Governor-Chancellor Banawarilla Purohit has assigned K. Parthasarathy as the Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Open University for a time of 3 years from the joining date in the office.
Mr. Parthasarathy, who is an expert in the sector of adult education has worked as a professor for 22 years at Bharathidasan University. He has worked in the various fields including head of a department and director of faculty, he was the founder Director of Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD) at the University.
He also a member in the academic council, executive council and on the organizing board of Bharathidasan University, he has been on its Board of studies. He has been a member in the BoS of Annamalai University, Barathiyar University and the University of Madras.
As a faculty, he has introduced 117 new courses and created new innovative academic programs like as rural technology and troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical and electronics equipment.
He has guided 17 Ph.D. research scholars and has 24 research papers and eight books to his credit, and has rich experience in the area of promoting research.