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1990-1995: PRINCIPAL SSSV College of Music, Madurai.

Nature of Duties : Curriculum planning - Faculty Development Finance and Budgeting Administration Academic development Campus Instruction Teaching and Research student advising and Career advising Program coordination Exchange programs Grants administration Sponsorship events Cultural exchanges Workshops Concerts Seminars Lecture Demonstration Remedial teaching with Governmental and University agencies.


1985-1990 : LECTURER – SSSV College of Music, Madurai.

Nature of Duties : Teaching and Research – Career Advising – Academic Development.


1984-1985 : PROJECT FELLOW, Dept. Music, Mysore University

Nature of Duties: Teaching and Research – Career Advising – Academic Development.


1982-1984 : SENIOR FELLOW , Dept. Music, Tamil Univ.,

Nature of duties : Finance and Budgeting – Administration – Academic development Campus Instruction – Teaching and Research – student advising and Career advising Program coordination – Exchange programs – Grants administration – Sponsorship events - Cultural exchanges – Workshops – Concerts – Seminars – Lecture Demonstration - Remedial teaching – Liaising with Governmental and University agencies.


2012-2013: PRINCIPAL

Principal of the RAAK Arts and Science College at Pondicherry


1995 - 2013 : PRINCIPAL Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam, Center for Performing Arts and Fine Arts, An Undertaking by the Government of Pondicherry.

Nature of Duties : Curriculum planning- Faculty Development - Finance and Budgeting Administration - Academic development Campus Instruction - Campus development Academic Counseling - Teaching and Research - student advising and Career advising - Program coordination - Exchange programs - Grants administration -Sponsorship events Cultural exchanges - Workshops - Concerts - Seminars - Lecture Demonstration - Remedial teaching - Purchases - Financial control - Liasion with Governmental and University agencies.


1999 -2013 : SPECIAL OFFICER, Sangeet Natak Academy & Lalita Kala Academy,Dept.of Art & Culture , Government of Pondicherry. India

Nature of Duties : Arranging Cultural events- Budgeting, Exchange programs- Preparation of Bye-Laws, Rules and Regulations, Memorandum Associations.


Achievement

1990-1995 (SSSV College of Music, Madurai)

Up gradation of the College: A full time M.Phil degree course was introduced for the first time in the entire south India that facilitated several students all over the south to study the course. Interstate Music- Dance festival: An Inter state Music and dance festival was held at the College as part of cultural activities by participation by Artists from the Southern part of India. Workshop & Seminars: Three workshops and Seminars were organized on various themes involving the Faculty and Students of the Institution as participants. The resource persons were drawn from various parts of India as Concert Artistes, Lecture Demonstrations, Seminars and Conferences with technical sessions. Classroom production : Students were identified and regular classroom productions were held by Students to express their talents. External Funding: Development grants were received for the Institution from the University Grants Commission for the development of various degree and post graduate degree courses Audio Video documentation Project A research project on document Audio Video presentation of the King of Travancore was undertaken by the College. Library Modernization: The library of the College updated with new books and Journals to accomplish the requirements of the new courses. 1982-1984 (Tamil University,. Tanjore).New Department: A entirely new department was established in the University under my leadership, which was developed as a Research department. Library Development: A modern library with all facilities for dissemination of research materials for the Fine arts department was developed with an initial corpus of Rs.3.0 crores including Microfilm and Microficheties. More than 200 Xerox paper graphic of Thesis from UMI , USA was purchased. International Conference : A well-knit International conference on Performing arts was organized Internationally acclaimed scholars..


1995-2013 ( Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam,Pondicherry)-RETIRED

My achievement for achieving this result as Principal in BPK are : Shifting of BPK Campus: Though the Government acquired the present land at Ariyankuppam, the land was lying idle inviting public criticism. It was through my efforts that the BPK campus was shifted to the new campus with classroom and various facilities for the staff, students alike. Regularization of the Staff of BPK : The Teaching and Non-teaching staff who were lamenting for more than 7 years were regularized in 1996 in the 5th Commission Pay Scales w.e.f.1.1.96 after I took charge. Up gradation of the College : After I took charge as the first Full Time Principal of BPK, the Institution was upgraded as a Degree College. Highly qualified teaching staff possessing qualifications as per UGC norms was recruited. Thereby, BPK became an Institution like any other Affiliated college under the Pondicherry University. Revision of the Curriculum: With the Assistance of the Board of Studies of BPK of the Pondicherry University, the entire Curriculum was revised and updated in 1996 with stress on Internal Assessment and Project work for the Degree students of BFA and BPA courses. Restructuring of the Course on National pattern: The Degree courses were restructured on a National Educational pattern with Plus Two as the Minimum eligibility for the BPA and BFA degree courses from the academic year 1999-2000. Computerization of BPK: The entire Filing system, Accounting pattern, Salary disbursements, Library cataloguing, Attendance marking of both Staff and students, was computerized . Library Modernization: The Library was well equipped with the addition of Books and Journals including foreign Journals and Audio Video Cassettes with an expenditure of more than 6 lakhs after I took charge. Even the cataloguing system has been computerized and the library books have been well documented. Up gradation of the Courses: The degree courses were upgraded with a revised Syllabus and Curriculum again in 1999 and the minimum eligibility was raised to Plus Two as in other States. Employment opportunities: Currently the staff strength of BPK is 46 Non-teaching consisting of Group D and C categories and 31 Teaching Staff consisting of group C and A category of Posts governed by Vth Pay Commission Scales and UGC Scales of pay. New Courses and Subjects: In the regular degree courses new curriculum subjects like Theater Arts, Costume Design, Stage Make-up, Computer Graphics, were introduced. For the first time Project work for degree students were introduced so as to mould the students for a bent of research mind. In the evening courses Six-month Part time courses and One-year part time courses in Music, Dance and Fine Arts were started for the benefit of School going children and working people. The over all student strength in the evening courses was about 100 Plus. Building Proposals: A 12.35 crore building proposals for BPK at Ariyankuppam land was prepared with the assistance of PWD. Compound wall around the BPK land was completed by Public Works Department. Academic Activities : More than three Workshops on Music, Dance and Fine arts were conducted with the financial assistance of South Zone Cultural center, Lalit Kala Academy, by inviting Subject Experts as Resource Persons for the workshop. Medical camps were also conducted with the assistance of Auro Villa Medical Center and experienced Doctors as part of NSS. BPK News Letter: A continuous and regular BPK News letter was being published and released every month through financial sponsorship. The various academic and cultural activities of BPK were being highlighted through this in-house journal.


1999-2013 ( Lalita Kala Academy & Sangeet Natak Academy, Dept.Art & Culture)- RETIRED

Rajiv Gandhi Award for 1999 towards Academic Excellence awarded by the International Society for Freedom & Friendship based in UK in 1999 . Kerala State Sangeet Natak Academy awardfor Music in 1997 by the Government of Kerala.



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