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Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu


Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
Address:Algappa Nagar
Karaikudi (District Karaikudi)
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 630003

Alagappa University, Karaikudi Tamil Nadu is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Alagappa University is situated in Karaikudi of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Karaikudi comes under Karaikudi Tehsil, Karaikudi District.

Fax # of Alagappa University, Karaikudi Tamil Nadu is +91-4565-225202, 225216.

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Website of Alagappa University, Karaikudi Tamil Nadu is http://www.alagappauniversity.in/, www.alagappauniversity.ac.in/ (Risky), alagappauniversity.info.

Vice Chancellor : Dr P Ramasamy, Phone: 91�4565�225200, vc_alagappa@rediffmail.com.

Registrar : Dr K Manimekalai (Registrar i/c) Tel : +91 - 4565 - 225205, 225206, 225207, registrar@alagappauniversity.ac.in.

Contact Details of Alagappa University, Karaikudi Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4565225205, 225206, 225207

Controller of Examinations : Dr V Manickavasagam Phone : 04565 -229330, 291450, 225205-07 Extn. 120,
Fax : 04565-225624

Library : Dr. V. Manickvasagam (Librarian Incharge)
Tel: 91 4565 225203

Dean, Student's Welfare :Tel : +91 4565
Directorate of Distance Education
Telephone: 04565 - 229230, 225205, 225206, 225207

Other Departments of the University:
Alagappa Institute of Management,
Centre for Animal Health and Management,
Centre for Nanoscience and Technology,
College of Education,
College of Physical Education,
Department of Arts,
Department of Bank Management,
Department of Bioelectronics and Biosensors,
Department of Bioinformatics,
Department of Biotechnology,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Department of Corporate Secretaryship,
Department of Education,
Department of Industrial Chemistry,
Department of International Business and Commerce,
Department of Mathematics,
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies,
Department of Physical Education,
Department of Physics,

Dr Karutha Pandian Dean(Research)

Profile of Alagappa University

Alagappa University found in 1985 as emerged from the galaxy of institutions intially founded by the munificient and multifaceted personality, Dr.R.M.Alagappa Chettiyar in his home town at Karaikudi and is groomed to prominence as yet another academic constellation in Tamil Nadu. It is located in sprawling and ideally suited expanse of about 420 acres in Karaikudi.

The Directorate of Distance Education was established in the University in 1992. The Directorate offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate and M.Phil. Programmes in the disciplines of management, computer applications, science, education and languages. The Directorate is also offering Under Graduate courses under Open University Stream.

The University has had the unique fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destiny. The Present Vice-Chancellor Dr.P. Kanniappan is a renowned academician, and an able administrator. Under his leadership the University is witnessing a spectacular growth in teaching, research and extension activities.


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About Alagappa University

Alagappa University accredited with 'A' Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is located at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu is accessible from Madurai and Tiruchirappalli Airports within two hours. The 440 acre green and lush campus houses all the academic activities. This University has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar.

Alagappa University was brought into existence by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning. Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The University has 18 Departments, 5 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 28 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are part of the University.

The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes. The Distance Education Directorate offers variety of programmes to the student community spread across the country and in selected foreign countries. Through all modes of education, the University caters to the needs of the student community of around 1,00,000.

As a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), as well as the member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature.

The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. New innovative programmes suitable are designed and offered at the University (for the foreign students). Many exchange programmes attract the attention of the teachers and students from abroad.

The University's motto is "Excellence in Action" and the University keeps before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of its action.


Alagappa University was established in the year 1985 by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The university is located at Karaikudi which is well connected by rail and roads from Madurai and Tiruchirappalli. The sprawling 440 acre green and lush campus of the varsity houses all the departments and centres which are engaged in various academic and research activities.

The main objectives behind setting up this varsity were to spread knowledge in various branches of higher learning with special emphasis on research and development. Within a very short period of time, Alagappa University has established itself as an excellent centre of study and research. Owing to its academic performance Alagappa University has been accredited with 'A' Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The University has 15 Departments, 3 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 23 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are part of the University.

The University offers quality education through various modes - Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative. The Distance Education Directorate offers variety of programmes to the student community spread across the country and in selected foreign countries. Through all modes of education, the University caters to the needs of the student community of around 1, 00,000.

The university has academic and research collaboration with several foreign universities including the Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning from countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. The varsity also provides several innovative courses to the foreign students under student-exchange programmes.

Profile of University

Alagappa University is located on a sprawling and ideally suited expanse of about 420 acres in the business town of Karaikudi in Sivaganga District in Tamil Nadu.Karaikudi is 400 Km South of Madras , in the Madras - Rameswaram line and is accessible from Tiruchirappalli and Madurai in about 2hrs. by road/rail. This seat of higher education has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded by Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar.

Alagappa University is located at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu which can be accessed from Madurai and Thiruchirappalli airports. Founded by Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar the University has 15 Departments, 3 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. And 23 colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are affiliated to the Alagappa University. The University has many International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes.

Alagappa University found in 1985 as emerged from the galaxy of institutions intially founded by the munificient and multifaceted personality, Dr.R.M.Alagappa Chettiyar in his home town at Karaikudi and is groomed to prominence as yet another academic constellation in Tamil Nadu. It is located in sprawling and ideally suited expanse of about 420 acres in Karaikudi.

The Directorate of Distance Education was established in the University in 1992. The Directorate offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate and M.Phil. Programmes in the disciplines of management, computer applications, science, education and languages. The Directorate is also offering Under Graduate courses under Open University Stream.

The University has had the unique fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destiny. The Present Vice-Chancellor Dr.P. Kanniappan is a renowned academician, and an able administrator. Under his leadership the University is witnessing a spectacular growth in teaching, research and extension activities.

The DDE was established in 1992 at Alagappa University and over a decade it has made a tremendous growth with 52 different type of course offerings and with more than 40,000 student enrollment. Most of the programmes are innovative and job oriented. In 1995, the University introduced M.Phil. Programme through Distance Education. At present M.Phil. programme is offered in 12 disciplines and more than 4,000 candidates have enrolled in these programmes.

Similarly, the DDE is offering excellent diversification of Management Programmes and more than 14,000 candidates have enrolled in different Management Programmes.

Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning.

Alagappa University, hitherto of unitary type has been converted into an affiliating type, by the Tamil Nadu Universities Act, 2002, with a view to widen the horizon of its academic activities by bringing into its jurisdiction, the Arts and Science colleges in the Districts of Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai. Further, as per this Act, the Government colleges in the above districts have become the constituent colleges of Alagappa University.

As a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature.
The University's motto is "Excellence in Action" and the University keeps before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of its action.

A post graduate in English Literature, called to the Bar, Middle Temple , England in 1933, Dr. Alagappa Chettiar took to Business in India , in his own style, spanning textiles to airways.

Dr. Alagappa Chettiar founded several academic institutions in the course of his "Academic adventure" as Rajaji aptly described. Dr. Alagappa Chettiar was instrumental for establishing Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, one of the premier Research Organisations under CSIR, at Karaikudi

He donated 300 acres of land and 15 lakhs of Rupees for this purpose. This gesture, earned for him the title of 'Socialistic Capitalist' from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

No single individual has done so much for education and that too in such a varied fashion as Dr.Alagappa Chettiar. It was this facet of his achievement that made Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Babu Rajendra Prasad, Rajaji and many stalwarts visit him when his health suffered a set back. The list of eminent persons who had visited Alagappa Institutions from time to time reads like a "Who's Who" - Rajaji, Sriprakasa, C. Subramaniam, Sardar K.M. Panicker, Dr. C.R. Reddy, Thiru.K.Kamaraj, Dr. Sir C.V. Raman …… Mrs. Indira Gandhi graced the silver jubilee celebrations of Alagappa College.


