From the Vice Chancellor's Desk

I take great pleasure in greeting you all on assuming charge as the sixth Vice Chancellor of Periyar University. The role of the universities in the development of our nation at present is of paramount importance and the stakeholders have to come together to make the system dynamic in order to meet the intellectual needs.

I am sure you would have seen the kind of criticism of our university system in the media especially against the background of our universities not making it to the top of the ranking lists published periodically.