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Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu
Address:Plot No : 89/2A,2B, 2C and 3 and 76/12
Annamalai Nagar (District Cuddalore)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 608002

Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu was established on / in 1970.

Principal of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu is Dr SB Nageswara Rao.

Annamalai University is situated in Annamalai Nagar of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Annamalai Nagar comes under Chidambaram Tehsil, Cuddalore District.

Fax # of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu is 04144-238080, 238925, 238987, 238145.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu are 98943-43488, 92442-22285.

email ID(s) is Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu

Website of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu is www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in, www.auteachereducation.org.

Additional Information about Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu is : Department
Deptt. of Pharmacy, University Institute of Pharm.Technology
Faculty of Engineering & Technology ,Annamalai University,  ANNAMALAI NAGAR-608 002
Contact Person: Dr.R.Manavalan
D Pharm.

Vice Chancellor : Dr. L.B. Venkatrangan, Tel: 04144 238283(O) 238214(R), vc_lbv@hotmail.com, Dr M Ramanathan.

Registrar : Dr. M. Rathinasabapathi, Tel: 04144 238259(O) 238997(R), E-mail : au_regr@hotmail.com, Dr . N Panchanatham.

Contact Details of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu are : Phone: +91-4144-238248/263/796, 238027, 237368
Voice Net : 04144-237356/237357 /237358/237359

Chandigarh Centre (new address)
SCO 87, 2nd Floor, Sector 47-D, Chandigarh
Phone +91-172-2633842

Faculty Of Engineering and Technology runs M.Tech course in Food Processiong Technology stream.

Profile of Annamalai University

Date of Submission : 28/04/2010, Wednesday 12:41 PM
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference ID : STNCUDIN-99
TAN. No : 1660

NACC Accredited : Yes
Location college/institution : Semi Urban
Year of NACC Accredation : 1970
Minority : No
Religion : NA
Language : Tamil
Located in : institusional
Minorty Type : NA
Building Type : Its own campus
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) : 3909028
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 7672
Nature of land holding : Ownership
Land Lease : Private
Construction completed Date : 19/05/1961
Shared Campus Area : 16241
Campus shared by : By Resolution
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 76/1,2 89/2A, 2B,2C and 3(p
Revenue Village of the land : Thiruvetkalam
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Co-education college
Management of the college/institution : Government aided institution
No. of Non Teaching Male : 9
No. of Non Teaching Female : 8
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 17
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : 14(1) of the NCTE Act 1993
Management of college/Institute : NA
Name of Endowment Fund Bank : GovernmentAiddedInstitutionNA
Address of Endowment Fund Bank : NA
Name of Reserve Fund Bank : GovernmentAiddedInstitutionNA
Address of Reserve Fund Bank : NA
Converted into Joint A/c (Endowment Fund) ? : No
Converted into Joint A/c (Reserve Fund) ? : No
FDR No. (Endowment Fund) : 000
FDR No. (Reserve Fund) : 000
Date of Issue (Endowment Fund) : 17/05/2009
Date of Issue (Reserve Fund) : 06/06/2006
Date of Conversion to Joint A/c (Endowment Fund) :
Date of Conversion to Joint A/c (Reserve Fund) :
Receipts Opening Balance : 4090
Receipts from Fees : 9978
Receipts from Donation : 0
Receipts from MISC : 87
Total Amount Receipts : 14155
Expenditure Teacher Salary : 6899
Expenditure Non Teacher Salary : 4418
Expenditure Library : 12
Expenditure Laboratory : 71
Expenditure Furniture : 22
Expenditure Misc : 648
Total Expenditure : 12070
Mode of Salary : Bank Credit
Name of Auditor/CA : J.Ramachandran
Address of Auditor/CA : NorthsanathiStreet Chidam
Phone NO. : 04144222888
Balance of Funds Available : 0
Account Details of Bank (Salary) : 25445
Salary Transfer(Faculty) : for each faculty separate
Date of Opening of Bank A/c : 06/07/1990
Amount FDR(Endowment Fund) : 00
Amount FDR(Reserve Fund) : 00
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 2050
Books of Teacher Education : 7100
No.of Journals : 75
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 15
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : 169
Seating Capacity : 120
Area of Lab : 185
No of Computers : 25
Internet Access ? : Yes
LAN : No
Availability of LCD Projector : Yes
Availability of OHP : Yes
Availability of TV : Yes

Name of Appratus(Physical Lab) :
1.Rotter’s level of aspiration board
2.Darkness Adoption Apparatus
3.Colour Mixer
4.Red Blinded ness Demonstration Box
5.Successive Contrast or After Image Shadow Apparatus
6.Muller Lyer illusion
7.Depth Percept
Area of science Lab : 185