Alagappa University was established in the year 1985 by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The University was named as Alagappa University after the famous philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar who was the founder of several institutions, which gathered to emerge as a University. Enhancing research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning was the prime objective behind the formation of Alagappa University.

Alagappa University, reputed for its correspondence courses, accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council with an A grade. Colleges affiliated to the university are spread across the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. This seat of higher education has come up from the galaxy of institutions founded by R.M. Alagappa Chettiar.

Vission And Mission

Vision : Excellence in all spheres of education

Mission : * Internationalisation of Indian Higher Education
* Empowering the stakeholders with High Quality Education

Objectives : * Providing instruction and training in such branches of learning as it may determine Fostering research for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge transforming the Society through transfer of knowledge by way of Extension activities.


Karaikudi is located in Sivagangai district between Trichy Rameshwaram High road. It got its name because of the famous plant called "Karai" which is widely spread over this area. Earlier it was a small village in Ramanathapuram district. In 1928 it was changed from Panchayat to Muncipal. The people of Karaikudi played a major role during the India freedom struggle. The city was well facilitated with Railways and Roadways in 1930. The educational institutons developed to its peak in 1947, by Allagappar who is the founder of todays Alagappa University. The famous temple PillaiyarPatti is 12 km away from Karaikudi. The city is known for Sri Meenakshi-Sundareswarar temple, also known as Sivan Temple which was built during 1872. There is a temple here where there are 108 statues of Ganapathy. Sekkalai is located at north-east of Karaikudi, which was known as "Jain Kunda Puram" 50 years back. In North-west of Karaikudi is MutthuPattinam which is known for MuthuMariamman Temple. At the Central is Kallukatti where the famous temple Koppudaiaamman is located. The river Thennar flows through South Karaikudi. "Tamil Thai Kovil", " KambanManimandabam","Vallal Allagapar Statue"," Kavi Araser Kannadhasan Manimandabam and Statue" carries honour to Karaikudi.

Vice-Chancellor Messages

Dr. P. Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor
Position Held
* Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology 2004 - 2007
* Professor and Head i/c., Department of Biotechnology, 2001-2004
* Co-ordinator of the Dept. of Biotechnology, 2000-2001
* Professor of Zoology - 1996-2000
* Reader (Zoology), 1990-1996
* Lecturer 1985-1990 in the Department of Zoology, University of Madras,Chennai - 25.
* DBT National Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 1990 -1991
* Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Government of India Overseas Scholarship, The Queen's University of Belfast, UK 1982 - 1984
* JRF, UGC, Department of Zoology, University of Madras 1980 - 1982
* JRF, ICAR, Department of Zoology, University of Madras 1977 - 1980

Experience as Educational and Research Policy Planner
* Planning and Development Board (Member) , MK University
* Board of Research Studies (Member), MK University
* Chairman, School of Life Sciences, University of Madras 2004-06
* Chairman, Board of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Madras (2001 - 2007)
* Chairman, Board of studies in Bioinformatics, University of Madras (2001-2004), and Convener, Subject panel of Biotechnology in Affiliated Colleges
* Academic Coordinator (ICOM)
* Coordinator BTIS net program
* Coordinator Pan - African e-Network project , Virtual University
* Coordinator - Nanotechnology, University of Madras.
* Member, Board of studies in Molecular Biology, University of Madras
* Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, Tirupathi University, AP
* Member, Board of Studies in Biology, Tamil Nadu Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Chennai
* Member of Academic Council and Senate, University of Madras 2000 - 2007

* Elected fellow of Tamil Nadu Academy of Sciences,
* Life Member in Indian Society of Parasitology
* Member, New York, Academy of Sciences, USA,
* Member, Asian Fisheries Society,
* Member, British Society for Parasitology,
* Member, Aquaculture Foundation of India.

Organizational Experience
* Organized the Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras as it's first founder Professor of Biotechnology

* Instrumental in framing syllabi and institution of novel courses viz., M.Sc. Bioinformatics, B.E. Biotechnology, B.Sc. Biotechnology, P.G. Diploma in Herbal Biotechnology; PG Diploma in pharmaceutical Biotechnology; M.Sc Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

* Organized Four International Seminars (British Deputy High Commission, Chennai and University of Madras),

* Two International Workshops (British Deputy High Commission and DBT, Government of India).

* 30 years of teaching and research experience in Indian Universities for Graduate and Ph.D. Programmes.

* 10 major research projects have been completed and two private sector industries projects.

* Conducted a UGC refresher course in Trends in Biotechnology for College and University
Teachers, Sept-Oct 2004.

Collaborative Research Programme
International :
* Queens University of Belfast, U.K.
* Ulster University, Belfast, U.K.
* Development of techniques to monitor genetically engineered microbes in aquaculture environment (Higher Education Link Programme and Diseases of Fish (ODA ALIS Scheme)

National :
* Mangalore Fisheries College,
* Mangalore, Karnataka,
* Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai.

Original Research Articles / Reports 56
* National Journals (25),
* International (41),
* Books 6
* International Seminars / Conference (8) and Consultancy (2).

* Two of my research articles are ranked 8th and 14th in the Science Direct top 25 hottest articles within the journal
* Aquaculture (2004, 241 (1-4): 77-91)
* Virus Research (110 (1-2): 133-141) respectively.
* Many research articles have been extensively cited in the books, reviews and original research articles Electron micrographs have been incorporated in textbooks.

Filed for a patent on a novel anti viral agent from a plant and a process for the preparation of the said agent.

Visiting Professor / Scholar / Visiting Fellow

* The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., (1982-84; 1993, 1994, 1995; 1998, 1999, 2000)
* Visiting Professor, Myanmar University, Myanmar (2005).

Greetings :
It is pleasure to issue this message from my desk. The University is celebrating its Silver Jubilee Year, 2009-10 now. In the SJY we need to do remarkably well that will speak high of us until the Golden Jubilee Year. With this mindset in everyone, targets are simple to surpass. 'Enniyæ Enniyangu Eidhuba, Enniyær Thinniyær Aagap Perin- said St.Poet Thiruvalluvar. The University is steadfast in achieving 'ESTEEM', i.e., 'Educational, Social, Technological, Environmental and Economic Magnificence',through 'Excellence in Action'.

Padmabushan Philanthropist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar. the Illustrious Founder of the University said (slightly modifying Poet Tennyson' lines) about 53 years ago, on 2nd September 1956, 'My happiness is boundless, limitless, because my happiness does not consist naturally in my own happiness, but my happiness consists in the happiness of the thousands of students young and old, boy and girl that read in our vast educational campus'. Happy people have helped others in more ways than one. Happiness lies much in giving and gifting. Because, 'Giving is twice blessed' as versed rightly by English Poet William Shakespeare. Alagappa University is committed to give the best of educational opportunities, to the rural and downtrodden to fulfill the wish of its illustrious founder.

Change + Growth = Development: The visionary writer, Alvin Toffler of the fabulous book, Future Shock, would say, 'the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn'. The University is effecting much change with focus on quality. Growth sinews are stepped everywhere. These efforts lead to development, as, Change + Growth = Development.

Excellence thro Human Resources: There is a substantial capacity addition by fresh recruitment of faculty members. The non-teaching fraternity is developed through motivational orientations to exhibit 'responsiveness' and trained hands-on as to IT to exhibit more 'mouse and click' competence.

Built Infrastructure: There is an authentic space addition in the University in the recent past and now.

Buildings and facilities costing about Rs. 39 Crores are underway or soon to be taken up. In 2 years time, the University will have enough and more space on par with Central Universities.

