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Dr.S.Surianarayanan Chief Coordinator


Dr.S.Surianarayanan is the Chief Coordinator of Self Financed stream of the Madura College (autonomous), Madurai. He is the native of a small village Elathur, formerly it was in Trivancore samastan and later on added to Tamilnadu, which is now in Tenkasi District. He is Having 41 years of rich academic experience. Basically a mathematician from Annamalai University turned in to Library and Information Science field through Madurai Kamaraj University, started his career as the First Grade College Librarian at Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi which is run by the Amalgamations group, Chennai. He further qualified himself M.A in Gandhian Thought from M K University, M.L.I.S from University of Madras and obtained Ph. D in Library and Information and Science from Annamalai University by joining there as the full time Teacher Fellow for two years under FIP.

He continued the open access system and introduced the book bank scheme effectively. He popularised the Over-night issue facility. He initiated and introduced the Best User of Library award to the students. He introduced various other services like SDI, Career Guidance, GIS, Readers forum etc. and framed the syllabus for Library and Information Science for introducing Library and Information Service Programme under Part V in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and handled Library and Information Service to the U.G students.

He served as the NSS Programme officer for 10 years, coordinator of YRC, Youth activities, Organising Secretary of Career Guidance cell, Residential Deputy Warden in the Hostel, Convener of the College Magazine Committee, Member of Board of Directors of Cooperative stores, Anti-Ragging Committee, Admission Committee, College council, College Committee, Disciplinary Committee, IQAC Coordinator and the Principal-in Charge and Served as the Additional Chief and Chief Superintendent in the college for University Examinations.

He served as the approved research guide for guiding M.Phil scholars in Alagappa, Madurai Kamaraj and Annamalai Universities and Ph.D guide in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and Sri Chandrasekherendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidhyalaya and Co-Guide in Bharathidasan and Annamalai Universities. He has Produced 24 M.Phils, 7 Ph.Ds. 63 papers presented in seminars and conferences and 65 papers and 6 books published. He Served as the member in 18 organizing committees and advisory committees of conferences and member in the Editorial Board of 6 Journals. Served as the Resource person in 44 Seminars/ Workshops,/ Orientation/ Refresher Courses and Rapportier General in 18 Conferences.

He served as the Resource person for handling PCP for M.L.I.S and M.Phil in Library and Information Science at Manonmaniam Sundaranar, Alagappa and Madurai Kamaraj Universities. He served as the Senate Member of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for three years from January 2007. He served as the member in various affiliation committees, subject expert in pre Ph.D vaivas and Member in various advisory committees in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

He is the recipient of Autolib Tamilnadu Best Librarian Award- 2009. in SALIS 2010 and Best Tamilnadu Librarian award for 2010 by Tamilnadu Library Association on 18.02.2011 at the IX National Conference and Seminar.

He is the Life Member and served as the Vice President in Tamilnadu Library Association (TLA) and Life member of Indian Library Association (ILA). He served as the Tirunelveli Chapter Chairman, Vice President, President and now serving as the Senior Advisor of the Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS).

He is the Life member and served as the Secretary in the Ambai Tamil Ilakkiya Peravai, Club Secretary and District Committee Chairman of Lions Clubs International Dist. 324-B4, He is the member of Tamil Valarchi and Panpattu Maiyam, Tirunelveli and Theosophical Society, Ambasamudram.

Chief Coordinator's Message

Hearty Greetings!
When the first wave of Covid 19 has slightly come down and the life circle has restarted its functioning, all the walks of life have started to breathe free and fresh air. This has also reflected in the Higher education arena and the Teachers were returning to the College and handling their classes through Online and Offline as per the guidelines issued by the Govt. of Tamilnadu. Fifty percent of the students were attending the classes in the campus and another fifty percent were through online from their homes.

In this new environment, I have taken up this responsibility of the Chief Coordinator of Self Financed Stream. I have accustomed myself with this new venture and associated myself comfortable with this esteemed Good old Institution. I hope that with the overwhelming cooperation of the Management, the Principal, my office, the Coordinators and the Staff members, I could fulfill all your expectations.

The challenges before us is to overcome from this Covid 19 second wave of pandemic situation by conducting classes and the internal examinations through online platform and make the students to face even the Semester examinations also with the help of ICT tools.

Continuing the OBE pattern and expanding the Non Major Elective to other classes will have to be implemented effectively. Apart from that, various Certificate Courses, Add on Courses, Self study Courses will also have to be designed and carried out for the benefit of the students.

The faculty members will have to transfer the quality knowledge contents to the students and for that they will have to raise their qualifications and update their knowledge by attending seminars, conferences, workshops, FDPs etc.

Even though our College is situated in the Heart of the city, almost 90 percent of the students are studying from rural areas. It is our responsibility to give them hands, uplift them and show the right path for their bright future.

It is also one of the major responsibilities of us is to identify the hidden talents in each and every student and encourage them to develop that and provide them the opportunities for the exposure.

Tamaso maa Jyothirgamaya. To produce disciplined, competent, spiritually, socially committed and morally upright students through quality education and research.

It is our prayer and Goal. We will march to reach.

Chief Coordinator

Succession of Directors

1 Sri.P.Ramachandran 1983 – 1990
2 Sri.S.Alwan 1990 – 1991
3 Sri.P.Ramachandran 1991 – 1992
4 Sri.N.Sankarasubramanian 1992 – 1994
5 Sri.N.S.Rengarajan 1994 – 1999
6 Sri.P.Sankaran 1999 – 2000
7 Dr.K.Venkataraman 2000 – 2001
8 Sri.P.Ramachandran 2001 – 2013
9 Sri.V.Sambasivan 2013 – 2016
10 Major.Dr.K.M.Rajasekaran 2016 –