Name of Experiment(Science Lab) :
1.Cellin’s and Drever Performance test of intelligence
2 .C.M.Bhatia’s Battery of Performance Test of Intelligence
3.Koh’s Block Design Test
4.Alenander Pass along Test

Indoor Game(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
1. Badminton (Shuttle)
2. Carom
3. Chess

Outdoor Games(D.Ed/B.Ed./M.Ed.courses) :
1. Volleyball
2. Football
3. Basketball
4. Cricket
5. Throw Ball
6. Tennikoit
Area of Outdoor Games : 120000

Gym Facility for Women : No
Area of Men Gym(sq.Mts.) : 0
No of Stnations(men) : 0
Area of Women Gym :
No of Stnations(women) :

Physical Science Name Experiment :
1. Physical Balance
2. Chemical Balance
3. Vernier Caliper
4. Screw gauge
5. Sonometer
6. Simple Pendulum
7. U – Tube Balancing column
8. Preparation of Chlorine
9. Sperometer
10. Spectrometer
11. Defl

Name of Charts(Physical Science) : 1. Periodical Chart

Name Experiment(Biological Science) :
1. Collection of the shells and feathers
2. Museum Collections
a. Preserved insects
b. Picture Album
c. Scrap Book
d. preparation of Aids

Name Charts(Biological Science) :
1. Human Physiology Charts
2. Cell Biology

Name Model(Biological Science) :
Area of Lab(Language Lab) : 45

Name of Equipments(Language Lab) :
1. Tape Recorder
2. Audio Cassettes
3. Audio. CD’s

Name of Charts(Language Lab) :
1.English today – Books and Cassettes
2.Aids - 2 charts on speech organs of human beings
Indoor Game Area : 16.55

Name and No. of Instruments(arts and carfts) :
1.Bucket - 2 Nos.
2.Big tub - 2 Nos.
3.Mug - 2 Nos.
4.Spoon ( Big )- 2 Nos.
5.Water cane - 1 No.
6.Spatula - 1 No.
7.Sieve - 1 No.
8.Funnel - 1 No.
9.Small tub - 1 No.
10.Rubber sheet- 1 No.
11.Scissors - 1 No.

Name Charts(arts and carfts) : Nil
Name of Models(arts and carfts) : Nil
Name of Instruments : Nil

Name of Charts :
Charts Describing
1. Balanced Diet
2. AIDS Awareness
3. Cleanliness
4. First Aid
Name of Instruments(Human Performance Lab) : Nil

No of Instruments(Human Performance Lab) :
Charts Describing
1. Balanced Diet
2. AIDS Awareness
3. Cleanliness
4. First Aid

Name of Equipments(Atheletic Care) : Nil
Name of Charts(Atheletic Care) : Nil
Name and No. of Instrumernts(Cultural Facility) : Nil
Name and No. of Instruments(Athletics) : Nil
Size of Track(Athletics) : Nil
Indoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : Nil
Outdoor Games(C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : Nil
Area of Alloted Outdoor Games : 0

Name Model(Mathematics Resource Center) :
4.Magnet Graph
5.Pythagoras Theorem
6. Regular Hexagon
7.Circles touches each other-Internally
8.Circles touches each other- Externally
9.Area of Parallelogram
10.Area of Quadrilateral

Name Charts(Mathematics Resource Center) :
1. VI Standard to VII Standard description about the concept of set theory, Number System
2. IX Standard and X Standard- Description of Algebra, Number System, Mensuration, and Trignometry
3. XI Standard and XII Standard De
Indoor Game[Area](C.P.Ed/B.P.Ed./M.P.Ed.courses) : 0

Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher id Designation
00447 professor
00323 Professor
01235 Professor
03975 Reader
04520 Reader
05352 Sr Lecturer
05418 Sr Lecturer
08169 Sr Lecturer
11923 Lecturer
10125 Lecturer
12435 Lecturer
11470 Lecturer
05893 Lecturer
08880 Lecturer
13133 Lecturer
13684 Lecturer
15520 Lecturer
13686 Lecturer
11107 Lecturer
15051 Lecturer
15336 Lecturer
15766 Lecturer
00450 Professor
03913 Reader
04288 Reader
10301 Sr Lecturer
03779 Lecturer
00451 Professor and Head
00466 Professor
01696 Professor
04152 Reader
04519 Reader
05542 Sr Lecturer
12435 Lecturer
12761 Lecturer
15520 Lecturer
00443 professor and Head DDE Wing
03044 Reader
03763 Reader
04865 Sr Lecturer
09177 Sr Lecturer
15130 Lecturer
01699 Professor
01308 Professor
03789 Reader
05268 Sr Lecturer
08168 Sr Lecturer
09675 Sr Lecturer
12661 Lecturer
10302 Lecturer
13685 Lecturer
13793 Programmer
14862 Lecturer

