Academic Council
Composition
Functions
Members
Academic Council - Members
(As on 01.09.2021)

Sl.No. Name and Address of the Member Position
1 Dr.T.T.Ranganathan
Vice-Chancellor In-charge
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Chairperson
2 Dr.G.Baskaran
Dean
School of English and Foreign Languages
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
3 Dr.P.Anandakumar
Dean
School of Tamil, Indian Languages and Rural Arts
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
4 Dr.M.William Baskaran
Dean
School of Social Sciences
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
5 Dr.L.Raja
Dean
School of Health Sciences and Rural Development
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
6 Dr.G.S.Kannan
Dean
School of Agriculture and Animal Sciences
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
7 Dr.G.Muralidharan
Dean
School of Sciences
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
8 Dr.P.Shanmugavadivu
Dean
School of Computer Science and Technologies
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
9 Dr.L.Rathakrishnan
Dean
School of Management Studies
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
10 Dr.P.U.Mahalingam
Head
Deparment of Biology
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
11 Dr.P.Balasubramaniam
Head
Deparment of Mathematics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
12 Dr.Anitha Pius
Head
Deparment of Chemistry
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
13 Dr.S.S.Vijayanchali
Head
Deparment of Home Science
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
14 Dr.P.Vickraman
Head
Deparment of Physics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
15 Dr.M.Soundarapandian
Head
Deparment of Rural Industries and Management
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
16 Dr.C.Pitchai
Head
Deparment of Cooperation
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
17 Dr.S.Gunasekaran
Head
Deparment of Rural Health and Development Studies
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
18 Dr.O.Muthiah
Head
Deparment of Tamil
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
19 Dr.K.S.Nakkeeran
Head
Deparment of Political Science and Development Administration
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
20 Dr.S.Nehru
Head
Deparment of Economics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
21 Dr.M.Saleem Baig
Head in-charge
Deparment of Hindi
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
22 Dr.A.Jahitha Begum
Head in-charge
Deparment of Education
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
23 Dr.R.Kumaran
Head
Department of Sociology
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
24 Dr.S.Shaji
Director in-charge
Centre for Malayalam Studies
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
25 Dr.P.Anandharajakumar
Head
Department of Rural Development
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
26 Dr.K.Mahendran
Director in-charge
Centre for Rural Technology
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
27 Dr.V.Kirubakaran
Director in-charge
Centre for Rural Energy
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
28 Dr.B.Gurugnanam
Director in-charge
Centre for Applied Geology
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
29 Dr.R.Mani
Head
Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Science
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
30 Dr.K.Velumani
Director
Centre for Futures Studies
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
31 Smt.A.Jansi Rani
Head
Department of Rural Health and Sanitation
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
32 Dr.M.Muthukumar
Director in-charge
Centre for Geoinformatics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
33 Dr.R.Venkataravi
Director in-charge
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
34 Dr.M.Sundaramari
Professor
School of Agriculture and Animal Sciences
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
35 Dr.S.Ariponnammal
Professor
Department of Physics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
36 Dr.M.Seethalakshmi
Professor
School of Agriculture and Animal Sciences
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
37 Dr.K.Ravichandran
Professor
Department of Cooperation
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
38 Dr.M.R.Rajan
Professor
Department of Biology
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
39 Dr.K.P.Elango
Professor
Department of Biology
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
40 Dr.A.Ramanathan
Professor
School of Agriculture and Animal Science
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
41 Dr.R.I.Sathya
Professor
Department of Home Science
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
42 Dr.S.Abraham John
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
43 Dr.R.Uthayakumar
Professor
Department of Mathematics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
44 Dr.S.Balasundari
Associate Professor
School of English and Foreign Languages
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
45 Mrs.N.Suganthi
Associate Professor
School of English and Foreign Languages
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
46 Dr.G.Mahadevan
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
47 Dr.B.Baskar
Assistant Professor
Department of Cooperation
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
48 Dr.P.S.Sreedevi
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
49 Dr.Well Haorei
Assistant Professor
Department of Rural Industries and Management
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Member
50 Prof.K.Kumaraswamy
Emeritus Professor, ICSSR-Senior Fellow
Department of Geography, School of Earth Sciences
Bharathidasan University (BDU)
Tiruchirappalli - 620 024
Member
51 Dr.S.Ponnusamy
Chair Professor
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)
Chennai - 600 036
Member
52 Dr.N.R.Bhanumurthy
Vice-Chancellor
Bengaluru Dr.B.R.Ambedkar School of Economics
University (BASE University)
Jnana Bharathi Main Road
Nagarbhavi Post
Opposite National Law School of India University
Bengaluru - 560 072
Member
53 Dr.V.P.R.Sivakumar
Registrar
Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram
Secretary

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