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Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti, Tamil Nadu
Address:Tirunelveli Morku
Abhishekapatti (District Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli))
Tamil Nadu, India
Pin Code : 627012

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is situated in Abhishekapatti of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu is +91-462-2322973, 2334363.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu are +91-93104-94474.

email ID(s) is Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu

Website of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu is www.msuniversitytvl.net, www.msussi.org.

Vice Chancellor : 0462-2337231(O)04634-263366(R), tvlmsuvc@sancharnet.in.

Registrar : Dr. S Manickam, Tel: 0462-2338632(O)2577168(R), Email: tvl_regismsu@sancharnet.in.

Contact Details of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-462-2333741,2338632, 2577168, 2338721 or +91-462-458015 (PBX)

Department of Arts, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli)
Department of Education, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli)
Department of Engineering, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli)
Department of Management, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli)
Department of Science, Thirunelveli (Tirunelveli)


Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti Tamil Nadu runs course(s) in Computer Scicne and Engineering stream(s).


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NCTE appeal order for Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Abhishekapatti

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


WHEREAS the appeal of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli,
Tamilnadu dated 09-06-2010 is against the Order No. SRO-NCTE-M.Ed-DE-2010-18460 dated 21-04-2010 of the Southern Regional Committee, refusing recognition for conducting M.Ed-DE course on the grounds “ Before applying to the NCTE for recognition of a teacher education programme, An ODL institution shall ensure the following tasks before applying to NCTE for recognition of a teacher education programmes. 1) Preparation of the project document with details about the scope of the programme, fee structure, enrolment, faculty requirement, of Study Centres, estimated expenditure for development and implementation of the programme, norms of payment to development and implementation of the programme, norms of payment to development and implementation of the programme, norms of payment to Study Centres and resources persons, additional faculties, resources to be provided to Study Centres, etc. 2) Approval of the appropriate university bodies for launching the programme 97. 3) Preparation of curriculum (course-wise and unitwise structure) including scheme of evaluation-examination and support services, duly approved by the University. 4) Preparation of the self-learning material in print and non-print, duly certified by the DEC. 5) Undertaking from the identified Study Centres in a prescribed format ensuring strict observation of norms for the study centres. 6) Staff selection processes be initiated such as advertising, screening, interviewing and offering appointment to the selected candidates and 7) Building Completion certificate is not submitted in the prescribed format. 8) Original notarized copy of affidavit on Rs.100-- stamp paper in a prescribed format duly complete in all respect is not submitted.

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
(hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 16-06-2010 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 Sh. Dr. M.Sadananthan, Professor and Head, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University , Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu presented the case of the appellant institution on 19-08-2010. In the appeal and during personal presentation, it was submitted that they have fixed Rs. 36,000-- as fee for two years; they intend to have a basic unit of 250; they have appointed one staff member and another five will be appointed and study centres have been identified; they have worked out the expenditure; salary will be as per UGC norms; study centres will be paid fixed amount; the Syndicate of the University in its meeting held on 14.07.2009 approved to start M.Ed programme under the distance mode; they propose to follow the curriculum of IGNOU and purchase self–learning material from IGNOU; building completion certificate is now attached and notarized copy of affidavit was already sent.

AND WHEREAS the Council noted that according to Norms and Standards for the M.Ed programme through open and distance learning system, before applying to the NCTE, the institution has to inter–alia to prepare a project document with all the details mentioned in para 12 (ii) of the Norms and Standards of the course appended the NCTE Regulations. It is noted that the appellant has not done this exercise which is a pre–requisite for consideration of the proposal. It is also observed that while the Norms and Standards envisage preparation of curriculum, self– learning materials etc. the appellant institution proposes to follow the curriculum of the IGNOU and purchase the self–learning print and non–print material from the IGNOU. This proposed arrangement will deprive the appellant institution of its distinct individual status.

AND WHEREAS the Council after considering all aspects of the matter and after observing non–preparation of a detailed and self–contained project document in particular, came to the conclusion that the appeal deserved to be rejected and the order of the SRC confirmed.

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 hence it should be rejected. Accordingly, the appeal was rejected and the SRC’s order dated 21-04-10 was confirmed.

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

(S.V.S Chaudhary)
Vice - Chairperson

1. The Registrar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University , No. 141, Tenkasl,
Abshekapatti, Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli - 627012, 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.

