Tamil University has appointed a total of 25 visiting professors with approval from University Grants Commission. M. Thirumalai, Vice Chancellor, told presspersons here on Tuesday that these professors would visit Tamil University to take classes and guide Ph.D students. They would also author books.

Tamil University is planning to release 80 books by this academic year end. He said a total of 1,950 candidates would be awarded their degrees at the seventh convocation to be held at Tamil University here on October 3.

While 771 candidates have completed regular courses, 1,179 have done their studies in distance mode, the Vice-Chancellor said.