Profile of the Vice Chancellor  
 
Prof. Dr.M. RAJARAM,  Ph.D.,
Vice Chancellor
Anna University,
Chennai 600 025

Dr.M.Rajaram was born on June 4, 1958, to Thiru.T.Marimuthu and Thirumathi.M.Seenithaiyammal in Theni district. In the midst of a healthy and intellectual upbringing, he obtained his B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Alagappa Chettiyar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, in 1981, and started his career from 1982 as Associate Lecturer in Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli to persuade his passion in teaching and research. Subsequently, he obtained his M.E. in Power Systems from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, in 1988. Besides having a strong technical expertise and analytical skills, he acquired his Ph.D degree from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, in 1994. He was deputed to the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai, to administer the admission process of students into engineering, polytechnic and catering technology colleges in Tamilnadu, from the year 1997 - 2000. During his service of 32 years as an academician, he served in several positions at various Government Colleges of Tamil Nadu during 1982-1997 and 2000-2013.  

By virtue of working for a considerable number of years in the academic arena, he reached the position of the Vice-Chancellor of Anna University of Technology Tirunelveli (AUT-T). During his stint as Vice-Chancellor, Dr.M.Rajaram became known for his contribution of value-creation and value-addition to various sectors such as overall administration, academic affairs, education and research of the University. He was reputed for the timely conduct of examinations in University Departments and Affiliated Colleges and always ensured prompt release of results. He had launched new programmes and curricula in collaboration with foreign universities through MoUs.He has incredible interaction with more than 40 countries for academic and research exchanges. He attracted a number of research projects like TEQIP from many scientific funding agencies. 

He has contributed to the areas of Computer Networks, High Voltage Engineering, Measurement and Instrumentation, Adaptive Controller, Electro-Magnetic Theory, and Intelligent Computing. His exuberant involvement in R&D has been recognized by his 400+ publications amongst which 165 technical papers in renowned research journals, 120 in International Conferences, 73 in National Conferences, more than 100 technical reports and six technical books some of which he has co-authored.His vision is to convert R&D to R-D&C, where C is for commercialization of Research.  

As a research guide, Dr.M.Rajaram produced 36 Ph.D's and four M.S. scholars in various fields. At present, 10 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. under his direct supervision. 

The distinguished professor Dr. M. Rajaram made significant contributions to education management. His visionary outlook, outstanding leadership and dedication to excellence in education have helped him become a Member of state and central government advisory committees, Member of All India Board of Post Graduate Education in Engineering Technology from March 2008, University Nominee for various staff selection committees, Chair of Inspection Team for granting and restoration of University affiliation, DOTE-TEQIP project selection and implementation board member, Member of ISTE Award Selection Committee, Member of many funding agencies and Executive committee member of MHRD, AICTE, UGC and NITTTR.  

As a technical and education management expert, Dr. M. Rajaram believes that Science, Engineering and Technology are advancing at a fast pace and obsolescence of physical infrastructure, skills and competence takes place rapidly. He is keen on taking steps to improve the existing infrastructure, investment and intellectual strength wherever they exist and network them so as to utilize them effectively and optimally for meeting the changing needs. 

Not only does he profess the values of Indian culture but also does he practice many of the fundamental principles of humanity and society. While dedicating himself to the cause of creating a world class infrastructure, he has also undertaken many community services in various parts of Tamilnadu out of his quest to contribute more to society. 

At present, Dr.M.Rajaram is the Vice-Chancellor of the internationally leading and highly advanced Technical University - Anna University, and he is known for his virtues as a wise mentor, friendly teacher, innovative administrator, and visionary leader.

 

                                                                                                        
 
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