About Us

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU), named after the famous Tamil Scholar Professor P. Sundaram Pillai, was established on 7 September, 1990 to cater to the long felt needs of the people of the three southern most districts of Tamil Nadu namely Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari. The University has under its jurisdiction 61 affiliated colleges, 5 Mano Colleges and 1 Constituent College, with 65,000 students on rolls. These colleges, amongst which three are over 100 years old (St. John's College, M.D.T. Hindu College, Sarah Tucker College, the oldest women's college in the state), have contributed decisively to the cause of higher education of this region.

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There are 24 academic departments in the University. Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences functioning at Alwarkurichi is an illustrious example of University-Industry collaboration while the Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Rajakkamangalam is breaking new ground in Coastal Area Studies. All the University departments are receiving research projects from several funding agencies in India, Europe, USA, Japan and UNO. The University Library has rich collection of books and journals on a wide range of subjects. The courses offered by the University have been designed keeping in mind the changing times and the emerging needs of the region. The University offers post-graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes (part time and full time). MSU is the first to offer Choice-Based Credit System. The University's National Service Scheme and Youth Welfare Department provide opportunities for the students to develop their overall personality.

The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, an apex higher education body of the Union Government, has accorded its approval for getting financial assistance since 29 March 1994. The University has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India with five star status. The University Act authorizes the functioning of Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education outside the university jurisdiction and the courses offered through this mode are recognized by the Distance Education Council of India.

The concept of community colleges, being experimented under the aegis of a special wing, offer diploma courses of one year duration to those interested in entrepreneurial enterprises and the Extension Learning Programme run by this wing also offers diploma and certificate courses on skill development.


Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) was established in 1990, as per the Act 31 of 1990 by the Government of Tamil Nadu, as a Teaching-cum-affilliating University. The University has been named after the Tamil poet literate/Prof. P. Sundaram Pillai (1855-1897) the renowned writer of late 19th century, who is the author of famous verse drama MANONMANIAM. The University caters to the needs of three southern districts of Tamil Nadu viz. Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. Dr. M. Karunanidhi, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 7th September 1990, formally inaugurated the University. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) is the youngest of all Universities in India. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is situated at Abishekapatti on Tirunelveli-Tenkasi Road,Tamil Nadu.The University was established in the year 1990 under the provision of act no.31,1990 of Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly. The University was named after the great writer P. Sundaram Pillai. The University Grant commission has recognized the University. The jurisdiction of the University extends to the districts of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. There are 80 affiliated colleges to the University, which include two constituent colleges. The University has three campuses at Abishekapatti, Alwarkurichi and Rajakkamangalam.

The University is located in a campus of 550 acres at Abishekapatti(on Tirunelveli-Tenkasi Road) at a distance of 8 kilometres from Tirunelveli.

The university offers various courses in the field of aquaculture, fishing and agriculture in its Alwarkurichi campus. Courses in Marine Sciences and Technology are offered at Rajakkamangalam campus.The University also offers diploma courses through community college and several courses through distance learning mode.

There are 21 Departments in the University besides the Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education and Community college Directorate. Sri paramakalani Centre for Environmental Sciences is functioning at Alwarkurchi, and the Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Rajakkamangalam.
One of the important wings of the University is the community college.The Community college Directorate offers one year Diploma Courses. It also offers many Diploma and Certificate Courses through Extension Learning Programme.

About eighty thousand students are studying in the various University Departments and the eighty affiliated colleges including two constituent colleges. MSU is one of the pioneer institutions that offers Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS). The courses and research programmes offered by the University have been carefully chosen after considering the contemporary times and needs of the region. The University Departments offer M.Phil. and Ph.d Programmes (Full time and Part time) in addition to regular P. G. Programmes. The University offers good library service through the University Library.

The Sports Department, National Service Scheme and Youth Welfare Department provide opportunities for students interested in development programmes. The Unniversity has a Women's hostel, which can accommodate 96 students at present.

Manonmaniam Sundaranar UniversityThe Unuiversty offers M.A ,M.Sc, M.E,M.Tech ,MBA,MCA ,M.Phil Ph.D programmes in various disciplines through 21 departments . The major departments are Tamil Studies, English, Communication,commerce, Economics,Education ,Sociology,History, Information Technology and Engineering, Geo-technology, Marine Science and Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Library and Information Science, Mathematics,Statistics,Physics,Chemistry,Criminology and Criminal Justics, Management studies,

The university offers various courses in the field of aquaculture, fishing and agriculture in its Alwarkurichi campus. Courses in Marine Sciences and Technology are offered at Rajakkamangalam campus.The University also offers diploma courses through community college and several courses through distance learning mode.

