Dr. V. M. Muthukumar, Vice-Chancellor
It is with immense pleasure that I welcome the viewers to visit the Website of Bharathidasan University. This website will be a storehouse of information about Bharathidasan University, its campuses, colleges, courses, achievements and future projects which will make you realize how the university is justly renowned nationally and internationally. To share my ideas at this juncture will be in order.
Established in 1982 and gradually blossoming into an institution of great eminence, Bharathidasan University has achieved academic laurels and reached important milestones in its journey. Bharathidasan University has been accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC and obtained Special Assistance Programme (SAP) status from UGC for the exemplary work done by many of our university departments. The university is now on its efforts towards getting UGC’s University with Potential for Excellence status, six of its affiliated colleges have also obtained this status and ten more colleges are in the pipeline to achieve this special position. It is heartening to note that the university and the affiliated colleges vie with one another in promoting academic excellence.
I deem it necessary to draw the attention of both the teaching fraternity and the student community to the university’s vision of higher education and the new challenges that we encounter. The Indian Public Universities like ours have to work not only against a competitive context but also with a sense of social sensitivity. We have an unenviable basic paradigm of functioning: to provide access to higher education to all hitherto marginalized social sectors at an affordable cost, to offer quality education to meet the global standards and requirements, to give boost to the study of basic sciences and humanities, to encourage socially relevant research, to prevent elitism and enclavisation and to have a focus on social benefit rather than profit motive. The core ingredient of our educational vision is to improve human capacity for altruism, for purity and for intellectual-philosophical sustenance. Our education must be a tool by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.
In line with what our Hon’ble Chief Minister AMMA has envisioned in her ‘VISION 2023’ for a vibrant and prosperous Tamil Nadu, Bharathidasan University will hone all its energies and potentialities towards imparting knowledge which will equip the students to face the challenges in life with required skills drawing insights from new technologies as well as enable them to acquire humanistic values. The university is committed to its philosophical moorings of social equity in its orientation, research and extension activities.
We, the teachers and researchers working in the university and the colleges must put in our collective efforts and concerted commitment to the cause of education to realize our goals. No achievement, let us remember, is individual but collective in nature. Let us rededicate ourselves to the ideals of education and kindle the deadened divinity into lively activity through knowledge as the tool.
Let us work conjointly with passion and hold aloft the banner of our university in the realm of higher education registering our identity.