Composition of Society/Trust
Name Address
Thiru Surjit Singh Barnala CHANCELLOR,Governor of Tamil Nadu
Dr.M.A.M.Ramaswamy Pro-Chancellor AnnamalaiUniversity Annamalainagar
Dr.M.Ramanathan Vice-Chancellor AnnamalaiUniversity Annamalainagar The Senate Annamalai University
Dr.Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar Founder Annamalai University Annamalainagar The Syndicate Annamalai University


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Our Philosophy

Learning is a life long process and the knowledge base of specific domain involves continuous augmentation of learning experiences specific to that domain and such experiences are supported by research. Thus education base of our institution involves augmentation of specific knowledge and skills that are acquired by treating patients based on clinical evidence and by teaching learning methodologies we adopt to transfer this scientific knowledge to our students. We are determined to guide and facilitate our prospective physiotherapy professionals to acquire such specific knowledge, skills and experience in their career to become reflective clinicians in treating patients and restore their maximum physical functional abilities.

About University

The Annamalai University is a unitary, teaching and residential university. It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late Hon'ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt. He started several colleges and ultimately the University in 1929. Since its inception, it has progressively tried to realize the aims of the noble Founder Pro-Chancellor. After him, his illustrious son Padma Bhushan Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad, was the Pro-Chancellor from 1948 to 1984 and he sedulously nurtured the growth and development of the University. The present Pro-Chancellor Dr.M.A.M. Ramaswamy, a philanthropist and a patron of sports, is the distinguished son of Dr.Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar. The University has had the unique good fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destinies. During the last eighty years the University has grown rapidly and consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with Forty nine Departments of Study and over 2500 members on its teaching staff. Annamalainagar is already a busy and full-fledged University town east of Chidambaram, the abode of Lord Nataraja. The University campus, including the colleges, hostels and playgrounds occupies an area of about thousand acres.

About Annamalai University: The Annamalai University is a teaching, unitary and residential university. This university was founded by the noble heart philanthropist Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar. He provided a useful hand in starting of many colleges and in the end gave rise to this University in 1929. After then there were many pro-chancellors of the universities who served the University from 1948-1984.


The Annamalai University owes its existence to the farsighted vision, enlightened wisdom, benefaction and philanthropy of a single individual - Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad. As early as 1920, he founded the Sri Meenakshi College at Chidambaram, a great pilgrimage centre and also a centre for South Indian traditional culture and learning. In 1928, the Annamalai University Act was passed and Sri Meenakshi College became the nucleus for the University which is unitary, residential, rural in its settings and progressive in its outlook. During his tenure as Pro-Chancellor for 19 years he paid immaculate care and detailed attention to the growth and development of the University in every field. He paid great attention in the appointment of Vice-Chancellors. Equal attention was also paid by him in the appointment of enlightened staff, especially the Professors and Heads of Departments. The Professors of Annamalai University were always scholars and scientists of great renown in their own field.

Growth and Development
Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah ChettiarAfter his passing away in 1948, the Founder's eldest son Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar adorned the Pro-Chancellorship. A multi-faceted personality of rare calibre, the latter strove with sustained vigour and zeal to lead the University into 'fresh fields and pastures new'. He gave new dimensions, direction and new goals to the functioning of the University. The Directorate of Distance Education of the University, his brainchild and an asset to the University, was set up in 1979 and it has been rendering yeoman service in the continuing education to all. The Faculty of Medicine with the Dental College, Nursing and Pharmacy Departments, was started in 1980, and the cherished desire of Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar to set up a Medical College under the umbrella of the Faculty of Medicine was fulfilled in 1985. During the span of 36 years of his Pro-Chancellorship, he strove hard to nurture and nourish the continued growth and development of the University both in quality and in dimension.

Consolidation and Expansion
Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy - The present Pro ChancellorThe present Pro Chancellor Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy was nominated by the Chancellor to succeed his father as Founder Pro-Chancellor of the University. With the insight of a skilled entrepreneur, the organisational capability of an executive, the versatility of a venturesome industrialist, and the qualities of leadership and organization, he has continued to show the same care and guidance for the growth and development of the University with a sense of devotion and commitment.

Thanks to his guidance and encouragement, several new courses like bio technology, bio informatics and job-oriented courses have been started in various Faculties and Directorate of Distance Education. As a patron of sports, he has paid attention to the growth and development of the Physical Education Department, by adding to it the enviable Tennis Complex, the Gymnasium and Sports Laboratory.