Modern Lab Equipment: Just installed Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope (LSM -710 the state of art latest model) and Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT- PCR). Alagappa University becomes one of the few Universities to have this kind of modern equipment to give fillip to top-end research in bio-sciences.

DST-FIST: To the list of DST-FIST Departments of Industrial Chemistry and Physics, the Department of Biotechnology joins now with allocation of Rs. 50 lakhs. Every other Science Department must strive best to get this kind of coveted feat.

Funded Research: The faculty members are oriented to scout funded projects. 70 projects at a cost of about Rs. 10 Crores are on-going. Copious Funds flow from DST, DBT, UGC, CSIR, MoEn., ICMR, DRDO, BHEL, SSCP, CIIL, MHRD, IGNOU, Banks, etc.

AURF Projects: Under AURF 39 projects with University fund of about Rs. 25 lakhs and 5 Overseas Collaborative Projects with about Rs. 25 lakhs are sanctioned in 2009-10. Another 20 projects with appropriate allocation are expected soon. Thus the culture of every faculty with a project is inculcated.

Quality in our Pursuits: For 2009 Nobel Prizes were announced in October. We are profusely happy and we salute that great Tamilian, Dr.'Venki' who got the 'chemistry' to get the Nobel Chemistry Prize. World needs more such award winning works. Courage and challenge can engine you, and you may conquer. Our researchers need to take vows to come with 'smart' not 'simple' works. Higher benchmarks should be ours in every domain of 'PEARL', that is, Pedagogy, Extension, Administration, Research & Learning.

Best Wishes,
Prof. P.Ramasamy,
Vice Chancellor.

Reach VC
Professor P .Ramasamy,
Alagappa University,
Alagappa Nagar,
Karaikudi - 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone : 91-4565-225200,
Fax : 91-4565-225202,
e-Mail : vc_alagappa@rediffmail.com


Placement Cell of our Institute is headed by Mr.Chidambaram. He is a well experienced person in Human Resources Development. Our Students are placements in India and abroad.
* Interview Questions
* Interview Tips
* Resume Guide

Shortlisted Candidates (from the written Aptitude test), will be called in for the interview. There are two kinds of interviews, the technical one and the HR one.

* Technical Interview - Here your depth of knowledge in the fundamentals of the core subject will be put to test.
* HR Interview - Here your communication skill and personality will be put to test.

At the end of the interview they ask whether you have any questions to ask them. It is better to stick to one or two questions regarding the company and not dwelve into how you performed or the pay package or any personal questions to the interviewer.

Interview is just a formal talk with the interviewer, in which he tries to know about you, your technical and personal skills. The interview might last for 10 to 60 minutes. You must make the interviewer feel that you are the best fit for that job.

Meena was very tense as she entered the interview room. She managed to greet the employer as planned. She was then invited to take a seat. Being very nervous, she was not careful and soon she dropped his file containing his certificates. The next few minutes were spent gathering the certificates and trying to arrange them. Meena was very upset. The interviewer made an effort to ease the situation.

Unfortunately, Meena kept thinking only about the incident and how she had made a fool of himself. She was so upset that she could not collect her thoughts and was hesitant with her answers. There were nine more candidates in line. It did not take the interviewer long to reject the rattled Meena.

Suresh was nervous about the interview. His dad, who realised that he was tense, encouraged him to think positive (and to have a good night's sleep). He told him that it was important for him to consider the interview as only the beginning of his job search. He told him to face the interview as an opportunity to project his strengths. He persuaded Suresh to give of his best inspite of his nervousness.

During his interview, Suresh made an effort to smile at the interviewer, took time to reflect on the questions before answering. His body language also reflected a poised, calm demeanor. When the stress interview began, he was not easily rattled. His positive thinking enabled him to think clearly and be effective. The interviewer picked up the positive traits and in return responded more positively, and Suresh was selected.

Hope that this article provokes you in having a positive outlook to life which in turn will definitely help you get the right job.

Some Tips to keep in mind :
* Even if you have experienced failure in the past, which has eroded your self-confidence, you have to learn to overcome it.

* Remember that failure was under certain circumstances. Today you can learn from your past so that you can taste success in the future.

* The image you carry about yourself is affected by past experiences. Instead of living in the past learn to rewrite the beliefs about yourself.

* You need to unlearn your past habits and acquire new ones that reinforce a positive self-esteem.

* Always remember its a sort of formal occassion and never get too informal, like accepting interviewers offer for a smoke or drink.

* Be cool and don't get nervous.Try to be pleasant, alert and mantain eye contact. If u cant hold your own in technical questions try to remain composed ;your confidence may do the trick.

* Try to maintain a good rapport with the interviewer and get him to ask questions regarding the subjects you are strong in.

* Maintain eye contact from the begining and dont act in a manner so that the interviewer is distracted which for example can be caused by flashy dresses ,exaggerated arm movements or you shifting in your chair.

* Give them the impression that you are going to stay with the company for atleast 3 to 5 years. Never mention anything concerning GRE/CAT/GATE etc.

* Never try to bluff your way through an interview. The interviewers would be able catch on to it fast.

Resume must be precise, and should not bear any unwanted information like family details, languages known etc. What should be in your resume is, your qualification, area of interest, industrial exposure, professional experience, projects done, ceritifications (if any), extra curricular activities, your hobbies and any other thing that you can impress with.

Guidelines for preparing a Resume.
1. What is a well written Resume?
* Comprehensive and conveys all the important details at a glance.
* Grabs the interest of the employer.
* Enables the prospective employer to form a good first impression.
* Sets the tone of discussion during the interview.
* Is SIMPLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE in information.

2. How do I start my Resume?
It is desirable if you start your resume with a statement of career objective. It should be relevant to the organisation and the job you are applying for. It should state clearly the type of work you desire to do and the specific strengths that make you qualify for the job and add value to the organisation.

3. My Resume is very lengthy, Please Help.
Nobody wants to read long resumes, especially an employer who has very little time to spare. Try to be concise and to the point.

Therefore, it is preferable to use phrases instead of full sentences wherever possible.

You may present only relevant information in your resume.

It is desirable to use correct words that accurately communicate what you intend to say.

4. Can you suggest techniques to make the Resume style effective?
Quantify your results and experience - Avoid using generic terms to describe your work experience. Quantify your experience and results, using concrete figures. This would draw the employer's attention on what you have actually achieved.

Ensure good presentation - The style of presentation can help make your resume look good or bad. Never neglect the overall appearance of the resume. Focus on the basics like legibility, accuracy and completeness of information provided. The resume must reflect a professional touch.

The resume must convey a positive, can-do attitude - Having the right attitude is sometimes as important as knowledge or skills.

5. What are the common mistakes a candidate should look for during proof reading?
* Big words or words that are too technical or bombastic.
* Errors (check for spelling, punctuation and typographical errors).
* Avoid mentioning family particulars in your resume, as they are irrelevant to your employer.
* Avoid mentioning your salary expectations as you might over reach or undersell yourself out of a job.
* It is advisable if you proofread your resume more than once.

