Annai Vailankanni Arts and Science College, Thanjavur.

Principal's Desk

"The Harder you work, The Luckier you get.."
"If you don't sweat it now, you won't get SWEET after..."
Dr. P. Philominathan., M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.

A warm Greeting!
As the Principal of the College, I feel honoured and privileged to be a part of this institution. Today, the role of a college is not only to pursue the academic excellence but also to motivate and empower every individual student into a self-reliant and independent citizen. Our college provides an amalgam of scholastic and co-scholastic activities. Genuine concern of our institution is to ensure the emotional growth of students along with intellectual excellence and technical skill set. This empowers them to develop their self-esteem, self awareness and self-confidence. Discipline, values and integrity are the essential ingredients for the foundation of this institution. Our virtue is to produce conscientious, confident citizens of India who will go out into the world and make us proud.
I invite you to be an integral part of this vibrant and thrilling journey of endless opportunities at college for learning the spirits of nation Building.
“With warm wishes and God’s Blessings” ......... Dr. P. Philominathan.

Profile in Brief:

Dr. P. Philominathan received his graduation in B.Sc.(Physics) Degree (1980- 83) from St, Joseph’s College (autonomous), Trichirappalli, affiliated to Madras University, Madras, post-graduation in M.Sc.(Physics) degree(1983-85) from the same college affiliated to Bharathidasan University and the M.Phil.(Physics) degree in 1988, from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. He persuaded his Doctoral research degree in Theoretical Physics at the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University as Teacher researcher under FIP of UGC, New Delhi. He got recruited as Chargeman (Electronics) for Opto-electronics Project (Ministry of Defence), at Dehradun during 1986-1990. Later, from 1990, he is associated with PG and Research Department of Physics, AVVM Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi, as Lecturer, Reader, Research Supervisor, Associate Professor, Head of the Department and with Sri Pushpam Institute of Management Studies as Director for Management Studies.

After getting Voluntary Retirement, he assumed office as Principal at Annai Vailankanni Arts and Science College,Thanjavur, in Jan.2021.He is a recipient of several awards and fellowships including DST-SERC Visiting Teacher Fellow (at Department of Physics, Anna University, Chennai) and category ’A’ speaker for the theoretical physics seminar circuit programme of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. His autobiography has been included in inventors category in the prestigious register, namely, ’ Who’s Who in the World’ by Marquis biographical society of USA. From research perspective, he had published more than 75 research articles in international refereed journals and authored/ co-authored two books. In addition, three Major Research Projects funded by University Grants Commission and DST-Inspire & RGRP research programs have been successfully completed by him.

He has produced fifteen Ph.D’s and 100+ M.Phil. scholars in context of manpower. His major research interests span over the area of Material Science including thin film technology, Nano particles synthesize , crystal growth and Nano medicines. The other major wing of his research is attributed towards Nonlinear dynamics, Specifically chaos in electronic circuits and physical dynamical systems. Moreover, he is currently engaged as an active reviewer in several International peer reviewed journals. His abroad visits cover Dubai, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman and Australia regarding academics.

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