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Dr. A. Somu
Principal
Dr.A.Somu the principal of STC is youthful and dynamic and the one committed to the cause of higher education. He has an excellent academic background with sound and solid records of achievements. He is highly qualified with M.Com, MBA and a doctorate in commerce with specialization in Finance and International marketing. Well experienced with 30 years of service in the academic field, his vision and dynamism have sharpened his wit, wisdom and intelligence and have also enriched him to become a multi–dimensional personality in the academia as a scholar, a professor, administrator, researcher, a guide and mentor, author and editor of many international journals, organization builder and policy maker. He has a bent of mind to teach with passion, for student’s transformation and the love to share his knowledge and wisdom through his lectures, paper presentation in countless conferences and seminars and authoring/ISBN books in commerce and management. His high spirit, disposition and quick decision making skill fortified by courage, confidence, tireless labour and meticulous planning and his sway on the administration will definitely put STC on the high pedestal of glory and qualify it to become a university of excellence.
Dr. V. Venkateswaran
Dean, Physical Sciences
Dr. V. Venkateswaran is a well-known academician and an able administrator who has been in the field of education for over past 46 years. He is an acknowledged author in the field of Chemistry and has published two books to his credit. He has presented more than 30 research articles in national and international seminars and conferences and has twenty two research publications in reputed national and international journals. He is a life member of Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore. He has served as Principal in Erode Arts and Science College, and STC Pollachi and has been a member in the Board of Studies, Academic Council of several universities and autonomous colleges. He has been a resource person in several seminars and workshops and has given several invited talks. He is actively involved in research in the area of Environmental Chemistry. He has guided 10 Ph.D scholars and 40 M.Phil scholars.
Prof. R. Padmanabhan
Dean, Academic Affairs
Prof.R.Padmanabhan graduated in Economics from Sr.Joseph’s College Trichy started his teaching service in higher education from 1965 and has completed 55 years of service in several capacities as Asst. Prof., Professor and HoD Economics, Principal, Dean, Director and Controller of examination and also as a member in several college Committees, and advisory boards, academic councils etc. At STC, he is engaged in all academic and promotional activities. Twice he served as the coordinator for NAAC and Autonomy and for the Best College Award from Bharathiar University. Currently, he is the Dean for the departments of Tamil and English and the editor of the college bulletin – YATRA and has edited 8 books in ethics and culture and 2 books in Psychology. His focus is on transforming the youth into good citizens who are the assets and the great demographic dividend of India.
Prof. K. Sivasamy
Dean, Mathematics
A wizard in Mathematics and Statistics, Prof. K. Sivasamy has been a veteran teacher and motivator in research activities for over a period of 48 years. He has guided many M.Phil scholars and has specialized in Applied Mathematics, Differential Equations, Fluid Dynamics and Applied Statistics. He continues to be a friend, philosopher and guide to students from all streams especially for business prospects. He knows the mantra to transform a novice into a real Mathematician through his excellent knowledge in the subject, easy teaching methodologies and motivation of students and teachers. His expertise is an asset to STC.
Dr.V.R.Nedunchezhian
Dean, Commerce
He has completed his Master’s in commerce from PSG College of Arts and Science in the year 1985 and Master’s in Business Administration in the year 1996 from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and holds a Doctorate in Commerce in Financial Management from Bharathiar University. He has 30 years of rich experience in the field of academics; he is a member of Board of Studies in various Autonomous college in and around Tamilnadu.. His core area of interest is accounting and finance. He is a recognized Research supervisor for commerce of Bharathiar university and management disciplines of Anna University, Bharathiar University, Karpagam University etc., He has produced 25 PhDs’ and 60 M.Phil. Scholars under his valuable guidance. He has published more than 50 articles in international and national recognized and also authored three books in security analysis and portfolio management. He is a committee member for NBA and an ISO coordinator and an organizing committee member of Research Forum.
Dr. Karuppasamy Ramanathan
Director, School of Management

Dr.Karuppasamy Ramanathan has four years of industrial experience with Cipla Ltd., Mumbai and 20 years of teaching experience with Thiagarajar College, Madurai and leading Business Schools in Coimbatore. He is currently serving as Director, School of Management, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi. He has received a Gold Medal for his academic excellence in his master degree M.Com from Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College. He has completed his MBA and Ph.D from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is an alumni member of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.

Dr. S. Rajalatha
Director, Centre for Human Excellence
Dr.Rajalatha an experienced professor of Tamil and a scholar in Tamil literature and her doctoral degree is on PRAPANJAN novels. She has done her UGC sponsored major project of research on “TRANSGENDERS IN TAMILNADU –A SOCIAL SURVEY”. To her credit she has many: presented papers in international seminars and conferences and her articles published in Dinamalar daily and in number of books. She serves as the sheet anchor in organizing several functions of the college, like Pongal festival, College Annual day, Adukalam, Shristi, etc. and the birthday celebrations of the great men of Tamilnadu and India. Her services at STC in many ways are written in indelible ink for anyone to emulate and cherish forever.