Profile of University

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a State University established in 1990, by the Government of Tamil Nadu, as per the Act 31 of 1990. The University gets its name from Tamil poet laureate Prof. P. Sundaram Pillai (1855-1897) who was the author of the famous verse drama MANONMANIAM. The University has three districts under its jurisdiction - Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari.

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is situated in sprawling campus of 550 acres at Abishekapatti (on Tirunelveli - Tenkasi Road) which is 8 kilometers away from Tirunelveli junction. There are 17 academic departments in the University besides one Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education. Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Science (Supported by the Amalgamations Group, Chennai) is functioning at Alwarkurichi and the Centre for Marine Science and Technology is functioning at Nagercoil.

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, a Grand Daughter University of University of Madras and the daughter University of Madurai Kamaraj University, was born in September 9, 1990 and declared open by the present Chief Minister Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi at an illustrious function marking the grand occasion. The motto of the University is "Knowledge is Power". Named after the famous poet - litterateur Prof. Sundaram Pillai, the University has 26 University departments on various frontier areas of Arts, Languages, Sciences, Engineering and Technology and a strong network of 102 affiliated colleges spread over the three southern districts of Tamil Nadu, namely, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. It has a sprawling 520 acres (2.1 km2) main campus located at Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli where majority of the university departments function, an aesthetic 120 acres (0.49 km2) campus housing the prestigious Sri Parama Kalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences department at Alwarkurichi and a 70 acres (280,000 m2) beautiful campus at Rajakkamangalam housing the Centre for Marine Sciences and Technology. Many of these colleges have contributed significantly to the cause of higher education for many decades. There are five colleges, which are more than 100 years old.

The university offers education to around fifty thousand students every year through its various University Departments and affiliated colleges located at the three districts. The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which is practiced in many of the world's acclaimed universities.

M.S. University is the first in Tamil Nadu to implement it in a full-fledged manner. Every course and research programme offered by the University has been carefully chosen The University departments offer M.Phil. and Ph.D. Porgrammes (Full time and part time).

Address : Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Tirunelveli Morku,
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Type : State University

Pin : 627012

Tel : 462 - 2338721

Fax : 462 - 2338721

E-mail (alt) : msunet@md2.vsnl.net.in

Website : www.msuniversitytvl.net

Mail2 : tvl_regismsu@sancharnet.in

Vice Chancellor : Tel: 0462-2337231(O)04634-263366(R)


Registrar : Tel: 0462-2338632(O)2577168(R)

Fax: 2322973/2334363

Email: tvl_regismsu@sancharnet.in


Manonmaniam Sundaranar University was founded by the Act 31 of 1990 by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Located at Tirunelveli town, it is a teaching-cum-affilliating University. The University was formerly inaugurated on 7th September, 1990, to fulfill the objective of catering to the long-felt needs of the southern most districts of Tamil Nadu.

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, located at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, is a teaching-cum-affiliating university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University has been named after the renowned writer of late 19th century P Sundaram Pillai. MSU's educational jurisdiction is spread over the southern districts of Tamil Nadu namely Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. The University campus is stretched over a sprawling campus at Abishekapatti on Tirunelveli-Tenkasi road.

Educational Streams

Various departments of the University offer M Phil and PhD programmes (full time and part time) besides the regular PG programmes. Community College of the university offers one year regular Diploma courses along with Diploma and Certificate Courses through Extension Learning Programmes.

Directorate of Distance Education conducts correspondence courses for the students. Sri Paramakalani Centre for Environmental Sciences is dedicated for the studies related to environment. Centre for Marine Science and Technology is dedicated for the subjects related to marine sciences.

The educational and research programmes offered by the University have been designed after considering the contemporary times and needs of the region. The University offers Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS). The University conducts admission on the basis of the qualifying examination and the entrance test conducted by the University collectively.

MSU Tirunelveli provides hostel facility for its girl students and construction of boy's hostel is in the pipeline. An extension branch of Indian Bank as well as a post office are located in the university campus. Couple of food joints provide refreshment to the hosters and the visitors.

MSU maintains a library, which is well equipped with a good collection of reference works, books and journals. It is a member of DELNET and provides e-journals service through INFONET. Other facilities include two guest houses and transportation service.


