Avinashilingam University: Empowering the next generation

TKS Lakshmi Priya, Professor and HOD of printing technology at Avinashilingam Institute, Coimbatore talks to Printweek India about the vision of the Institute for the coming academic year.

06 Aug 2019 | By PrintWeek India

The Department is gearing up for the second round of accreditation (NBA). The curriculum has been revised in the academic year 2018-19 to accommodate more courses that lend themselves to entrepreneurial opportunities especially for women.

On these lines, emphasis have been given to package designing, screen printing and book work; and practical components have been built into specific theory courses. Environmental issues and human values have been incorporated. 

Till date the department has been using the University’s Press as the real-time laboratory, but now the time has come for setting up a printing unit exclusively for the department. A built-up area of about 2000 sqft has been allotted and the purchase of machinery is in progress. The objective is to provide necessary facilities for a full-cycle workflow so as to ensure that practical experiments culminate in a finished product.