Prof. R Thirumurugan assumes office as Registrar of the Central University of Tamil Nadu

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The Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) welcomes Prof. R Thirumurugan as its new Registrar, as he officially assumed office on July 6, 2023. A distinguished academic and renowned scientist in Aquabiotics, Prof. R. Thirumurugan brings with him over two decades of teaching and research experience.

The outgoing Registrar (i/c), Prof. Sulochana Shekhar, Professor of Geography, handed over the charge to Prof. R. Thirumurugan in the presence of esteemed Vice Chancellor Prof. M. Krishnan and other statutory officers, officers and Staff. The University community extends their heartfelt appreciation to Prof. Sulochana Shekhar for her dedicated service during her tenure as Registrar (i/c).

As the newly appointed Registrar, Prof. R. Thirumurugan is entrusted with leading the administrative affairs of the Central University of Tamil Nadu. His initial term in office will span three years, during which he will be making significant contributions to the University’s growth and development.

Prior to his appointment as Registrar to CUTN, Prof. R. Thirumurugan served as the Professor and Head of the Animal Science department at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. His extensive research contributions in areas such as Aquabiotics, Bionanomaterials, nano nutrients, and toxicity of nanomaterials have garnered him numerous accolades and recognition.

Prof. R. Thirumurugan completed his postdoctoral studies as a UGC Raman PDF at Auburn University in the United States of America during 2014-2015. He has been a recipient of many prestigious positions, including being a DST Fast Track Young Scientist and a senior research fellow under the aegis of CSIR. He was also selected for the Global Initiatives for Academic Networks supported by IIT Kharagpur.

With an impressive publication record, Prof. R. Thirumurugan has authored 73 publications, with a notable H-index of 23 and an i10 index of 41. His research work has received a total of 1835 citations, demonstrating his significant contributions to the scientific community. He has shared his expertise by delivering presentations at national / international conferences and workshops.

In addition to his academic and research pursuits, Prof. R. Thirumurugan has held key administrative responsibilities, including the positions of Deputy Controller of Examinations, Controller of Examination and Registrar at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.

The Central University of Tamil Nadu looks forward to a progressive tenure under the guidance of Prof. R Thirumurugan as its Registrar.


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