Faculty of Arts
* Department of Tamil Studies
* Department of English
* Department of History
* Department of Communication
* Department of Criminology &Criminal Justice
* Department of Sociology
* Department of Economics
* Department of Psychology

Faculty of Science
* Department of Physics
* Department of Chemistry
* Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
* Department of Mathematics
* Department of Statistics
* Department of Bio-Technology
* Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences
* Library and Information Science
* Centre for Marine Science and Technology

Faculty of Engineering
* Department of Computer Science and Engineering
* Centre for Information Technology and Engineering
* Department of Geo-Technology

Faculty of Management
* Department of Management Studies
* Department of Commerce

Faculty of Education
* Department of Education
* Department of Physical Education and Sports
* Department of Youth Welfare


Regular Courses by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Course - Classification
M.Phil-Coastal Aquaculture

M.Phil-Marine Biotechnology
M.Sc.-Bio technology
M.Sc. Environmental Biotechnology


Communication Systems

Computer Applications
MCA-Computer Applications

Computer Science
M.E.-Computer Science And Engineering
M.Phil-Computer Science

Computer Science & Information Technology
M.Tech-Computer Science & Information Technology

M.Sc.-Criminology & Criminal Justice Science
P.G.Diploma-Criminology & Criminal Justice Science
P.G. Diploma- Detectives & Security Management

M.Sc.-Electronic Media

English and Foreign Languages


Library and Information Science
M.LISc-Library and Information Science

Management Studies
M.B.A.-Management Studies

Marine Geology and Geophysics
M.Phil-Geomarine Technology

Marine Science
M.Sc.-Marine Biotechnology


Microbial Technology
M.Phil-Microbial Technology


Physical Education
M.Phil-Physical Education


M. Phil-Sociology

M.Sc.-Statistics with Computer Applications



In pursuit of Excellence

'by providing quality education, especially for the rural and the un-reached'.

'through innovation in teaching, research and extension activities'.

'by Promoting human values for social harmony'.

Chancellors Profile

Thiru Surjit Singh Barnala, Excellency the Governor of Tamilnadu and Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

Surjit Singh Barnala was born on 21st October 1925 at Ateli Begpur in Haryana. He passed matriculation at Nabha and then went to Lucknow for higher studies and passed Law from Lucknow University in 1946. During his stay at Lucknow he participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942. He started practicing law in District Courts at Barnala in 1967 and was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Barnala constituency.

He represented this constituency till 1999. In 1969, he became the Education Minister of Punjab. During his tenure, he was instrumental in establishing Guru Nanak Dev University at Amritsar. In 1977 he was elected to the Parliament and was inducted as Cabinet Minister in the Janata Government headed by Shri Morarji Desai with Agriculture, Food, Irrigation and Rural Development as his portfolios.

In 1985 he was elected as President of Shiromani Akali Dal and became the Chief Minister of Punjab in 1985. In 1990 he was appointed as Governor of Tamil Nadu. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 and again in 1998 and was appointed as Cabinet Minister with Chemical & Fertilizers and Food & Civil Supplies departments. He was also the first Governor of Uttaranchal state.

He has represented India in the United Nations, FAO, SARC and other international organizations. He has traveled extensively. He is a nature lover, fond of painting, reading and writing. He has painted scores of paintings and an exhibition of his paintings was held in 1998 in the Art Gallery of Patiala University. He has also authored the book 'Story of An Escape'.

Pro-Chancellors Profile

Pro Chancellor
Dr. K. Ponmudi,
Honble Minister for Education, Govt of Tamil Nadu
and Pro-Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

Pro-Chancellor and Honourable Minister for Education Dr. K. Ponmudi, was born on 19.08.1950.

Honourable Minister for Education was elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Villupuram.

As the Education Minister, under the able and benevolent leadership of our Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, he has initiated several reformations for the improvement of Higher Education in Tamilnadu.

Date of Birth 19.8.1950
Father Name Thiru Kandasamy
Educational Qualification M.A. (Political Science),
M.A. (Public Administration),
M.A. (History), B.Ed., B.L., Ph.D.
Political Career 1989 - 1991 Minister for Health
1996 - 2001 Minister for Transport & Highways
2001 - 2006 Member of Legislative Assembly
2006 - Minister for Higher Education

Foreign Travels
America, Dubai, Australia and China

Dravidian Movement in India and Black Movement in the U.S.A.
Phone Numbers 044-24937580 (R) 044-25671142 (O)

Vice Chancellors Profile

Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr.R.T.Sabapathy Mohan Vice Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

Prof. Dr. R.T. Sabapathy Mohan, the Vice-Chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University had a brilliant academic career right from School Education to University Education. He has earned his Doctorate degree in Chemistry from Annamalai University, Chidambaram. He has started his career as Lecturer in 1975 and served in Annamalai University as Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Chemistry from 1975 to 2008. He has to his credit 33 years of teaching experience and 25 years of research experience at the University level. His areas of research are Chemistry of Epicuticular Waxes of some Mangrove Plants, Kinetics and Mechanism of Os (VII) and Synthesis & characterization of heterocyclic compounds by NMR spectral studies and X-ray diffraction studies.

