Dr Chengalvarayan Padmanaban ( researcher, creator of a world record in research, writer, an academic administrator) received his M.A. (Sociology) degree from Annamalai University, Chidambaram in 1983 and PhD (Women’s Studies) degree from Alagappa University, Karaikudi in 1999.
He has published 15 research papers, 2 books with ISBN and also delivered radio programmes on four occasions through All India Radio, Madurai, Tamil Nadu on various topics in 1996 and 1997.
World Record Creation: He has been certified by Ammazing World Records, Chennai in 2016 and Assist World Records, Puducherry in 2017 for creating World Record in research publications in multidisciplinary areas of knowledge of Mathematics, Education, Management, Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies.
He has been cited as one of the Indian writers in Who’s Who of Indian Writers by Sahitya Akademi of India, New Delhi, India’s National Academy of Letters. Research scholars have cited his research papers and books on various occasions.
He has been working as an academic administrator at Alagappa University, Karaikudi for 33 years and 9 months and retired on superannuation. Presently he is working as a university administrator (Deputy Controller of Examinations) at Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (Deemed to be University), Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu since 25.11.2010.
Dr.M.G.R. Engineering College was started in Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 1988 which was upgraded with deemed university status as Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute (University) in 2003.
The university has the motto “Our students are to be job creators and not job-seekers”. The university offers 158 courses of studies in the faculties of Engineering and Technology, Dental Surgery, Medical and Allied Health Sciences, Architecture, Management Studies, Computer Applications, Social Justice and Empowerment and Pharmacy. It has a strength of 1566 faculty members and others. More than 50,000 students have graduated from this Institute since its inception and got placement all over the world.
The university has been accredited with ‘A’ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India. It has also been certified for 9001:2015 by TUV SUD South Asia Private Ltd. The Institution has been periodically reviewed by University Grants Commission of India(UGC), Dental Council of India (DCI), and Medical Council of India (MCI).
The university is one of the institutions granted exceptional status by the University Grants Commission of India, which will allow starting new courses/departments, offer competitive salaries, set up off-campus centres, hire foreign faculty, enrol international students, enter into academic collaborations and run distance learning programmes.
The university has affiliations with Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), Computer Society of India (CSI), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The university has collaborated with Microsoft IT Academy, Microsoft Advantage Platinum Partner, Oracle Work Force Development and Memorandum of Understanding with IBM Software Centre of Excellence, National Instruments Lab View etc.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2018.
Information correct as on 25 August 2018 0804 HRS GMT.