The University which started with only seven departments in 1929 has, over the last 80 years, developed into a mighty institution of higher learning with nearly 49 Departments, in all 9 Faculties. This is one of the very few institutions in India with all the Faculties located in the same campus. The University can be proud of a well equipped Central Library and Laboratories providing very good facilities for taking up research projects, for Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral work. Several Research Projects have been undertaken by various Faculties funded by several agencies including the State and Central Governments. A close interaction has been developed between the institution and the neighbouring industries for promotion of research and training programmes.

Thus the University campus enjoys an atmosphere which exudes a fragrance of sweetness, heightened by enlightenment. As aptly observed by Dr.S.Radhakrishnan when he headed the Indian Universities Grants Commission 'the Annamalai University is eminently fitted to be a genuine centre of learning and culture by virtue of its situation and its beautiful campus.'

Profile of University

Annamalai University was established in 1928 by Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar, a great visionary and philanthropist who had great desire towards the development of education in the state. The university is located at Annamalainagar in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu state.

The university is a unitary, teaching and residential type which was first started with only seven departments. Over the last 75 years, the varsity has established itself as a mighty institution of higher learning with nearly 48 Departments, in all 9 Faculties. This is one of the very few institutions in India with all the Faculties located in the same campus.

The University has well equipped Central Library and Laboratories providing very good facilities for taking up research projects, for Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral work. Several Research Projects have been undertaken by various Faculties funded by several agencies including the State and Central Governments.

The university offers courses in several fields of higher education including Arts, Science, Indian Languages, Engineering and Technology, Education, fine Arts, Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry etc. The varsity has been consistently expanding both in terms of infrastructure and academic programs.

The university has the distinction of providing more than 380 courses under distance mode. The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of Annamalai University aims at offering education to those people who are unable to attend the campus on regular basis for some reasons and have desire to pursue their further studies with keenness.

Address : Annamalai University
Annamalainagar - 608 002 Tamil Nadu

Type : State University

Tel : 04144 - 238248/263/796

Voice Net : 04144 - 237356/237357 /237358/237359

Fax : 04144 - 238080

E-mail : info@annamalaiuniversity.ac.in

Website : www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in

Vice Chancellor : Dr. L.B. Venkatrangan

Tel: 04144 238283(O) 238214(R)

E-mail : vc_lbv@hotmail.com

Registrar : Dr. M. Rathinasabapathi

Tel: 04144 238259(O) 238997(R)

Fax: 238080 238925 / 238080

E-mail : au_regr@hotmail.com


Annamalai University was established in 1929, founded by philanthropist and patron of letters the late Honorable Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai. Padma Bhushan Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad nurtured the growth of the University as the Pro-Chancellor from 1948 to 1984.

Annamalai University, which ventured with a modest beginning with only seven departments, has now strengthened into a mighty institution providing higher education in a galaxy of subjects. Over the years Annamalai Nagar has developed into a busy and complete University town east of Chidambaram.

Educational Streams

Annamalai University has established close associations between the neighboring industries and the institutions for promoting research and training programmes. The Annamalai University is a unitary university with several colleges affiliated to it. Since its inception, the University has grown into an eminent unitary and residential University with a wide array of teaching staff and a large number departments. The faculties and Directorate of Distance Education have started a number of new courses in recent years.

The University is now among the rare institutions in India which have all the Faculties located in the same campus. The University hosts a well equipped Central Library and Laboratories to facilitate research projects, for PhD and Post-Doctoral work. The colleges, hostels and playgrounds occupy huge area in the University Campus. The University pays special attention to the development of the Physical Education Department, by enhancing it with Tennis Complex, Gymnasium and Sports Laboratory.

The Annamalai University is providing various facilities like hostels for both boys and girls, main and central library, explicit Yoga center, sports complex and auditorium, staff recreation club and co-operative stores and other facilities like hospitals, guest house and captive power generation. Besides there are some other facilities like services of National Cadet Cops, student cultural club, Heart Foundation, Youth Red Cross, Social Service League, Blood Donor Clinic, Chest Pain camps and also the Rural Development Services.


* English
* History
* Political Science
* Economics
* Sociology
* Commerce
* Population Studies
* Business Administration
* Library and Information Science
* Philosophy


Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy, B.A.,D.Litt., D.Sc., M.P. (Rajya Sabha)
(Founder Pro-Chancellor,Annamalai University)
Rajah Annamalaipuram,
Chennai - 600 028.

Prof. Dr. M. Ramanathan, M.S., G.S.,
Annamalai University,
Annamalainagar - 608 002.
Thiru T. Balakrishnan ,
Former Vice-Chancellor,
Periyar University,
No. 1/224, 4th Main Road,
VGP Layout,
Palawalkam, Chennai - 600 0041.

