R. Kamarasu, Assistant Professor, Department of Literature, Tamil University, here has been appointed Central General Council member of the Sahitya Akademi for five years from 2013.

“This is the first time that on the recommendation of Tamil University, a member has been appointed on behalf of the universities in Tamil Nadu by the Sahitya Akademi”, stated M. Thirumalai, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University, in a release here on Friday.

Dr. Kamarasu, a native of Melavasal near Mannargudi, has written 12 books, which include poems, short stories, criticism and journalism. He has submitted more than 15 research papers at seminars and conferences.