New Regional Director assumes charge in place of Vice-Chancellor and Registrar

A four-member team from Anna University has been deputed to Madurai to facilitate the completion of merger formalities of Anna University of Technology-Madurai, which has now become the varsity’s regional centre.

M. Alagar from the Chemical Engineering Department, Anna University, assumed charge as Regional Director in-charge, here on Wednesday.

In his 34 years of experience, he has held assignments in multimedia, student affairs, affiliation of engineering colleges, research and planning and development.

Following the State Government’s policy decision to merge the Anna University of Technology-Madurai with Anna University, the merger process has been taken up in such a way that it will not affect academic and student issues.

Same is the case with the Anna Universities of Technology at Tirunelveli, Tiruchi, Coimbatore and Chennai, which were also merged with Anna University to make it a single entity as it was earlier. As per the notification, which stated that the merger would come into effect from August 1, Vice-Chancellor R. Murugesan and Registrar E. B. Perumal Pillai got relieved from their posts on Tuesday.

The four-member team will facilitate smooth transition and complete the remaining merger formalities as per the instructions of the State Government.

While the Regional Director in-charge will continue here, the other three members in the team -- S. Srinivasan, Finance Officer, S. Chelladurai from Department of Physics and A. Nandakumar from finance section -- will stay for a couple of days to complete the formalities pertaining to merger of AUT Madurai, which was established in 2010.

It is expected that the Madurai Regional Centre of Anna University will have three deputy directors to look after issues related to engineering colleges and student welfare.

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