Dr. R. Muthukumaran, M.D.,
No.5, Murugan Street,
Chidambaram - 608 001.

Thiru P. Soundararajan,
Former Director of School Education (DTERT),
'Site No. 1, Reliance Gardens,
Coimbatore - 641 005.


* Dr. K. Chellappan, Director, State Institute of English.
* Dr. C. T. Indira, HOD of English, University of Madras.
* Dr. V. Satchindhandam, HOD of English,MKU
* Dr. T. Sriraman, Prof. Of English, CIEFL
* Dr. R. Ganapathy, Prof. Of English.
* Dr. R. Dakshinamoorthy, Prof. Of English .
* Dr. S. Thayumanvan, HOD of English, AU.
* Dr. N. Veerappan, HOD of English, AU.
* Dr. C. N. Subramanian, Prof. Of English.
* Dr. N. Subramanian, Prof. Of English.

* Dr. K. PONMUDI Ph.D - (During the year 1980-84)
Minister in the cabinet of the DMK Govt., formed in 1989 in Tamil Nadu. When the DMK formed its Govt. in the state in 1996 he became minister of Transport till 2001.

* Prof. B.V.N Naidu
Indian Delegate to Sterling Conference.
* Prof. S. Chandrasekar
Demographer of International fame union Minister of Health.
Vice Chancellor of Annamalai University.
* Prof. T.C. Mohan
Vice Chancellor of Annamalai University.
* Prof. A. Ramasami
Tamil Nadu Govt. as State Gazetteer.

* Hon.ble Justice M.S.Janarthanam.
* Thiru L.Sabaretnam Formerly managing Director of Chettinad Cement Corporation.
* Dr.D.Amarchand Formerly Head of the Department of Commerce, Madras University.
* Dr.R.Muthian Formerly Joint Director of Collegeiate Education, Chennai.
* Thiru R.Nagarajan Regional manager of State Bank of Mysore.

* Dr.Pon.Kothandaraman, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Madras.
* Dr.S.Suceendira Raja, Srilanka.
* Dr.Srinivasa Varma, Professor (Rd.,) Annamalai University.
* Dr. M.S. Thirumalai, USA.
* Dr.S.P.Thinnappan, Singapore.
* Dr.K.Thilagavathi, Malayasia.

* Mr.Zafar Ali, General Manager, Grasim Cements,Ariyalur.
* Mr.Eaggapan, General Manager, Paper Industry, Chennai.
* Mr.Vyas,Singapore.
* Mr.Sivasooriyan, I.A.S(conferred), Secretariat,Chennai.
* Mr.Harshavardhanan,Regional Manager, Microsoft, Chennai.
* Mr.Murugesan,Vice President, Polaris Software Ltd., Chennai.
* Ms.S.Nandhini, HRD Manager, TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore.
* Mr.N.Veerapan, Branch Manager, Cholamandalam Finance Ltd., Thirunelveli.
* Mr.A.Kamaraj, Regional Manager, V.I.P.,Souh Zone,T.N.
* Mr.Sriram, Manager, Sundaram Fastners Ltd.
* Mr.Ramesh Babu, Manager, Chemplast.
* Mr.Suresh Babu, Manager, Daily Thanthi.
* Mr.Srinivasan, Manager, RPG Cellular Services.
* Mr.Ramanathan, IBM Computers, U.S.A.
* Mr.Aravindh, Manager, Breakes India Ltd.
* Mr.S.Karthikeyan, Accounts Manager, Thomas Cook India Ltd.
* Mr.R.Muruganadham, Procurement Manager, Dhalal Consultancy & Engg Service Ltd., Chennai
* Mr.V.Ramaprasd,Manager, Cell Point Communication Chennai
* Mr.Jaiganesh, Operations Manager , Northern Lab (p) Ltd., Singapore.
* C.T.Lakshmanan, Regional Director, HCL Ltd., Chennai.
* Dr.Joseph Rajkumar, USA.
* Mr.S.Devanathan, Accounts Manager, BSNL, Chennai.

Court Case in Supreme Court of India

Guru Nanak Dev University v. Sanjay Kumar Katwal. Civil Appeal No. 2252 of 2006. Date of judgment 21-10-08

The first respondent was admitted to a Law College under the appellant university for LL.B programme. The admission was after common admission test and the academic qualification required for admission was as follows;

"Candidates who have passed Bachelor's Degree of Guru Nanak Dev University or any other equivalent examination recognized as such by the University with not less than 45% marks; or Master's Degree of Guru Nanak Dev University or of any other University recognized as equivalent thereto."
The respondent have passed MA degree of Annamalai University through Open University System (OUS). He wrote the first semester exam and undergone the second semester as well. Thereafter he was asked not to continue as he was lacking entry level qualification. Incidentally OUS system of Annamalai University does not require a Bachelor degree qualification to undergo a MA programme. Against the order of expulsion the respondent approached the HC and got a favourable order. The order is appealed here.


