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Modi and the lady Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Computation of GDP – conundrums continue More Shakti to resource mobilisation... The Swadeshi Trump Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Convulsions in The Hindu IPL type auction for VCs? TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Shipping woes of Chennai companies Rahman at CIC Roaring Ro-Ro facility Polls and promises Tribute Waning interest in public discussions… TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership An enemy’s enemy is a friend Cutting the nose to spite the face This scant respect for Law Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Recognition to role of NBFCs.... A proud Madrasi Lalu’s envy, India’s pride No Maha Koottani in TN... Tough task taking states together Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Secularism and anti-Hinduism Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... CII projects higher growth… The brown list of Venkitaramanan Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Modi storms Silicon Valley EVM is tamper-proof Solar thermal shines… Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Gas is the way forward Mu Sigma – is no more Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Demise of a media baron... Funding the un-funded Wise Presidents Vibrant Gujarat Muffled voices for merit… Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Auto components surge… Haul over the coal No engine for this car A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… IPL - no surprise this scam Why this malaise in medical education? Quality education through the PPP mode The Gulf aviation boom Fortune 500 review Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Tribute – M V Murugappan Tribute – UCAL Selvan… A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science IAS invades NDDB... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Noble nonagenarians... West Bengal: mindless malignancy He saved millions from starvation... Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai When the President was rendered homeless… Breaththrough in malaria control A yen for wastage… Plummeting profits of PSBs Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Which side are you, Montek? Preserving for the future Tax agriculture Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! An inexplicable neglect Contrarian cousins Tatas moving out of urea production... Increasing non co-operation of state leaders More tributes to GR Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Pharma – overdose of copying Shale gas and its shallow future Put expensive assets created to use... China invests in India When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Intellectual of rare qualities Quality silica from Neyveli Towards speedy justice Adharma of opposition politics …and of a popular trade leader Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research The star of Spencers is no more A friendly business group Russi Mody – a tribute Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Multi-faceted Venkat TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Revving up the manufacturing sector Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model He continues the focus on social amelioration Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Fortune for Indian Airlines Build close rapport with business leaders GNS - 100: our first subscriber Return to king coal for urea... Kinetic Karnataka Wanted: a second airport for Chennai EEC at the National Media Centre Engineering seats go abegging Banning booze... When small is no larger beautiful.. A glass full of corruption Welcome GST S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Music happens Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Delhi is distant Should we change the official year? When Ratan Tata visited SRM Mersal magnified R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital The rise and fall of Annamalai University Paytm karo... More heat than light The power-full Hindujas TELANGANA at last…BUT SoA @ 80 GM Technology at last! L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… For whom the MIDS bell tolls? The rise and rise of KCP A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Protest masters... PC’s preference for professionals A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Moily’s bold thrust For whom the bell tolls? The sea- saw battle continues... Boy, can you beat these? Valli, they are more marginalised Welcome focus on core competence Sri Lanka votes for change TIAM turns a full cycle B H Kothari - a tribute Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Fuel for thought Medical costs hit the roof... Sweet news for TN sugar mills Tatas moving out of urea production... S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Five star activism stalls development activity L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Strengthen the base... Silver Years of Madras Musings Road development slows down Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Editor's Notes Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Building loyalty through the stomach The why of tax incentives Streamlining mandatory third party cover Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Gay abandon in pricing How Air-India loses customs... Robber barons everywhere CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Maximising the micro pricing … The balancing act F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Poor quality of university VCs Parliament in paralysis... Airlines in India: cost and space Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel When nations steal growth from one another… The few handicaps... Make standards certification mandatory... A think tank for Chennai The nuclear option Shanti and Sadhana through Music Come elections, come advertisements... Telangana in top gear… Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Things happen by accident and not by design... Solar, solar everywhere … All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... When online building permits work…. Small units prefers to remain small... More Shakthi to Das’ elbow There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Where a state respects its litterateurs… Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik A more liberated TN… Revive development banks... Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Align crops to agro climate endowments… Editor's Says Discoms deserve better… Delhi returns to BJP A welcome initiative by the judiciary No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Readers' Mail The Jan Dhan bonanza Nuclear power at the nucleus Where is Rajaji? Why land prices zoom in TN? PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals WTO Meet: resolved to meet again CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Delhi Chalo... A professional at the helm of IRDA... Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V ONGC at KG Basin Sweeter prospects for sugar Making ‘my Amaravati’... Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Cement prices continue to rise… Kudos to NDTV... Another Indian music maestro at the UN TGS- The king storyteller The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more London, London Narayan Delhi is distant… Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Kulandai was a giant
 
Kulandai was a giant

Dr V C Kulandaiswamy (VCK), the distinguished educationist, laid a solid basis for an explosive growth in engineering education and distant learning. The first Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, he is remembered for the systems he initiated during his nine-year tenure. Later, he took charge as the Vice Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.VCK will be remembered for the Kulandaiswamy model that dealt with rainfall runoff. He made an enormous contribution to Tamil literature translating English textbooks in medicine and engineering into Tamil. He won the Sahitya Akademi award. He maintained close relations with both MGR and M Karunanidhi. I remember VCK for his bold suggestion to target taking three per cent of creamy beneficiaries off the reservation list. This reduction, he reasoned, will help move towards total elimination of reservation in 33 years.  Of course, in the caste-dominated politics of  Tamil Nadu, no government will have the gall to do it. Dr M Anandakrishnan followed the high standards that VCK set at the Anna University. Unfortunately today, politics and money power play havoc in the selection of vice-chancellors.  The university also did not live up to VCK’s insistence on running it as a unitary university. The affiliated status has only contributed to mushrooming of engineering colleges in the state that number over 600 with a good number of these run by politicians and offer indifferent quality.


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