About Dr.Alagappa Chettiar

Padmabushan Dr.Alagappa Chettiar was a great Philanthropist, eminent educationist and a multi faced versatile personality. Born in 6th April of 1909 as second son of Shri K.V.AL.Ramanathan Chettiar and Umayal Achi at Kottaiyur of Sivagangai District, In Tamilnadu

Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar had his primary education at the SMS Vidyasala in Karaikudi and went on to obtain his M.A. from the Presidency College in Madras. He obtained postgraduate (M.A.) Degree in English literature in 1930 from Presidency College, Madras at the age of 21. He had the fortune of befriending Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, a model teacher who later on became the President of India. At the age of 21, he became the first Indian trainee at the Chartered bank in London. Thereafter he qualified for the bar at Middle Temple in England and became a ' bar-at-law ' to be cherished by the people of Chettinad. He was conferred a doctoral degree (D.Litt) by Annamalai University in 1943 and by the Madras University (LL.D.) in 1944. The British Government knighted him in 1945. He was conferred the distinction of Padma Bhushan by the President of India on January 26, 1957. His stellar record as a business entrepreneur was acknowledged by the British government when he was knighted in 1945 at the age of 37. He renounced the prestigious knighthood when India attained independence. The distinction of Padma Bushan was conferred by the president of India on January 26, 1956.

His stellar record as a business entrepreneur was acknowledged by the British Government when he was knighted in 1945 at the age of 37. He renounced the prestigious knighthood when India attained independence. The distinction of Padmabushan was conferred by the President of India on January 26, 1957. Within a span of 2 decades he demonstrated his versatility as a successful business tycoon, an intrepid academician with a vision to change the mere scrub jungle of Karaikudi to an educational Mecca. When he passed away prematurely at the age of 48, Dr. Alagappa Chettiar had redefined philanthropy and contributed more to the betterment of education in Tamil Nadu than any other person of eminence had done until then.

He launched his career by pioneering in textiles. As a business savvy and a model employer he practiced then, what the Harvard Business School preaches today - diversification of portfolios with rubber plantations in Malaya, Tin mines in Burma, Textile Mills in Kerala, Insurance companies in Calcutta, Hotels in Bombay, Theatres in Madras, a flourishing stock broking company and a private airline and has been referred to as the unsung business maharaja of South India in the thirties and forties. His business interests were however short lived as he changed his focus to education.

Dr. Alagappa in 1937 Started Cochin textiles at Pudhukaddu near Thirucheur in Kerala. Cochin textiles were converted as Alagappa Textiles. The Township of Cochin textile's staff was named Alagappa Nagar. Alagappa Nagar is the first and only township named of a Nagarathar in other state. He took charge the Managing responsibilities of "Jupiter general insurance company", "East and west insurance company' and "Rich Hotels". He also functioned as Air Transport Company known as "Jupiter Airways"

He harboured a firm conviction that education is an absolute must for a human being to become productive, wholesome and humane. In 1947 at the Dr. Annie Besant centenary celebrations the Vice-Chancellor of Madras University called industrialists to start colleges to educate India. Spontaneously Dr.Chettiar answered the call in the same function and within three days Alagappa Arts College started functioning at Gandhi Maleghai in Karaikudi. His generous donations led to the establishment of a string of educational institution, which formed the basis for the establishment of the Alagappa University in 1985 by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The Alagappa University was established in 1985 fulfilling the dream of Dr.Alagappa. Alagappa Educational instituitions is providing a continuum in education for children of the community to start from kindergarten and pursue studies right up to post doctoral studies in a wide array of subjects.

To bring prominence to the educational institutions he had the vision to convince Prime Minister Nehru to house one of the Government's National Research Institutes in the heart of the Alagappa campus.

Dr. Radhakrishnan, the Vice President of India surmised at the opening of the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) on 14 Jan 1953. " The magnificent gift of 300 acres of land 1.5 million of Rupees by Dr. Alagappa Chettiar helped the Government of India to select Karaikudi as the seat of Electro Chemical Research Institute. Being a businessman himself, Dr. Alagappa Chettiar is aware of the industrial possibilities of our country and the need for scientific, technical and technological education in his lifetime he has built a monument for himself you have only to look around. "

At the tender age of 48, in the midst of single handedly revolutionizing his native place and changing the course of history he succumbed to his illness. Perhaps his crowning piece of philanthropy was giving away his own palatial residence in Kottaiyur to found the Women's college. Rajaji has remarked, "Dr. Alagappa Chettiar had given away freely. Students should develop that quality namely giving money earned for charity. Dr.Alagappa is one how can give to good cause, cultivate courage and emulate the spirit".

The Trusts that have been established by the Founder viz. the Asoka Charitable Trust and the Dr.Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust are managing the Schools and have aggressive plans for expanding, to upgrade the quality of education and provide an opportunity for the youth of the country, to fulfill their dreams.

1. In 1943 Dr donated Rupees One Lakh for the installation & development of Tamil Department of Travancore University.
2. Rupees Eleven thousand for instituting higher secondary school at his birth place Kottaiyur, Tamilnadu.
3. Rupees Seventy five Thousand to build a Ladies hostel at Vepery, Chennai.
4. Rupees One hundred thousand for the development of the township infrastructure of Kottaiyur, Tamilnadu.
5. Rupees Thirty Thousand for Meenakshi club at Kandanur, Tamilnadu
6. Rupees Ten thousand for H.M.I.S Fund.
7. Rupees Five hundred thousand to establish an Engineering College at Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu.
8. Rupees Five hundred thousand to establish a College of Technology at Madras University, To acknowledge this donation the Madras University named the institution "Alagappa Chettiar College of Technology" Gundy, Chennai.
9. He was instrumental in persuading the Central Government to establish the one and only Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), one of the premier Research Organisations under CSIR, at Karaikudi. He donated 300 acres of land Rupees 1.5 million . This gesture, earned for him the title of 'Socialistic Capitalist' from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
10. Rupees Five hundred thousand to establish Higher studies at Malaysia.
11. Rupees Twenty Thousand to establish the South Indian Educational Society at New Delhi in 1948.
12.Rupees Twenty Five thousand to the Lady Deck College at Madurai.
13. Rupees One hundred and Seventeen Thousand for Constructing "Alagappa Mandapam" at Thakkar Baba Vidyalaya in 1946, The Foundation Stone was laid by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Father of the Nation).
14. Rupees ten thousand and Five for publishing "TAMIL KALANGIYAM".
15. Rupees ten thousand and one for Cochin Cyclone Relief fund.
16. Rupees Twenty thousand for Geological research by Travancore government.
17. Rupees One Lack for establishing maternity Hospital and Child care Center in Cochin.
18. Rupees Thirty thousand for the Indigenous medicine Research by Ernakulam Maharaja College.
19. Rupees One hundred thousand to fund Students of Cochin to study abroad
20. Rupees One hundred and fifty thousand for the Morning food scheme of Cochin Children
21. Rupees One hundred thousand to establish South Indian chamber of commerce in Cochin
Dr. Chettiar was full of compassion and gave whatever he had at the moment to the various causes. So the above list is just a small sampling of his generosity. His donation to this society is immeasurable.

Educational Streams

The Universityoffers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes. The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU). Universities / Institutions of higher learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea have established collaborations with Alagappa University. Being members of the AIU and ACU, the University has established tie-ups with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments to boost the primary methods of learning. The University has educated several numbers of students belonging to different communities rooted across the country and in selected foreign countries in a variety of programmes through the Distance Education Directorate.

The University facilitates its students with Workshop-Cum-Instrumentation Center, National Service Scheme - NSS, Cultural Activities, Sports facility, Hostel facility, Health Care Center, General Facilities and Consultancy Services.