The appellants have raised three contentions

1. The word 'or' in the entry level qualification should be read as, 'in case the applicant does not have 45% marks in the Bachelor programme, MA degree could be considered'. In essence it should not be read disjunctively but as creating a conditional clause.

2. A person not having a Bachelor degree cannot have a Masters degree and therefore his Masters degree is irregular.

3. The OUS programme of the Annamalai University is not recognised by the appellant university, whereas Correspondence as well as Distance Education courses are recognised. The Annamali University itself has made distinctions between these three programmes.

The court could not find merit in the first two contentions. On the first contention court said that the word 'or' has in certain occasions have been read as 'and', but the current situation does not call for it. Also "... the word `or' cannot obviously be read as referring to a conditional alternative, then such condition is not specified."

The second contention was rejected because Annamalai University provide for such admission.
The third contention was found to be valid. "The first respondent has passed his M.A. (OUS) from Annamalai University through distance education. Equivalence is a technical academic matter. It cannot be implied or assumed. Any decision of the academic body of the university relating to equivalence should be by a specific order or resolution, duly published. The first respondent has not been able to produce any document to show that appellant university has recognized the M.A. English (OUS) of Annamalai University through distance education as equivalent to M.A. of appellant university. Thus it has to be held that first respondent does not fulfil the eligibility criterion of the appellant university for admission to three year law course."
Though the respondent is technically ineligible to be admitted, the court in the present circumstances; being allowed to write examination, before which it was the responsibility of the university to verify eligibility and having won the case at HC and continued his studies, wished not to interfere with his career and ordered continuation of enrolment as students or if he has already completed the course for declaration of the result.

KRISHAN LAL RINWA Versus HARYANA COOP SUGAR MILL LTD and ORS Civil Revision 6675 of 2006

In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.

Date of decision : 15.12.2006.

Krishan Lal Rinwa .... Petitioner
The Haryana Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Rohtak, and others .....Respondents.

Hon'ble Ms. Justice Kiran Anand Lall.

Mr.D.S.Patwalia,Advocate,for the petitioner.

Kiran Anand Lall, J.
Both the courts below having declined the relief of temporary injunction to the petitioner, he has come up in revision to this court, under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, against those orders.

The claim of the petitioner in the suit is that his right of promotion to the post of Deputy Chief Chemist has been declined by the
respondents, illegally. Interim relief of temporary injunction for restraining the respondents from filling up the post of Deputy Chief Chemist, till the decision of the suit, was also claimed by him but that was declined by the trial court and also the first appellate court.

The fact that one of the eligibility conditions for the post under reference is that the candidate should possess a Post Graduate Diploma from the National Sugar Institute, Kanpur, is not in dispute.

Concededly, the petitioner does not possess this diploma.

The diploma which he possesses is from Annamalai University. And the question as to whether the diploma from Annamalai University is equivalent to the diploma of the National Sugar Institute, Kanpur is a disputed question of fact, which cannot be
Civil decided, at this stage, without recording the evidence of the parties. In this regard, it would be useful to reproduce para no.6 of the order of the appellate court, which reads as under:-

“6. It is not disputed that a candidate must possess a B.Sc. degree with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects and diploma in Sugar Technology from National Sugar Institute, Kanpur as essential qualifications for appointment/ promotion
to the post of Deputy Chief Chemist.

Admittedly, appellant does not hold the requisite diploma from National Sugar Institute, Kanpur. Appellant claims that diploma awarded by Annamalai University is
equivalent to the above said diploma of National Sugar Institute, Kanpur. This is a disputed question of fact that cannot be decided without evidence before learned trial court.”

The above observations of the appellate court are self-speaking and are, by themselves, sufficient to uphold the order passed on the basis thereof. The observation of the appellate court that if the petitioner succeeds in establishing his claim to the promotional post, at a subsequent stage, he
can be compensated adequately in terms of money, seniority etc., has merit in it.

The petition is, thus, liable to fail, on the above-mentioned short ground.

(Kiran Anand Lall)

NCTE appeal order for Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar

Hans Bhawan, Wing II, 1, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002


WHEREAS the appeal of Annamalai University, Cuddalore, Tamilnadu dated 14-06-2010 is against the Order No. SRO-NCTE-M-DE-2010-18362 dated 16-04-2010 of the Southern Regional Committee, refusing recognition for conducting M.Ed-DE course on the grounds “The application does not fulfill the pre-requisite conditions including DEC approval for grant of recognition to the M.Ed. course through distance education mode”.