As a resourceful academician and administrator, he has a commendable and eventful research profile. He has successfully guided ten research scholars who have obtained Ph.D degree from Annamalai University. Now two research scholars are pursuing Ph.D under his guidance. Moreover 15 Scholars have obtained M.Phil degrees under his guidance.

He has visited several countries viz., U.K., Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia for presenting research papers and co-curricular activities. He has authored two books namely Non-Linear Hammett Plot (1988) and Chemistry of Epicuticular Waxes of some Mangrove Plant of Pitchavaram (1998). To his credit, he has published 20 research papers in International and National journals. Also he has presented five papers in International Conferences and 26 papers in National Conferences.

He has the distinction of having served Annamalai University as a Syndicate and a Senate member. He has also served as a member of National Committee for Promotion of Social and Economic Welfare, Government of India. As a scientist, educationist and administrator, Prof. R.T. Sabapathy Mohan is a multi-faceted personality with a vision to take the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University to newer and greater heights, aiming at global recognition.

Registrar Profile

Dr. S. Manickam,
Joined On 27.8.2009
Name : Dr.S.Manickam
Date of birth :15.01.1955

:Professor and Head,
:Department of Economics,
:Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Cell phone No. :9345228921
E-mail id :registrar@msuniv.ac.in

Educational Qualification :M.Phil, Ph.D.

Research : M.Phil. (Two Years)
'Neyveli Lignite Corporation- A Study of Productivity Aspects'
: Ph.D. (Four Years) :'Economics of Exploration and Exploitation of Manganese Nodules in the The Indian Ocean with reference to India'
Teaching :B.A./B.Com-25 Years
M.A. - 28 Years

Further Details Contact:
Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univerisity
Tirunelveli - 627 012

Library About Us

The University Library is well equipped and has a good collection of reference sources,books and journals in printed as well as in electronic form.Internet facility is available to browse any information in moment and also efficient Online Public Access Cataloging Service is Provided to the users.The Library is fully automated with the help of INFLIBNET Center,Ahmedabad.The University Library Provides research oriented information to its users getting information from American Information Resource Center.It has its membership with DELNET and also providing e-journals service through INFONET.

The holdings include resources on a wide range of disciplines like Computer Science,Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Operation Research, Environmental Science, History, Sociology, Communication, Education, and Tamil etc. The collection also includes Surveys, Annual reports, Dessertations and Corporate Publications.

The Library is kept open from 9 A.M to 7 P.M on all working days. On Saturdays and on Summer Vacation the Library is kept open from 10 A.M to 5.45 P.M.

During the academic year 1999-2000 , 7,155 books have been added to the collection. Total Collection raised to 45,685.The Library subscribes 168 Periodicals both Foreign and Indian including Newspapers and Popular Magazines.

The Library is used by 17,913 Teachers, Scientists, Scholars and Students. In the counter 50,059 Books were charged and 32,346 were discharged.1,66,730 Books were consulted.

The University Library holding are feed into computer and automation of the Library is taken place. The Software package Used for the Automation is CDS/ISIS (Computerised Documentation System/Integrated set of Information System) which is developed by the UNESCO.The library is slowly entering into Computerisation work of charging and discharging of books. With financial support of INFLIBNET center, Ahmedabad the library has started e-mail, Web Page, Internet facility etc.

For the benefit of the Department 243 Textbooks have been transferred from the library to the Departments of Environmental Science and Institute of Coastal Aquaculture Studies.

In this academic year 1999-2000 also the library has launched a Mano Library Study Circle which meet every week in which, faculty,Administrative Staff and students of the university take up new additions for book reviews. Besides students, scholars including members of teaching Community bring current topics of common interest for discussions and this Program is supplemented by working collection available at the library.

The Mano Book Fair'99 organised by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Library from 13.9.99 to 20.9.99 at V.O.C Ground, Palayamkottai was a grand success. The fair was a grand event in which leading publishers and booksellers from all over India participated and the displayed books in 35 stalls. The fair provided an excellent opportunity for the general public as well as the students at all levels to skim through the latest books published in a wide range of disciplines from Medicines and Electronics to Literature and Hobbies .The fair proved to be a great intellectual feat and attracted large crowds. In general it was a great success drawing all round appreciation from the general public and the media.

