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New Vice Chancellor for Anna University Tiruchi

New Vice Chancellor for Anna University Tiruchi

P.Devadas Manoharan, Senior Professor in Anna University, Chennai, took charge as the second Vice - Chancellor of Anna University of Technology - Tiruchi (AUT - T) on Wednesday.

In his academic career spanning 28 years, Dr. Devadas Manoharan guided nine Ph.Ds, 64 M.E. dissertations, and 28 under - graduate projects.

Seventy of his papers were published in national and international journals. His research activities focussing on utilisation and recycling of industrial waste like fly - ash, ceramic waste and quarry dust reflected in development of cost - effective construction techniques, including repairs and rehabilitation of structures, and studies on self - compacting concrete.

The new Vice - Chancellor had occupied administrative positions such as Estate Officer, Head of the Structural Engineering Division, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, and Director of the Building Technology Centre, Anna University, Chennai. He had also served there as a Syndicate member.

The officiating Vice - Chancellor K.Ruckmani introduced Dr.Devadas Mannoharan to students and staff at a formal function, and handed over charge.

The Vice - Chancellor, who said his association with Tiruchi began as a Civil Engineering student of the Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology - T), promised to leverage the advantages on the industrial front and make the academic process more qualitative.

The new initiatives he promised included adaptation of engineering courses to latest technologies, promoting inter - disciplinary and trans - disciplinary study, encouraging achievements of teachers and students with recognition, creating an environment for creative thinking, and orienting the students on their responsibilities towards social welfare.

The tasks will be accomplished through train the trainers programs; creation of student innovation club and student activity cum hobby centre; collaborating with small and medium engineering industries; placement and training collaboration; creation of technology - empowered model villages by the university and affiliated colleges; raising of eco - park to sensitise students on their responsibilities towards environment; and constitution of a research consortium with excelling faculty and reputed researchers worldwide, he said.

New Vice Chancellor for Anna University Tiruchi

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