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, Annamalai University (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 14-06-2010 to the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi (hereinafter referred to as the Council) under Section 18 of the NCTE Act, 1993 against the said Order.

AND WHEREAS Dr. G. Visvanathan, Dean and Dr. P.L. Ponnalakappan Prof. and Head, Annamalai University, Cuddalore, Tamilnadu presented the case of the appellant institution on 18-08-2010. In the appeal and during personal presentation, it was submitted that the required documents including the DEC approval and ‘NAAC’ Accreditation certificates were submitted by the Directorate to the office of SRC through letter dt. 30.10.2009 and 17.02.2010 respectively. The 'pre-requisites' had not been differentiated in the order. The DEC approval letter had been submitted with application on 30.10.2009. The deficiency letter sent by SRC Bangalore on 22.12.2009 did not state the DEC approval letter as deficiency. This indicates that the DEC approval letter already received along with the application by the SRC.

AND WHEREAS the Council noted that SRC vide their deficiency letter dt. 22.12.09 informed the institution to submit (a) certified copy of Byelaws of the university. (b) approved building plan. (c) building completion certificate. (d) CLU and (e) ‘NAAC’ certificate only. Whereas it had refused recognition on a new ground and this refusal ground was never communicated to the institution before issuing refusal order. In view of the above the Council came to the conclusion that there was adequate justification in
accepting the appeal with the direction to the SRC for issuing a show cause notice mentioning the refusal ground stated in the SRC’s order dt.16-04-2010 and for further decision thereafter.

AND WHEREAS after perusal of documents, memorandum of appeal, affidavit and after considering oral arguments advanced during the hearing, the Council reached the conclusion that there was adequate ground to accept the appeal and reverse the SRC’s order dated 16-04-10. Accordingly, the order dated 16-04-10 was reversed with the direction to SRC for issuing a show cause notice mentioning the refusal ground and for further decision thereafter.

NOW THEREFORE, the Council hereby reverses the Order appealed against.

(S.V.S. Chaudhary)
Vice – Chairperson

1. The Registrar, Annamalai University, Plot No. 89-2A,2B,2C and 3, 76-1,2, 1st Street, Thiruvetkulam Annamalainagar, Cuddalore - 608002, Tamilnadu
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
3. Regional Director, Southern Regional Committee, 1st Floor, CSD Building, HMT Post, Jalahali, Bangalore - 560 031.
4. PS to Chairperson
5. The Secretary, Education (looking after Teacher Education) Government of Tamilnadu, Chennai.

John David surrenders, at last

John David (with cap) and superintendent of police Ashwin M. Kotnis at the gates of Cuddalore Central Prison on Saturday — DC

With the police in hot pursuit, John David finally surrendered at the Cuddalore jail and was locked up on Saturday.

He had reportedly gone underground after the Supreme Court last week confirmed the trial courts award of double-life term for the ex-medico for killing his junior in the medical college of Annamalai University in November 1996.

With the ground sources claiming that John was arrested, the police claiming that he surrendered and his lawyer insisting that he was willing to turn himself in but the jail officials couldnt accept him since they were yet to receive the SC order, the story of the 34-year-old killer has a mysterious end.

Media speculation that he had fled to Australia as a church preacher had set the tune for wild theories the last couple of days even as the police teams fanned out to nab the fugitive.

We had a hunch that the Australia theory was deliberately floated to divert police attention. We knew he was somewhere around and sent three teams across, one to his native Karur. The case took a twist when we found that he is working at a BPO in Velachery, Chennai, explained Cuddalore SP, Ashwin M. Kotnis.

Two police teams were rushed to Chennai and they maintained vigil in civil clothes outside his BPO. Also, pressure was mounted on his relatives in Karur and Chennai. Calls to his mother Dr Esther were tracked and it came to be known that John was living with her in Adyar.

The pressure on her relatives drove the mother to get in touch with the police and promise that John would soon surrender himself. The family also got the services of a lawyer.

Police sources said a team followed John from the BPO and nabbed him close to his Adyar house. But since his lawyer was with him all the time, he was allowed to surrender at the Cuddalore jail the following morning. John arrived at the jail with his mother and lawyer Arumugarajan.

It is wrong to say that John was fleeing. From day-one (after the SC verdict on Wednesday), he was willing to surrender but the jail officials said they were yet to receive the court order, Mr Arumugarajan said.

