Colleges in four TN districts to merge with Annamalai University

He said measures will be taken to develop Annamalai University into an affiliated university soon.

Published: 21st July 2021 05:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2021 05:10 AM   |  A+A-

Annamalai University

Annamalai University

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Colleges in the four districts of Villupuram, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi and Mayiladuthurai, including Dr J Jayalalithaa University started during the AIADMK rule, will be merged with Annamalai University, which will be developed into an affiliated university, said Higher Education Minister K Ponmudi.

He said measures will be taken to develop Annamalai University into an affiliated university soon. And the decision of merging colleges in four districts and JJ University will ensure better functioning of the institutes economically as well as academically.

The move holds significance as earlier it was alleged by few AIADMK leaders that a concerted effort is being made by DMK to scuttle the formation of the J Jayalalithaa University in order to settle political scores.

However, Ponmudi said AIADMK had announced the university without creating necessary infrastructure for it. “Neither funds were allocated nor registrar or any officials were appointed. The university existed only for namesake,” said Ponmudi.


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