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Dr. S.P. Thyagarajan

Distinguised Professor & Advisor to Chancellor

Prof. S.P. Thyagarajan, is a D.Sc., in Medical Microbiology in addition to his Ph.D. and M.D. Degrees, and Fellowship titles including those by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences. He has put in 54 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience in Tamilnadu Medical Colleges, University of Madras, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research ( Deemed University), and Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed University). He has till date completed 60 research projects funded by national and international funding agencies to a tune of 35 crore and has published 365 research papers and 22 books; He is the recipient of 42 International/ National/State Awards in recognition of his scientific and academic contributions. He has collaborated with international Scientists/Clinicians from 26 countries; He has guided 32 candidates for their PhD and 12 candidates for post-doctoral research. He is the inventor of a patented drug called “VIROHEP” for the treatment of Chronic jaundice, called Hepatitis-B from the Indian medicinal plant, Phyllanthus Amarus.

Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan, on successful completion of his term as Vice Chancellor of the University of Madras during 2003-2006, has occupied the positions of Pro Vice-chancellor and Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research) at Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, and facilitated high-quality research and top-level accreditations for this Medical and Allied Sciences – Deemed to be University.

He continues to serve as Chairman/Member of Expert Committees of  NITI AYOG/UGC/ICMR/DST/DBT/DRDO/AYUSH/WHO/NAAC Peer Teams and developed UGC Regulations, Multicentric Research projects of funding agencies and National Programmes of MHRD including RUSA for the State Universities and Colleges for over three decades.

Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan, on invitation, took up the position of Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (UGC supported Deemed to be University), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, between December 2020 to June 2023.

Currently,  Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan, on invitation, has been appointed as Distinguished Professor and Advisor to Chancellor at VIT University, Chennai from 7 th July,2023. He is working on a 15-point charter as a part of his MISSION-VIT-2025

Dr. S.P. Thyagarajan
Distinguised Professor & Advisor to Chancellor
Vellore Institute of Technology,
Tamil Nadu (600127), India.

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