Founder Chancellor of SRM Group of Institutions, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, MP today condoled the passing away of former Anna University Vice Chancellor and renowned educationist M. Anandakrishnan.
"Deeply saddened and pained to hear about the loss of Anandakrishnan. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time", Dr. Paarivendhar said.
Born in Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu, Anandakrishnan graduated in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy in 1952 and did his Masters and Doctorate in the US.
Expressing shock and grief over his demise, Dr. Paarivendhar said Anandakrishnan, a Padma awardee, not only brought laurels to Anna University but brought several reforms to develop higher education in the State.
Anandakrishnan, who also served as chairman of the board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, has also worked as Chief Science officer in the United Nation in the US.
A friendly man to all, Anandakrishnan had played a key role in preparing the syllabus for the School Education. The former vice-chancellor was very bold to point out corrupt practices in the Higher Education Institutions and constantly urged the State government to look into the issue.
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