Dr. G. Anbu Selvi
Director, Centre for Rural Development
She has wide and intense experience in teaching and research activities. As the NGO member of Patspin India Pvt Limited, Dr.G.Anbuselvi plays a significant role in combating the sexual harassments of women. She has completed one UGC Minor Project and has successfully organized a NCW sponsored National Seminar. She has also published papers in 21 National and International journals. Her zeal and passion for research continues through her guidance of M.Phil and PhD. Scholars. Her evaluation survey for Subharam always proclaims her zest for research. She has also completed an action research survey for Magic Bus Foundation. Her journey in research continues with an unquenched thirst. With Medical and Psychiatry as her root, Dr.G.Anbuselvi has very well mastered the art of twining research and teaching. The teacher element in her motivates her to reach the pinnacle of victory by creating healthy individuals and healthy society.
Dr. M. R. Natesan
Controller of Examination
Dr. M. R. Natesan is a veteran having a rich experience of 40 years in the academic and administrative fields. He started his career as an Assistant Controller of Examinations at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore in the year 1983. He was promoted as the Controller of Examinations in the same College in the year 1986 and served in the same capacity for 8 years. Later from the administrative side, he moved on to teaching line as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work in 1988, and was promoted as Associate Professor and Head of the Department. He retired from service in 2013 and again, he got an opportunity to serve the same institution for one year as Deputy Controller of Examinations of RMV University, Coimbatore Centre. He is now Controller of Examination at STC since 2014. He has served as NSS Programme Officer for 10 years, organized many outreach programmes to inculcate leadership traits and service orientation among the students. He has guided four M.Phil scholars and two Ph.D scholars. Several papers have been presented by him in many seminars, workshops and conferences and has acted as a chairperson in many forums.
Dr. N. Chandar Kumar
Director, Counselling and Guidance
Dr. N. Chandar Kumar, M.A., Ph.D in Psychology with specialization in Child Psychology, Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Retraining is the Director of the Centre for Counselling and Guidance. His long years of experience as a Child Psychologist for more than 25 years in different top most institutions and meeting and treating more than 20000 patients both adults and children is his big strength. He has two original scientific publications to his credit. His dynamism and scientific Counselling and Guidance to students of STC will be his great contribution to students welfare.
Mr. K. Bharathi
Director, Department of Physical Education
Mr. K. Bharathi completed his higher studies in Maruthi College of Physical Education and has been serving as Director of Physical Education since the inception of the college. He has specialized in Cricket, Ball Badminton and Athletics and has produced more than 50 students who are now placed in various departments of State and Central Govts. He is rendering his service as a coach, selection committee member of Bharathiar University, Volleyball, Ball Badminton, Athletics and Weight lifting teams. He is highly acclaimed for retaining STC in the IInd place consecutively for the 7th year in sports and games among the colleges of Bharathiar University.
Dr. V. Ramachandran
Director, Centre for Faculty Development
Dr. V. Ramachandran has worked as HR professional in leading automobile and textile organizations for over 20 years. He has also conducted multifarious training programmes for the managerial and non managerial cadres of leading business houses. He was one among the architects in creating and executing a novel and comprehensive policies and practices for the textile units that are now being widely followed in all the textile units across Tamilnadu. He currently holds the position of Director, Centre for Faculty Development at STC. He acts as a Public Relation Officer and Industry – Institute interface for the Institution. He is also an Advisory Committee Member of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development and Centre for Counselling and Guidance of the college. He did his Post Graduation in Political Science and Public Administration and also possesses Post Graduate Diploma Personnel Management and Labour Law. He is MBA and M.Phil qualified and possesses the coveted Ph.D in human resource initiatives towards retention of women workers in textile industry.
Mr. N. Prasannan
Director, Centre for Training, Placement and Corporate Relations
Mr. N. Prasannan has 15+ years of extensive experience in Placement, Training and Industry Collaborations. He is associated with Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College since 2019-2020. His core strength is his networking ability and high standard of maintaining healthy professional relationship with Corporate Industries. He is one of the most vibrant and enthusiastic persons. His caliber has proved itself to be instrumental in placing the students in top MNC companies. At STC he looks after the training and placement activities of students maintaining close liaison with industry for placement of students. In consultation with the co-ordinator of industry and institutions intraction, he organizes lectures by professionals from industry. Based on the feedbacks from companies visiting the campus for placements, he arranges training programmes for the soft skills and the skill essential for facing interviews using institutional and external expertise.
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