The Government of India declared Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women and Sri Avinashilingam Teacher's College for Women as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act in June 1988. It was one of the eight colleges on which autonomy was conferred by the University of Madras in June 1978 and the first of the women's colleges to get this distinction.
The University functions under seven Faculties, namely, Home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business Administration, Engineering and Community Education and Entrepreneurship Development. Each faculty functions under the headship of a Dean.
Dietetic and Catering internships are offered as a part of the curriculum at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to give on the job training. The students use the labs for standardization of the recipes and quantity cookery. The research scholars use the foods lab for research purposes.
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