1. B.Litt. (Tamil)
2. B.A. (English)
3. B.A. History [English & Tamil Medium]
4. B.A. Public Administration
5. Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
6. B.Sc. (Mathematics)
7. B.Sc. (Psychology)
8. BBA [English & Tamil Medium]
9. BBA (Banking)
10. BBA (Corporate Secretaryship)
11. B.Com. [English & Tamil Medium]
12. B.Com. (Computer Applications)
13. B.L.I.Sc.,(One Year)
14. One year Additional Degree in English(1 year)

1. MBA (5 Years Integrated)
2. M.B.A. (General)
3. M.B.A.(Banking and Finance)
4. M.B.A.(Corporate Secretaryship))
5. M.B.A.(Education Management)
6. M.B.A.(Hospital Management)
7. M.B.A. (International Business)
8. M.B.A. (Investment Management)
9. M.B.A.(Project Management)
10. M.B.A. (Tourism)
11. M.C.A (3 Years)
12. M.Com.(English &Tamil Medium)
13. M.Com.(Finance and Control)
14. M.Sc.,(Computer Science)
15. M.Sc. (Physics)
16. M.Sc. (Chemistry)
17. M.Sc. (Botany) with Specialisation in Plant Bio-Technology
18. M.Sc. (Information Technology)
19. M.A. (Tamil)
20. M.A. (English)
21. M.A.(History) [English &Tamil Medium]
22. M.Sc. (Mathematics)
23. M.A.(Personnel Management and Industrial Relations)
24. M.A.(Mass Communication and Journalism)
25. M.A.(Child Care and Education)
26. M.L.I.S. (one year)

New Programme offered from 2009-10 Calendar/Academic year
MBA (5 Years Integrated)
Post - Graduate Diploma Programmes (1 Year)
1. Computer Applications (PGDCA)*
2. Information Technology Management (PGDITM)*
3. Electro Plating (PGDEP)*
4. Instrumental Methods of Analysis (PGDIMA)*
5. Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PGDPMIR)*
6. Business Management (PGDBM)*
7. Sports Management (PGDSM)*
8. Hospital Administration (PGDHA)*
9. Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)*
10. Library and Automation Networking (PGDLAN)*
11. Certificate Programmes (6 Months)
12. Self-Help Group Management
13. Library Information Secience (English/Tamil Medium) ( CLIS)

* - Courses offered both in Calendar and Academic year. Other courses offered in Academic year only.

Note : For Eligibility refer Prospectus
* B.A. (History), B.Com., BBA, M.B.A, M.A.(History), M.Com., are offered both in English and Tamil Medium. Other Courses are offered in English Medium only.
* MBAs / MCA / PGDCA are offered under Semester Pattern and other courses under Non-Semester Pattern.
* Integrated MBA (5 Years) is offered first three years under Non-Semester Pattern and next two years offered under Semester Pattern.

Cost of Application and Prospectus for all courses: Rs. 100/-

Cost of Application and Prospectus For MBA/ MCA/ PGDCA/ /M.Sc.(C.S.)/M.Sc(IT) /M.Sc (Physics) / M.Sc(Chemistry)/ M.Sc (Botany) Courses : Rs.300/-

Application and Prospectus can be obtained from:

Alagappa University Study Centre,
#149, 100 Feet Road,
(Between Hyundai showroom and Kasi Theater)
Chennai - 600 097. India.
Alagappa University Study Centre,
#16A, Shastri Nagar, (Next to Hotel Ambica Empire,
Opp. to Hotel VASANTHA BHAVAN), 100 Feet Road,
VADAPALANI, Chennai - 600 026.
Phone No. : 044-23623676/65141144/
Mobile No.: 98418 12612.


* Department of Arts
* Department of Science
* Department of Management
* Department of Education
* Department of Library
* Centre for Rural Development
* Centre for Gandhian Studies
* Centre for Nehru Studies

Chancellors Profile

His Excellency, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Surjit Singh Barnala was born on 21st October, 1925 at Ateli, Begpur in Mohindergarh District, Haranya State where his father was a Magistrate. He proceeded to Lucknow for higher studies and graduated in Law from Lucknow University in 1946 and practiced Law at Barnala Constitutency in 1967. He held the profuse affection of those peolple that he represented the Constitutency till 1999.

His public life spanning over 60 years is full of achivements which are inspirational, particularly for the younger generation. He is one of the most distinguished and ablest leaders of the nation with profuse administrative acumen.

In 1969, he became Education Minister of Punjab. During his tenure, he was instrumental in founding the Guru Nanak dev University in Amristsar. In 1977, he was elected as a Member of Parliament and was inducted as Union Cabinet Minister holding the portfolios of Agriculture, Food, Irrigation and Rural Development.

With a landslide victory in Assembly Elections he became the Chief Minister of Punjab in 1985. As Cheif Minister, he was tough on terrorism and dear to hearts of many, including opposition leaders. He was elected to the Loksabha for the second time in 1996 and again in 1998 and held the position of Cabinet Minister looking after the Chemical & Fertilizer and Food & Civil Supplies.

His Excellency has served as a Governor of several States of the nation. He assumed the officer of Governor of Tamil Nadu earlier in 1990 and served for about a year. Later, he became the Governor of Uttranchal State and Andhra Pradesh before assuming office as a Governor of Tamilnadu on 3rd Nov 2004 for the second time.

His Excellency has also represented India in the United Nations, FAO, SAARC and other International Organizations. As a patriot, his fervour for achieving freedom for Bharat Mata was so great that he had participated in Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested.

His Excellencey has a great passion for fine arts as well. He had done scores of paintings and an exhibitions of his paintings was held in 1998 in the Art Gallery of Patiala University and in 2004 at Hyderabad State Art Gallery, at Lalit Kala Akademy, Chennai on Octobet 12th 2005 and at Aurodan Art Galleries, Pondicherry on 30th Oct 2005.

He has also authored a book titled 'Story of an Escape', which was first published by Penguin Publishers and its second edition was published as 'Quest for Freedom - Story of an Escape' in Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Urdu and also in Brail.

Alagappa University is greatly benefited by adept guidance of his Excellency, the Governor of Tamilnadu.

Pro-Chancellors Profile

Our Pro-Chancellor, the Honorable Minister for Higher Education Dr.K.Ponmudy has been an immense source of strength and support to the youth of the State and our University. A graduate of Law, the Honorable Minister for Higher Education holds 3 Post Graduate Degrees in the Social Science area, besides a Doctorate. He has authored a book on 'The Dravidian Movement and the Black Movement'.

Under the able leadership of the most Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanithi, our Hon'ble Higher Education Minister is bringing about a metamorphosis in the complexion and content of Higher Education in the State of Tamil Nadu. His sole soal is 'Increase the Quantity, Improve the Quality' of Higher Education opportunities. Enabling more students from poor families and rural areas to get access to 'MAESTRO' (Medicine, Arts, Engineering, Science, Technology, Research and Open) education at a low cost is his thrust goal. Towards achieving that goal, the Hon'ble Higher Education Minister of Tamil Nadu has put in place a spectrum of measures such as:
1. Waiver of payment of tuition fee for UG courses in Government and Government aided colleges,

2. Free education up to Post Graduation for economically poor women students, 'Double shift system' in all Government Arts and Science colleges to in-take more students,

3. Establishment of Technology Universities in Trichy, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli and scores of Engineering and Medical colleges in the new and backward districts of the State,

4. Imparting Induction training on teaching methods to newly recruited teachers,

5. Quality Accreditation of Colleges/Universities by the National Assesment and Accreditaion Council(NAAC)

Promotion of Community Colleges to enable those were unable tp complete their education due to poverty and other reasons to re-enter studies in order to open a fresh vistas of opportunity for them,
1. Introduction of uniform syllabi and academic calendar across all institutions ans Universities in Tamil Nadu,

Enhancing the employability of students pursuing courses in Arts and Science colleges by enabling them to do a 'Job oriented Add-on Certificate Courses' in Polytechnic Colleges/ITIs

1. Implementation of Choice Based Credit System in Arts and Science Colleges,
2. Initiating measures for improvement of skills like Spoken English, Yoga, Soft Skills, and General Knowledge for competitive exams,

3. Modernizing and enhancing basic Infrastructure like Additional classrooms, state of the art Lab facilities, Hygienic facilities etc., and

4. Seeking expert opinions on the measures for overhauling the present system of evaluation, teaching and learning in the State by constituting a Committee of Experts headed by Dr.S.P.Thiysgarajan, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Madras.