The Library conducted a state level conference in the Campus of Holy Cross College, Nagercoil on December 11th & 12th 1999 as librarians and faculty of Library Science from different parts of Tamilnadu converged for the business of interaction on the challenges of Library Science in 21st century. The Conference highlight was that for the first time in Tamilnadu, the business sessions were held in Tamil. Papers presented as well as the discussions that ensued were in Tamil. The full papers to be presented had already been collected, and it was released at the inaugural session of the seminar.

Certificates sans vc signature

Students of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University have expressed fear that the degree certificates that they have got may not be valid outside the state as they do not have the vice-chancellors signature.

The VCs post remains vacant for the past nine months.

The fear was strengthened as the universitys chancellor, Governor K. Rosaiah, and the pro-chancellor, the state higher education minister, P. Palaniappan, also not attend the 19th convocation function held at the university in Tirunelveli on Thursday.

The convenor committee chairman and the law secretary, government of Tamil Nadu gave the students the certificates at the ceremony.

However, the controller of exams at the university, K.S.P. Durairaj, said that in the absence of the vice-chancellor, the chancellor of the university has empowered the convenor committee chairman, Dr G. Jayachandran, who is the law secretary, government of Tamil Nadu to sign the certificate. He added that it was not against university rules.

Tamil Nadu tops primary school student enrolment

Tamil Nadu leads the country in student enrolment rate in elementary schools with its average higher than the national average, reveals the annual status of education report.

Eminent educationists in the state released the reports Tamil Nadu statistics on Saturday.

Addressing academicians, students and volunteers of various NGOs during the release of the report, Dr V. Vasanthi Devi, educationist and former vice-chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, said Tamil Nadu has registered 99.1 per cent in student enrolment in elementary schools, higher than the national average of 95.2 per cent.

I think no other state could have numbers more than Tamil Nadu in student enrolment but in other parameters, the state miserably failed, she said.

She pointed out that only 3.9 per cent of students in class 1, 26.1 per cent in class 3, and 67.5 per cent in class 5 could read a class 1-level text in Tamil Nadu.

VIT University chancellor G. Viswanathan said enrolment in educational institutions across the country has increased but quality has gone down.

The government does not allot more funds for education. Former president Radhakrishnans committee recommended to the Union government to allot 6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) for education but it never happened.

We get only about 4.5 per cent even today, he noted. Lamenting that the public education system lacked accountability, Mr Viswanathan said parents and teachers never meet to discuss students performance.

Students protest sexual harassment by university professor

TIRUNELVELI: Students of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli have alleged that a professor was sexually harassing girl students.

The students resorted to a sit-in protest in the varsity at Abishekapatti on the Tirunelveli-Tenkasi road since Friday. They alleged that they had lodged a complaint with the registrar on April 19 itself but no action was taken. Registrar S Manickam, however, said the university had issued a show cause notice to A Chellamani, professor and head, department of chemistry, on Saturday.

Youth protests in front of MS University seeking PhD seat

MADURAI: A parotta master at a roadside eatery, on Tuesday staged a sit-in protest inside the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) alleging that few faculty members as well as the students there were hindering his efforts to pursue PhD.
The youth, Mohamed Khan, a native of Thalayuthu near Tirunelveli, hails from a financially-poor background and was working as a parotta master even as he studied. Khan, who visited the university on Tuesday morning sat inside the department of criminology and demanded that he be admitted as a PhD scholar.

However, a senior faculty in the criminology department said that Khan, who had some time back registered for PhD in the university, withdrew from the course after a girl student complained that he assaulted her.Now, the university is ready to offer him a PhD seat. But let him find a guide to pursue the course, he said.

Khan completed M Sc in criminology in 2009 and immediately registered for a PhD in the department. However, about two years after he registered for PhD, a girl student from the department claimed that Khan had abused her.During an inquiry by the university, Khan offered to withdraw from the course and gave it in writing. However, few months later, he visited the department and expressed his interest to pursue the course.

But the faculty members in the department are not entertaining me. They are deliberately thwarting my attempts to complete PhD, he told adding that a few students were also threatening him not to visit the department.The faculty members in the department had refused to take him as a scholar. He has hurled abuses on all of us. He has also sent derogatory messages to us on our mobile phones. How can we guide such a student? But it is true that he comes from a poor family and has struggled a lot. We want to help him. If he finds a suitable guide, the university would offer him PhD, said a senior faculty member.

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