Association of Avinashilingam Institutes for Women, North
American Chapter, Inc.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF AVINASHILINGAM INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN,
NORTH AMERICAN CHAPTER, Inc.
Under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law,
State of New York.
The North American Chapter of the Alumni Association of
Avinashilingam Institute for women was started in the
presence of Dr. Rajammal P.Devadas in the house of
an alumnus, in Queens, New York in the year 2005.
It was the vision of Dr. Devadas to create a forum for the
alumni of the Institute to be brought together for
fellowship, taking pride in the quality
of education received at the Institute and to spread the
values of the institute as well as promote education to
women in India and North America.
The organization was then instituted as a not-for-profit
charitable organization in the state of New York.
About our Alma Mater, Avinashilingam Institute for Women,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Founded by Dr. T. S. Avinashilingam Chettiar, and
nurtured by Dr.RajammaI P.Devadas, the eminent
nutritionist, Avinashilingam Institute for
Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is known for its quality in
education & discipline in promoting Women's education in the
Following the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
and Mahatma Gandhi, the institute nurtures &
cherishes ethical, social &
spiritual values as well as fosters the spirit of national
integration & patriotism.
More than 6000 students graduate annually, 500 faculties
serve on campus, from K.G. classes to Ph.D. courses.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, North American
The purpose is to spread the Saradalaya values &
structure in North America.
To promote education, cultural, research & special
studies programs for women between North America &
To promote educational & cultural exchange of students &
faculty between North America & India
To bring together Alumni & friends of Avinashilingam for
fellowship in North America.
To represent Avinashilingam institutions at various
international forums and organizations
To establish scholarships & grants for higher education
Who can become a member?
Philanthropists / well -wishers / friends
Avinashilingam Alumni (All departments including faculty,
staff and students)
People of Coimbatore origin
Anyone, male or female, helping to promote women's
Annual Membership is $25 Life Time Membership is $150.
Become a member today by making your check payable to AAAIW
We are Not for Profit and tax exempt organization .
(EIN 11-352607) Registered and Incorporated in New York:
69-19 168th street
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
The Board Members
1. Mrs. Nirmala Ramasubramanian
2. Mrs. Janaki Sengupta
3. Mrs. Brahashita Gupta
4. Mrs. Bhanu Iyer
An Appeal to Avinashi Alumni settled in North America:
Please feel free to contact any one of the board members to
get information about becoming a member, also to become an
active participant in activities to raise funds, to meet
other alumni in your area to spread the spirit and values of
our great alma mater, as well as to promote educational
opportunities of women in India and North America.
We need help in contacting the alumni settled in North
America. If you know of your class mates and other friends
settled in North America, do let the Board Members know.
This way, they can be contacted and encouraged to join the
Association to do great work!
Waiting to hear from you!
From the desk of
President, The Alumni Association of Avinashilingam
Institute for Women, North American Chapter, Inc.,