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Former VC of Pondicherry University passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Noted educationist and former Vice-Chancellor of University A Gnanam died in today due to age-related ailments.

He was 85 and is survived by a son and daughter, according to University sources.


His wife predeceased him, in 2009.

Gnanam was the second Vice-Chancellor of University from 1991 to 2007. He headed the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

He had also served as Vice-Chancellor of the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and Madras University.

He was associated with various policy-making bodies and institutions on higher education.

Gnanam is said to have been instrumental in the establishment of the community college attached to University during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor.

A meeting to condole his death was held at the university premises today.

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