It looked like John was aware that his heinous crime would catch up with him at some point as he had put off marriage plans despite his mothers pressure the last few years.

He reportedly took off after the verdict to make arrangements to take care of his aged parents after he was jailed.

Students brave strike to write post-grad exam

Parents wait outside the Annamalai University post graduate examination centre at R.K. Mission School, Meenchanda near Kozhikode —DC

Despite the motor strike, there was huge turnout for the distance education post-graduate examinations of Annamalai University held in the state.

Though the motor strike disrupted transport services, the examination was not cancelled and went ahead as per schedule.

In Kozhikode, majority of students took the examination held at three centres. Some of the students booked accommodation in lodges near the examination centres and a few others chose to stay with relations.

A good number of students opted for private vehicles to reach the examination centre.

We organised a group of 11 students attending the examination and engaged a private vehicle, said Sai Vinod, a second year post graduation student from Malappuram.

We also started early in the morning so as to ensure that we are not blocked on the way to the centre.

P.C. Alexander passes away

Former Tamil Nadu governor and celebrated political analyst Dr P C Alexander passed away at a Chennai hospital on Wednesday morning, after a brief age-related illness. Dr Alexander, 90, is survived by his wife Ackama Alexander and four children.

A resident of Kotturpuram in Chennai, Dr Alexander was one of the most popular political columnists for the Deccan Chronicle and the Asian Age. He was an avid reader and gifted speaker. He closely followed political and economic developments across the world. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, said Jawahar Alexander, the statesman s eldest son, who is named after the country s first Prime Minister.

One of India s earliest bureaucrats, Padinjarethalakal Cherian Alexander played a major role in formulating and implementing programmes for free India. In a career spanning over 60 years, P C Alexander worked for the government led by Jawaharlal Nehru and later served as principal secretary to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and then to her successor Rajiv Gandhi. Famous for his stint as political advisor to Indira Gandhi, Dr Alexander, known for his witty writing style penned in his book My years with Indira Gandhi an insider s account of the four years when he was closely involved in the Iron Lady s party, political and personal affairs.

Dr Alexander was also posted as High Commissioner for India in London, and occupied key positions at the United Nations for nearly ten years, including Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN International Trade Centre, Geneva.

Having served as Governor to the states of Tamil Nadu (1988 to 1990), Maharashtra (1993 to 2002) and Goa (1996 to 1998), P C Alexander had won several awards for his efficiency and integrity in public administration. This alumnus of Annamalai University in Chidambaram was also considered for post of the President of India in 2002, but after APJ Abdul Kalam was elected instead, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, until 2008.

Ever the optimist, and always impeccably dressed, Dr Alexander had been active until his admission to hospital three weeks ago, for cancer.

On Friday, there will be a special prayer meeting for Dr P C Alexander at the Madras Medical Mission hospital in Moggapair. His body will then be taken to his hometown of Mavellikkara in Kerala for the funeral service on Saturday, said his son Jawahar.

Varsities stress on soft skills

What do you think is the problem with students as various studies state that only 25 per cent are employable?

A: The reason is because the present-day industry employers, unlike the early days when they usually recruited individuals and imparted training after they joined their industry, so they gain experience for that particular job, require employees to be industry-ready with communication and soft skills.

Even though they are successful in academics, as they are not strong in communication skills, the students miss the bus.

Now, the industry captains have starter informing the universities that they cannot recruit students without communication skills.

So, universities have started focusing the curriculum on providing soft skills to make the students employable, by utilising the services of service providers as todays teachers might not be in a position to impart soft skills.

Even though we teach them soft skills so that they get placed in one or the other company, we also try to develop their entrepreneurial skills so that if they do not get placed, they will become job providers.

Do you think instead of conducting after-class training for soft skills why not we have a preparatory course even before they join college?

A: I think in one way it will be better. When we approach students in the third year for soft skills training, they ask whether we can give an assurance that we will get a job as they need to shell out some money for the training.

Suppose, as you suggested, we have a preparatory course before the regular college sessions, it will be like the orientation course we do now. It will be of great help to the students as it will become mandatory for them to attend the course. I think all universities should start this preparatory course as we will have uniformity across the state.

What are the new initiatives of Annamalai University?

A: We have started imparting soft skills for all professional courses like MBA, and tie up with industry for research - mainly for exchange of researchers and ideas.

We have 50 departments and all these departments have joined hands with their related industry for society-oriented research.

We have approached industries like the thermal power plant near Chidambaram where the university has a tie-up. In fact, one of the private industries near us has been marketing our product.

We are concentrating on marine biology, pharmacy and ornamental fish culture as we have proved the technology in that field and we are trying to make it available for self-help groups in our vicinity.

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