Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj Univeristy
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Born to the humble parents Ponnumani-Paulammal at the Chitharal Village in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1954, Dr.P.P.Chellathurai started his Academic journey in the year 1983 as an Assistant Professor in Arul Anandar College which is a sister concern of Loyola College, Chennai. A Teacher and Scholar in Historical Studies, Dr.P.P.Chellathurai has obtained Doctorate in History in the year 1985 and later in 2014, he earned his another Doctorate in Management Studies from the Madurai Kamaraj University.
Dr.P.P.Chellathurai was inspired by Swami Vivekananda's principles and committed himself in kindling and awakening the inner power among youngsters and motivating them to contribute to nation building. During this period, the then President of India Shri.R.Venkataraman made an appeal to the Teachers of the country to work towards social amity and national integrity through education. In consequence, Prof.P.P.Chellathurai established the Indian Institute of National Integration at Virudhunagar in the year 1992.
His teaching experience spans for more than 30 years from Assistant Professor to Professor at Madurai Kamaraj University. He had made new teaching learning strategies under paradigm shift in pedagogy from teacher-centric to student-centric and reproductive to creative. Apart from teaching the regular students he has also handled classes on Indian Culture, Modern Governments, General Studies, etc. for the aspirants in the Coaching Centre for IAS Exams which he established at MKU in 1992.
As the first Director of Swamy Vivekananda Higher Study and Research Center, Dr. P.P. Chellathurai had designed and developed an innovative PG Diploma in Vivekananda Studies for Youth Empowerment. As the Professor of the Department of Youth Welfare Studies, MKU, he had designed an innovative Post-graduate programme - M.A. Administrative Studies for the benefit of the aspirants of civil services.
During his stint as the Dean, College Development Council, Madurai Kamaraj University, Dr.P.P.Chellathurai had geared up the process of affiliation to U.G and P.G courses. More than 400 Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses were given to Affiliated Colleges during his tenure. He had facilitated the formulation of 44 Degree and Vocational Diploma courses in a record time under a centralized system for introduction in the Affiliated Colleges.
It is no wonder Prof. P.P.Chellathurai has been awarded the Honorary D.Litt degree by the International Tamil University, Maryland, USA for his "Contributions to Higher Education" in the year 2008. Dr.P.P.Chellathurai's illustrious career has been rewarded with many Awards and Recognitions for his all-round contributions in the field of Higher Education and Research. He has received National Recognition by winning the National Award twice in the Model National Youth Parliament Competitions conducted by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India.
Prof.P.P.Chellathurai has got a rich research experience to his credit too with publishing 5 Books, 2 Edited volumes and 37 scholarly articles in National and International journals. He also served as the Editor and a member in the Editorial Boards of reputed journals. He has presented more than 150 research Papers at the National level Seminars and has made 9 Presentations at the International Conferences in various countries.
He visited many Institutions of great repute like Cambridge University, University of Paris, Stanford University, Heidelberg University, Birmingham University, Vatican University, and Toronto University etc., to deliver Invited Lectures and shared his expertise in higher education and on global developmental issues. He has visited many countries like U.S.A., France, England, Canada, Germany, Italy, China, Srilanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Sharjah, Saudi Arabia and Baharain in academic and research pursuit.
Having spent more than three decades in teaching and research in Universities and Colleges, Dr.P.P.Chellathurai has mastered not only the art of teaching to ignite young minds but also the man-management techniques. He has not left any position untouched in the Academic arena. He had occupied the top job of Registrar of 2 Universities in the State of Tamil Nadu namely Periyar University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. He has also donned the mantle of "Faculty Head‟ at the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Govt. of India in the year 1997-98. His contribution to Higher Education and Institution building as member of Syndicate, Senate, Academic Council and Board of Studies of many Universities and Colleges are noteworthy.
During his stint as the Registrar of Periyar University, he was instrumental in getting the 12B status to the University. As the Registrar of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University he has played a pivotal role in signing as many as 10 Collaborative Research Projects and Teaching Programmes with the reputed International and National Institutions.
Prof. P.P.Chellathurai, who has assumed charge as the 16th Vice-Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University, has got more than 40 years of association with the University as a studious student, an efficient teacher and an able administrator. He has held almost all Academic and Administrative positions of Madurai Kamaraj University including the Dean- College Development Council, Special Officer – Planning & Development, Director – Constituent Colleges, Director-Publication Division, International Students Advisor, Warden, Founder-Principal – MKU Constituent College, Director / Professor – Department of Youth Welfare Studies, Chairperson – School of Youth Empowerment etc.
Prof.P.P.Chellathurai was instrumental in the creation of the Department of Youth Welfare Studies and the School of Youth Empowerment at Madurai Kamaraj University. He established a Coaching Centre for IAS Exams at Madurai Kamaraj University in 1992 and many have got into All India and State Civil Services. Prof.P.P.Chellathurai established the Anna Centenary Coaching Academy of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu for IAS Exams in 2010. He had also played an advisory role in the establishment of several Arts & Science, Engineering and Professional Colleges across the State of Tamil Nadu.
As a firm believer in the Olympic motto "Faster, Higher and Stronger", Prof.P.P.Chellathurai is well known for accomplishing difficult tasks on record time. He is a specialist in Youth Empowerment, Time-management, Human Resource Development, Interpersonal Relationship Skill, Team-building, Leadership and invoking the power of the sub-conscious mind.
As the representative of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, he has organized, conducted and adjudged several Model National Youth Parliament Competitions in several Universities and Colleges. He had the privilege of having a 45-minute discussion with the President of India at the Rashtrapthi Bhavan, New Delhi along with 15 students who won National Level Award in the Model National Youth Parliament Competition in the year 2003.
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