPA 3.65 /4)
  • NIRF : 75th Rank 2021, 84th Rank 2022
  • 12 B Status : 2017
  • Extension of Deemed to be University Status for further period of five years: 2017
  • NBA Accreditation for Engineering Programmes (BMIE, FPPT and PT): 2018
  • ARIIA 2020 - Ranked first under the Higher Educational Institutions in India exclusively for Women from Government and Government aided category l : 2020
  • ARIIA 2021 - Ranked fifth under the University & Deemed to be University (Govt. & Govt. Aided) (Technical) category : 2021
  • The New Indian Express Group – Think Edu Award – Continuous Excellence in Education : 2021

During the tenure of Academic year 2022 to 2023, the Institute was honored to host three governors and Union Minister for the following program

  • Uttar Pradesh Governor (Hon’ble Smt. Anandiben Patel Ji - National Seminar on Best Practices of Avinashilingam Institute fostering NAAC Assessment Criteria
  • Governor of Telangana and Lt. Governor of Pondicherry (Dr. (Smt.) Tamilisai Soundararajan) - Preparing Women Students for the 21st Century Higher Education
  • Tamil Nadu Governor (Thiru. R. N. Ravi) Inauguration of AIU-Avinashilingam Institute – Academic and Administrative Development Centre (AIU-AI-AADC).
  • Convocation Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education & Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India.

Signed MoUs with the following reputed Education Institutions:

  • M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation : MoU signed on 07.04.2023
  • IITM Incubation Cell : MoU signed by Managing Trustee on 15.05.2023

Last updated on 05.06.2023