Endowment Lecture

Anna University created an endowment in the name of Padmabhushan Dr V.C.Kulandaiswamy, former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University (for his 3 successive terms as Vice-chancellor from 1981 to 1990) to honour his services to Technical Education in the country in general and to Anna University in particular. Every year eminent speakers are invited to deliver lectures on selected topics for the benefit of the students and faculty members of Anna University.

Padmabhushan Dr V.C. Kulandaiswamy Endowment Lectures organized


Lecture Topic


Delivered by


Interconnecting of Rivers in India - A mirage or an objective within the realm of realization?

14th July 2003

Dr.S.Rame Gowda
Former Chairman, AICTE
and Chairman,Virtual Education Trust, Bangalore


A Path for Technology in India's Development

14th July 2004

Former Director, CSIR & Chairman,
Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Wastes Management,
Ministry of Environment & Forests,
Government of India


Technology Education and Knowledge Based Economy

21st Oct 2005

Prof.V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai
Vice-Chairman, UGC, New Delhi


Ethics and Values in Technology and Management

4th Oct. 2006

Prof. N.S. Ramaswamy
Former Director, IIM,
Bangalore & Managing Trustee,
Indian Heritage Centre, Bangalore


Thamilukku Thalaivanakkam

4th Jan. 2008

Thiru. M. Thamilaruvi Manian
Member,Planning Commission


Why Western Nations have dominated Science and Technology for the past 400 Years

5th Nov. 2008

Padmabhushan Dr. P.V. Indiresan
Former Director, IIT Madras


Redefining the role of Universities in Knowledge Economy : Can India transform its Education System to Serve the New Role?

14th July 2009

Dr. Arun Nigavekar
Former Chairman, UGC, New Delhi


Holistic Human Development

14th July 2010

Dr.B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar
Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,


Future of Higher Education in India

14th July 2011

Prof. Ved Prakash
Chairman, UGC, New Delhi


The Nation's Greatness - Empowering with Technology

13th July 2012

Dr A. Sivathanu Pillai
Distinguished Scientist,Chief Controller (R&D),DRDO & Chief Executive & Managing Director,BrahMos Aerospace


Role of Civil Society - In a Democracy

17th July 2013

Thiru B.S.Raghavan, IAS (Retd)
Former Policy Adviser to UN(FAO)