Administration

Padmashri Dr. AVVAI NATARAJAN

Chancellor
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), Selaiyur, Chennai,
Tamilnadu, India, 600073.
        

Padmashri Dr. AVVAI NATARAJAN, is a renowned scholar in Tamil Language and literature is a force to reckon with in the artistic and cultural scene of Tamil Nadu State today. His popularity is not restricted to just Tamil Nadu; he is a popular scholar among the Tamil speaking Diaspora across the world. His career continues to be distinguished having served and continuing to serve in the faculties of notable institutions of higher learning for more than three decades.

He is an acclaimed orator, having skillfully perfected the art of speeches his own particular instrument of communication. His extempore orations often charged which flourishes of richly luxurious diction and data enthralls and delights audiences everywhere, while at the same time offering altogether fresh thought-provoking perceptions of the subject at hand which are construed as cherishable literary creations.

Born on April 24, 1936 in Cheyyaru Village in Tiruvannamalai District of rural Tamil Nadu, his rise to the top in the field of literature has been an example for many. He is a Ph. D in Tamil and completed his M.A and M. Litt., along the way to his Doctorate. Avvai Natarajan has a profound background by being the son of the great scholar –commentator Siddhantha Kalanidhi Professor Avvai Doraiswami Pillai who is always hailed as the prince commentator of Tamil Classics and Saiva Siddhantha works.

As a widely travelled man both in India and abroad, the influence shows itself in his own open mind and pleasant demeanor. In order to utilize his unique expertise in the fields of Language, Art and Culture, the Government of Tamilnadu appointed him as the Secretary to Government in the Department of Language Development and Culture in 1984.

He is the first non- IAS officer to be appointed as the Founder Secretary to Government for language and cultural affairs in Independent India. Since then he has been carrying out his duties and responsibilities at the helm with characteristic flair and dedication. As an executive, he is a man of action, laying great stress on the need for promptitude and thoroughness in all matters. His benign temperament and persuasive manner have endeared him to one and all during his stint as a successful public relations magnate. Even with such remarkable academic and administrative past, Dr. Avvai Natarajan has not shown the slightest wish to withdraw into the world of retirement, a respect well-earned as the Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University at Tanjavur, Tamilnadu, India, in 1995. He remains actively involved in several International cultural projects, travelling often to foreign institutions of learning and centers and cultural activity.

He has been a recipient of numerous awards; the Kalaimamani and Anna Awards of the Government of Tamil Nadu are just of couple of them to name. Recently he was awarded as the most eminent Tamil by Ceylon Kambar Acadmy. He has been presented Padmashri award by the Government of India a singular one for Tamil scholar-Savant. He remains actively involved in several international cultural projects, visiting institutions of higher learning and centers of cultural activity in India and abroad. He has been recently awarded the grand old Tamil Savant by Dina thanthi a renowned Tamil Daily.

He is happily married to Dr. Mrs. Tara Natarajan, the former Dean of Madurai Medical College - an eminent pediatrician and they are blessed with three sons, among them two are medical doctors and the one a doctorate holder in Tamil Language and Literate.

Dr. M. PONNAVAIKKO

Pro-Chancellor
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), Selaiyur, Chennai,
Tamilnadu, India, 600073.

Email: vc@bharathuniv.ac.in
Phone: 044 - 22299003
       

Dr. V. KANAGASABAI

Vice-Chancellor
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), Selaiyur, Chennai,
Tamilnadu, India, 600073.

Email: vcksabai@bharathuniv.ac.in
Phone: 9842748084
       

Dr.K.P.Thooyamani

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), Selaiyur, Chennai,
Tamilnadu, India, 600073.

       

Dr.S.BHUMINATHAN

Registrar
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER),
Selaiyur, Chennai,
Tamilnadu, India, 600073.

Email: registrar@bharathuniv.ac.in
Phone: 9444023359 / 9500109985