These measures have resulted in remarkable Quantity and Quality enhancements in the tapestry of higher education in Tamil Nadu and the State has become numero uno that is 'Number One' State in the country in the sphere of higher education.

Registrar Profile

Dr. A. SHENBAGAVALLI B.Sc., B.P.Ed, M.P.Ed, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D; Cert in NSNIS, - Registrar in charge.

Dr. A. Shenbagavalli presently Professor and Head, Department of Physical Education and Health Sciences assumed the office of Registrar on 29th April 2009.

Dr. A. Shenbagavalli entered the field of Physical Education as Lecturer in the year 1974 in the Institution in which she had her graduation and post graduation in the field on Physical Education (i.e.) Alagappa College of Physical Education, Karaikudi then affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. She dedicated her career to the betterment and upliftment of the students who came from many walks of life and hailed from various social backgrounds. During these times, the Alagappa University came into being in the year 1985. As a consequence the College was absorbed by the University and renamed as Alagappa University College of Physical Education. After having served for nearly 29 years in the same institution in various grades, she was elevated to the post of Principal of the same institution in which she studied and served.

After having served for nearly four years as Principal (2003-2007) and Warden of various Hostels both for Women and Men, she was appointed as Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Health Sciences in the year 2008 and then become ex-officio Head of the Department and Chairperson, School of Physical Education. She is continuing as such till date.

During her tenure as educator in the field of Physical Education, she had acted as Member for Board of Studies in various Universities in the field of Physical Education and further served Member on Standing Committee on Academic Affairs and Senate of Alagappa University. She had organized 15 National Seminars, 3 International Conferences, and presented 40 papers in the National and International Seminars and Conferences. She has published 3 Books and presented 15 Articles in the reputed journals.

She successfully guided Doctoral programmes for 17 Scholars.
For all these, she received 'Service Appreciation Award' by Lions Club of Karaikudi in the year 2004. The renowned Tamil Sage His Holiness Kundrakudi Adigalar honoured her by awarding 'Kalvi Mamani' Award in the year 2008.

Dr. A. SHENBAGAVALLI B.Sc., B.P.Ed., M.P.Ed., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Cert in NSNIS.,
Registrar in charge
Phone : 91-4565-229330, 291450, 91-4565-228080 to 228095 Extn. 120,
Fax : 04565-225624

Admission Procedure

Under Distance Education Stream
The candidate may seek admission either directly to the University or through any one of the approved Study Centres. The list of Approved Study Centres is placed in this website.

If the candidates enroll directly with the University, the Course Materials shall be directly sent to them and they have to attend the Contact Classes at Karaikudi.

If candidates enroll through Study Centres, the Course Materials shall be sent through the Study Centres and they have to attend the Contact Classes arranged by the Study Centres at their places.
Direct Admission through University
The following documents are to be enclosed along with the filled-in application:

# The original entry qualification of HSC/ Diploma Certificate or Degree or Provisional Certificate and a copy attested by the Gazetted Officer. (Original Certificates will be returned immediately after verification)

# Student Index Card with stamp size photo and signature affixed.

# Demand Draft for the prescribed total fees drawn in favour of the Director, DDE, Alagappa University, payable on any bank at Karaikudi.

# No Transfer Certificate is required for admission to any of the Courses

The filled-in application along with the required documents should be sent to the following address by Registered Post before the last date specified:

The Director
Directorate of Distance Education
Alagappa University
Karaikudi - 630 003.
Tamil Nadu.

Admission Through Study Centres
The filled-in application has to be submitted through the Study Centres along with the following documents:

# The original entry qualification of HSC/ Diploma Certificate or Degree or Provisional Certificate and a copy attested by the Gazetted Officer. (Original Certificates will be returned immediately after verification).

* Student Index Card with a stamp size photo and signature affixed.

* The candidate has to submit two Demand Drafts separately towards Course Fees (For details see Annexure-I):

* One Demand Draft in favour of the Director, DDE, Alagappa University, payable at Karaikudi towards the University Share, and Another Demand Draft in favour of the Study Centre concerned through whom the candidate seeks admission.

* The above Two Demand Drafts should be submitted to the Study Centre along with the filled-in Application.

* Transfer Certificate is required for admission to any of the Courses.

* Admission Confirmation by the Directorate

After scrutinising the documents, the Directorate shall confirm Admission to the eligible candidates, assign Enrolment Number and issue Identity Card.


Workshop cum Instrumentation Center
The services of workshop-cum-instrumentation center are most essential to back the good quality teaching and research. In the absence of it, the quality of research may suffer in terms of delayed on outputs. In Alagappa University, we have a centralized workshop-cum-instrumentation center to cater for the needs of the Department of the faculty of Science viz., Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Crystal Growth, Biotechnology and Oceanography and Coastal area studies. Besides, these facilities are thrown open to help the science Departments of the 23 affiliated colleges.

Alagappa University has been continuously in NSS since its inception with the major objective of providing ample opportunities to the youths to involve themselves in social activities and ultimately developing their personality. 4200 NSS volunteers from 21 affiliated colleges and university departments are actively participating in all NSS activities of Alagappa University. NSS takes streneous efforts to inculcate in the minds of the students the voluntary participation in community service while they are studying in educational institutions.

Every year elocution and essay competitions are organized on personality development, leadership development and national integration to motivate students and to build leadership and communication abilities.

A ten day special camp is organized every year. Developing infrastructure in the adopted village, leadership programme, tree planting, medical camp, progarmme on preserving water resources, voters awareness, free legal - aid awareness, women and children welfare are the important activities undertaken by students in the special camping programme. Students' cultural progrmame forms part of special camping activities.

Health Care Center
The University has a Health Care Centre for early diagnosis of diseases and reference to speciality treatment, if needed. Compulsory general medical check up camps are organized for all the members of the University viz. the students, faculty and staff. Maintenance of health records is in practice which helps the users in times of emergency.

A team of student volunteers along with the Medical Officer went to the Tsunami affected areas and carried out relief work. A medical camp was organized at the affected site.

Various educational institutions in and around Karaikudi viz. Alagappa Engineering College, Alagappa Arts College, Alagappa Polytechnic and Sree Sevugan Annamalai College, Devakottai utilize the services available at the Physiotherapy Clinic free of cost.

Hostel Facility
There are three hostels - two for men and one for women students of the University. The hostel rooms are well furnished and well ventilated. There is provision to accommodate around 500 students. The hostels have separate hygienic mess halls, a reading room supplemented with leading English and Tamil dailies, magazines and Employment News. There is enough space for undertaking Sports and Games activities. The mess is run by the student representatives and the expenses are divided equally. Nominal establishment charges are collected from the students to run the hostel. Experienced faculty members are posted as Warden and Deputy Warden to look after the welfare of the students. Transport facility is made available to them to commute to the Departments. All the hostels are connected with telephone facilities. The recreation rooms are provided with TV and other facilities. Clean water is made available to the students with Aqua Guard filtering.

Furnished hostel accommodation is made available to the students from other countries on priority basis. This gives them an opportunity to easily mingle with other students and adapt themselves to the local culture at the earliest.

Health Care Center
The Department of Physical Education trains students in various sports and games activities and enables them to participate in tournaments at various levels.

