09-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Annamalai University - University, unitary, teaching and residential. It was founded by visionary generosity and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late Dear Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Angidi Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt. He started several colleges and ultimately the University in 1929. Since its inception, it has gradually tried to realize the aims of the founder of the noble pro chancellor. After him, his illustrious son, Padma Bhushan Angidi Muthiah of Chettinad, was about the Chancellor from 1948 to 1984, and he is hard to develop, the growth and development of the university. The University has a unique fortune to have a number of prominent pro-rectors for the management of their own destiny. In recent years, eighty-two of the University has grown rapidly and has consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with forty nine departments of research and more than 3240 members on its teaching staff. Annamalainagar is already a busy and full-fledged University town, east of Chidambaram, the abode of Lord Nataraja. Campus, including the colleges, hostels and playgrounds, occupies an area of about thousand acres.
Annamalai University owes its existence to the wisdom, kindness and charity far-sighted visionary-Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Angidi of Chettinad. Back in 1920, he founded a college Minakshi Shri Chidambaram, a great pilgrimage center and also a center for South Indian traditional culture and learning. In 1928, the Act was passed Annamalai University and Sri Minakshi College paved the way for the creation of the University Annamalai.
Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Angidi, during his tenure as chancellor about 19 years, much attention is the growth and development of the University and the immense care to appoint a vice-rectors of state emergency caliber and learned and enlightened staff who were scientists and researchers a great reputation as professors and departments.
Growth and development
After the death of Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Angidi his eldest son, Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Angidi, multifaceted personality rare caliber, struggled with constant energy and zeal to lead the University of New Horizons, setting new directions and goals. Management of Distance Education University is his brainchild and certain property to the university. It was established in 1979 and has an impeccable service in continuing education for all age groups throughout the country. Faculty of Dental College, Nursing and Pharmacy Departments were initiated in 1980, and thus in 1985 fulfilled a wish of Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Angidi create a medical college under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine. For 36 years he was chancellor about nurture and fueled the continued growth and development of the university.
The university, which started with only seven departments in 1929, over the years developed into a famous university with 49 departments, 10 faculties, thus gaining a reputation as one of the few institutions in India with all departments under one roof. The University has the advantage of a well-equipped central library and laboratory work, which provide excellent conditions for research and development projects for doctors and post-doctoral studies. Several research projects funded by national and international funding agencies, including state and central government have been conducted in various departments, in addition to the close cooperation that has been developed with neighboring industries for the promotion of research and training programs.
University thus promotes the spirit of learning, meet the aspirations of enlightenment, aptly supervision Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, when he led the Indian University Grants Commission that "Annamalai University is set to be the highest true center of learning and culture, because of its position and its beautiful campus" .
To cope with the increasing volume of admission of students in various programs on campus created numerous infrastructure. To meet the needs of students and researchers have been given new laboratory facilities in terms of space and quality of equipment. Video conferencing Edusat, general campus network, a high-tech class room are some of the new objects.
Camera internal quality assurance has been established to monitor the quality of academic results. Research departments conduct national and international seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences, in order to expose the university teachers to new developments in the field of teaching and research at the global level. Students progression of cells has also been created for the students of the coach for IAS, IPS, IFS or civil services exams. In accordance with national policy pub