Cultural Activities
Students have immense talents and skills. In order to bring out their innate talents, University formed a Choir and an Orchestra on 5.4.1988. From the year 1988 on wards, many cultural competitions, namely Dance, Group song, literary Events, Mono acting, Rangoli, Mimicri, Clay Modelling, Cartooning, Skit, Mime, one act play are held to bring out the talents and potentialities of students.

Consultancy Services Rendered by the Department of Biotechnology
The Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University offers consultancy services in the following areas.

Setting up of biotechnological laboratories (especially Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Biochemistry, Plant Tissue Culture, Fermentation etc) for the benefit of Academic Institutions.

Development of teaching kits for P.G. Lab Courses such as Recombinant DNA Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Immunotechnology etc in collaboration with biotech industries.

DNA fingerprinting, 16SrDNA typing/sequencing and Genomics.

Micropropagation of Economically important crops/Medicinal Plants.

Vermiculture, Mushroom Culture and Aquaculture.

Pesticide Pollution Monitoring through Biomarkers.

Water quality analysis (with respect to microbiological parameters)

General Facilities
Canteen: A Canteen is functioning at the University campus for the benefit of the students, faculty and staff. It is run on contract basis. As it is located very close to the Distance Education Directorate, the students of DDE also make use of this facility.

Telecom Centre: An approved Telecom Centre is functioning at the University Campus. ISD / STD / Local calls can be made through this centre by all concerned.

Reprographic Facility: For the benefit of the student community, a number of reprographic facilities are available in and around the campus.

Post Office: A full fledged Post Office - cum - Sorting Office is available just in front of the University. The Speed Post facility is also available at the post office.

Banking Facility: The salaries of the faculty and staff are distributed through the banks viz. Indian Bank and ICICI Bank. The students are supported while opening the bank accounts. They are available in the vicinity of the University Campus.

Co-Operative Stores: The stores is in operation to help the faculty and staff of the University. Soft loans are provided to the needy at the earliest possible time.

School: A Model School is available within the campus of the Alagappa University, which is used by the students of B.Ed. programme of the Alagappa University College of Education.

Quarters: The quarters facility is made available to the faculty and staff of the University in adequate number.

Employment Cell: University has an Employment Cell and a Placement Officer. Apart from this, each department has Placement Coordinators to carry out the placement activities in an effective manner. Career Counseling is also done by the faculty members and class advisors after understanding the needs of the students. Preparation of placement brochures, identification of possible recruiters, coordination of placement activities are few of the activities of the University Placement Cell. Both off-campus and on-campus interviews are coordinated through this cell.

Parent-Teachers Association: Regular and frequent PTA meetings are conducted for involving the Parents of the students. Feedback from the parents is obtained so as to fine tune the educational system at the University.

Alagappa Alumni Association: The University has a registered Alumni association by the name 'Alagappa Alumni Association' (AAA). It has its charter of duties and office bearers to carry out these activities. Every department has its own Alumni association. Annual meetings are conducted to share their experiences, exchange of ideas amongst their peers and share their views with their juniors. They also help giving feed back on curricula modification. Another important outcome of the Alumni meeting is the placement assistance. Alagappa Alumni Association (AAA) has its own website through which the latest information is disseminated to the Alumni. It also provides registration details to the Alumni.

Consultancy Services Rendered by the Department of Physics
Department of Physics and Crystal Research Centre are equipped with the sophisticated instruments for the preparation of thin films and single crystal growth. Also some of the characterization techniques like photoconductivity, impedance spectroscopy, surface analysis, etc are available for the inhouse scholars and for other institutions' scholars from various universities and education institutions. They were utilized the sophisticated instrumentation facilities and interpret their data with the expertise available in our department. Our staff members are engaged in their consultancy service on free of cost to the scholars coming from for their photoconductivity measurements of semiconductor materials useful for solar cells, resistivity measurements using multifunction meter (M/s Oriel, U.S.A), semiconductor thin film preparation with vacuum coating unit, spray pyrolysis set-up, pulse console and potentiostat/galvanostat, impedance measurements using Keithly LCZ meter. In addition to these thin film characterization and single crystal growth instruments were utilized with the consultancy of expertise available in the Crystal Research Centre to grow single crystals of NLO materials useful for optical communication devices. The grown crystals are characterized with metallurgical microscope with the magnification of 1000X.

Consultancy Services Rendered by the Alagappa Institute of Management
In its stand to offer quality education to the community, Alagappa Institute of Management has embarked itself on its own mission to provide value-added consultancy services to the people from varied fields with regard to different aspects. The Institute has made it a view point to build up a cohesive environment around it by offering its expertise to bring out the efficiency. The Institute provides consultancy to the corporate world, small scale sector, entrepreneurial institutions and educational community.

Corporate Consultancy Services
The Institute has taken up consultancy services to the corporate world in the region. To cater to the needs of these sectors for managerial inputs, Alagappa Institute of Management has lined up services such as consultancy, training programmes, organising seminars & workshops, conferences on various themes.

The Institute has associated itself with the following organisations to enhance its services.
Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi
TamilNadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC), Karaikudi
Aavin Milk Producer's Co-operative Society, Karaikudi
TamilNadu Chemicals Limited, Karaikudi
Sakthi Sugars, Sivagangai
BHEL, Trichy

Modern Rice Mills, Puduvayal

Entrepreneurial Guidance & Counseling

The Institute has established an Entrepreneurship and Management Development Cell (EMDC), under the AICTE funding, which aims at spreading the entrepreneurial culture in the young minds. The Institute has associated itself with many institutions promoting entrepreneurship, for the sake of providing guidance and counseling to the potential entrepreneurs with regard to various technicalities. The Institution is proud to relate itself with

Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Madurai
Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Park - NIT, Trichy
District Industries Centre, Sivaganga
TamilNadu Industrial Investment Corporation, Karaikudi

Department of International Business and Commerce Scope for Consultancy Services

The Department of International Business and Commerce offers Post Graduate Programme in Commerce and International Business Administration. Its curriculum is need based to the students as well as to the business people and society. The students can approach to the department to identify the right course for the future studies as well as employment.

The department offers entrepreneurship related subjects to the students. It is revised periodically based on the changes and requirements in the business in India as well as abroad. So the budding entrepreneurs as well as existing business people can approach the department for identifying right projects in the present competitive market. The faculties have the enough as well as practical experience in project identification, formulation, evaluation and execution. The faculty members will guide the prospective entrepreneurs for preparing their project report.

The faculty members frequently participate and deliver special address in Entrepreneurial Awareness and Motivation Camps organized by Entrepreneurship Development Cell or Affiliated Colleges of Alagappa University for the benefit of students as well as prospective entrepreneurs. It gives a better scope for extending consultancy services to the business community.

Business people can approach the department for the purpose of monitoring and improving financial performance of their business units.

The special programme offered by the Department of International Business and Commerce, "Master of International Business Administration" provides excellent scope for consultancy services to the exporters and importers for identifying export market, getting export finance, hedging currency risk, export cargo insurance, export price quotations, fulfilling export documentation procedures, and customs formalities for clearing and forwarding of cargo.

The department serves as a research centre for commerce and Management Discipline. The research scholars can approach the department for identifying appropriate research problem and collecting relevant literature to their research problem. The faculty members have rich experience in guiding and supervising the research scholars and produced large number of Ph. D. Scholars.

The L.CT.L. Palaniappa Chettiar Memorial Auditorium was constructed facing the college main road in the Alagappa University campus and donated to the University by the family of Hon'ble Union Finance Minister Thiru P. Chidambaram on 5.4.2008. This State of the Art Auditorium has various centralized air-conditioning facilities in built, address system, lighting arrangements, acoustic systems and comfortable cushion seating arrangement with amble of car parking facilities. The seating capacity of the auditorium is 555. There is a beautiful park surrounding this auditorium. Water supply and common toilet facilities are also available in this auditorium.

Banks, Schools, Colleges, Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings of the Sivanganga District for conducting programmes could utilize this auditorium by paying reasonable rent along with electricity charges consumption charges.

Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension was established in 1988 in tune to the University's motto Excellence in Action and it keeps before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of education. Ever since the CACE&E has implemented the following activities in collaboration with government departments and non-governmental organizations: 148 Training Programmes, 36 Continuing Education Courses, 17 Major and Minor Research Projects, 25 Population Education Programmes, 16 Jan Sikshan Nilayam Programmes and 22 other special activities.

The Centre has carried out and had the facilities such as: community support services to help community people to develop their life skills with self sufficiency and ensure the quality of life. Career guidance and counseling centre provides career oriented assistance to the community people of Sivagangai and Ramnad District. CACE&E Library, an integrated Library equipped with rich collection of print and electronic resources. Talking Book Library has access to more than 200 volumes of recorded books. Braille Library has 10 large type titles, 10 magazines in recorded and Braille format. E-learning and Media Centre, equipped with latest version of computers and web connection enable to access computer based tutorials, multimedia based tutorials for specific needs. CACE&E, Alagappa University, Karaikudi published more than 30 Research Monographs.

CACE&E having network with UNESCO & University Grants Commission and Government Departments such as National Literacy Mission, Ministry of HRD, Tamil Nadu Literacy Mission, Directorate of Adult and Non-Formal Education, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu State Resource Centre for Non-Formal Education, Department of Health, Animal Husbandry, Hearty Culture, Agriculture, Social Forestry, Rural Development, Social Welfare, Public Relations and Information and Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, Revenue Department, also having network with other 20 Central and State Universities.

Considering the social need and welfare of the community people of under privileged districts like Sivaganga and Ramnad, Prof. P. Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University, has the vision to make life long education as a discipline and he has upgraded the Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension as a teaching department in the University.

The centre has planned to start a Socially Relevant two-years PG Programme during the academic year 2010-2011 for regular students. Also, having proposal to start P.G. Diploma, Diploma and Certificate Courses in diverse fields for the fulfillment of life long education which will improve the lifestyle of the common men. The centre has proposed to carry out the extension programmes during current year such as dissemination of technology to the community people, sensitization programme on social and economic issues, improvement of slow learners, enhancing employability of the youth from non-formal sector, guidance and conselling to rural youths. Also, proposed to carry out 2 major research projects on rural-vocational biotechnology and imbibing vocational skills to neo-literates for self sufficiency.

NCTE appeal order for Alagappa University Karaikudi

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


WHEREAS the appeal of Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu dated 23-11-2009 is against the letter dated 09-11-2009 of the Southern Regional Committee, refusing recognition for conducting B.Ed course on the grounds that as per the Public Notice dated 28th July 2009, the NCTE had taken a decision not to recognize-permit institutions for conduct of B.Ed., D.Ed., C.P.Ed, D.P.Ed. and B.P.Ed. including (DE) courses in the State of Tamilnadu for the academic session 2010-2011. However, the above restriction will not apply in case of minority institutions established under Article 30 of the Constitution. Since your institution is not a minority institution, hence the application submitted by your institution for start of B.Ed. (DE) course alongwith all the documents submitted is returned herewith.

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, Alagappa University (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 01-12-2009 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. V. Balachandran, Director and Dr. P. Sivakumar, Professor of Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu presented the case of the appellant institution on 15.01.2010. In the appeal and during personal presentation it was submitted that the institution was a State University under the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and it was accredited with A Grade by NAAC, it obtained ‘No Objection Certificate’ to start B.Ed. programme through distance mode; faculty were recruited as per the norms of NCTE in anticipation of approval from Govt. of Tamil Nadu and NCTE, the institution submitted its application even before the notification of public notice to restrict B.Ed. in Tamil Nadu and was submitted to NCTE thrice on 16-02- 09,27-05-09 and 30-10-09 and the university was having all infrastructure essential for conducting B.Ed. course through distance mode.

AND WHEREAS the Council deferred the decision on the appeal on that day for want of some information- documents from SRC. The Council again considered the case on 25.06.10. It noted that the appellant submitted an application for B.Ed. (DE) on 27.02.09 for the session 2009-10, SRC vide its letter dt. 18.03.09 returned, the application as it was submitted after the last date prescribed for academic session 2009-10; The appellant again on 02.06.09 submitted the application and that was also returned by SRC stating that application for the session 2010-11 will be received during 1st Aug’09 to 31st Oct’09 and as such receipt of the applications is not yet commenced by the SRC office. The appellant again submitted an application on 31st Oct’09, and by then a public notice dt. 28.07.09 was notified by NCTE, informing Regional Committees not to grant recognition for the academic session 2010-11 for
B.Ed. course in the state of Tamilnadu. In view of the public notice SRC returned this application also to the institution.

Therefore, the Council came to the conclusion that there was no justification in accepting the appeal and that it should be rejected.

AND WHEREAS after perusal of documents, memorandum of appeal, affidavit and after considering oral arguments advanced during hearing, the Council reached the conclusion that there was no ground to accept the appeal and that it should be rejected. Accordingly, the appeal was rejected and SRC’s letter dated 09-11-09 was confirmed.

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

(Hasib Ahmad)
Member Secretary

1. The Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi,, Karaikudi - 630003, 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.

Kudankulam, Mullaperiyar to dominate PMs Tamil Nadu visit

File photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an event in Hyderabad - Agencies
File photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an event in Hyderabad - Agencies

The Mullaperiyar Dam row, the stalled Kudankulam project, financial assistance and additional power to the state are some to the issues that are expected to be discussed by Tamil Nadu leaders with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his two-day visit starting on December 25.

DMK president M. Karunanidhi told reporters on Saturday that he will be meeting Manmohan Singh on Monday and discuss the Mullaperiyar issue.

He said he will discuss the attacks on Tamils in Kerala and the raising of storage levels in the Dam to 142 ft.

Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads over the dam - located in Kerala, but under the control of Tamil Nadu and serving the state.

Tamil Nadu is stongly objecting to Keralas demand of a new dam and reduction in storage level to 120 ft till a new dam is built.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is also likely to meet the prime minister on Sunday though it has not been confirmed one.

This is the first time Manmohan Singh is visiting Tamil Nadu after the AIADMK came to power in May. He came here in January to inaugurate the Indian Science Congress.

Jayalalithaa is sore at the central government for not heeding her requests for financial assistance, additional power and kerosene allocation to the state.

Then there is the matter of the Kudankulam project.

Indias nuclear power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is building two 1,000 MW atomic power reactors at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadus Tirunelveli district, around 650 km from Chennai, at an outlay of Rs.13,171 crore.

The first unit was slated to be commissioned in December. However villagers, citing fears for their lives and safety, started their agitation in August and brought all the project-related activities to a standstill.

Tamil Nadu cabinet has passed a resolution urging the central government to stop all works at the project site till the fears are allayed.

Manmohan Singhs comments during his recent Russian visit that the first reactor at Kundankulam would be operationalised in two weeks time did not go down well with Jayalalithaa.

In turn, Jayalalithaa wrote to the prime minister that she was amazed to see such comments being made and reminded him of the cabinet resolution.

Meanwhile parties like DMDK and MDMK have announced staging black flag demonstrations during the prime ministers visit.

On December 26, Manmohan Singh will participate in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of mathematician S.Ramanujan organised by The Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

He would then leave for Karaikudi in Sivaganga district to participate in a function at Alagappa University and inaugurate the 100th eye hospital of Vasan Healthcare Group.

He will return to New Delhi on December 26.

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